During yesterday’s Google I/O keynote, Google shared some of the new things they are working on the Android Pay realm. They talked about the new Google Payment API that will allow developers to include easy access to payment methods attached to Google accounts. The idea there is to make buying stuff online or in apps easier than ever. But the new feature that really caught my eye involves making payments by voice and the Google Assistant. (more…)
We were toying around with Picture-in-Picture on the latest build of Android O yesterday, but in doing so I was reminded that I hardly ever use multi-window functionality on my Android devices. Will Picture-in-Picture be any different for me? Hard to tell.
With this poll, we want to know how many of you are using multi-window on your phone or tablet. Whether its the native version built into your Pixel or Nexus device, or the similar implementation on Samsung and LG devices, are you even using it? If you are, for what?
Let us know your take on multi-window and the potential of Picture-in-Picture on smartphones down below.
Google announced a new move today in its never-ending goal of bringing computing devices to everyone. It’s called Android Go and it’s an experience geared toward devices with 1GB RAM or less.
The experience will be available to manufacturers looking to build lower-cost phones that still offer a decent smartphone experience, even with the lack of higher-end specs. The limit really is 1GB RAM or less, so we’re talking about the lowest tier of available phones. (more…)
Google Home had a huge role at today’s Google I/O opening keynote. Not only did it star in its own segment, but Google announced numerous new features coming soon to the device. Features like hands-free calling, Bluetooth music streaming, visual notifications, and reminder and calendar management are all coming soon. (more…)
During the Google I/O 2017 keynote, the Android team put up our favorite image of each I/O – the new Android features letter. We see these each year, where Google puts all of the major new OS features into the shape of whatever the new letter is for the new version of Android. This year, it’s an “O” obviously. (more…)
You know what’s cooler than a billion monthly active Android users? 2 billion monthly active Android users. That’s the number Google crossed, according to CEO Sundar Pichai.
During his opening at the Google I/O 2017 keynote, Pichai ran through all sorts of numbers, but this number stands out the most to us little Android bloggers. Like, 2 billion is ummm…a lot. Sure, a ton of those are lower-tier devices and others that are probably running Ice Cream Sandwich, but still. (more…)