AndroidO

Home screen shortcuts now use adaptive icons on Android O

One of the best features tucked away in the Chrome browser for Android application is the ability to create shortcuts to your favorite websites as well as web apps and have them placed onto your home screen. With Android O, these shortcuts take advantage of the OS’s new adaptive icons feature and …

Google

Android O Users Will Be Able Pause and Resume System Updates

NDTV News · Technology · 11 minutes ago<p>Photo Credit: Android Police<p>It seems like folks at Google have finally provided a solution for a long-standing …

Android O

The 'Swipe for notifications' gesture now matches device orientation for Nexuses running Android O

• Update 1: 2017/05/22 11:10am PDT We originally included the Pixel and Pixel XL in this report, but later learned that this feature had been working …

iOS

Overwatch: Blizzard reveals secrets about 10 heroes

First up, we have the video about the support heroes. You’ll learn about early design stuff for Zenyatta, Symmetra and Mercy. Like, did you know that …

Gaming

Newest Android O Developer Preview adds Pause download feature

Pause download. You do it often especially when internet becomes slow. Even if you have unlimited data, it’s not always a guarantee that download …

Apps

Android O: All the best features in Google's latest OS update

With Google I/O come and gone, it’s clear Android O isn’t going to be the most dramatic software update ever, but there’s still plenty to look forward to.<p>Now in its second developer preview, Android O brings a number of performance improvements and new features. While many of these may just be …

Wi-Fi

Automatically turn on Wi-Fi when near a saved network in Android O DP2

When the first developer preview of Android O was released, we saw the option of automatically switching on Wi-Fi when you’re near a saved network. Unfortunately, the feature didn’t work at the time as it was grayed out, so you weren’t able to turn it on.<p>This has now changed with the Android O …

Wi-Fi

Recommended Reading: May 22, 2017

<b>Facebook Unveils New Look for Messenger</b><p>Facebook hasgiven its Messenger app a new look<i>.</i> According to David Marcus, head of Messenger, the new home …

Apps

Apple should be afraid of Google. Very afraid

Commentary: Google is crushing Siri and dominating the smart home, but Apple has a chance to strike back in June.<p>Google revealed a cascade of exciting innovations to its Google universe this week at the annual I/O developer conference. Apple should be quaking in its boots.<p>The search and software …

Google

In the AI wars, Microsoft now has the clearer vision

A week ago, Microsoft held its Build developer conference in its backyard in Seattle. This week, Google did the same in an amphitheater right next to its Mountain View campus. While Microsoft’s event felt like it embodied the resurgence of the company under the leadership of Satya Nadella, Google …

Augmented Reality

A New Type of Battery Uses The Human Body As A Source of Energy

When it comes to technology, no matter whether we’re talking about smart clothes, medical devices or even self-flying cars, there’s no doubt the most …

Human Anatomy

What is new in android O? The answer to all your queries is here

Google recently launched the second Android O developer preview during the <b>Google I/O</b>. Like the usual trend followed by Google as far as the developer …

Google

10 new Android O features that will make your phone better

Though we got out first peek at Android O back in March, Google finally revealed more details this week at its I/O developers conference about the …

Google

Here's how to pin chats on WhatsApp

WhatsApp had introduced pinned chats feature to its messenger app for Android beta testers earlier in May and now, it has finally made available to the public.<p>"With pinned chats, you never have to worry about scrolling through the long list of conversations to text your family members or your best …

Apps

iOS 11, Android O: What Apple can learn from Google's IO17

Editorial<p>"Great artists steal" in the sense of recognizing good existing ideas and building upon them. Now that Google has laid out its hand at IO17, …

Apple

Must read: top 10 Android stories

This week we talked about the HTC U11, OnePlus 5, Android O, and all the other Google IO announcements. Here’s the news of the week!<p>Who wants to win an HTC U11?<p>It’s brand new and it can be yours. Enter our Sunday Giveaway for a chance to win an HTC U11.<p>10 Android stories we handpicked for</b> …

Google

Google may finally integrate Sony’s RRO theming engine in Android O

Google had recently released the second Developer Preview of Android O and has made it available to the public, to the mass rejoicing of Android …

Google

Everything that happened at Google I/O 2017

Miss anything from Google I/O 2017? Fear not. We compiled a list of everything that happened.<p>Android<p>Android now has 2 billion active devices<br>• Android O …

Google

If You Couldn't Attend The Google I/O 2017, Read This

What is a developers’ keynote supposed to be about? All that technical gobbledegook that you probably don’t want to get into on your first date lest someone mistake you for a geek. And while I agree that it is not best practice to let loose your inner nerd on your first tête-à-tête with your …

Google

Google Announced Some Awesome Upgrades to Its Platforms

Google announced a spate of upgrades coming to its platform ecosystems at its annual developers conference, Google I/O.<p>Google, one of the world's preeminent platform companies, held Google I/O, its annual developers conference, this week and laid out several thrilling updates to its ecosystem, …

Google

5 Big Trends From Google I/O 2017

5 Big Trends From Google I/O 2017<p>Google I/O 2017 was a continued transformation of the company, from machine learning to greater control of Android. …

Google

Is the Android O Dev Preview 2 stable enough for your daily driver? Here’s​ our experience so far

When Google announced that the Android O Beta Program was being opened during the I/O 2017 keynote, I immediately went and enrolled my Pixel XL. For me personally, I end up running buggy software even on my daily drivers just so that I can have the latest and greatest ASAP. To my surprise, though, …

Operating Systems

Does Android Wear Have a Future?

Does Android Wear Have a Future?<p>Long delayed and increasingly restricted, Android Wear has an uncertain future.<p>I remember the precise moment I …

Wearable Tech

Android O’s most exciting new feature is a total game-changer

Google shared more details about its next major Android release during its opening keynote at Google I/O 2017. There are many user-facing features …

Google

Google is boring now, and that's bad news for innovation

Trust me, I never thought it would come to this. If you had asked me a week ago what I was expecting from Google's I/O developer conference, "boring" is not the word that would've come to mind.<p>Yet, looking at this year's announcements, I'm struck most by how completely expected and, well, <i>safe</i> it …

Technology

14 new features in Android O you need to know about

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4 Ways Google Is Fixing VR’s Terrible UX

VR is still in its infancy when it comes to user experience. This week, Google showed off small but important improvements.<p>Google isn’t shy when it comes to virtual reality’s shortcomings. The headsets are bulky. The app design is clunky and confusing. It can be hard to just pick it up and …

Virtual Reality

Google Puts AI in Your Phone So You Can … Copy and Paste?

David Burke says the next wave of Android smartphones will tackle one of the agonies of modern existence: Copying text from one app and pasting into …

Google I/O

Android will now show you exactly which apps are draining your battery

Tired of your phone battery draining so fast, and for no apparent reason? Android has a solution.<p>A new update to the battery menu in Android O helps you easily identify and exit the apps that are depleting your battery life — without ever leaving the menu, Android Authority reports. The company …

Google

RIP Google’s weird blob emoji

Google’s default emoji set for Android is, well, unique. Love them or hate them, they look drastically different than the standard circular designs …

Google