All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google IO’

New Google Maps Revealed At Google I/O

Update: The official blog post is up now. Last week, images of a new Google Maps redesign leaked. Last night, the sign-up page with details about new features leaked. Today, at Google I/O, Google discussed the new offering further. First, they talked about the next generation of Google Maps for mobile coming to Android and iOS. This involves a new …

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Google Adds Conversational Search To Desktop As Part Of ‘The End Of Search’ [Google I/O]

Amit Singhal, head of Google’s core ranking team, took the stage at Google I/O today to declare “The End of Search”. “Search is dramatically changing right before our eyes,” he said. This involves Google getting closer to the company’s famous “Star Trek” dream – that is, making tools that put us closer to a Star Trek-like reality. He announced some …

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Google+ Gets 41 New Features, Including Stream Redesign [Google I/O 2013]

At Google I/O 2013, Google announced that Google+ was going to get 41 new features in the coming year. Those new features will be added to three key areas – stream, hangouts and photos. The first major change is an entire upheaval of the Google+ stream on desktop from a single column to a multi-column design. Some photos and videos …

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Google Aims To Simplify Mobile Shopping With ‘Instant Buy’ [Google I/O]

According to Google, the abandonment rate of shopping carts on mobile is a whopping 97%. With that, they’re providing an HTML5 autocomplete function in mobile Chrome, and a new Google Wallet “Instant Buy” API to fill out info in three steps: checkout button, review billing and shipping, and submit. That’s down from these 21 steps, as outlined during today’s Google …

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Google To Sell Galaxy S4 With Stock Android [Google I/O 2013]

At the end of the Android portion of the Google I/O 2013 keynote, Google’s Hugo Barra announced that it will start selling a new Android device on its Play store. Those expecting a Nexus device were in for a surprise though. Barra announced that it will be selling the Galaxy S4 with stock Android instead of Samsung’s TouchWiz software. This …

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Chrome Now Has Over 750 Million Active Users [Google I/O]

Earlier, Google announced that Android has seen over 900 million activations. After talking about Android and Google Play for about an hour, the Google I/O keynote shifted to Chrome. Last year Chrome had 450 million monthly active users. Since then, it has added over 350 million new users in last 12 months.Today, it has over 750 million active users. Much …

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Google Play Services Brings More Google APIs To Apps [Google I/O 2013]

At Google I/O 2013, Hugo Barra, Product Management, Android announced an update to Google Play Services, a service that allows developers to integrate Google services, like Maps, into their third party apps. These updates bring more APIs to Google Play Services. The first update is for developers who use Google Maps in their apps. The Google Maps API was updated …

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Android Up To 900 Million Activations [Google I/O]

You knew there would be the obligatory numbers flexing for Android today, and Google didn’t waste a lot of time (unless you count the time they took to play a pointless animation leading up to the stat). Sundar Pichai kicked off the Google I/O keynote talking about Google’s various platforms, and announced that Android is now up to 900 million …

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Looks Like We’ll Be Seeing Android 4.3 At Google I/O

UPDATE: Nothing to see here, folks. The only big Android announcement during the keynote is that Google will start selling a Galaxy S4 equipped with stock Android (4.2) via its Play store. At Google I/O 2012, Google introduced the world to Android 4.1, or Jelly Bean. It later updated Jelly Bean to version 4.2. Now at Google I/O 2013, it …

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Android Gets A New Star Trek Episode Guide App [Google I/O]

AppGlu announced the release of its new Trek Episode Guide app for Android, which it will be showcasing at Google I/O. The app was developed with ArcTouch on the AppGlu platform. ArcTouch is known for creating the official Star Trek PADD app for iOS. “We are very excited to be a part of Google I/O, where Android app developers come …

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The New Google Maps Is Real, And Here Are All The Cool New Things It Does

It has been officially announced. Last week, a couple screen caps of an apparently upcoming Google Maps redesign leaked. While the authenticity of these was questioned, it seemed likely that they were real. Now, it’s pretty much certain than they were, as another leak has sprung ahead of Google I/O. DroidLife reported on a sign-up page for the new Google …

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Google To Announce Spotify-Like Streaming Service At Google I/O [Report]

In his first interview since taking over as Android boss, Google’s Sundar Pichai said that the company wouldn’t be showing any new hardware or software at Google I/O. He didn’t say anything about updates to existing software though. The Verge reports that Google has signed a deal with Universal Music and Sony Music as part of its plans to debut …

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