Event Wrap-Ups

Google I/O 2017: Event Wrap-up and all you need to know

May 21, 2017 Doug Demagistris

May is going by fast and another Google I/O is now in the books. It has been a busy week for all of us working at Droid Turf given all the coverage but now it’s time for us to reflect on what we learned about, what’s coming and some things we wish Google had spent a little more addressing. Here is our full recap for everything you need to know about.


Google’s VR and AR developments were discussed at I/O 2017

May 20, 2017 David Steele

At the Google I/O 2017 developer conference, Google discussed some of the latest developments the company has made in the VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality). Google has been busy developing and integrating these two related technologies into Android smartphones and other devices for some time now, and at the Google I/O 2017 we saw how some of Google’s other projects will connect. Google also talked used the time to discuss some of its new hardware partners who will be [Read More]

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What is Google Lens and will it be useful?

May 20, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Google is wrapping things up over at Google I/O 2017, and we wanted to create a separate post detailing more specifically one of the new features Google is to begin integrating across some its popular services. Towards the beginning of Google’s keynote, the tech giant’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, announced a new initiative called Google Lens.

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Apps & Games

Google Home gets Proactive Assistance, Hands-Free Calling, and Visual Responses at Google IO 2017

May 18, 2017 Droid Turf

Google Home has only been out for a little over six months, with Google having announced it last year at Google IO 2016 alongside its AI, Google Assistant. There are already 50 features or capabilities of Google Home, and the search engine giant took the stage at Google IO 2017 to unveil four new features it is bringing to Google Home over the next few months: Proactive Assistance, Hands-Free Calling, Entertainment, and Visual Responses.

Google App Updates

Here’s what is new in YouTube and Android TV

May 17, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Earlier today, Google held its annual keynote as part of a three-day long event known as Google I/O. The event has really just begun, and we already have a large handful of news rolling off the press. During Google’s two-hour developer conference keynote, the search giant touched on how its improving YouTube and how what’s coming will fall in line with Android TV and emerging trends.

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Google shows off some of the major new features in Android O

May 17, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Google’s I/O developer conference is underway in beautiful Mountain View, California. During the tech giant’s keynote address, time was set aside near the three fourth’s mark to discuss what’s coming in the next release of Android, the company’s mobile operating system. As promised back when Google released the alpha version of the new software a mere two months ago, we’re getting an update to the platform in the form of a second developer preview. Google also announced the arrival of [Read More]

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