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Google debuts Allo, an AI-powered messaging client for Android and iOS

Google debuted a new app at its I/O 2016 keynote: Allo, a streamlined messaging app with machine learning smarts. It ties into Google's Knowledge Graph and Assistant for streamlining all sorts of tasks.

Android Instant Apps wants to clear your phone of useless apps

Android Instant Apps will allow you to visit the app version of websites, if it exists, without ever having to install the app. Now you'll be able to get the app experience for those apps you don't want to have installed on your device.

Well that’s not creepy: Google Duo lets you peep at callers before you answer

Apparently there aren't enough video call apps. Google already has Hangouts, but the company introduced Duo at Google I/O 2016. This app will let you see live video of the person who is calling before you answer.

Android Wear 2.0 brings handwriting recognition and smarter watch faces

Your Android Wear device is about to get a major update! Google has taken the wraps off of Android Wear 2.0, an update to Android Wear that brings features like handwriting recognition and smarter watch faces.

Google Assistant wants to be your one-stop shop for everything

Google has announced Assistant, a chatbot-like digital assistant that will be integrated into other services and products, like Google Home, and Allo, a new messaging app from the search giant.

Alexa, you’ve got competition. Google Home wants to run your household

Google wants to take on Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, with a rumored device for the home named Google Home. It will resemble Google's OnHub wireless router, and we'll find out more on May 18 at Google I/O.

Fitbit bets on mobile payments with acquisition of Coin

Fitbit is predicting a bright and cheery future in mobile payments. It's acquiring Coin, maker of the credit card-emulating Coin card, for an unspecified sum.

Phoenix from the flames: Nokia’s coming back to mobile

Nokia, fresh from a messy divorce with Microsoft, is on its way back to the mobile world. In the near future, we're going to see a whole new range of phones and tablets with the Nokia name on them.

Google’s going after Facebook, could announce chatbot play of its own this week

According to a recent report, Google is going after Facebook, and is set to announce chatbot plans of its own at I/O 2016 later this week. It's unclear exactly how the company will implement chatbots.
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In a mysterious tweet, Xiaomi VP says company will “be a part of Google I/O”

The global vice president of Chinese electronics company Xiaomi says the company will "be a part" of Google's 2016 developer conference in some capacity. He didn't reveal any more than that, unfortunately.

Watch any Youtube video in VR mode with Google’s new iOS update

Android users have had access to VR mode on YouTube for a while now, but iOS users have been left out -- until now, that is. Google has finally updated the YouTube iOS app to offer VR mode, for use with Google Cardboard.

Goodbye Moto X! The 2016 Moto X may actually be called the Moto Z

We love the new Motorola Moto X and Moto G phones, so we're excited to see what the company will come up with for 2016. Rumors of the next generation Moto X phone have already started to spread, and here's everything we think we know about…