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Google I/O: A To Z
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SaneIT
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SaneIT,
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7/1/2014 | 7:46:43 AM
Re: Android L
Yes, battery life is one of those things that we've almost stop complaining about.  I honestly think that the push for all manufacturers to use a micro USB plug for charging was an attempt to keep us quiet since it would be easier to find a charger.  When I travel I'm still amazed what people will do to charge their smart phone and I think that's a good indication that battery life is still way behind the technology curve.  
yalanand
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yalanand,
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6/30/2014 | 12:12:21 PM
Re: Android L
@saneIT: Battery life increase would be a good news for most techies swooning with problems over the low battery life of most android phones (which generally decrease over time and the phone starts to lag because of insufficient power supply), and that it works over a range of hardware means that it would be more scalable and affordable.
yalanand
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yalanand,
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6/30/2014 | 12:11:33 PM
Re: Google Creating Revolution
@peterthomas710: Google still has a long way to go. It is one of the most high tech companies about and it is bound to make improvements that are considered helpful but radical.
yalanand
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yalanand,
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6/30/2014 | 12:10:00 PM
Re:Google I/O: A To Z
I think Android Auto will be crucial in the future and with this, Google may have well announced that it would be developing third party software and apps for car automations. Not only that, Google Fit would be quite a nice addition for people crazed about wearable technology but do not know how to control the data output from these devices.
zerox203
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zerox203,
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6/26/2014 | 11:52:58 AM
Re: Google I/O: A To Z
Thanks very much for the recap, Eric. This is the kind of stuff I'd expect to see covered in bits and pieces over the next couple of weeks around the blogosphere. On InformationWeek, though, I get to see full coverage the day of! Sounds good to me. More importantly, it's written by someone who actually knows about the technology (and the business side) - I've come to realize that's a little more rare than you might expect on the blogosphere.  At least I know I'm in good hands here.

Personally, I suppose I'm somewhere in between a user and a developer. That is to say, nobody really pays me to design software, but I still do. I'm trying to decide if I want to grab some of this stuff and take a look at it. Certainly, some of it sounds enticing - the API's for the smartwatches ought to be easy enough to use, and most developers are probably thinking 'jeeze, it would be cool to be the first person to make X for smartwatches'. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to this fall.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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6/26/2014 | 10:12:17 AM
One set of apps
This jumped out at me: "Google is making its Chrome platform play more nicely with Android. For example, Android devices will be able to push their apps to Chromebooks, which can be used to access and control the apps." 

That seems like a move that will boost Chromebook sales.
SaneIT
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6/26/2014 | 7:26:37 AM
Android L
It would seem that the future is flat and Android L is another step toward that future.  It funny to look back at old Sci-Fi movies and see very flat looking displays on futuristic devices.  I always assumed it was because they needed something simple to convey information to the movie watcher.  I guess I was wrong and it is because every OS in the future will be flat.  I don't mind the look and it does tend to feel less cluttered but my one criticism is that we're getting to the point where every OS is looking more like the next.  How long will it be before you can barely tell Windows from Android or iOS or OSX?
peterthomas710
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6/26/2014 | 1:30:29 AM
Google Creating Revolution
Google is creating a revolution intially just started with the Search Engines now come up to the television sets. Android TV helps to swipe the programs which is required by you and also you can just select the TV channels with a slight finger touch.

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