Google showed us Android M at its I/O conference a couple of weeks ago, and we’ve been running the preview ever since. It isn’t without its faults, as is the case with just about every developer preview for every platform, but Android M is already leaps and bounds better than Lollipop. The performance, the stability improvements, the battery life… It’s frustrating that these are still issues in the current version of Android after Google has put so much emphasis on improving them over the past few years and the past few Android iterations. Lollipop has gained such a bad reputation from [...]
It’s that time of the year for Google to show us most of what it’ll innovate during the year with. Google I/O is the company’s developer conference, and it’s quite famous for its software and hardware launches as well. We’ve hear a ton of rumors of what the event might include, but we also have to commend Google for doing an amazon job at keeping its possible hardware a secret. Surely it can mean that there isn’t any, but it’s not like Google to just leave the show floor empty.
After going through some of our written thoughts on what to [...]
Apple is holding its developer conference (WWDC) in approximately two weeks. WWDC is roughly analogous to the Google I/O that concluded a few weeks ago. According to the WWDC website, we will be able to get an in-depth look at what to expect next in both iOS as well as OS X and developers will be shown how to take their apps “to the next level”. It’s really an impressive shindig with over 100 sessions, hands-on labs, events, and even the opportunity to connect with Apple engineers and fellow developers — and Google may be laying in wait to steal Apple’s [...]
Google introduced some very cool things at I/O 2013, primary among them was a renewed focus on services. In addition to talking a lot about new Google Play Services which will bring a whole new set of features and functionality to every Android handset and tablet from Froyo on up, we were also shown “Auto Awesome” and Hangouts (the replacement for Talk).Auto Awesome
“Auto Awesome” is a set of utilities built in to the latest version of Google Plus — the website, not the app. It can automatically select the best pictures from your vacation and [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we uncover the GS4 Active leaked photographs. Then we talk about AT&T and their new commitment to remove restrictions for video chats over cellular data, but you know there’s always a catch. Then we talk about smaller versions of Windows 8 tablets as the Acer Iconia W3 leaks a product that’s ready for the market. Later we go through Google I/O’s teasers on Key Lime Pie all through the presentations. We end today’s show talking about the first Jolla smartphone running their Sailfish OS and what this means to the [...]
It’s not common to see Larry Page on stage for a Google event, regardless of how big it is. Usually Eric Schmidt or Sergey Brin have been the ones that have shined the most for their showmanship, and as I watched the Google I/O keynote yesterday, Larry changed that, and he said something that really struck a nerve – “We should be doing what nobody else is doing”. He also said things like “We should work on getting technology out of the way”, and other phrases we’ve heard in the past, but by the late CEO of another company I don’t even [...]