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Google Stories May 18

Google I/O 2021 Keynote Live Blog + News Hub: Assistant, Android 12, and more

Well, we missed out on Google I/O 2020, but now it’s finally time for Google I/O 2021. While not in person, the annual developer festival in Mountain View, California has returned. The Google I/O 2021 Keynote kicks off at 10am PT/1pm ET, so read on for quick links to our roundup coverage over the last […]

Google Stories May 19

Google showing ‘we protect your privacy’ banner in Gmail, Drive, and Photos

At I/O 2021 on Tuesday, Google spent part of the keynote talking about privacy and security. It’s following that up with a prominent “We protect your privacy” message in Gmail and Google Photos.

Google Stories May 18

‘LaMDA’ is the next breakthrough of Google’s natural language understanding

Google Assistant is pretty much the name of the game when it comes to understanding natural language, and if Google’s latest breakthrough is any indication, the future is even brighter, thanks to “LaMDA.”

Google turning to next-generation geothermal to meet 24/7 carbon-free energy goal

Last year, Google pledged to use carbon-free energy 24/7 by 2030 as its “biggest sustainability moonshot yet.” To meet that goal, Google said it would leverage new technologies and at I/O 2021 announced a “next-generation geothermal project.”

Google Stories April 6

Google appoints new Assistant, News/Discover, Search, and Payments/NBU leads

In June, Google appointed one senior vice president to oversee Search, Ads, and other big products. Prabhakar Raghavan today named new executives to lead Google Assistant and a handful of other teams.

Google Stories March 31

Report: Google likely to begin return to working in-office in US in April

Last year, for the safety of their workers, Google shifted to work from home, closing their offices across the United States. With the ongoing rollout of vaccines in the US, Google is now looking likely to begin returning to working in-person and in-office.

Google Stories March 17

Google Lens AR lead departs to become chief product officer at Robinhood

From Maps Live View to 3D Animals and other models in Search, Google’s current work in augmented reality is focused on phones. The other big investment is Google Lens, with it emerging today that the product is losing lead Aparna Chennapragada to Robinhood.

Google Stories May 16, 2016

What we expect at Google I/O 2016: Android VR, Android N, Chrome OS, and more

Google I/O is right around the corner, and this year’s a bit different. Google’s holding the event closer to home — at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. And everything’s happening outside in the cool breeze of the Bay Area. This is different scenery than the last several years that have  at the Moscone Center […]

Google’s Android Developers site gets a minor refresh leading up to I/O 2016

Google’s annual developers’ conference is set to kick off in just a couple days, so it seems appropriate that Google has today updated its Developers site with some refreshed navigation…

Google Stories May 18, 2016

Watch the Google I/O 2016 keynote here (in YouTube 360, too!) [Livestream]

Google’s annual I/O developers’ conference is set to be a big one this year, and that all starts with the keynote scheduled for 10 AM PT on Wednesday, May 18th. Of course we’re on the ground at the event, but Google is also providing live streams in both typical flat and 360 video.

Google Stories May 17, 2016

Xiaomi’s VP Hugo Barra reveals company’s presence at Google I/O, teases possible Android TV box

Hugo Barra, a former VP at Google and now Vice President of Global Operations at Xiaomi, has today announced on Twitter that he — or at least the Chinese firm — will be back at Google’s upcoming developer conference…

Google to launch a partner program for agencies that build Android apps

Google is set to launch a new agency partner program, according to people familiar with the company’s plans. The program involves a certification process for larger agencies that build Android apps, giving them early access to things like Android releases, SDKs, and more…

Google Stories May 18, 2016

Google Play Developer Console gets a small visual facelift

Since the introduction of Material Design exactly two years ago at I/O 2014, Google has put a lot of emphasis on design, and streamlining even seeming minutiae like icons has become a priority.

Today it’s the turn of Google Play‘s Developer Console (via Android Police)…

Google Stories May 6, 2016

Google I/O invites are still being sent out last-minute

Google‘s upcoming I/O event gathers a lot of anticipation from developers all over the world. Likewise, Android enthusiasts that are not directly involved in coding still very much look forward to the event.

That means — despite their relatively hefty price tag — when tickets become available, they generally sell out in minutes. However, as an Android Police tipster shows, it looks like Google is still pushing out last-minute invites to some lucky applicants…

Google Stories May 18, 2016

Google Assistant is a two-way conversational personal assistant for all your devices

The first announcement of I/O 2016 is Google Assistant. It is a conversational assistant that Googles hopes users will have a continual two way dialogue with. Sundar Pichai hopes to build “each user their own individual Google”.

Google launches Duo, Allo’s companion, one-to-one video calling app

Following the announcement of its Assistant digital helper as well as the Amazon Echo‘s competitor Home, Google is now focusing on messaging and videos. Allo was the first app announced at I/O 2016, and now Duo, a mobile exclusive one to one video service has been unveiled…

It’s official: Android apps and the Play Store are coming to Chrome

It looks like there’s a little tidbit of information that might have been originally planned for the keynote (pulled because of time restraints, maybe?). According to a session description now on the Google I/O website, Google “announced” today that the Google Play Store is coming to Chrome… Today we announced that we’re adding the best […]

Early builds of Allo and Duo just leaked, but neither of them work [Gallery]

Google announced two messaging apps today: Allo and Duo. The first is a new messaging platform that emphasizes expression, security, and the inclusion of Google Assistant. The second app is a take on video messaging, focusing on one thing and one thing only: a reliable 1-to-1 video calling experience. While Google said that both of […]

Google Stories May 19, 2016

Huawei announces support for Daydream, Google’s new platform for VR on Android

At Google I/O‘s keynote yesterday, one of the highlights of the final unveiling of Android N was all about Virtual Reality. While no “Android VR” headset was announced, the search giant introduced Daydream, a VR platform that will be available within Android N. According to Clay Bavor, which debuted Daydream on stage, as many as […]

Android Auto gets updated with “Ok Google” support, will no longer need compatible Android Auto car

Google’s I/O developer conference is in full swing, and the company is giving most of its products significant updates. Yesterday, on stage, we saw the final touches being put on Android N, its new VR dedicated platform and a 2.0 update for Wear, however Android Auto was not mentioned. As it turns out, The Verge […]

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