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Behind the scenes at Google I/O 2016

Wonder what it's like when Google hosts its annual developer's conference outside? Let us show you.

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Google's modular smartphone project sacrificed its original vision

The first Ara phone will still be customizable, but users won't be able to swap its core components

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Google goes after the enterprise, but proof is MIA at I/O

Exec says Google is increasingly focused on building for the enterprise, but some attendees at its developer conference said they didn't see evidence of a business focus

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7 Android features from Google I/O that Apple should borrow

Why Cupertino should take a hint from Google's latest updates to Android N and Android Wear

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Google's Android N strengthens security core

File-based encryption, Mediaserver hardening, and automatic updates will come to Google's mobile platform this summer

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Google's biggest announcements at I/O 2016

From the latest version of Android to fascinating new AI developments, we've compiled a list of Google’s most important announcements from Google I/O 2016.

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Google is bringing Android apps to Chromebooks

Users will be able to download apps from the Google Play Store this fall

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Sneak Peek at Android Wear 2.0

What's coming this fall in the next major release of Android Wear.

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How Project Tango brings augmented reality home

Here's what it's like to use Google's augmented reality-enabled platform, Project Tango, in your everyday life.

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Google Android N moves to beta

At its I/O Conference, Google laid out expansive mobile plans

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Google debuts faster, smarter Android Studio IDE

Android Studio 2.2 focuses on speed, smarts, and platform support

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Block ads via the hosts file in Android or Linux

Also in today's open source roundup: Nokia will release Android phones, and Google will introduce a voice-activated device for the home

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Video: What's new in Cinnamon 3.0

Also in today's open source roundup: ChaletOS 16.04 offers an open source refuge for Windows users, and Google rolls out Spaces group sharing app for Android

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Firefox’s market share is bigger than that of all Microsoft’s browsers combined

But Google Chrome is so far ahead that the Firefox-Microsoft rivalry is almost irrelevant

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Five questions for Google to answer at its big I/O conference

Google is expected to make a raft of important announcements at the conference's keynote on Wednesday

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Gradle embraces Kotlin for Android app dev

Developers can automate builds using the new JVM language

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Why Android hasn't beaten Apple in business

Despite significant improvements in recent years, three key realities give iOS the edge in the enterprise

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Android users can now quickly translate text in any app

Google has made it possible for a wide variety of Android users to get text translated in any app on their phone

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