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I/O Summary: Android Pay

Android M has also been confirmed to bring with it Android Pay, an NFC based contactless payments system.  You will be able to add existing debit or credit cards with this new mobile payment solution, which at the moment supports American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa and then tap your phone to compatible systems in...

I/O Summary: App Permissions

Rumors regarding the new app permissions system have been floating about the internet for weeks now.  We have finally managed to get an idea of how the new system is expected to behave.Android M brings the ability to customize and control behavior of phones, this has always been a big part of Android. So Google...

NVIDIA Launches SHIELD Android TV at Google I/O

Since Android TV was announced at Google I/O 2014, there has been very little activity in the way of hardware releases for the platform. Consumers had a very small selection to choose from in the form of the Nexus Player and Razer Forge TV, or they could buy a new Sony or Phillips television with...

Devs Beware – Automatic Backup Privacy Risks

One new feature of "Android M" (speculation on potential names welcomed on the back of a postcard) which gained little attention at Google I/O so far was the introduction of a new, automatic backup feature for application data.Obviously, it's still early days yet, though you can download the developer preview (if you're brave!), so we...

Android M to Bring New App Drawer

It has now been seen that Android M will receive a new app drawer as part of the stock launcher. The first four icons you will see in your drawer now will be automatically updated to represent your recently used applications. Whether or not this will be directly based on those apps seen in your recent apps...

Which IO Announcement Are You Most Excited About?

The keynote we had all been waiting for has just ended and it's time to enjoy all the new Android goodies! Google announced tons of awesome new stuff today so there is definitely a lot to check out. Let us know which Google IO announcement you're most excited about and why in the comments below.

Google Launches Google Photos At I/O 2015 Keynote

While rumors have been floating around for a while, the Google I/O 2015 has made Google Photos official. And it is bigger than what we expected.Google Photos is centered around three big ideas:A home for all your photos and videos, a private place To help you organize and bring moments to life To make it easy to...

Google Now Marches Forward with ‘Now on Tap’

When Google Now was announced three years ago, it revolutionized the mobile space backed by Google's knowledge graph, and today, the next step in this direction was announced, called Now On Tap. This new addition to Google Now aims to bring quick answers to contextual questions, wherever you are and in the moment you need...

I/O 2015: Google Announces App Link Enhancements

During the Google I/O Keynote, VP of Engineering Dave Burke announced that the Android M Developer Preview will include improved application linking features. Under the current system, Android is limited in its intent system when applications link to other applications, displaying the 'App Chooser' dialog box for the user to select how the link is handled. In the M...

Google Announces its IoT platform titled ‘Brillo’

A few days ago, a leak highlighted Google's foray into the Internet of Things space, and Sundar Pichai has just confirmed it by announcing Project Brillo at Moscone West during Google I/O 2015. Project Brillo is essentially a simple operating system with only the core stack on board, such as the kernel, HAL, connectivity, device...

Android M Adds “Doze” Deep Sleeping

Android M has answered the call of battery by adding in a deeper sleep implementation than existing deep sleep.This comes in the form of Doze. The feature make use of the devices sensor to smartly recognize when you have left your device for an extended period. During this period, wakelocks will be minimized. However, you...

Android Pay Announced, Further Simplifies Mobile Payments

The mobile payment space has heated up recently, with multiple companies like Apple and Samsung throwing their hat in the ring, and in a somewhat predictable move, Google has announced their own take on mobile payment solutions, titled Android Pay, that bring simplicity and security  to the mobile payment space.Android Pay simplifies the entire payment process,...