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Google Maps update lets you search less, Explore more

It's easy enough these days to just ask Google Search what interesting places can be found nearby, but that's still a few taps or spoken words away. What if you can get all of that information from a single button? Now you can! At least, once the latest Google Maps update hits your device and brings with it the fancy new Explore feature that will have you typing less and walking, or driving, around more.

Google Maps gets a localized version for India

Whether you're just traveling to the next city to visit a friend or taking a vacation in New Delhi, Google Maps has got your location needs covered. Today, Google has announced Google Maps in Hindi, the latest fruit of its efforts to break down the barriers that keep people apart, whether it be physical location or language differences.

No new Android L preview images will be coming

Perhaps you are a developer eager to get the next blockbuster app or game completely ready for Android L. Or maybe you're a power user testing the waters of the next Android release. Whether or not you fall into either of these categories, if you've been waiting for an announcement for an Android L Developer Preview version 2.0, don't hold your breath. A Google developer has practically confirmed what you probably didn't want to hear: no updated images are planned for the pipeline.

Google shares what Samsung KNOX is bringing to Android

Google and Samsung have a pretty interesting and lively relationship. Although the two seem to be at each other's throats over topics such as OEM customizations, Tizen, and Android Wear, the two have come together last Google I/O to tell the world that they are collaborating on bringing Samsung KNOX to Android. Now Google is finally divulging what that partnership really means for the future of Android.

Reader for Gmail lets you listen to your unread mails [UPDATE]

Have you almost gotten caught by the police because you had to read an important email while driving? Or do you have to pull over every once in a while because you’re waiting for a very important email from a client? Or maybe you’re just too busy to sit down and go through unread emails? These are just some scenarios when a voice assistant will really come in handy. Reader for Gmail wants to be that app that will virtually make your email life easier.

Google Maps 8.2 features voice action, biking elevation

It was at the end of May this year when we saw that last significant update of Google Maps, bringing back Terrain View to the app – but today we’re seeing a bunch of new stuff being rolled out by the mothership to its primary maps software. Version 8.2 of Google Maps carries some nifty updates that should make outdoor ad biking enthusiasts happy, as well as some voice actions added into the app while in navigation.

Android Wear to get API for making custom watch faces

Despite having its official release and even official devices, Android Wear might still be a bit raw, untested in the wild at the very least. So it isn't surprising to learn that not everything is set in stone yet, even when it comes to the tools that developers need. The Android Wear team has just revealed that they are working on API that will make it easy for developers to create their own custom watch faces.
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