Tag Archive: Google

Google Maps updated for Android Wear

If you’re excited about Android Wear, you’ll be happy to hear that shortly after the Google I/O 2014 keynote, Google Maps was updated to support your favorite upcoming smartwatches. Seeing as Maps will be a major use case for Android Wear, this is great news regardless of whether you’re getting the Samsung Gear Live, Moto 360, or LG G Watch.

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Google Search update lets you activate Now from any screen

Google Search has been updated, adding the ability to activate Google Now from any screen or app on your device. This includes the lockscreen, which will now listen for your “Ok Google” command.

Google I/O Extended, a great experience for a fraction of the price


While we all wish we could go to Google I/O in San Francisco to see it in person and score some awesome swag, it’s not possible with the limited number of tickets and high cost.

In past years, I was joining just about everyone that couldn’t make it to the event while streaming it from home, but this year I had the opportunity to attend  [Read More…]

LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition gets Android 4.4.4 update

Google has been quiet about the Android 4.4.3 update to the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition, and now it looks like both LG and Google are skipping that Android update in favor of jumping to the newer Android 4.4.4 revision. At this time, the update is hitting the Google Play edition as GPe devices usually are among the fastest to get the latest updates from Google.

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LG and Google bringing Project Tango to consumers in 2015

Google I/O brings together all the best – and craziest – that Google has to offer, including this year an interesting session from the ATAP team. They would be the “pirates” messing around with the awesome looking stuff like Project Ara and Project Tango and in their session at I/O they had some interesting news for anyone wondering when they’ll get some Tango in consumer products. 2015.

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Iterate 70: Google I/O 2014 round table

Iterate brings together the best designers and app producers in the business to talk user interface, human interaction, icon design, and user experience from concept to implementation. On this episode Russell Ivanovic from Pocket Casts joins Marc, Seth, and Rene to talk Google I/O 2014, the new Materials designer language, the paper and ink motif, scaling from watches to TVs, and everything in between!

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An up close look at the Moto 360 from Google I/O

While we got to see new Android Wear devices like the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live during Google I/O, on device that we didn’t see too much of was the long-awaited Moto 360. Both the G Watch and Gear Live are now available for purchase, but the Moto 360 still isn’t ready for prime time. Thusly, Motorola has posted up a quick two-minute video that gives an up close and personal look at their upcoming smartwatch.

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Android TV announced by Google


As you no doubt know by now, Google’s developer conference I/O kicked off yesterday with the keynote address. While I was unable to attend the conference in person I did watch the live stream on my computer. And, as many of you understand, one of the numerous announcements that Google made was Android TV – an evolution of the less than popular Google TV. Here is a  [Read More…]

Google Now can switch between languages on the fly

Google Now can now recognize changes in language on the fly, keeping up with you as you transition from one language to another. The intelligent assistant will continue to understand you as you switch from, for instance, English to Spanish, in the span of one sentence.

Adidas’ upcoming miCoach Fit Smart smartband leaked, may run Google Fit

At its annual I/O conference yesterday, Google unveiled the Google Fit health tracking platform that allows devs to build apps that can fetch data from a slew of wearable devices. While no devices were mentioned at the event, a series of leaks today suggest that Adidas is getting set to launch a smartband that runs on the platform.

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