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Google Play for Education brings Android to the classroom

Google Play for Education brings Android to the classroom

It wouldn't be Google I/O if the company didn't talk about all the fun stuff that they're doing for education. Luckily, they announced Google Play for Education, which is a new section in Google Play that includes apps and games that are meant specifically for the classroom in order to help students learn in a more interactive way.

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Chromebook Pixel marks first Google I/O 2013 developer gift

Chromebook Pixel marks first Google I/O 2013 developer gift

This week the folks at Google have begun their traditional giving away of a series of devices with the Chromebook Pixel. This device is the highest-definition display-toting notebook on the market running Chrome, and it works with a touchscreen interface to round-off its abilities as Google's choice for "best notebook in the world." This system is the same unit SlashGear reviewed earlier this year.

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Chrome brings Autocomplete form-filling to mobile web

Chrome brings Autocomplete form-filling to mobile web

The folks at Google have this week at Google I/O let it be known that they're bringing HTML5 Autocomplete functions to the Chrome mobile web browser for Android. This system will help bring back the massive amounts of users (over 90%, according to Google), that abandon in-browser product purchases on their smartphones and tablets.

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Chrome OS experience comes to Android mobile browser

Chrome OS experience comes to Android mobile browser

Here at Google I/O, the company is discussing their Chrome web browser, and they've announced that the browser has reached 750 million active users, which is up from 450 million users last year, which is quite the increase. However, the company showed off how they're working to evolve the Chrome browser in order to enjoy desktop experiences on mobile devices.

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GALAXY S 4 Google Edition made real with Vanilla Android

GALAXY S 4 Google Edition made real with Vanilla Android

This week Hugo Barra spoke up at Google I/O 2013 on the devices that make Android a unique and powerful system, including the HTC One and the Samsung GALAXY S 4. This introduction moved quickly to a Google Edition of the Samsung GALAXY S 4. This version of the device will be working on AT&T and T-Mobile 4G LTE with a 16GB internal storage and a vanilla flavoring of Android. This will be sold through the Google Play and will receive updates straight from the company.

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Google Play Music All Access takes on Spotify with music streaming

Google Play Music All Access takes on Spotify with music streaming

We heard rumors during the calm of the storm last night before Google I/O, and now it's official. Google today announced what they're calling Google Play Music All Access, which is the company's own take on music streaming, and they look to take on Spotify and Rdio, which are the two main heavyweights in this category.

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Google Play developer console gains Beta Roll-outs and Analytics insight

Google Play developer console gains Beta Roll-outs and Analytics insight

This week at Google I/O 2013, Ellie Powers stood on stage to speak about Google Play's advancements for developers. Several different updates have been made for the developer on the back-end of the store, allowing them to take their publishing of apps to a new level. The first of these updates comes with a built-in App Translation Services feature.

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Android Studio makes development fragmentation history

Android Studio makes development fragmentation history

Today at Google I/O, the company just announced what they're calling Android Studio, an updated developer tool that offers a new environment for devs when coding their apps. Google says that the IDE (integrated developer environment) is created to make developers faster and more productive when coding their apps.

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Google Play game services launched cross-device and cross-platform

Google Play game services launched cross-device and cross-platform

This week the 6th annual Google I/O 2013 developers conference began with a series of Android announcements, picking up on Google Play game services as a central element in the future of the system - both cross-device and cross-platform. The keynote began with Google's Vic Gundotra speaking about how important it is that they reach out to this community year after year. He handed the mic over to Sundar Pichai almost immediately, who made the case for the ever-changing world with a photo of Google I/O compared to last year's event: a "sea of smartphones" compared to a single flip phone (guess which is which.)

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Google Play Services expand with Maps leading the pack

Google Play Services expand with Maps leading the pack

Google's Hugo Barra is on stage right now at Google I/0 2013, and he's talking about Google Play Services, with the Google Maps API being one of the first to come into fruition. The company just launched even more location APIs for Google Maps that come with faster and more precise location awareness and geofencing capabilities.

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Google confirms over 900 million Android activations, 48bn app installs

Google confirms over 900 million Android activations, 48bn app installs

Today we've just officially kicked off Google I/O, and to start things off Google's own Sundar Pichai is on the stage talking about the past, the future, personal computing and more. And right out of the gate we're already getting to the good stuff. Talking Android, Chrome, numbers and of course Android. Today Google is proud to announce that they've nearly reached the 1 billion mark.

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Recon Jet takes Glass-style wearable computing to the slopes

Recon Jet takes Glass-style wearable computing to the slopes

Google has Glass, but Recon Instruments is kicking off Google I/O today with a wearable computer of its own, the Recon Jet. Integrating a microdisplay into a set of sports sunglasses, the Recon Jet floats a virtual widescreen in the lower corner of your right eye, with controls integrated into the side, and most of the connectivity you'd expect from a current phone or tablet.

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