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What do Microsoft’s latest mobile layoffs mean for the Surface phone?

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If we needed any more confirmation that Microsoft’s Nokia acquisition was a disaster, it came today in the form of another 1,850 layoffs, mostly from legacy operations in Finland. That’s in addition to the nearly 8,000 heads that rolled last year in the wake of the Nokia write-off.

After the layoffs last year, CEO Satya Nadella said Microsoft was “committed to … first-party devices including phones,” but also effectively admitted iOS and Android had won the mobile war, a war Microsoft…


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Google’s password-killing project is coming later this year

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Android users may soon be able to abandon some of their passwords for good.

Google plans to start testing the first version of its password-killing Project Abacus with banking apps next month and will make the tools available to every Android developer by the end of the year, the company said.

Google’s password-killing project is coming later this year

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Android users may soon be able to abandon some of their passwords for good.

Google plans to start testing the first version of its password-killing Project Abacus with banking apps next month and will make the tools available to every Android developer by the end of the year, the company said.

Android is boring

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At Google I/O this week, the company has shown off tons of new stuff. And although most of the stuff isn’t actually available, that doesn’t mean it isn’t super cool.

So much of what Google has shown off at I/O has been interesting. And even if some of that stuff seems to be a response to other companies and products, you can’t say that stuff like Google Home and Google Assistant look compelling.

Which…

Android is boring

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At Google I/O this week, the company has shown off tons of new stuff. And although most of the stuff isn’t actually available, that doesn’t mean it isn’t super cool.

So much of what Google has shown off at I/O has been interesting. And even if some of that stuff seems to be a response to other companies and products, you can’t say that stuff like Google Home and Google Assistant look compelling.

Which…

Nutter Butter, Nutella and 11 other nutty names for Google’s Android N

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Android N has been the talk of the town at Google I/O, but it still doesn’t have a nameMashable decided to hit the California streets near the developer’s conference to get name recommendations from Google’s biggest fans. Each Android release has a name that follows the last one alphabetically, and they all are named after desserts. The last two Android versions were named Lollipop and Marshmallow. Let’s see what the fans want to see for the next one

More details: http://on.mash.to/1Tio0wN

Up close with Google’s new Android Wear 2.0 update

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Google just showed off the biggest update yet to its smartwatch platform.

Android Wear 2.0, previewed during the company’s I/O developer conference, adds

With Daydream, Google’s plans to dominate VR become more clear

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On the second day of Google’s annual I/O developer conference, the tech giant dove into greater detail on its virtual reality plans.

During I/O’s first keynote on Wednesday, Google unveiled Daydream, a VR development platform based on Android

Google will build its own ‘Daydream-ready’ VR headset and controller

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Amateur hour is over.

Though Google’s already got a foothold in virtual reality with Cardboard, the company made it clear it’s really serious about VR. At Google I/O, the company announced Daydream, its VR ecosystem.

While Google only showed off a reference design for a VR headset and controller for developers to model their own after, Clay Bavor, Google’s vice president of VR, confirmed the company will build its very own headset and controller. The company didn’t say if development has…

Pepper robot gets first Android SDK…and it’s finally coming to America

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Pepper, the so-called “emotional robot” that made its debut in Japan almost two years ago, is preparing to come state-side.