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Right-sizing the development process for startups

groundbreaking As the co-founder of a “142-proof” software development agency in the Silicon Valley catering to pre- and post-money companies, I’ve observed quite a bit of variance when it comes to the development process. The capabilities range wildly, from hack-and-slash “oh shit commits” all the way to buttoned-down tests and infrastructure that makes us all giddy when we see it. Read More

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Google brings Android Pay to ATMs, Chrome and more apps

mobile payments After announcing the expansion of Android Pay in the U.K. earlier today, Google also made a few additional announcements around its mobile payments service at its I/O developer conference today.
Pali Bhat, Google’s senior director of product management for Android Pay, told me that one and a half million users in the U.S. now set up Android Pay on their phones every month. Read More

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Google releases an updated, faster version of Android Studio

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.02.27 PM Google is updating its Android Studio developer environment with a whole slew of upgrades under the hood that’ll make it faster. The company unveiled the new tool at its Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View. Making the developer experience easier is critical to companies like Google to encourage developers to build apps Android-first, which is important to capture moments… Read More

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Google takes a new approach to native apps with Instant Apps for Android

Sundar Pichai Mobile apps often provide a better user experience than browser-based web apps, but you first have to find them, download them, and then try not to forget you installed them. Now, Google wants us to rethink what mobile apps are and how we interact with them. Instant Apps, a new Android feature Google announced at its I/O developer conference today but plans to roll out very slowly, wants… Read More

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Google wants you to choose the final name for Android N

O92A6165 You get to choose the name of Google’s next Android release. Traditionally, every Android release is named after something sweet: Marshmallow, Lollipop, KitKat, Jelly Bean, etc. Previews are always named after the next letter in the alphabet at first (N, in the case of the latest release); Google then announces the full name shortly before the final release. This time, the rumor… Read More

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Android N gets a low-latency VR mode

android-cardboard1 We don’t know if Google will launch its own virtual reality headset at its I/O developer conference this year, but Android N, the next version of the company’s mobile operating system, will feature a special mode for VR apps. Read More

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Android N’s first beta-quality release gets seamless updates and VR mode

Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 1.52.04 PM As expected, Google made Android N, the next version of its mobile operating system, a cornerstone of its I/O keynote today. With Android N, Google moved to a very different release cycle compared to previous releases. While I/O is usually the place for Google to share a first look at new versions of Android, it actually released a first preview of N a few months ago. This was also the… Read More

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Google shows off Duo, its new HD video calling app and answer to Apple’s FaceTime

O92A6133 Some have criticised Google for falling behind when it comes to social networking and new communications services, but the company is now working hard to catch up. Today, the company announced a new video calling app called Duo — a high-definition app for Android and iOS devices. Duo was unveiled on the heels of Allo, Google’s new smart messaging app. Why the decision to launch… Read More

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Google debuts Allo, an AI-based chat app using its new assistant bot, smart replies and more

O92A6076 Today at I/O, Google took the wraps off its latest foray into the world of communications: the company announced Allo, a smart messaging app supercharged with machine learning and Google’s new Google Assistant service (its answer to Amazon’s Alexa), giving users the ability not just to chat to each other with animated graphics and enlarging/shrinking text, but to call in… Read More

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