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9 things we discovered in our first few hours with Android M

At this early stage, Android M only shows minor differences from Lollipop. The most interesting features seem to be coming later.

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Using Android Pay: 5 things you need to know

Google's new mobile payments system isn't too complicated. If anything, it's essentially an updated version of Google Wallet.

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Android M's major new features, from Android Pay to awesome app permissions

Now that Android L has given Google's mobile operating system a makeover, Android M focuses on polishing the user experience.

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HBO Now cut loose from Apple exclusivity, is coming to Chromecast and Android devices

Let the binge watching begin, starting this summer.

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Offline access: Google's plan to attract the next billion users

Google announces plans to allow users to access and cache apps offline, from Maps to YouTube.

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Now on Tap will make Google Now even better in Android M

Google Now can't read your mind (yet), but Now on Tap will let it get pretty close, by gleaning contextual information from every app on your phone.

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Android M will extend battery life with Doze management tools and fast-charging USB-C port

The Doze tool will preserve battery life when your device is inactive, while the USB-C port and its flippable cable will enable faster, easier charging.

Android M brings hefty upgrades to core user experience

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Improvements in this latest update to Google's mobile OS include battery life, permissions and more.

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Google's Android Pay is what Google Wallet should have been

Move over, Google Wallet. Google confirms that Android Pay is coming for Android 4.4 and Android M.

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Android M's getting the equivalent of Apple's Touch ID

After years of sporadic efforts by individual phone makers, standardized fingerprint support will come baked into Android M.

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Chrome Custom Tabs smooths the transition between apps and the web

Being sent from an app to a web browser will be a lot less jarring in Android M.

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Live blog: Google I/O 2015 keynote

Google's annual developer's conference kicks off on Thursday, and we'll be there covering it live. Follow the play-by-play here.

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Project Tango tablet development kits on sale for $512 in Google Store

The 3D-sensing, world-mapping tablet can be yours for 2 to the 9th power dollars. Google loves developer humor.

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SwiftKey update brings Dashlane integration, revamped settings hub

There is a new default theme and several drops of Material Design sprinkled throughout the new interface.

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How to watch the Google I/O 2015 keynote live

Not everyone can attend Google I/O, but you can watch all the biggest news as it happens.