Google announced new communication apps at Google I/O 2016 and Allo is one of them. It’s a pretty powerful app that has features like the artificial intelligence-powered Google Assistant. The company also talked up Allo’s privacy credentials which include an end-to-end-encrypted Incognito Mode as well as a new message retention practice which involved storing messages only transiently instead of indefinitely. Google has publicly released Allo today and it has also […]
Google has just released the fourth developer preview of Android N – the next major iteration of Android that still remains unnamed – though there appears to be an indication that it could be called Nutella. At first glance it doesn’t appear that many new features have been included in this preview, however, it does bring several new APIs that enable developers to access all of the new features that are […]
During its keynote at the Google I/O 2016 developers conference, Google announced a couple of new messaging applications one of which is called Allo. It walked us through most of the app’s features during the keynote and they really are quite impressive. Google touted the messaging app’s safety and security features as well but apparently it wasn’t able to convince Edward Snowden, the man who showed us the true extent […]
A couple of days ago, Google announced their Daydream virtual reality platform. Along with the announcement, they also announced that they would be releasing a reference design for a virtual reality headset which is basically Google’s take on headsets like the Gear VR. This seemed to have refuted earlier rumors that Google would be building their own headset.
YouTube and virtual reality working hand in hand isn’t new. In fact YouTube introduced 360-degree videos (and live videos) quite a while ago in which you could watch it using the Google Cardboard or other devices like the Samsung Gear VR. However with Google announcing Daydream at Google I/O, things are going to be taken to the next level.
Do you consider yourself a trendsetter, or maybe an early adopter when it comes to trying out new things? If you are, you might be interested to learn that during I/O 2016, Google announced some changes that they will be making to the Google Play Store, and one of those changes is the inclusion of a new “Early Access” section.
Right now there are several virtual reality cameras available in the market, but of course to develop high-quality virtual reality content, there will need to be more professional cameras made, which is kind of what Google and IMAX are doing according to a recent announcement made about their upcoming partnership.
Last month thanks to a screenshot, it was hinted that Google could soon allow Android apps to run on Chrome OS. Then the other day according to the Google I/O 2016 schedule, there was more evidence to suggest that this would be coming. As it stands, Chrome OS could always run Android, but this was extremely limited as Google only worked with a handful of developers at that time to […]
It was back at Google I/O 2015 that the company unveiled Jump, a VR camera rig that housed 16 GoPro cameras coupled with smart processing and sharing software all of which was aimed at making it easier for professionals to capture content in virtual reality. It appears that Hollywood has taken a liking to Jump which is why Google has decided to make a cinema-quality 3D camera rig, and for […]
Earlier today during Google I/O 2016, the company announced that an updated version of Android Auto would be on its way later this year with a feature that we’re sure many car owners can appreciate. Right now Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay requires users to own a compatible vehicle, or at least a vehicle with a compatible infotainment system which newer models sport.
We expected that Google will talk about virtual reality at the I/O 2016 developers conference and it most certainly did. Google today announced Daydream, an Android-backed virtual reality platform that covers both hardware and software. The company also showcased reference designs for VR headsets and motion controllers that will be based on the Daydream platform. It confirmed some of the partners that will be making Daydream compatible devices.
Apps are amazing, they let you do all sorts of things, from expressing your creativity to ordering lunch. All of this can be done using apps but you have to find the ones you want and install them before you can use their features, and it’s quite common to forget about apps you’ve installed if you try a lot of them. Web apps are browser-based and don’t require installation but […]
Android is one of the most widely used platforms in the world, it powers over a billion devices and continues to grow at an exponential pace. Google Play is the one-stop content solution for Android-powered devices so naturally it sees a lot of content being downloaded at any given time, and if you were wondering just how big of a role it plays in the ecosystem, consider the fact that […]
Google has pushed out various updates to its Android Wear platform over the past couple of years since it was announced, but it looks like this year during Google I/O, the company has announced Android Wear 2.0 which safe to say is its biggest update to date, bringing about changes in features, UI, and also smartphone reliance.