Google I/O 2014: Voice Controlled Android Auto Announced

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Along with Android Wear Smartwatches announced at Google I/O, Google also announced their in-car system called Android Auto. Android Auto will work like other in-car systems, but it will automate tasks and be fully voice controlled for hands-free control. The head of Google’s Automotive division, Andrew Brenner, explained how Android Auto will enhance basic functions like communication, navigation and entertainment, and will also be contextually aware. Read More

Google I/O 2014: Android Wear Smartwatches Released

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In the “biggest ever overhaul”, Google took the stage at I/O 2014, unleashing the ability for Android to run on your wrist, in your car, and at your home on your Television. The LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live, both running Android Wear, will be available for purchase on the Play Store starting today. The classy round-faced Moto 360 will be available later this summer. Read More

Gmail’s New Interface Leaked, Focuses On Ease of Access

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Geek.com recently uncovered a complete visual overhaul of Gmail’s Web interface, being tested by Google. The images show an extremely clean and minimalistic interface, making it easier to sort, view, and shift through your emails with ease, clearly showing that the update is a balance between ease of access and precision engineering. Read More

Google Glass Announced, Pre-Orders Start From $1500 for US Based I/O Attendees

Google today at Google I/O finally revealed Google Glass, something that holds the future of augmented reality. Sergey Brin did a long demo explaining all the features of the Google Glass and mentioned that US based Google I/O attendees will be able to pre-order these cool glasses for $1500 and that the Google Glass will start shipping in early 2013. Read More

Google’s New Ad Formats Take On iAd [PICS]

At Google I/O, Google announced Android 2.2, codenamed Froyo. Froyo comes along with many major improvements and features. One such great feature is the new Ads format which Google introduced.

iAd – Apple’s Mobile Advertising was about to change mobile advertising profoundly but Google’s major announcement could change things. These new Ad formats would work on Froyo. Much of the ideas of the Ad formats come from iAd, but some are new. Some new Ad formats which Google introduced were -

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Google and Typekit Collaborate

Google made some huge announcements during Google I/O including the Chrome Web Store. They even introduced the Google Font API and Google Font Directory. They have collaborated with Typekit to open source the Web Font Loader, a JavaScript library for improving the web font experience.

This means more fonts would be available for developers to choose from. HTML 5, CSS3 and Web Fonts would provide a much better and richer experience to the users. Still Google would face some challenges as different browsers treat the download of web fonts differently.

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