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Google hits the brakes on multi-lingual support for Google Now

Just when we thought we could finally ask Google Now to find the nearest pizza place in Spanish, Google is apparently delaying the roll-out of the on-the-fly multiple language support on the ubiquitous voice search tool. Four days ago, the same time as Google I/O but not really part of the major reveals there, an announcement was made that multi-lingual support would soon be rolling out for Google Now, but has today been re-scheduled.

Pichai sounds off on current Android issues after I/O keynote

After putting together a very comprehensive and varied keynote at the Google I/O developers’ conference, Android head honcho Sundar Pichai sat down with WIRED Magazine for a very candid interview on the current trends and issues that are affecting the Android OS at this point. And fresh from putting on the table the “L” iteration of Android that we’re probably getting later this year, Pichai had a lot of things to say about Android’s pervasiveness, and about strengthening the identity of Android OS among other issues.

YouTube Creator Studio, Fan Funding announced at VidCon

There are millions of people viewing millions of videos everyday on YouTube but there thousands l of special people who constantly upload the content that we fanatically view and manage the channels that we frequent. While the plain YouTube app is decent enough for uploading, viewing and searching for videos, channel managers and creators need something more special for their mobile needs. As promised, Google has released a YouTube Creator Studio app specifically for them.

Android L wallpapers now available for download

Google has already released the Android L Developer Preview, and that means some fun for a select group of users. You know, those willing to play around and put up with the quirks and bugs. But as we often see -- the release of a file such as this Developer Preview also means something for the average end user.

Android L apps available for download and testing at XDA

The hype around Android L – possibly the “nameless” new Android 5.0 version we will be getting later in the year – was quite palpable at Google I/O, especially when Sundar Pichai took to the stage to reveal the next generation for the Android OS. And while most of us who do not own a Nexus 5 or 7 will not be able to fully check out the test version of the OS, the good fellows at XDA have made available some of the news apps found within Android L.

Udacity app offers programming courses for Android development

Tech learning app Udacity has finally made its way into the Android platform and it brought with it several modules that are specifically targeted for Android developers. There are four learning programs that you can access through the app, but these are not just courses taught by random experts in the field, but rather actual people from Google themselves, people who had a close hand or knowledge in developing the platform.