According to The Verge, who got their hands on a leaked document from Google, the Mountain View-based company may look to open up Google Glass sales to anyone interested in buying a pair, for just a single day. As stated in the leaked internal document, an announcement may be made on April 15, giving information as to which day it will be that people can purchase Glass and join the Explorer program. (more…)
Back in February, Google announced that it would soon rollout an update to expand the way it scans apps on your Android devices for security purposes. As of this morning, that new layer of protection is now live for all Android users. Google will now continually check your Android devices to make sure that all apps are behaving in a safe manner, even after the initial install. (more…)
The Project Ara team released an MDK for the modular phone concept today, to get developers extra ready for next week’s 2-day Ara developer conference. In the MDK, you’ll learn all there is to learn about making modules for the phone. Everything from power consumption to measurements to where you should place your module’s label are outlined in an 81-page document. It’s detailed and technical for designers, yet awesome and interesting at the same time for you and I. (more…)
Rumors and reports are flying around the Android community this week, surrounding a new piece of work from Google, reportedly titled Project Hera. Giving credence to the speculation are various screenshots which have been taken from various testing devices, showing off an updated look for both Gmail and Calendar.
Not only will Google look to revamp the look of these two applications, but the company will apparently attempt to bring a uniformed aesthetic to all major Google applications system wide. (more…)
Since its launch, the Chromecast dongle from Google has treated users to gorgeous, high-resolution pictures of locations from around the world whenever it wasn’t being used. Through some digging in the Chromecast’s homescreen HTML, a few hints point towards those screens becoming a little less for show, and a bit more like Google Now. (more…)
Any user of Google Play knows that when you search for the most popular apps, there’s always a clone or two at hand. While Google does make an effort to remove these kinds of apps, it’s inevitable that they won’t be able to stop every last one. That’s where this recently awarded patent comes in — Google has devised a method to compare code to other apps to check for copying, and will cleverly filter out open-source code matches. (more…)