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Android N has no name (yet), but it does have VR, split window, and more

Android N is coming out later this year, and Google is steadily revealing more about the new operating system. We're looking forward to more power, less battery consumption, and even VR support. Here's everything you need to know about…
Movies & TV

Looking forward to Starz shows in HDR? Better look online first

Starz continues to expand the availability of its app, bringing it to select Android TV devices this week. That's a good thing for those who can't wait for HDR, as the company says its app is likely where HDR will first make an appearance.

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.

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.
Movies & TV

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.

eyeSight wants to bring gesture control to smartphone-based VR

Smartphone-based virtual reality is great, but it's still a little hard to control. eyeSight, however, hopes to change that with its gesture-control tech, which works on even basic Cardboard-based VR systems.