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The State of Android: Lollipop Prior to I/O 15

Like every month, Android posted its distribution chart detailing the adoption rate of each version; luckily enough Lollipop started to show some impact and pick some steam. But is it enough? Google unveils on a yearly pace its new mobile OS iterations, be it a minimal upgrade or a complete overhaul, during their annual I/O event; and …

‘Google Cast’, Apple’s AirPlay New Nemesis

Up until now, we’ve only seen video streaming capabilities with Google Cast, through devices like Chromecast or Android TV. Google Cast is now getting music streaming capabilities, allowing users to stream music directly from phones, laptops and tablets to Google Cast-enabled speakers. In order to make this happen, Google has partnered with …

Owen Cornec: Turning Wikipedia Into a Virtual Galaxy

French computer science student Owen Cornec created WikiGalaxy, a special Wikipedia browser that visualizes the website as a 3D galaxy, each star representing an article, related entries forming clusters of stars; clicking a star loads the entry itself on a left-hand panel and links to relevant articles on the right. There’s also a “fly-mode” …

Browse The Web Ad-Free With Google Contributor

Internet and advertising cannot be dissociated. websites have to make money somehow. And the way they do make money is rather ugly, isn’t it? These banners are most probably the ugliest tool someone could use to make money. I mean, they are literally ugly, since, most of the time, they distort the webpage, adding non-matching elements and colors, …

Inbox By Gmail, A Contender To The Throne

When the new Inbox application by Gmail was announced a few days ago, I got so trigger-happy in sending the email requesting an invitation that I requested the invite twice from my personal Gmail and from my Business Google Apps account (more on that last one later). But I had been through this experience before (Ingress, Google Gallery…), and …

Android Lollipop Should Be an Unstealable Fortress

Android L, AKA Lollipop is here. And of course, it comes along the freshly announced Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. And of course, it also comes with a bunch of built-in improvements and added features to make the Android experience even more enjoyable. But we did spot one extremely attractive feature that will maybe drive new users to Android. Google …

“Your Last Smartphone”: Project Ara

A perfect world for me is one where -among other things of course- I don’t have to upgrade my phone every few months. And the good news is the modular chameleon that might be the ultimate portable gadget is finally here. Meet Google Project Ara. It does look likewise: our mobile phones just won’t be one single piece of gadgetry, in the near …

Android One: Making Cheaper Phones Look ‘Alright’

In an nutshell, Google has introduced something called Android One, some kind of standard whereby it defines minimum specs for all smartphones wanting to claim the Android One branding. For instance, immediately after the official announcement by Google in India last week, three Android One phones were introduced on the Indian market (produced …