Google's director of Android engineering described it as a "uniquely Google approach to a music subscription service."
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Google delivered a series of location-based APIs to track movement automatically and improve mapping tools. These are nice additions to Android devices, but the real impact may be with Google Glass apps.
Developers can also look forward to Android Studio, which immediately garnered more applause from some of the 6,000 attendees present in the keynote hall at Moscone West.
UPDATED: Two years ago, Google revealed there were at least 100 million activations for Android. A year ago, Google celebrated 400 million.
The amazing hardware in the Chromebook Pixel tips Google’s hand on a greater trajectory for ChromeOS. Whether Google I/O begins to reveal the details is one of this week’s big questions.
By combining Cartavi with zipLogix, DocuSign aims to tackle the real estate industry with a "one-stop shop" for brokers, agents, buyers, and sellers.
Quick-use apps for workflow approvals, information searches, self-service tasks and more from your daily office grind.
A partnership with Capgemini and a new head for its EMEA business highlights how NetSuite is planning to expand two-tier ERP in Europe.
A Nokia executive hinted that the phone maker is 'looking at' tablets. But there are at least three major hurdles for Nokia to consider, including its depleting financial position and an already aggressive mobile market space.
Whether it's photo editing enhancements, voice search or new mapping tools, the efforts boil down to machine learning and cloud infrastructure --- Google's primary core competency. Can rivals keep up?