Google let some light shine on its plans for its budding retail service Express Shopping. A company executive revealed that Google set aside half a billion to expand the service across the US, and that a yearly subscription plan similar to Amazon Prime is in the works.
Use Google Now and Commandr to toggle flashlight, GPS, Wi-Fi, and more
In less than 12 months, we could see Android One smartphones with HD screens and quad-core internals, maybe even LTE, for under $100. That means that even folks earning less than $200 a month would be able to enjoy features that even sophisticated consumers in mature markets consider attractive. If this is not the very realization of democratization in mobile technology, then I don't know what is.
Google Now weather cards now include highs and lows for the day
We’ve already knew that some sort of integration is in the pipeline, but now we have the clearest proof yet in the form of an unfinished feature that can be accessed via a debug menu in the Hangouts app.
Google releases partial L release source code for current Nexus devices
Google just made available part of the source code of the L release preview for current Nexus devices. Developers and enthusiasts can peruse this code to learn more about the inner workings of L release, so expect some news on this front in the coming days and weeks.
Android 4.4.4 now rolling out to HTC One M8 and M7 Google Play Edition devices