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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

Google Launches Android TV, Its New Platform for Smart TV Apps and Navigation
/ June 26, 2014 4:29 pm
Google Launches Android TV, Its New Platform for Smart TV Apps and Navigation

TechCrunch reports that Google introduced a new Android TV operating system. Google’s Android TV is not a set-top box like Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV, but a software system that will be embedded into the smart TVs and other devices from third-party OEMs. Read More

Google Drive Currently has 190 Million Users and a Brand New Tablet App for Presentations
/ June 26, 2014 4:29 pm
Google Drive Currently has 190 Million Users and a Brand New Tablet App for Presentations

VentureBeat reports that Google today announced news things in Google Drive: Google Slides, native Microsoft Office editing, and Drive for Work. Through Google Slides, people can now make presentations from their Android tablets. Google Drive contains presentations already, but this is a new method to making slide decks with tablet-friendliness. The company also announced native Microsoft Office editing, so office files can be opened, edited, and saved from within the Drive applications without changing the file type. . Read More

HTC Reveals its ‘Nexus 9′ Android Tablet
/ June 23, 2014 5:50 pm
HTC Reveals its ‘Nexus 9′ Android Tablet

VentureBeat reports that HTC might eventually get a chance to develop a Nexus device for Google. The new HTC tablet will be supported by a 64-bit Nvidia K1 processor (likely making it the first 64-bit Nexus device), 2 gigabytes of RAM, and the next main version of Android. The site claims that the table is being named the Nexus 9 within Google, though that the name might be changed by the time it is released. . Read More

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