Google I/O Extended 2014 – Highlights

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The Show starts with a big bang and starting the show with Hi to UK I participant Nigeria and Brazil.  This time Female developer, join  in the part by 20%, that’s increasing by 14% from last  year. Google is encouraging the female developer in the Google IO 14, Even we cover the show in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka got a small number of Google Staff but the encouraged the developer to do more.

Sundar Pichi starts the Show with Hi and maintained that about increased  1 Billion active Android users and 20Billion text messages and 93 Million selfies and 100 Billion times Android users checking their device per day, With Android Tablet Usage also increased by 62%.  Day by day mobile users rate is getting higher this is one good example of that.

Google Launched some main Developer Preview, L Developer Preview most of them interested about this preview because they consider about Design and looks for Android. Google is trying to make the mobile the first experience you get and then the other devices around you to connect to that, and this was very evident in AndroidAuto, AndroidWear and AndroidTV announcements that prevailed in the keynote and how they are all centered on the mobile device.

Sundar Pichai Announced that Google Play Games gets 100 Million new user  every 6 months. Google Paid $5 Billion  for developer  from Google IO 13. With this All Google IO 14 Developer who visit the show get a #cardboard and LG G, Samsung of Moto 360 Smartwatch. (Only in US)

 

 

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Google Now Card New Feature

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Google launched new feature for google now, that feature called google now card. Google now card Remind us what ever we searched, like we searching for a Google nexus and when we passing towards google nexus smartphone store google now card will remind u with the ptice of the product.

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You’ve been looking for the perfect pair of hiking boots online, but haven’t gotten around to pulling the trigger. Starting today, if you’re out and about and near a store that carries those boots, you might see a Google Now card showing you the product and price to remind you that you wanted them. Now all you have to do is pop into the store and check if they’re in stock! Just be sure to update your #GoogleSearch app for Android now ( http://goo.gl/idgt3y) to get the new reminder.

Image credits to phonedog and source form mashable and phonedog.

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Google plus and Vic Gundotra

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Couple of days before we seen lots of masgs and blog posts about Vic (father of google +) signing off from google. Viv mention about leaving  g+ profile. Most of top blogger mentions(it can be rumours) vic moves to fb whats app division, google normally transfer the teams internally so vic not intrested about it and moving google. Vic is the person who brought up google plus from nothing to top five social media site. And then at once he leaving google means there can be some issues between inside teams. You can check the Vic’s google + post about leaving google.

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Last month, my wife’s uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story. 

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary “How are you” or “What’s going on”, her dad always opened the conversation with “And then?” Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more “and thens”. I cried. 

Since then I’ve thought a lot about how similar this is to our life’s endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become “and thens” as we move on to the next. 

Today I’m announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don’t believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I’m overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry’s encouragement and support.

I’m also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn’t tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I’ve met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don’t even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn’t exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget. 

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An “and then”. I am excited about what’s next. But this isn’t the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then….
+Vic Gundotra 

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Sources techcrunch, google plus, mashable



Google Chrome Remote Desktop

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Good News for all Android Users, Recently, Google added Remote Desktop, We can use our desktops or via our Smartphones it can be apple computer or windows or chrome books. but Smartphone app for now only supports with Android. Google team working with ios 7 for the app soon as possible, we can expect this app for us also. To sync this app with pc  we want to  install a app to our PC or Mac Computers. There are so many Reote access app are avaible in the market lets wait for some time and see how Chrome Remote access working out.

Google’s next move with music

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Google music moving fwd to need milestone Google music integrated with voice control. It’s help to search the music very faster (ok Google) once we searching the song with that randomly Google music gonna songs. So no stop after our favorite songs. From Google Now or the search bar, simply say the magic words “play some music” and your Android device will start playing a random Play Music “I’m feeling lucky” mix that’s based on recent listening habits. We can tell the Google is trying to reply for apple with this update for apples iTunes plan for android. 

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Lots of driving ahead this weekend and already bored of listening to the radio? To get a surprise mix of music, just tap the mic (or say “Ok Google”) in your Google Search app and say “Play some music.” You’ll get an “I’m feeling lucky” radio station assembled based on your recent listening. You’ll need to be have +Google Play Music installed for this to work. Try it out in the latest #GoogleSearch app for +Android: http://goo.gl/idgt3y

WhatsApp Android update – New Payment system

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Recently Whats App launched new update, Among a few new privacy-related features, the update also brings with it an interesting new feature that lets users pay for their friends’/families’ subscriptions, regardless of the platform. Now Zuck’s plan letting others to pay their friends, And FB and Wap promoting invitations to new users. For Now there is no plan about Ads in Wap and still Whatsapp Under account under payment info topic, is there about why what’s up, why not promote ads and sometimes ads might slow down the application so has more possibilities user moving to another free app for now plenty of apps are there in the android market.

In related news, WhatsApp is said to get voice calling in the second quarter of this year.

Google Says No to CynogenMod

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Google asked to remove cyanogenMod from google play. Because that’s the famous alternative rom for  Android. Cyanogen raised $7 million from Benchmark Capital back in September to turn its geek-beloved aftermarket version of Android into a mainstream flavor of the platform – with the ultimate aim of using an Android variant to compete with standard Android (and iOS) for consumers’ attention.

CynogenMod Blog Mentions  Cyanogen said Google’s Play support team had contacted it to ask it to remove the app, citing violations of Play’s developer terms – warning that if the app wasn’t voluntarily removed it would be forcibly ejected.

What ever happens Google Can’t stop the cyanogenMod. Google ask to take off only cyanogenMod but there are so many mods are available in the tech world.

Click this Link to check more about other android ROMs, from the LifeHacker Tech Blog.

Source: TechCrunch, Google.

Line Messenger – 300 Million Registered Users

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Now Line Messenger App got 300 Million Users, That’s pretty huge. Line Officially Announced on Tokyo Press Meetup. Line Team Mention there are looking fwd to reach 500 Million user by 2014.  Line Corporation’s Stable Releases iPhone 3.9.1, Android 3.9.3, Windows 3.1.1.209, Blackberry 1.9.15, Windows 8. Supported OS iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX, Nokia Asha series.  And Line targeting in multi languages (English, Japanese, Russian,Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian.

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The company, a subsidiary of South Korea’s Naver, claims 7.2 billion daily messages, and over 50 million users in Japan, where it began in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster as cell phone networks were disrupted.Aside from free original Line characters, users can pay about $2 for the privilege of using licensed characters such as Hello Kitty. Line has reported sales of $10 million per month from stickers. Lets Wait untill Middle of 2014 How long they can reach in the Online World, And for now Whats App only and some other messengers leading the game.

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Source: CNET, Engadget, DigitalTrends, Wikipedia.

Facebook New Messenger – Updated

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New Facebook Messenger Looks nice, The messenger is a fast, free and reliable way to stay in touch. It’s just like texting, but you don’t have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan). (Mentioned in iTunes Page)

Features:

Get to your messages without opening Facebook.
Chat with groups and make plans on the go.
Bring messages to life with stickers.
Send photos privately.
Keep the conversation going: with chat heads, you can chat while using other apps.
Text your phone contacts, even if you’re not Facebook friends.
Share your location so people know when you’re nearby.
Record voice messages.
Make free calls, even to friends in other countries.
know when people have seen your messages.
See who’s available on Messenger and who’s active on Facebook.
Stay logged in so you never miss a message.
Turn off notifications when you’re working, sleeping or just need a break.

These are the special features in the Facebook Messenger, most of the exited with this and its allowed to share the images,  And now Facebook worked with very creative Sticker so we can share our expressions with our loved once. Without a word explaining about something now possible with Facebook Messenger. Now Facebook Messenger in a good standard to Compete with IOS, Android, and Windows Messengers. Especially now days we are sending less SMS’s instead of that we started to use free messengers.  But to Facebook is not too hard to promote their messenger because according to the 2013 FB Report FB got 1.15 billion so now it more, Facebook can move the game is bit easy.

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The Next Web Launched Top 22 Chatting App

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Source: TNW, Facebook,theverge, appadvice, cnet

Android KitKat Screenshots

Finally we got the Screenshots of Android Kitkat 4.4. Most of the Nexus android fans planning to launch this update with up coming nexus phone. With this update Nestle Kitkat got good publicity and meanwhile Android getting free promotion by each kitkat pack carrying the Android logo. This time Android planing to give Kitkay for all android devices (Note: from low range, Midrange, High range) this time android going to make major changes.

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