Google's new Now On Tap feature, coming with Android M, shows a future where you don't hunt through home screens and menus to find an app. The right apps come to you.
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Faced with a large population with slow, little or no mobile broadband, Google is tweaking its core apps to spread the mobile revolution around the world.
On Thursday, Google quickly sped through all of the improvements and changes in its next mobile software iteration. Here's rundown of what's new for Android.
Google was one of the first to launch a widely-accepted mobile payment solution, but no one knew about it and carriers limited its functionality. It doesn't seem like much with change with Android Pay on Android M.
The common thread between Android, Google Now and Google Photos is machine learning. Can it give Google features that can't be replicated?
Apple Pay has helped raise consumer awareness of mobile payments, but Google can't rely on that if it launches Android Pay as expected.
Microsoft completes the trifecta with the full release of Office Lens for Android joining iOS and Windows Phone products.
A serious security flaw discovered in the Apache Cordova developer framework could allow for malicious injections into Android apps.
Struggling to get things done? Grab some or all of these Android apps for your phone or tablet to get a useful productivity boost.
LG and Sony, plus more than a dozen regional OEMs have signed deals with Microsoft to bundle Office apps and services on their Android devices.
It's likely Android M will be shown off but not actually launch yet. That's OK, there are plenty of improvements to see for both Android and Chrome in the coming months.
After hearing rumors of the next iPhone having a Force Touch screen, it makes sense that iOS 9 will support the feature, helping developers remove buttons from their apps.
The cloud-based identity management service is honing in on Google Apps provisioning, Chromebook password sync and Android for Work.
Customers can order a LG G4 from T-Mobile tomorrow and expect to receive it before the 3 June in-store date. Buyers will get a 128GB microSD card and leather back too.
Microsoft is readying new Cortana companion apps for iPhones and Android devices that the company will introduce later this year.
Boating season kicks off this weekend and while many recreational boaters do not have advanced navigation and communications equipment, they do have a smartphone. Install the USCG mobile app to stay informed and improve safety.
This week in Windows Phone we heard that developers don't think porting apps has value, Microsoft to control Windows 10 Mobile updates, and LG is back.
News in the iOS world this week covered the first update for Apple Watch OS, a judge opens iPhone design to the world, and the watch will soon hit retail stores for purchase.
Flow may not be the only new 'mobile first' lightweight productivity app Microsoft is building. There may be new, lightweight document collaboration and project management apps in the works, too.
Look for Apple to debut Home, an iOS app to gather up and configure HomeKit products on your iPhone or iPad. But will it be the app to control them too?
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