GOOGLE Posts on XDA

A Great Nexus Phone is Now More Important Than Ever Before

It is clear that Google has dramatically changed its focus in the past few years, primarily as a result of the evolution of mobile technology in a global context. It is hard to pinpoint exactly where and why, but it should be noted that KitKat was a turning point for Android: that update drastically improved...

Google Welcomes Devs’ Android Experiments: Innovation Through Android

To celebrate this very spirit of creativity and free thinking, Google has launched Android Experiments: a site showcasing innovative and inspiring projects on Android, one of the world's most popular open and flexible platforms.As outlined in their blog post announcement, the starting 20 initial "experiments" demonstrate a broad range of works which make use of...

Google Becomes A Subsidiary Of Alphabet

Back in 1998 when Sergey and Larry founded Google, they were working from a dorm room and later Susan Wojcicki's garage. It was here that the foundations for what would become one of the most powerful companies in history were laid down. Today one of the largest changes to the company since then has been...

Google Photos ‘Unlimited’ Storage Reportedly Being Capped

When Google Photos was announced, many of us thought very highly of the idea. It seemed like Google had taken what they learned from G+ Photos and added some extra touches to polish the experience, making it something that more people were likely to actually utilize. Now however, the much-lauded 'Unlimited Storage' element may not...

Apple Music Will Increase iTunes Match to 100,000 Songs

The battle for music streaming subscription dominance is starting to really heat up, with Apple planning their next offensive in line with the release of iOS9 later in the year. A major draw for these kind of services is the ability to have your current music library uploaded and copies of the tracks available to be streamed...

Google Play Music Gains Free/Ad-supported Version

In what may prove to be a defining move in the war between music streaming services, Google has just announced a free, ad-supported version that is now available in the U.S. This puts the service directly in the path of Spotify (which already offers a free version) and the upcoming Apple Music which is to...

Should Google Open Up Android Wear?

2014 was going to be the year of the wearable. And it was, insofar as it was the first year that I started to notice news headlines outside of the normal enthusiast channels, covering stories regarding these futuristic devices. Android Wear was released alongside Samsung's Galaxy Gear, Google Glass became available to anybody, and even...

Google Location Aware Search Goes Live

Google quietly announced a new addition to Google Now at an event in Paris today known as Location Aware Search. The new feature uses your real time location to modify its answers to various questions. It can now understand your location, nearby landmarks, businesses and geographical features such as rivers with only vague questions to...

XDA Forum Member Opinions on I/O and Android M

Google’s I/O event this year brought many announcements that affected us as developers. To better understand just how our community felt about the new products and services, we reached out to some of you in the forums. We received many great responses; here are just a few of the things you felt were important.  jackfacespoon “There's going to...

Google Launches New Privacy and Security Hub

Google has announced the launch of two large improvements to their privacy and security tools. These include a new hub that allows you to manage all your Google settings called 'My Account' and new site to answer any of your Google related privacy and security questions. At Google I/O they announced that they will be giving people...

Google I/O 2015 Recap – XDA TV

Google I/o 2015 has come and gone. The biggest celebration of Google by Google has wrapped up. They announced a bunch of exciting information, and to our delight, there were a lot of Android announcements. Additionally, there was a lot of information about other exciting and mobile related Google goodness. Here at xda-developers we have written...

Google No Longer Sending Calendar SMS Notifications

In a not entirely surprising move, Google announced that it's putting an end to SMS notifications for Google calendar as of June 27th. They stated earlier, "SMS notifications for Google Calendar launched before smartphones were available. Now in a world with smartphones and notifications, you can get richer, more reliable experience on your mobile device, even offline".Google...