KitKat is coming, and coming soon. While we all sit here and patiently await more details from the folks at Google, others are looking around for any sort of indication that a final build is coming soon. Well, today's latest news comes from the Chromium Bug Tracker, which spotted a build of KitKat from just last week.
Sony is finally announcing something that we already know since early this week. The company has officially unveiled its Smart Stick accessory that includes support for Google Services, meaning, Android apps and the Chrome browser. And, as already reported, it only works with Sony's BRAVIA TV line.
Google has changed up their usual black navigation bar on their homepage, and replaced it with a brand new Android-style app launcher. The horizontal black bar for navigation to Search, Images, Maps, Gmail, Play, YouTube and more have all been moved to an app launcher menu. Blending the lines between Android and desktop even more.
Chrome Beta for Android update has been detailed. This one is arriving as Chrome 30 Beta and should be available by way of the Play Store soon enough. More important are the changes and new additions which this time around include some image related search improvements and some new gestures.
Chromecast device has received its first update. This afternoon the folks from Google have quickly (and quietly) announced that the Chromecast is getting an update starting today. Users will get it automatically, and they won't need to do a thing to enjoy all the benefits.
Chromecast and the group that sacrificed a device was iFixit. The interesting, and perhaps somewhat unsurprising part here is that the teardown revealed very little on the inside of the plastic.
Chromecast yesterday. The Chromecast is a $35 dongle that will allow the user to wirelessly stream audio and video from their smartphone, tablet or laptop to their HDTV. This setup certainly looks like it has its advantages. One being the ease of use, but that aside, this announcement did cause some to worry about the future of another Google product -- Google TV.
70 million Android tablets activated. Of course, that number ties directly to the first topic that was discussed -- the new Nexus 7.
new Nexus 7 tablet, is Google's latest device, the Chromecast. A tiny HDMI dongle the size of a thumb drive delivering endless YouTube, Netflix, Google Music, Pandora, and web content to your HDTV for streaming anything and everything. Easily stream content to your big screen for only $35. We have some hands-on so take a peek after the break.
Google is busy announcing all sorts of awesome new products like the Nexus 7, but they just revealed something else that will throw many for a loop. Have you ever had a hard time getting video from your devices on your HDTV in the living room? Yes, I have too. The new Google Chromecast (dongle) will bring universal streaming from any device to your TV.