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Google makes way for wearables with Play Services update

New APIs make it easier it to communicate with apps running on Android-based wearables.

Wearables Right or Wrong? Android Wear redefines the smartwatch

In Episode 7 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips sets his crosshairs directly on Android Wear, Google's new OS designed just for wrist wearables.

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China's Xiaomi reports booming smartphone sales

The company shipped nearly four times as many smartphones in the first half as it did a year earlier.

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Samsung's S5 mini: Slimmer and slower than S5, but still scans fingerprints

The S5 mini also has the heart-rate monitor and waterproofing of its larger brother

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India a hotbed for next-generation smartphones on the cheap

Google, Microsoft and Mozilla have all partnered with local vendors

Google, broadening its reach, tries for a snazzier look

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The company aims for a prettier and more consistent look for software with Android L

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Rare text message worm targets Android devices

The new Selfmite Android malware spreads by sending text messages with a malicious link to the device owner's contacts

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12 Android L features that will help or hinder your portable productivity

Google has begun rolling out the first builds of 'Android L,' the next iteration of Android. We rounded up the 12 features we loved—and disliked—that will affect your potential for productivity.

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Android Studio development platform heading towards full release

A new beta version is now available for download

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Google I/O 2014: Your 5 biggest takeaways from this year's big event

Google I/O is a State of the Google address on all things Googly—and this is how you can interpret what went down.

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Google paves way for 64-bit Android L devices by year end

The first 64-bit tablets and smartphones with Android L could arrive as early as October.

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MIA at Google I/O: Glass, Google+ and other projects we're still wondering about

Google failed to mention some of its most famous (or infamous) products, or how they fit into the bigger picture. And that could be saying something.

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How Google plans to lock you away from iOS and Windows

Come for the awesome new Android features, stay because...well, it's just getting way too hard to switch.

Google packs plenty into I/O keynote

Google's developer conference kicked off Wendesday in San Francisco with a focus on in-car technology, wearables and a new mobile OS.

Google I/O Recap: From watches to cars, Android will be everywhere

Jon Phillips and Florence Ion look at all the big announcements from Google I/O.

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From Android L to Google Fit: All the new products and features from Google I/O

Google unleashed a torrent of fresh features and products and its annual I/O keynote. Here's a round-up of all the news and new platforms.

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Google rolls out Android Auto, linking your car, your phone and your digital life

In a demo cockpit at Google I/O, the company demonstrated how your Android phone could provide calendar, contact and road-trip data to improve your daily drive—and make it a lot safer.

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Google launches Android TV -- and here's what it looks like

Google launches Android TV, with shupport from Sharp, Sony, Asus, and others. It will debut this fal, replacing the forgotten Google TV technology.