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Google Cast SDK open for developers

The fall of 2016 heralded a new age for one of Google’s more famous products, Google Cast, or as it is now officially known as Chromecast built-in. The name may be less catchy and more of a mouthful, but it more accurately represents what is really going on. So adamant is Google with the name change that it has thrown the old term out to the wolves and has already began phasing it out from existence. Even third party companies and device makers have already started using the new nomenclature.

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Chromecast has been around for several years now and users have been able to use the technology to create a bridge between their devices and a larger display such as an LCD TV or monitor. According to Google, the name change solidifies the identity and purpose in the users mind, by helping them identify the devices and technology that they can use on Chromecast.
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Tips for developers with Google Learn

Recently, tech giant Google has released the highly anticipated Playbook for developers app. This pairs nicely with another app, Primer by Google, which has been around for over a year now under the Google Learn channel umbrella on its Play Sotre.

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Everyone that has access to Google Play can download and install both apps. Seen by industry insiders and customers alike as essential tools for those seeking to take their business to new heights using Google, these two apps provide newbies and grizzled veteran developer with an innovative way to arm themselves with the data, information and knowledge to meet their goals. Best of all, it’s free.
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What do app developers need to know about the Google Play developer console?

So your mobile app development company is ready to tackle the Android market and get your app in the hands of millions, but where to start?. Like most things in life, the first step is often the toughest due to the unfamiliarity that comes along with stepping foot into new territory. But, if you break down this monumental first step into bite-sized chunks it makes the whole process more manageable and more doable.

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In the Android world this means that you have to get intimate with the Google Play Developer Console. From this console, developers are able to not only release their mobile app on the Android platform but also check on its status and the metrics which surround it.

To get the ball rolling, development companies must first register and setup for their Google Play developer account. This is a mere four step process but a very important one as without this step the chances of you having a successful app on the Android platform is zero.
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Android N developers preview

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Android N is the new version of Android OS for smartphones and tablets. As usual, everyone is trying to figure out the full name. It seems that the most popular option at the moment is Android 7.0 Nutella (or will it be Nougat?), but you can take any dessert name and start your bet.

Google released the first Android N developer preview for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi and LTE), Nexus Player and Pixel C on the Android Developers site on March 9, two months earlier than expected (that is, before the annual Google IO conference which always takes place in May). It seems that Google won’t introduce Android N during the Google IO event in May 18-20 for mobile app developers.
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Android One: Google’s plan for emerging markets

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Android One is a line of Android devices targeted to the developing countries.

Android One was first introduced last year at Google I/O, as a system aimed to provide high-quality, low-cost smartphones. Android One provides a set of hardware and software guidelines for device makers to adhere to if they wish to get official status from Google.
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Android 6.0 Marshmallow: first impressions

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Android’s new version, finally called Android 6.0 Marshmallow, will be released along with two Nexus devices in the next weeks, presumably by October 5.

The Android OS update will be available for the following compatible Nexus devices as well: Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. Nevertheless, Nexus 4, 7 and 10 won’t be able to get the update and will have to keep Android’s previous version, Lollipop, because Google considers them too old (they are from 2012) to be updated.
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Google Project Brillo for the Internet of Things

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No one can deny how much our lives have changed since the Internet first appeared, especially if we consider the way we consume data nowadays. Google has been at the center of all the changes throughout the years and the next steps in the evolution are going to be seen in the so-called ‘Internet of Things Revolution’. However, other important companies like Samsung, Apple or Facebook have announced strategies to be part of the Internet of Things space too. The Internet of Things refers to devices connected online without a typical user interface. By examining your usage routine, these devices collect data that help improve your lifestyle. The main purpose of this new tool is the potential creation of a ‘smart home’.
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