The Best of the Best Harish Jonnalagadda 19 May 2016 8 [ ]/google-io-2016) Google has selected the winners of the inaugural Google Play Awards at I/O 2016 , highlighting this year's best apps and games. The search giant has picked apps and games from a variety of categories, focusing on metrics like innovation and app quality, or apps that make the best use of Google Play's game services or Material Design guidelines. Interior design app Houzz has picked up the honor of the best app, while popular multiplayer title Clash Royale was awarded the best game. VPN Deals: Lifetime license for $16, monthly plans at $1 & more Here's the full list of this year's winners: Best App : Houzz Best Early Adopter : World Around Me Best Families App : Thinkrolls 2 Best Go Global : Pokemon Shuffle Mobile Best Game : Clash Royale Most Innovative : NYT VR Best Use of Material Design : Robinhood Best … [Read more...] about Here are the winners of the inaugural Google Play Awards
ALL THE APPS Rich Edmonds 20 Nov 2015 30 Google is preparing to launch its Play Store in China at the start of 2016, according to Reuters' sources. It would mark a major step for Alphabet by launching infrastructure to power the localized version of the Google Play Store after pulling out of the region years ago due to refusing to self-censor search results. The company will comply with Chinese law on filtered content viewed as too sensitive for consumption, as well as storing store data within the country. No official comment was made on the speculation, but the company definitely has an uphill struggle to penetrate into the market it previously left for competitors to dominate. It's believed Google Play will launch in China after the Chinese New Year in February, but before the summer season hits. Source: Reuters Living the Pop life Review: Caseology’s Nano Pop is the best slim but sturdy Galaxy S21 case There’s a mountain of … [Read more...] about Google Play Store reportedly launching in China in early 2016
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Nerd Party What to expect from the biggest Google conference ever. Alex Dobie 13 May 2016 43 [ ]/google-io-2016) It's Google I/O time! The 2016 installment of Google's annual developer conference kicks off Wednesday, May 18 in Mountain View, California with a two-hour opening keynote. With a new venue and the promise of announcements on the future of Android N , VR, Chrome OS and much more, it's sure to be one of the highlights of the year in mobile tech. With just a few days to go until developers descend on Shoreline Amphitheater, we've rounded up details of what we're expecting from Google I/O 2016. A new venue Shoreline Amphitheater. Photo credit: Coolcaesar on Wikipedia. Aside from what's actually announced and shown at Google I/O 2016, attendees will experience this year's conference in a new way, at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Google's hometown of … [Read more...] about Google I/O 2016 preview: Android N, Android VR, Project Chirp, Play Store on Chromebooks and more!
In the thick of it After a successful Day 1, here's what happened on the second full day of Google I/O. Andrew Martonik 20 May 2016 0 [ ]/google-io-2016) The second day of the show is a bit calmer by design in order to let developers get down into the details of everything that was announced the day before, but there's still plenty of newsworthy information coming out regardless. The big headlines of the day were fresh details on Daydream VR and the final announcement that the Play Store is coming to Chrome OS. Daydream VR Though we got a pretty solid rundown of Daydream VR at the Day 1 keynote, a handful of sessions on Day 2 gave us all of the deep details on Google's new virtual reality push in Android N . We now know that the Nexus 6P is the first device set up to develop Daydream compatible apps, and Google has also launched a system for using another phone as a controller in lieu of yet-to-be-released Daydream controllers. … [Read more...] about Google I/O 2016 Day 2: Everything you need to know
Whether you’re an Amazon Alexa loyalist or a Google Assistant fan, you’ll be able to control your smart kitchen with your voice. That is, if your smart kitchen is outfitted with LG smart appliances. The company announced on Tuesday that its line of SmartThinQ appliances are now compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, making LG one of the first major appliance manufacturers to offer integrations with both services. As it stands, LG already offers more than 100 SmartThinQ appliances , including refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, air purifiers, and vacuums. And more and more of those are now capable of being controlled hands-free. The ability to connect with both Alexa and Assistant is thanks to LG’s open-platform, open-partnership, open-connectivity ecosystem. By allowing everyone to play equally, LG is making your life easier, ensuring that you don’t have to buy a whole new smart home hub when you buy new connected appliances. … [Read more...] about LG’s SmartThinQ appliances cook up support for both Alexa and Google Assistant