All About Android 109
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Guest: Michael Wolfson
Topic: Google IO predictions, Sundar speaks, Ouya test drive, Glassholes unite, and more.
Recorded: May 15 2013
All About Android 109: Spoiler Lemur!
- Michael Wolfson
- Android Developer, Droid of the Day
- One benefit of Samsung being so dominant is that you don’t hear much concern that Google might show favoritism to Motorola, which it now owns. "For the purposes of the Android ecosystem, Motorola is [just another] partner.
- What’s the future of Google-branded hardware?
- You will see a continuation of what we have tried to do with Nexus and Chromebooks. Any hardware projects we do will be to push the ecosystem forward.
- What can we expect from I/O this year?
- It’s going to be different. It’s not a time when we have much in the way of launches of new products or a new operating system. Both on Android and Chrome, we’re going to focus this I/O on all of the kinds of things we’re doing for developers, so that they can write better things. We will show how Google services are doing amazing things on top of these two platforms.
- Content creators can now add code to their pages that enable Google to serve up related content pull from their G+ acct. Android and iOS users can enable the feature and site owners who wish to take part can add a line of code to their site to add the feature to a page. The visitor will see a notification appear in the bottom of the browser. Clicking that will take them to recommended content based on the visitor's current page, keeping quality high.
Google IO predictions/wish list
- AT&T later told BGR: "As mentioned previously, we do pricing promotions all the time and have made no decisions on future plans.
- The Nvidia Shield gives gamers access to an array of gaming avenues, including Nvidia TegraZone, Google Play, and Steam. The system runs on the Tegra 4 processor and boasts 16GB of memory, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, a mini-HDMI output, a microSD storage slot, and a headphone jack. The device also features a five-inch, 720p multi-touch display. For more on the Nvidia Shield, check out GameSpot's preview of the device from the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year.
- Google I/O 2013 companion app brings new lock screen widget and more
- All developers can now reply to Google Play reviews
- Google play gets updated to v4.1.6 download link included
- Blackberry Goes Cross Platform With BBM, Coming to Android This Summer
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