Schmidt: Android to Merge Phone and Tablet Versions
Speaking at Mobile World Congress today Google CEO Eric Schmidt said that eventually the smartphone version of Android (Gingerbread 2.3) and the tablet version of Android (Honeycomb 3.0) will merge into one Android platform that can run on all devices with the code name starting with the letter "I." He didn't say when this might happen, nor what features might be carried over or adopted in the unified version of Android. He believes this (and features of Gingerbread in particular) will help solve fragmentation issues.
First Look: What's New In Android O
Google this week released the first public beta of Android O, the next version of its core mobile platform. Android O has a handful of interesting new features, including picture-in-picture, notification dots, autofill for app logins, easy text selection, and much more.
Google Brushes Up Contacts App for Android
Google has updated its Google Contacts application for Android to version 2.2 with changes to how it looks and functions. For example, the main contact view card brings back large photos, action buttons, and profile details.
Microsoft Releases New Office Apps for Android Smartphones
Microsoft today released a preview version of Office for Android smartphones. The latest renditions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint closely match those available to the iPhone.
Eric Schmidt, Alphabet Chairman, to Take Advisory Role
Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt this week said he plans to step down from his leadership role on the company's board and will instead serve as a technical advisor to the company. "Larry, Sergey, Sundar and I all believe that the time is right in Alphabet’s evolution for this transition.
Google Play Services to Drop Support for Gingerbread
Google today said the next iteration of Google Play Services will sever backward compatibility with devices running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Today, Google Play Services — the core code behind app compatibility across Android platforms — is 10.0.0 and supports API level 9.
its called "Ice Cream"
this isnt new news as to the Name really.. weve known on PPCGeeks for a bit now