Google

Android One to develop smartphones for emerging markets

At the ongoing Google I/O 2014, the tech giant shared with developers their new program called Android One, which aims to reach the emerging markets outside of the US where smartphones are very much a need but cannot be afforded by everyone. They will be focusing on creating low-budget and low-spec phones that will answer connectivity issues in these regions.

Slides app added to Google Drive; Docs, Sheets updated

Among Google’s many announcements on the first day of its I/O conference, one of the things that got people (well, at least those who are productivity addicts) buzzing is the introduction of Google Slides, the newest addition to the Google Drive Office Suite. Just like with Docs and Sheets, Slides lets you create, edit and collaborate, this time, it’s all about presentations.

Android Wear: what you need to know

Android Wear is here, but is there anything we don’t know about it? The overall aim of Google’s wearable ambitions was laid out months ago, but we did get a few glimpses of some cool new tricks. From hardware to some software interactions, we’ve piked up a few tidbits of info about Android Wear.

What you need to know about Android “L”

Android “L” is coming later this year, and on-stage at Gogole I/O, we got a preview of what the newest version was bringing us. Though it’s far from finished, the sneak-peak is meant to give Developers an idea of what they will be able to do with the release. The new release is not a massive upgrade, but here are some key points to take away from the sneak preview.