googleio17

In the AI wars, Microsoft now has the clearer vision

A week ago, Microsoft held its Build developer conference in its backyard in Seattle. This week, Google did the same in an amphitheater right next to its Mountain View campus. While Microsoft’s

After a year of catching up, Google Home needs to truly distinguish itself from the Echo

Google Home has spent the past year catching up. No surprise, really. The Echo had a roughly two-year head start on the device. This week, the smart home hub celebrated the one-year anniversary at I/O

In the car with Android in the Car

One of the areas that Google talked up regarding Android beyond phones at I/O this year was in vehicles, and Android in the Car was the main way it's expanding its in-car presence. The expansion of it

ATAP goes AWOL at Google I/O

For the last few years, Google's skunkworks ATAP unit always held its own keynote at I/O, Google's flagship developer conference. Often, this was where Google would show off its most experimental and

Google’s AMP now powers 2B+ mobile pages and 900K domains, loads 2x faster

As Google looks for ways to keep people using its own mobile search to discover content — in competition with apps and other services like Facebook’s Instant Articles — the company

Google’s Seurat for mobile VR means you can finally truly step into Star Wars

At Google’s I/O developer event on Thursday, the company revealed Seurat, a new tool that allows for rendering of very high resolution immersive content even on mobile VR devices that don’

Google I/O 2017 VR keynote live blog

We're here at day two of Google I/O 2017, and the show starts with a keynote specific to Google's work in VR, led by its head of virtual reality and augmented reality, Clay Bavor. The keynote gets sta

Watch Google’s I/O 2017 VR keynote right here

Google's main keynote for its I/O developer conference happened yesterday, but the event isn't over yet. Far from it. Today, the company is hosting its first keynote solely focused on VR and AR. The V

Google will now let users pay with any card they have on file, not just those saved in Android Pay

Google is today making it easier for users to make payments within third-party apps and mobile website, as well as in Google Assistant, when they’re out and about. No longer will the company re

App developers can now advertise on the Google Play homepage and app listing pages

Google announced today a change to its Google Play platform that will allow app makers to now place ads on the Google Play home page and app listing pages. These ads are an expansion of Google’s

Google’s Play Console now gives developers more data about their apps before and after launch

The Google Play Console, Google's main tool for helping developers manage their Android applications in its store from beta to retirement, is getting a major update at Google I/O today.

Google Firebase gets Fabric integration, better analytics and an alpha program

Google today announced a slew of updates to its Firebase app platform that touch many of the service's core features (or will do so in the near future). More than a million developers have now created

Google’s Instant Apps are now generally available to all Android developers

With Instant Apps, Google is trying to bridge the worlds of web and native apps by making native apps -- even those you haven't installed on your phone -- load as fast as a web page. The company first

Google announces the first preview of Android Studio 3.0, puts emphasis on speed and smarts

The vast majority of Android developers use Google's own Android Studio integrated development environment (IDE). Google offered a first look at what Android Studio 3.0 will look like. Most of these u

Everything Google announced at its Google I/O keynote

Google just kicked off its annual Google I/O developer conference. It’s a great opportunity to get a sneak peek at what’s next for Android and other platforms. This year was no different a

Google has an indoor positioning tech in the works, called VPS

Google has announced it's working on a service to offer detailed indoor location positioning using its Tango 3D sensing computer vision tech.

Google is giving a cluster of 1,000 Cloud TPUs to researchers for free

At the end of Google I/O, the company unveiled a new program to give researchers access to the company’s most advanced machine learning technologies for free. The TensorFlow Research Cloud prog

Google partners with HTC, Lenovo for new standalone VR headset platform

Today, at Google’s I/O developer conference, the company teased that it will be working on Daydream all-in-one virtual reality headsets with partners like HTC, maker of the Vive VR headset, as well

Android Go is a lightweight version of Android for crazy cheap phones

There are 2 billion Android devices currently in use around the world. Google is now thinking about the next 2 billion devices. In order to do this, Google has a new project called Android Go. It’s

Daydream VR support is coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus this summer

Onstage at Google I/O, VR Head Clay Bavor announced that Daydream support for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be coming this summer. Last year, when Google announced that Samsung would be a partner on
Load More