In addition to confirming that Google is releasing a software development kit for Android wearables, Google has reiterated that it is working on expansion plans for Chromecast. Android SVP Sundar Pichai said that Chromecast will launch in "many more countries" in a few weeks, according to a report from The New Web. UK retailer Currys made it clear that Chromecast would launch there in March, but Pichai's comments suggest that won't be the only place outside of the US to get the HDMI streaming media dongle. Chromecast has sold millions of units, according to Pichai, and that number may soon climb as the device goes international.
There have been several rumors since last year that Google will release a smartwatch and version of Android made for wearable devices. Android SVP Sundar Pichai has confirmed that the latter half of those rumors are true because Google is set to release an Android wearable SDK in two weeks.
Though the Moto X can prompt Google Now even when the phone is off, the Nexus 5 can only do it on the home screen. A new video shows that the Nexus 5 is capable of having always-on listening just like the Moto X; Google simply chose not to include it.
Despite frequent headlines to the contrary, Android does not pose a significant security risk for users who have the slightest bit of sense. An update to Google Play Services will soon provide even more security.
The Google Nexus 7 debuted in July 2013. Quick math should tell you six months have passed since then, but Verizon Wireless has not made the Android tablet available until this week. The anticipated arrival will finally come February 13 when Verizon begins selling the Nexus 7 (32GB) for $349.99 when purchased off contract or $249.99 with a two-year agreement. The 4G LTE-compatible tablet can be added to a Share Everything plan for $10 per month when purchased online or in Verizon stores starting this Thursday.
Seven months since it was first introduced as a way to stream media on a television in the US market, Google Chromecast is finally making its way across the Atlantic for the official launch in the UK.
The promise of Chromecast fell flat thanks to Google's refusal to let developers support the TV streaming solution without special approval. Things can finally kick into high gear because the Google Cast SDK has gone public.
Since Google announced that it would sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91, a paltry sum considering that the company paid $12.5 billion to acquire Motorola just two years ago, reports have popped up suggesting that the losses are not that bad because of the patents that Google gets to keep. Even with the patents, buying Motorola is still a big loss.
Android has powered more than 1 billion smartphones and tablets since 2008, and Google today announced that it is partnering with some of the top car manufacturers to use Android as a way to connect smartphones and automobiles.
Google and Audi AG will soon announce a new in-car information and entertainment system (infotainment) that is based on the Android operating system, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.