location APIs

Google unveils new APIs to help developers use location services effectively

Apart from all the consumer-centric services and products, Google has also unveiled quite a few developer specific features at the on-going location APIs

Google has announced three location related APIs – Fused Location Provider, Activity recognition and Geofencing. Let us look a little deeper: Read more about Google unveils new APIs to help developers use location services effectively

Google Play for Education

Google introduces Play for Education, aims to take Android to classrooms

Google is taking Android to the classrooms by making it easy to discover, purchase, and distribute content through Google Play. In the same bid, the search giant has introduced Google Play for Education.Google Play for Education

Google has already been trying to get into classrooms with its Apps and Chromebooks and now it want to use the popularity of Android to help it out.

With Google Play for Education, Google is giving educators an opportunity to provide better and connected classrooms, where students will have easier access to course material, apps and other content. Read more about Google introduces Play for Education, aims to take Android to classrooms

Can’t update Google Talk to Hangouts on Android, fix is on the way

Several users are reporting that they are not able to update the Google Talk app on their Android devices and the Play store just shows an open button in the listing, no update option. If you are one of these users – don’t worry; Google has heard you and will soon be releasing a fix.Google Hangouts

The company today posted a note in the Hangouts listing on Google Play that it is rolling out the update to everyone, but it is happening in phases, so hang tight and it will soon reach your Android device. Google also hinted in the listing that a tablet-optimised version of the Hangouts app might be coming soon. Read more about Can’t update Google Talk to Hangouts on Android, fix is on the way

Google Maps Revamp

Google showcases revamped Google Maps for web, Android version coming ‘this summer’

As we had Google Maps Revamp

“Today we previewed the next generation of Google Maps, which gets rid of any clutter in order to put your individual experience and exploration front and center. Each time you click or search, our technology draws you a tailored map that highlights the information you need. From design to directions, the new Google Maps is smarter and more useful,” Google noted in a blog post. Read more about Google showcases revamped Google Maps for web, Android version coming ‘this summer’

Google Play Designed for tablets

Google starts highlighting tablet apps in Google Play, but not so perfectly

Google dedicated quite some time to Google Play improvements at the yesterday’s I/O keynote. One of these newly introduced Google Play improvements is the ability to see tablet specific apps in Google Play.Google Play Designed for tablets

Google has always tried to highlight tablet-specific apps in Google Play, but often it has just been a curated list of apps showing some of 30-50 tablet apps. It is changing now. Starting today, in the latest Google Play store client on tablets, you can tap on “All Apps” in any section like Top free, top paid, top new free etc. to see tablet optimised applications. Read more about Google starts highlighting tablet apps in Google Play, but not so perfectly

Google TV updated to Android 4.2.2

Chrome for Google TV now at par with desktop version

Google TV might have missed a chance to be on stage at Google I/O 2013 keynote but that does not mean, it is missing in action. The official Google TV

Google has also revealed that it has changed the latest Google TV version to make it easy for the OEMs to push updates faster than ever. Read more about Google TV updated to Android 4.2.2

Google Play game services

Google Play game services official, aims to bring social & cloud features to games

As Sundar Pichai had Google Play game services

Google Play game services are however not just limited to integration of social features, they also provide support for storing game saves and settings in the cloud and it is all done on Google’s servers. Read more about Google Play game services official, aims to bring social & cloud features to games