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Android security ramps up with L

Android security ramps up with L

At Google I/O 2014, Android and Chrome boss Sundar Pichai went right up front with Android Security upgrades. Google’s next step in Android security in Android L is to push security patches through Google Play instead of Android updates - making the whole process more secure and reliable.

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Google responds to Apple’s Android snark: You’re playing catch-up

Google responds to Apple’s Android snark: You’re playing catch-up

Apple's WWDC 2014 contained more than a few shots at Android earlier this month, but Google isn't going to let it go past without a reply. Google's Sundar Pichai took to the I/O 2014 stage to call out Apple's new iOS 8, pointing out that Android had things like widgets and user-customizable keyboards - both highlight features of the new iPhone and iPad platform - many versions ago.

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Enhanced Notifications and hit lockscreen in Android with wearables integration

Enhanced Notifications and hit lockscreen in Android with wearables integration

The next release of Android will have an updated look at notifications for your smartphone and tablet. This notifications screen will be pushed all the way forward to your lock screen, and will work with a new system with new prioritization for each notification. One notification shown in this early presentation at Google I/O also suggested that we’ll be seeing more Android Wear action by the end of the show.

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Google Material Design adds pixels with depth

Google Material Design adds pixels with depth

Google has revealed its new Android and Chrome design language, Material Design, cleaning up the smartphone and tablet UI by taking inspiration from paper and ink along with depth. "We took real inspiration from paper and ink," Google's Matias Duarte said during the I/O opening keynote, "but unlike real paper our digital material can reform and shape."

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Android One is our Nexus program emerging markets

Android One is our Nexus program emerging markets

Google wants Developers to reach emerging markets, but how will they? There are sidestepped versions of Android like Nokia’s devices and platform, but those don’t make sense for many. At I/O, Google is announcing Android One, which is squarely focussed on those markets where a good device is needed, but not readily available.

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Android L release today: developers first

Android L release today: developers first

This week Google has announced the L Developer Preview. This is the next generation of Android, coming with a "fresh, bold, and new look." This system was announced by Matias Duarte of Android for Google, coming with a look that’s made for mobile, desktop, and beyond.

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One Billion Android active users as Google I/O 2014 begins

One Billion Android active users as Google I/O 2014 begins

Google I/O 2014 is kicking off, and Sundar Pichai is opening with some stats on the state of Android, which has now reached over one billion active users. The milestone, measured over the past thirty days ahead of I/O, also comes with new stats on Android tablet penetration, with Google saying that the OS is running on 62-percent of global tablet share, even before you take into account custom versions like on Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX.

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We’re here at Moscone West for Google I/O 2014!

We’re here at Moscone West for Google I/O 2014!

We are on the ground and live from Google I/O 2014! This year, Google has made some interesting changes to their format, and the entire feel of the event hints that it will be about the Developers and what they can do. From a new version of Android to other odds and ends we’re expecting to see (or not see), this year’s I/O should be a fun one.

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