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Google Launches Music Apps for Smartwatches
/ July 7, 2014 6:44 pm
Google Launches Music Apps for Smartwatches

DigitalMusicNews reports that Google has announced applications for Android Wear, a platform for Motorola, LG, and Samsung Smartwatches. Thirty three Android Wear apps are now accessible in the Google Play store. There are a couple of dedicated music applications expanding on Smartwatches’ ability to play and control music on all Android phones. With Bandsintown, users can obtain notifications on their smartwatch. The application will also show significant event details and lets users RSVP to events directly from their watch. MusiXmatch is the other music-related Android Wear application. . Read More

Google Introduces Bizarrely Fun ‘Smarty Pins’ Trivia Map Game
/ July 2, 2014 4:43 pm
Google Introduces Bizarrely Fun ‘Smarty Pins’ Trivia Map Game

VentureBeat reports that search giant Google has launched the weirdly fun ‘Smarty Pins’ trivia map game. The first set of instructions that you get at the start of the new mapping trivia game from Google is “Ask as many questions as you can before you run out of miles.” . Read More

Google’s Android TV Controller Appears like an Xbox One Gamepad with PlayStation-style Sticks
/ July 1, 2014 5:01 pm
Google’s Android TV Controller Appears like an Xbox One Gamepad with PlayStation-style Sticks

VentureBeat reports that Google has its own Android micro console coming later this year on a variety of set-top boxes and televisions, and it appears that a gaming controller is going to be launched soon. Pictures of the Android TV gamepad leaked online today, and the input device appears a lot like Microsoft’s Xbox One controller. . Read More

Google Acquires Songza
/ July 1, 2014 5:01 pm
Google Acquires Songza

Mashable reports that "Google announced Tuesday that it is acquiring the much-loved music service Songza in a bid to ramp up its Play Music offering. In the coming months, Google will 'explore ways to bring what you love about Songza to Google Play Music.' The search giant also says it will also look at ways to bring Songza's features into YouTube and other Google products. ". Read More

Samsung, LG Introduce Smartwatches with New Google Software
/ June 30, 2014 4:42 pm
Samsung, LG Introduce Smartwatches with New Google Software

YahooTech reports that South Korea’s Samsung and LG introduced rival Smartwatches driven by Google’s new software as they push to lead a increasingly competitive market for wearable devices seen as the mobile industry’s next growth promoter. Samsung’s “Gear Live” and LG’s “G Watch” both driven by Android Wear are the first devices to adopt the new Google software specially intended for wearables. . Read More

Google is Collaborating with LG to introduce a Consumer Version of Project Tango
/ June 27, 2014 6:09 pm
Google is Collaborating with LG to introduce a Consumer Version of Project Tango

VentureBeat reports that Google stated that it is working with LG to launch a Project Tango device next year. Google describes Tango as an initiative to offer mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion. In their present form, Tango devices feature 3D motion and depth sensing, not entirely unlike like Amazon’s Fire Phone. “. Read More

Google Purchases Mobile Testing Platform Appurify
/ June 26, 2014 4:29 pm
Google Purchases Mobile Testing Platform Appurify

TechCrunch reports that Google just announced that it has purchased Appurify, a start-up that allows developers automate testing and optimization of their mobile websites and applications. Appurify will be available as a freemium cross-platform service but will obtain a big boost in distribution once it is integrated into the Google developer tool stack. The company provides Google with an in-house testing service so that it can point developers too. . Read More

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