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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...

I/O Summary: Development, Play Store, The Next Billion

VP of Engineering Jen Fitzpatrick began talking about what Google is doing to help “the next billion” come online. More and more people are getting their first smartphone, and for many people this first phone will be their first computer.   The majority of the next billion will be Android users and they “want to remove the...

Project Fi Invites Are Rolling Out

Google is now sending out the first wave of invites to its new wireless service, Project Fi. Users are already signing up and have shared the process with us. So far, it is clear that Project Fi users can have their Google Voice number transferred across if they wish, which will automatically move their Google Voice credit...

In-Depth Look at Google Now for Android Wear

Google Now is arguably the single biggest "wow factor" of Android, and if $300 notification bands (aka smartwatches) are solutions in search of a problem, Now is certainly their saving grace. After all, Google's virtual assistant serves up answers, launches apps, sets reminders, takes dictation, and forms the central pillar around which the entire Wear platform is built....

Project Fi Goes Live: What To Know About Google’s MVNO

Google's new wireless service, Project Fi, is now accepting applications from Nexus 6 owners with a hankering for high speeds and low rates. The virtual carrier will work on the backs of T-Mobile, Sprint, and the WiFi from every router to which you connect, making for a truly impressive coverage area at launch. As rumored...

The Nexus Compromise

If you’ve been a fan of Android for any length of time, at some point you’ve likely had to decide between two categories of devices for your next purchase: a Nexus device, and something else. You’ve looked up spec comparison sheets, read professional reviews, and browsed forums for user impressions. There are many positives to...

Open War for Open Android: Antitrust for Cyanogen?

Android and openness is something we talk about all the time, but the recent developments in the industry point towards inherent flaws with this very premise. Be it from bloggers, political institutions or corporations, Android is seemingly not open enough. The “War on Openness” is ironically becoming an open war, where many players are increasing...

Tycho & Project Fi: Google’s Wireless Dream

Google's mobile carrier is not rumored to launch in the US until next month, but like all projects of its size and breadth, the Mobile Virtual Network Operator is finding it difficult to stay in the shadows. In January, The Wall Street Journal set the stage of anticipation with rumors that Google Nova subscribers will...