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[Update: Google Photos API generally available] Google launches Google Photos partner program

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Google introduced a program today that will allow developers to integrate Google Photos into their services. The program includes an API that lets third-party services use some of the features Google Photos offers, such as the platform's powerful search functionality.

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[Update: Google Photos API generally available] Google launches Google Photos partner program was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: New, better photo] Pixel 2’s color profile picker adds reference photo on Android P DP2

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a "Colors" setting in their display options that lets you tune your screen's color saturation and temperature to your liking by choosing between "Natural," "Boosted," and "Saturated" options.

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[Update: New, better photo] Pixel 2's color profile picker adds reference photo on Android P DP2 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[That’s the shit] Google Assistant will soon control your smart toilet and tub

Monday, May 14th, 2018

In a not-so-distant future, you'll be able to control everything with your Google Home and Assistant. No sooner did we discover seven new device types supported directly by it (A/Cs, air purifiers, fans, coffee makers, kettles, ovens, sprinklers) than we learned about even more devices being added shortly, sometime in 2018. The news came from an I/O session where the Actions on Google team dumped the above slide with all the planned device types.

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[That's the shit] Google Assistant will soon control your smart toilet and tub was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[That’s the shit] Google Assistant will soon control your smart toilet and tub

Monday, May 14th, 2018

In a not-so-distant future, you'll be able to control everything with your Google Home and Assistant. No sooner did we discover seven new device types supported directly by it (A/Cs, air purifiers, fans, coffee makers, kettles, ovens, sprinklers) than we learned about even more devices being added shortly, sometime in 2018. The news came from an I/O session where the Actions on Google team dumped the above slide with all the planned device types.

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[That's the shit] Google Assistant will soon control your smart toilet and tub was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

For Google, it’s full speed ahead with Android Automotive, but not so much with Android Auto

Monday, May 14th, 2018

By some measures, Android Auto is a huge success. Google's infotainment system is available in cars from dozens of automakers, and consumers will be using these vehicles for years. That's a lot of people incentivized to use services like Assistant and Maps, but Auto is inherently limited as a projected interface from your phone. The car integration tab in Auto remains baren in virtually all vehicles. Google's solution is to build a version of Android that runs on cars, which it calls Android Automotive.

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For Google, it's full speed ahead with Android Automotive, but not so much with Android Auto was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

SD card support for Android apps, Gboard, low-latency drawing, and more coming to Chrome OS

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

At Google I/O 2018, the big announcement for Chromebooks was Linux app support. Even though it only works on the Pixelbook right now, with support for more models coming soon, it's still very exciting. That isn't the only new feature coming to Chrome OS - several other changes were covered after the keynote or discovered in recent Chromium commits.

SD card support for Android apps

One of the last remaining issues with Android apps on Chrome OS was the lack of SD card support.

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SD card support for Android apps, Gboard, low-latency drawing, and more coming to Chrome OS was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Weekend poll: What was your favorite announcement from Google I/O?

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Unless you've been living under a digital rock, you're probably aware that Google's yearly I/O developer conference was just earlier this week. At the event Google showed off a variety of new services and plans, covering a range from the immediately available Android P developer preview 2, to the coming Google Duplex—not to be confused with Google's other Duplex, of course.

If you tuned in or followed the news, we're curious: Which of Google's announcement from this year's I/O was your favorite?

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Weekend poll: What was your favorite announcement from Google I/O? was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s hyped obstruction-removal feature in Photos is deprioritized, may still have major issues

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

We're coming up on a year since Google CEO Sundar Pichai showed off a nifty obstruction-removal feature in Google Photos at I/O 2017 — you know, the one where a chain-link fence is magically removed from a photo of a girl at bat. Some Pollyannas were hoping Google would offer an update on the now-mythical feature at this year's developer conference. While the company announced some cool enhancements to Google Photos at I/O 2018, there was no official follow-up on the fate of the buzzworthy feature showed off last year.

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Google's hyped obstruction-removal feature in Photos is deprioritized, may still have major issues was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Fireside chat reflections: Android team discusses what it would have done differently

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

One of the more interesting events at Google I/O every year is the 'Fireside chat,' where members of the Android team answer questions from developers. While most of the topics were about best practices for app development, there was one question that received an interesting response.

Around 20 minutes into the session (linked above), one developer asked the team what should should have been done differently with Android 1.0, knowing what the team knows now.

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Fireside chat reflections: Android team discusses what it would have done differently was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google will require OEMs to regularly deliver security updates

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Security has always been a pressing issue with Android devices. Even though most users won't know (or care) that their phone is behind on security patches, it can leave them exposed to threats. Only a handful of OEMs are known to deliver timely updates, and some companies lie to users entirely.

During the 'What's new in Android security' session at Google I/O, Dave Kleidermacher (who became the Android Security Director in January) mentioned that Google will now require OEMs to roll out regular security updates.

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Google will require OEMs to regularly deliver security updates was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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