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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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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.

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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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Shazam's expansion to visual scanning is all about marketing

Shazam will be the next contestant in the attempt to popularize QR-like codes embedded in posters, print ads, and postcards.

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Lenovo shows smartphone that lets users interact with projected content

Both products are concept devices

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After medical marijuana, Sidecar eyes alcohol and pharmaceuticals

The ride-sharing startup has big ambitions in a hotly competitive field

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These are the 14 Chevrolet cars from the 2016 model year that will have Android Auto

The models range from the entry-level Spark to the hulking Suburban and even the Corvette, but some cars will get it before others. Here are the details.