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Tomek Kondrat · Oct 29, 2014

Track Your Exercise Progress with Google Fit

Without a doubts, Google has essentially become somewhat of a spy, as the Mountain View company seemingly wants to know what you are doing at any given moment. To help us all stay in (relatively decent) shape, Google announced Android Fit, a basic activity tracker that tells you how many steps you have taken, miles cycled, and so on. Android Wear, which was formally announced at Google I/O, promised to bring full Fit support with Lollipop. Just a few hours...

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Faiz Malkani · Aug 10, 2014

Google I/O 2014 App Source Demonstrates Material Design in Action

Every year, Google publishes an app for its I/O conference that serves a dual purpose. In addition to being a guide and schedule planner for those attending the conference or live streaming it across the globe, the app also serves as a demonstration of the best practices for Android design and development. This year's I/O Keynote was a resounding success, the expanding of Android's horizons being complemented by the launch of the Android L Developer Preview. While some of the...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 27, 2014

Google I/O Highlights, Android L Developer Preview Released, Nexus 7 LTE Receives 4.4.3 – XDA Developer TV

Android L developer preview is available for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7(2013)! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Android L and what interface changes it has in store, and there is an article about Nokia's new X2 Android phone! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure the check out the other videos released this week...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 26, 2014

Google I/O 2014 Keynote Highlights

The first day of Google I/O 2014 has come and gone, and just as we were expecting, Google used the opening keynote to shed some light on the future of Android, Chrome, Android Wear, Android Auto, Android TV, Google Cloud Platform, and Google Play. While the keynote was available for live stream viewing from the comfort of your own home, we've boiled down the nearly three hour keynote to its most important highlights for those who lack the time to watch the entire presentation....

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Will Verduzco · Jun 25, 2014

Android “L” Developer Preview Available Tomorrow: Material Design, ART Now Default, Improved Performance and Battery Life, and Much More!

We all knew it was coming, and now it's finally here. Android "L" was officially unveiled earlier today during the first half of the Google I/O 2014 opening keynote. As expected, L packs quite a long list of both user-facing and developer-centric features. In a surprise turn of events, Google has decided to make the developer preview images of Android "L" available for the Nexus 5 and 7 tomorrow morning. Join us as we take a closer look at what makes L important....

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Will Verduzco · Jun 25, 2014

Watch the Google I/O 2014 Live Stream Here!

Folks, the time we have all been waiting for is almost here! We're now just half an hour away from Google I/O 2014's opening keynote. In this session, we expect to learn more about the future of Android, Wear, Glass, Chrome, and the rest of Google's significant products. And for those who don't remember, this opening keynote is where we expect to be introduced to Android "L." If you're not currently waiting in San Francisco's Moscone center, don't fret. We already talked about...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 24, 2014

Google to Unveil Android “L” at I/O 2014 in Advance of Fall Release

A little over one year ago, Senior VP Sundar Pichai was put in charge of Android in addition to his previous post heading both Chrome and Google Apps. For those who don't remember, Android was previously managed by its creator, Andy Rubin. But during the course of Pichai's reign, we've seen efforts to bring a more managed and centralized ecosystem, and to bring closer integration with the rest of Google's products--similar to what we've already seen with Pichai's other projects. Now, Pichai wishes to bring a...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 23, 2014

Don’t Forget to Tune in for the Google I/O 2014 Live Stream!

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks---and that's OK if you have---you're undoubtedly aware that we are just two short days away from Google's yearly I/O conference. Google I/O 2014 is set to kick off at 9 AM PDT (UTC-8) with a two-hour event keynote. This two-day conference will cover topics such as the future of Android, Android Wear, Glass, Project Tango, ART Compiler, developer tools for Android and Chrome, and so much more. And within all of...

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