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  • LG G Watch goes on sale in India at Rs 14,999; Samsung Gear Live to come at Rs 15,900 June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: LG G Watch is the first Android Wear smartwatch to go on sale in India. Priced at Rs 14,999, the watch is available to order on the Google India Play Store. Users can pre-book a smartwatch but it will not be shipped before July 8. The G Watch, which...
  • Google Fit: Google takes on Apple's HealthKit with its new health, fitness tracking service June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Google Inc unveiled a "Google Fit" platform on Wednesday to help users of its Android mobile software collate and keep track of health and fitness data on smartwatches and other mobile devices. Fit functions similarly to recently introduced services from Apple and Samsung. The tracking and analysis of health...
  • Android L: Google gives a peek into the next generation Android OS June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: At its annual developer's conference Google gave the world a look into what to expect from the next generation of the Android operating system. The next version of Android has been codenamed 'L', that many assume to stand for 'Lollipop'. Google has a history of naming each version...
  • Android set to invade television as Google switches on Android TV June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Google's Android operating system is stretching beyond its usual focus on smartphones and tablets into cars, homes and smartwatches at the Internet giant's annual developer's conference. At Google I/O 2014, attended by about 6,000 developers, bloggers and journalists, the company announced Android TV, a version of its Android...
  • Google announces Android One initiative; partners with Micromax, Karbonn, Spice to launch low-cost smartphones in India June 25, 2014

    San Francisco: Google on Wednesday announced it is working on a low-cost smartphone aimed at emerging markets as part of an initiative called Android One. The Android-powered handset will be built with a basic set of features including FM radio, have a screen slightly smaller than five inches and be priced...
  • Live blog and live stream: Google I/O 2014 keynote address June 25, 2014

    Google, whose Android software reigns as the world's dominant smartphone operating system, will step up efforts to make inroads into cars, televisions and other devices at its annual developer conference this week. Follow the updates of the Google I/O 2014 keynote address on our live blog. The two-day Google I/O conference...
  • Google Fit: Google developing health data service; likely to be announced later this month June 14, 2014

    San Francisco: Google Inc is developing a service that will combine information from health apps and personal fitness devices, in another competitive move against Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co, Forbes reported. The new service, to be called Google Fit, will make its debut at the Internet company's developer conference later...
  • Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr apps come to Google Glass May 17, 2013

    San Francisco: Social networking services Facebook and Twitter are coming to Google Glass, the wearable computer made by the Internet search company. Google announced on Thursday a half-dozen apps specially designed to work on its Glass devices. News network CNN, fashion magazine Elle, as well as online apps Tumblr and Evernote...
  • Google launches streaming music service 'All Access' ahead of Apple May 16, 2013

    San Francisco: Google launched a music service on Wednesday that allows users to listen to unlimited songs for $9.99 a month, challenging smaller companies like Pandora and Spotify in the market for streaming music. With its new service, announced at its annual developers' conference in San Francisco, Google has adopted the...
  • Google unveils music service; improves maps, photo, other tools May 16, 2013

    San Francisco: Google used its annual conference for software developers, Google I/O, to unveil several new products, services and features. They include enhancements for online games, maps, search, music and photos and are meant to help the company cement its role in people's technological lives. Here's a look at some...
  • Live: Google I/O 2013 keynote address May 15, 2013

    Google is expected to use its Google I/O annual software developers' conference to showcase the latest mobile devices running on its Android software, while also unveiling other features in its evolving product line-up. Watch the live stream of the keynote address and follow live updates here. ...
  • Google inks music deals; streaming service announcement at I/O likely May 15, 2013

    San Francisco: Google has signed licensing deals with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment to launch a subscription music service that would compete with fast-growing start-up Spotify, according to a report on Tuesday in technology blog The Verge. Google, the world's No. 1 search engine, could unveil the streaming music...
  • Android Key Lime Pie, X Phone, new Nexus tablet expected at Google I/O May 15, 2013

    San Francisco: Google is expected to use its annual software developers' conference to showcase the latest mobile devices running on its Android software, while also unveiling other features in its evolving product line-up. The gathering, scheduled to begin Wednesday in San Francisco, provides Google with an opportunity to flex its technological...
  • Google releases Chrome for iPhone, iPad June 29, 2012

    San Francisco: Google's Chrome browser can now be used to surf the Web on the iPhone and iPad. The Chrome application released Thursday is the latest volley in the escalating rivalry between Google Inc. and Apple Inc., which makes those two popular mobile devices. The announcement highlighted the second day of...
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: All you need to know June 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Android 4.1, codenamed "Jelly Bean," is the latest version of Android, which was announced by Google at its fifth annual developer conference - Google I/O 2012. Adding new features to the latest version of Android, Google claims to have made improvements throughout the platform. Google previewed it at...
  • With Page voiceless, Brin appears at Google show June 28, 2012

    San Francisco: Google co-founder Sergey Brin made a splashy entrance during a San Francisco conference while CEO Larry Page recovered from an ailment that has left him unable to speak. Page's absence from one of Google's marquee events wasn't a surprise because the Internet search leader had announced at its annual...
  • Google Glass to cost $1500 June 28, 2012

    San Francisco: Google helped create a world brimming with digital distractions for people spending more of their lives tethered to the Internet. It's a phenomenon that seems unlikely to change so Google is working on a way to search for information, read text messages, watch online video and post photos...
  • Your pick: Nexus 7, Kindle Fire, iPad, Surface June 28, 2012

    San Francisco: Google Inc. said Wednesday that it will sell its own tablet computer, the Nexus 7, based on its Android operating system. Google is the latest challenger to Apple, maker of the popular iPad. The new tablet will also compete directly with Amazon's Kindle Fire. Here's a look at the key...
  • Google announces $299 Nexus Q streaming device June 28, 2012

    New Delhi: At its fifth annual Google I/O developers conference, Google announced a home entertainment device called Nexus Q. It sends content from your personal collection or YouTube to your existing TV and speaker systems. You control it through a separate Android phone or tablet. The Nexus Q, which Google calls...
  • Google unveils $199 Nexus 7 Jelly Bean tablet June 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Google has unveiled a small computer bearing its brand. Called the Nexus Seven, the 7-inch tablet is manufactured by Taiwan's AsusTek Computer . The device will ship in mid-July starting at $199 - the same price as the Kindle Fire. By contrast, iPads start at $499. Customers can start...
  • Google likely to unveil small tablet at show June 27, 2012

    San Francisco: A small tablet computer bearing Google's brand is expected Wednesday. If speculation about the long-rumored device pans out, the Google tablet is likely be seen more of a threat to Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle Fire than Apple Inc.'s top-selling iPad. More details should emerge Wednesday during the opening speech of...
  • Live: Google I/O conference keynote June 27, 2012

    The opening of the annual Google Input/Output conference promises some tablet and new Android excitement. Catch all the buzz right here, right now. ...