There will probably be a lot of chatter about Babel. Those in the hands-on labs might get a taste of Key Lime Pie. A new Nexus device seems almost inevitable. But for the hoard of developers descending on San Francisco for Google I/O 2013, the focus will surely be on one thing: Making the most of the Android app opportunity.
Google is halting plans to introduce a physical credit card connected to its Google Wallet mobile commerce network, All Things D reports.
Google unveiled its long-anticipated YouTube paid channels pilot program, enabling content creators to monetize their video efforts across a range of digital platforms.
One of the biggest announcements at Google I/O is likely to be the introduction of the long-awaited Google X Phone, rumored to be manufactured by Motorola Mobility and scheduled to launch in the second half of 2013. How could the Google X Phone affect Google's relationship with leading Android smartphone makers?
Close to three-fifths of all smartphones, tablets and notebooks shipped worldwide during the first quarter of 2013 run Google's Android mobile operating system, independent analyst firm Canalys reports.
Google Vice President of Wallet and Payments Osama Bedier has left the company.
Google introduced an updated version of its free Earth mapping and travel application for Android, adding support for the company's Street View technology.
Broadband proponents hail Google Fiber's buildouts in Kansas City, Austin and Provo as a smart, fast way to get 1 Gbps service into more areas of the United States. But the Internet search giant's potential dominance of the broadband network space may endanger the ideal of open access for other providers.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop defended his company's embrace of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform as its primary smartphone strategy amid scathing criticism from shareholders who urged the company to try a new tack in its battle to regain market share.
Google is rolling out a new API enabling consumers to access Web content in iOS applications via its Chrome browser instead of Apple's own default browser Safari.