Google’s Quest To Bring The Internet To The Next Billion People

google connected world For Google to continue to expand its global ambitions, it’s going to have to get more people on the Internet. And it’s going to have to make sure its products work in areas with spotty service and low-bandwidth connections. Around 2.8 billion people currently have access to the Internet of the roughly 7 billion people on the planet. Read More

Google Cloud Messaging Adds Support For Topics And iOS Push Notifications

google-io-20150005 Google today announced that its Cloud Messaging push notification service now supports sending push notifications to iOS devices. In addition, Google now allows developers to set up so-called ‘topics’ within their apps so users can choose the subjects they are interested in getting notified about without developers having to set up any special infrastructure. When… Read More

Google Play Store Now Lets Developers A/B Test Their App Listing Pages, Customize Their Catalog Page

IMG_9984 Google today at its I/O developer conference in San Francisco announced a number of new features for developers who want to sell their apps in the Google Play Store. Developers who have a number of apps in the store can now customize their app catalog page that shows all of their apps in the Store, for example, and in addition, they can now A/B test their app listing pages to try out… Read More

Android M Will Be Able To Give You Contextual Info About What’s Happening In Your Android Apps

Screenshot 2015-05-26 at 14.52.10 Google Now has long helped Android users get timely information about local traffic, movies that are playing locally and other information based on their commutes, browsing history and other data. With Android M, which Google announced today, the Now service is getting even smarter and more contextual. When you tap and hold the home button in Android M, Google will grab the information from… Read More

Google Launches Android M Preview With Fingerprint Scanner Support, Android Pay, Improved Permissions And Battery Life

google-io-20150113 As expected, Google today announced the developer preview release of the next version of Android at its I/O developer conference in San Francisco. With Android M (which will get its full name once it’s released to users), Google focuses mostly on fit and finish, but the company also added a number of new features to its mobile operating system. It’s no surprise that Android M… Read More

Google Debuts New AdMob Tools For Ad Targeting, Native Ads, Scaling Apps And More

admob-pic In addition to new products and media partnerships aimed to help app developers grow and manage their businesses, Google today also announced a new set of AdMob tools to help developers better target ads, serve native ads, and scale their apps more quickly with support from app sales teams. The company also noted it has expanded AdMob mediation – a tool that lets developers maximize… Read More

Draw A Crappy Emoji On Your Android Wear Watch And It Will Send The Real One

Draw Emoji Android Wear Watch Internet kids reojice! Are you sick of browsing through endless emoji to find the right one? Now Google’s smartwatch operating system Android Wear will let you draw a clumsy version of the emoji you want, like a martini glass. Wear scans your drawing, and then shows matching emoji with the same shape. Tap one, and you can instantly send it to a friend. Read More

Google Expands Its App Promotion Business With “Universal” App Campaigns And New Media Partnerships

google-install-ads Google announced today a number of new tools and updates designed help app developers better promote their applications across Google’s own network, as well as measure ad performance across a broader set of networks and grow their revenue. One new product, called Universal Ad Campaigns, is being specifically aimed at smaller developers or those who are new to advertising with Google. Read More

Android Wear Puts More Information A Single Glance Away

google-io-20150127 Google just demonstrated the next evolution of Android Wear, its operating system for smart watches. The focus of the updates shown here at Google IO (which will roll out over the next few weeks) is putting more information a single glance away. Google’s implementation has information stay on your screen as long as you need it — if you’ve got a shopping list, it’ll stay… Read More

HBO Now Is Coming To Google Play

google io hbo now Androod-loving cord-cutters who want to catch up on Game of Thrones will get their chance soon — Google just announced that the HBO Now app will be coming to Google Play. The HBO Now app (distinct from HBO Go, which is for existing subscribers) launched earlier this year. It was exclusive to Apple, but only for a limited period of time. Read More
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