Software week in review for June 27
Wear it, watch it, drive it, sweat it: That’s what you’ll be doing soon with Android and Chrome, according to news from the Google I/O conference. For the football fans, revisit our guide to watching the World Cup, and you can follow @ReplayLastGoal on Twitter to get video replay and an animated GIF of the latest goal. Read on for our I/O recap, and to get the latest reviews and features from our editors in your inbox, subscribe to our weekly newsletters.
A billion fandroids can’t be wrong. This week at I/O, Google revealed that its mobile OS has 1 billion monthly users, and soon they’ll get a new release of the OS and a host of new functionality. Here’s some of what Google announced:
- Android L: Version 5.0 of the mobile OS will have a name starting with L (Lollipop? Licorice? Lemondrop? Lozenge?). Android L has a new design, lock-screen notifications, battery monitoring by app, and owner recognition so that you won’t have to use your password every time. Google claims Android L will … [Read more]
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