We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Nerd Party What to expect from the biggest Google conference ever. Alex Dobie 13 May 2016 43 [ ]/google-io-2016) It's Google I/O time! The 2016 installment of Google's annual developer conference kicks off Wednesday, May 18 in Mountain View, California with a two-hour opening keynote. With a new venue and the promise of announcements on the future of Android N , VR, Chrome OS and much more, it's sure to be one of the highlights of the year in mobile tech. With just a few days to go until developers descend on Shoreline Amphitheater, we've rounded up details of what we're expecting from Google I/O 2016. A new venue Shoreline Amphitheater. Photo credit: Coolcaesar on Wikipedia. Aside from what's actually announced and shown at Google I/O 2016, attendees will experience this year's conference in a new way, at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Google's hometown of … [Read more...] about Google I/O 2016 preview: Android N, Android VR, Project Chirp, Play Store on Chromebooks and more!
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Google going forwrd The message is clear — machines and gadgets are going to get smarter than we ever thought was possible. Jerry Hildenbrand 22 May 2016 34 [ ]/google-io-2016) During the keynote presentation at Google I/O 2016 , about 7,000 developers, enthusiasts and media professionals sat in the partially sun-soaked Shoreline Amphitheater and learned what Google has been working on lately, and what it means for the gadgets and gizmos about to be unleashed on the world. Buried in among the messaging apps, VR headsets and developer tools was a common theme — in 2016, machines are smart. And they're going to get a lot smarter than we're used to — and maybe more than we're comfortable with. Daydream believer We can't dismiss the excitement around Google Daydream VR — the answer to "affordable" consumer virtual reality applications and one of the physical products we're going to be able to buy. And we shouldn't dismiss them! Russell … [Read more...] about Google I/O 2016 recap: Rise of the machines
Android N There's more to multitasking in Android N than split-screen mode. Alex Dobie 24 May 2016 18 One of the biggest user-facing features of Android N is the ability to run more than one app on the screen at a time. Sure, some manufacturers like Samsung and LG have offered similar features for years, but from N onwards it'll be supported at the operating-system level, which means better app support, and (eventually) less custom code. When most people think about multi-window mode, they imagine the traditional split-screen view pioneered by Samsung and LG, and included in newer iPad models. However Android N actually has three distinct ways to run more than one app at once. Let's dive in. The Android Central App alongside the Android Central website. Split-screen mode This is your standard multi-window mode, as you might have come to know on some Samsung, LG and Huawei phones. The screen is split between two different apps, either … [Read more...] about Android N’s three multi-window modes, explained
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS Harish Jonnalagadda 27 May 2016 1 There was a lot to like about Google I/O 2016 , with the search giant unveiling new products , apps , and technologies . While the keynote had a slew of consumer-centric announcements, I/O is primarily a developer conference, with a focus on providing developers the tools and resources they need to build the best apps and services possible. Google has now collated all of the developer sessions from the three-day event — which include a deep dive into its latest technologies and an overview of upcoming tools and platforms — into a single playlist for your viewing pleasure. Catch all the action from the video embedded above, or head to YouTube to check out all 168 sessions. What was your favorite announcement from I/O 2016? See at YouTube Have you listened to this week's Android Central Podcast? … [Read more...] about Watch all the sessions from Google I/O 2016 right here
He's back John Callaham 28 Apr 2016 35 Former Motorola president Rick Osterloh has returned to Google. Osterloh will be in charge of Google's hardware teams, including Nexus, Chromecast and Google Glass. Re/code reports: A Google rep confirmed that Osterloh has joined the company as its newest Senior Vice President, running the new hardware product line and reporting to CEO Sundar Pichai. Osterloh left Motorola in February, after it was acquired by Lenovo. He previously worked at Motorola while Google owned the company and now he will lead a new unified hardware division with his return to Google. Besides Nexus, Chromecast and Google Glass, Osterloh's division will also be in charge of Chromebooks, the OnHub router team and the experimental ATAP group, which has developed Project Tango and Project Ara. Living the Pop life Review: Caseology’s Nano Pop is the best slim but sturdy Galaxy S21 case There’s a mountain of Galaxy … [Read more...] about Former Motorola leader Rick Osterloh heads back to Google to lead hardware projects