Google this week took the wraps off Android L, its next-gen revamp of the Android platform. In addition to 64-bit support, the major software upgrade also introduces a cross-platform design language that brings a new, unified user interface to Android and Chrome OS.
At Google I/O on Wednesday, the company took the wraps off Google Drive for Work, a paid service targeted at business users and priced at $10 per user per month. The service offers unlimited storage, the ability to upload files of up to 5TB in size, and access to productivity apps such as Docs, Sheets, Slides, Hangouts and Sites.
Over the weekend, Google announced that it has taken the OpenSSL code library and forked it into its own independently developed version called "BoringSSL."
Google has changed how the Android operating system discloses new app permissions, according to a new report on Ars Technica.
Google's Chrome has overtaken Microsoft's Internet Explorer, or IE, as a Web browser platform in the United States, according to the latest Adobe Digital Index for the month of April. According to Adobe, Chrome accounted for 31.8 percent of all Web browser usage during the month, while IE's browser share was slightly lower at 30.9 percent for that month.
Both the Safari and Chrome Web browsers could soon implement a new feature that results in the URL of a website being obscured, reports Computerworld.
Google has extended its support for the Chrome OS to five years. As noted by Gregg Keizer of Computerworld, this is an addition of one year to nearly every device based on Google's earlier policy which generally promised to support a specific Chromebook for four years from its debut.
Google this week took the wraps off a lineup of more than 20 new Chromebook devices that are powered by Intel microprocessors, a remarkable increase from just four Intel-powered models late last year.
Google this week released separate mobile apps for accessing documents and spreadsheets stored on its Google Apps cloud platform.
It has emerged that Google is drawing inspiration from PC systems to build the next-generation of smartphones. The company outlined its ambitious plans at the Project Ara modular phone developers' conference held last week.