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This Week in Apps: Google I/O 2023 recap; Android, apps and AI; Twitter’s new CEO

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app economy in 2023 hit a few snags, as c

Hands on with Google’s AI-powered music generator

Can AI work backward from a text description to generate a coherent song? That’s the premise of MusicLM, the AI-powered music creation tool Google released yesterday during the kickoff of its I/

Project Starline is the coolest work call you’ll ever take

I don’t have any images from my Project Starline experience. Google had a strict “no photos, no videos” policy in place. No colleagues, either. Just me in a dark meeting room on the Shoreline Am

Google enables Chromebook app streaming for select Pixel and Xiaomi devices

Among the slew of announcements at Google I/O, the tech giant revealed that it has enabled app streaming through Phone Hub in ChromeOS Beta. The feature allows you to use different apps from your Andr

Google I/O 2023 is a wrap — here’s a list of everything announced

Here are quick hits of the biggest news from the keynote as they are announced.

Google ‘Perspectives’ integrates Reddit, YouTube, TikTok and more in search results

Alongside its work to integrate more AI features into Search, Google today also announced it’s introducing a new “Perspectives” filter will be coming to the top of some of its Search

Google is bringing YouTube to more cars, starting with Polestar

Google announced Wednesday at its I/O event that all cars with Google built-in will have YouTube available, starting with Polestar vehicles. The expansion of YouTube’s availability comes as mor

Google adding Cisco, Microsoft and Zoom (audio) conferencing to Android Auto

Google announced Wednesday that it’s working with Cisco, Microsoft and Zoom to bring conferencing into vehicles via Android Auto — a feature that may just keep folks from attempting to drive w

All the ways Google is driving deeper into the automotive world

Google introduced Wednesday at its Google I/O 2023 event a number of new features and services designed for cars, including video conferencing, gaming and YouTube, as the tech company continues its dr

Google’s latest Project Starline prototype uses AI to make 3D images of people

Today at I/O, Google announced the latest prototype of Project Starline, its 3D teleconferencing video booth. On the face of it, the biggest difference a dramatic reduction in hardware. The earlier mo

With over 1M published apps, Google’s Flutter expands its support for web apps and WebAssembly

Flutter, Google’s open source multiplatform application framework, has been seeing quite a bit of momentum lately, with both Google’s internal teams betting on it for projects like the new

Building Wear OS watch faces just got easier

At its I/O developer conference today, Google announced a new way for developers to build Wear OS watch faces, along with overall updates to the Android Wear platform, including Wear OS 4. With this u

Android Studio gets a built-in coding bot

Android Studio, like so much of Google’s product portfolio, is getting its infusion of AI today at the company’s annual I/O developer conference. Android Studio Hedgehog, the upcoming vers

Google’s Health Connect platform is coming to Android 14 with new features

At its annual Google I/O conference, Google announced a few updates to Health Connect, which is a platform that allows users to store health data and adjust privacy settings all in one place. Health C

Google Play developers will be able to push you to update your apps

In addition to its AI-powered Play Store updates, Google also introduced today several new security and privacy features for both app developers and Play Store users at its I/O developer conference. T

Google brings AI and more to the Play Store

Google is bringing its AI technology to the Play Store. At this week’s developer event, Google I/O, the company announced several new ways for developers to use its AI to build and optimize thei

Google’s Firebase gets AI extensions, opens up its marketplace

Firebase, Google’s backend-as-a-service platform for application developers, is getting its fair share of new features at the company’s I/O developer conference today, but the marquee upda

Microsoft Office, Netflix, Amazon Kindle and more are tuning their apps for the new Pixel Fold

Google launched its first foldable device, the Pixel Fold, at the Google I/O developer conference today. While the device itself will be available later this summer, the company is working with some n

Google’s $1,799 Pixel Fold arrives in late June

Google long ago abandoned the pretense of surprise about the Pixel line. There’s an extent to which you can point the finger at the hardware rumor industrial complex. But at the end of the day, the

Google’s Pixel Tablet ships with its own speaker dock

We knew the Pixel Tablet was coming. In fact, we’ve known it for a year. Google teased the device at last year’s I/O. It was one of those “don’t worry, we’re working on stuff” sort of deal
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