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Saturday, 21 Jan 2017

Report: Worldwide app downloads grew 15% in 2016, revenue up 40%

Report: Worldwide app downloads grew 15% in 2016, revenue up 40%

A recent report indicates that the app market is showing no signs of slowing down as worldwide app downloads and revenue from apps continue to grow.

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017

Are these Google's secret Android Wear 2.0 flagship smartwatches?

Are these Google's secret Android Wear 2.0 flagship smartwatches?

Rumors have been circulating for a while now that Google will launch Android Wear 2.0 with a pair of flagship smartwatches that will showcase the platform's latest features. Evan Blass (of evleaks fame) has leaked what he claims to be the two watches, which have been designed and built by LG.

Monday, 16 Jan 2017

Android creator Andy Rubin is building a new company and a premium smartphone

Android creator Andy Rubin is building a new company and a premium smartphone

Andy Rubin is preparing to re-enter the smartphone industry with a new company called Essential, just over two years since leaving Google. The company has plans for a premium smartphone, with high-design elements like an edge-to-edge display and ceramic back.

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017

Android Wear 2.0 will be launched early next month

Android Wear 2.0 will be launched early next month

Google has notified developers that Android Wear 2.0 will be launched in early February 2017.

Friday, 13 Jan 2017

You can now hail an Uber ride within Google Maps

You can now hail an Uber ride within Google Maps

The latest update for the Google Maps smartphone app allows users to request an Uber ride without having to exit the app.

Friday, 23 Dec 2016

Google will launch two new flagship smartwatches next year

Google will launch two new flagship smartwatches next year

Google has just confirmed that it will launch two new flagship smartwatches early next year. These watches will be the first to sport Android Wear 2.0.

Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016

Google will spin off its self-driving car business into a new company called Waymo

Google will spin off its self-driving car business into a new company called Waymo

Google has announced that it will spin off its self-driving car project into an independent subsidiary under its Alphabet parent company called Waymo.

Tuesday, 13 Dec 2016

Google Gboard with built-in search is coming to Android devices

Google Gboard with built-in search is coming to Android devices

Previously available in the iOS App Store, the Gboard will soon arrive on the Android after a six-month wait. Gboard integrates Google search on the keyboard input while bringing features like permanent number rows, GIFs search, and emoji search.

Monday, 12 Dec 2016

Some of VR’s biggest names have banded together to establish standards and expand the industry

Some of VR’s biggest names have banded together to establish standards and expand the industry

A handful of the biggest names in VR have come together to form the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA), a non-profit organization that wants to develop and share best practices, conduct research, and bring the international VR community together.

Thursday, 8 Dec 2016

Google is working to shrink the size of Android app updates by as much as two-thirds

Google is working to shrink the size of Android app updates by as much as two-thirds

Google has introduced a new approach to updates that can drastically reduce the size of app updates by an average of 65 per cent.

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