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Google Play services version 1.0 launches

Google I/O was filled with a lot of announcements this year, but one of the announcements aimed solely at Android developers was the reveal of Google Play services. In a nutshell, Google Play services allows app developers to integrate other Google services, like Google Plus, into their apps. Today, Google rolled out version 1.0 of Google Play services, inviting developers to get to coding.

Google acquires Instagram-competitor Snapseed

Nik Software, the company behind the popular photography app Snapseed, has been bought by Google today. The search giant plans to bolster its Google+ photo features with the Snapseed acquisition and compete with Facebook and Instagram head on. The app, which is available on iOS, Mac and Windows (with an Android version coming soon), has gained over nine million users within its first year.

Google brings video chat Hangouts to Gmail

Google has continued to integrate their massive list of offerings together to offer a seamless experience for all. Previously Gmail users were able to use Google Talk video chat for communication but today Google has announced that is all changing for the better. Google has replaced Google Talk video with Google+ hangouts. Letting Gmail users video chat with 1 person, or 10 at the same time.

Project Glass gets closer to reality, Google welcomes “Glass Explorers”

Google's Project Glass is still a long, long ways from reaching my hands and face sadly. Today however we are now one step closer to getting to try out, enjoy, and possibly learn more about Google Glass. You should all know plenty about Google's futuristic Augmented Reality eye-wear already, but hopefully we'll be learning more soon. Sergey Brin himself sent out info on Glass, and we have the details.

Google I/O 2012 condensed into 4 minute video

Google I/O 2012 definitely wasn't lacking when it came to exciting announcements and events, but trying to relive three days' worth of information can lead to some major headaches. After all, a lot went down at Google I/O - from the introduction of the Google Nexus 7 to the announcement that 1 million Android devices are activated every day, there was certainly a lot to take in. So, what's the Google fan without a photographic memory to do?

Google+ app for tablets announced at Google IO

If you're a fan of Google's ever growing social network site Google+ we have some good news on that front too. It isn't just about Android devices and software. Google+ is finally getting what we've all wanted and been waiting for -- a tablet app. Google+ today is coming to tablets.

Google+ integration heads to Flipboard

Interesting but expected news has just arrived this afternoon that Google has inked a deal with the developers of the new popular Flipboard news app for Android. At a conference in London Google+ VP of product management Bradley Horowitz confirmed the move and said we can expect Google+ sharing integrated into Flipboard soon.
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