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10 biggest announcements at Google I/O 2015 5:51

Google's 2015 I/O Keynote wasn't packed with flash, but it did offer some solid improvements on the company's platform and a few surprises. Here's the 10 highlights you have to know about.
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Android TV Channels aims to line up streaming apps alongside live TV

Google today unveiled a different way to watch streaming content with Android TV Channels. The new feature for the Android TV smart platform allows users to surf through traditional TV channels and select apps in the same channel grid.
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Chromecast is about to get a host of fun new features

Google announced new APIs at its 2015 I/O developer conference that improve the hardware's video playback and gaming capabilities. The new gaming APIs mark Google's first serious push beyond media streaming on the popular dongle.

M is for Milkshake … Or not: Android VP says his watch shows all his favorite M desserts

If you look closely at screenshots of Google's I/O opening keynote, you can clearly make out the picture of a milkshake on David Burke's Android Wear smartwatch.

New branding options in the Google Play Store let developers show off their apps

Google is bringing A/B testing and catalog customization to the Play Store this month. The features, which the company announced at I/O 2015, let developers tailor the appearance of apps.

Google gives free unlimited photo storage to everyone, even iPhone users

Google has announced its anticipated standalone photo management service, Google Photos. Available for Android, iOS, and the Web, Google Photos offers unlimited photo and video storage, as well as intelligent photo management and search.

Gmail hits 900 million users and Google unleashes Inbox to everyone

Google announced today that its Inbox email service is now open to everyone without an invite and Gmail has now reached a milestone of 900 million users around the world.

Google Maps and YouTube will work offline for people in developing countries

Google has announced it's working hard on an offline feature for Google Maps, but rather than a simplified version, it will contain many of the major features, including turn-by-turn navigation -- all without a data connection.

Google is making it easier to find the best kid-friendly apps on the Play Store

Google announced "Designed for Families," a program that aims to put well-developed, kid-friendly apps at the forefront of the Play Store. To qualify, apps will have to complete a rigorous review process.

Google Now gets even smarter with contextual information through Now on Tap

During Google I/O 2015, Google announced that its virtual assistant, Google Now, will get even smarter with Now on Tap, which takes what's on the screen and show you relevant information. The updated Google Now will be included in Android…

Google confirms 4,000 apps and an update coming to Android Wear

Google has announced there are now 4,000 specific apps available for the wearable platform, along with 1,500 watchfaces. A new software update is also bringing new features to the seven available watches.

Google set to battle Apple with new Android Pay

Google challenges Apple Pay with Android Pay, it's revamped mobile payments system that works in stores and in online purchases. The new app aims to take on Apple Pay in the mobile payments world.