The anticipation is over, folks. Google went ahead and announced the next version of Android as Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The final Android 6.0 SDK was released, so developers can make their current apps compatible with the newest APIs.
BMW owns the trademark Alphabet and Alphabet.com, which is problematic for Google's newly formed parent company of the same name. The German automaker says it's determining whether trademark infringement had taken place.
Android One was supposed to bring the next billion people online with a smartphone, but it's off to a slow start. There's still hope though. Google is still committed and now wants to see phones selling for less than Rs3,000 ($50).
Google is no longer Google. Founders Larry page and Sergey Brin renamed and restructured the company as Alphabet. Alphabet contains Google, Nest, Google X Labs, Calico, and more businesses. Sundar Pichai is now the CEO of Google.
Google's already rolled out a kid-friendly version of YouTube, and is known to be interested in launching other child-oriented editions of its most popular Web tools. According to a recent job posting on its site, it looks like Maps could be next.
A new report has provided a reason Google is rumored to launch two Nexus phones this year -- Android Pay. Apparently, it wants to use LG's brand recognition in North America and Europe to promote the system, and Huawei's influence in China to push Android.
Samsung, LG, and Google have announced they will be sending out Android security updates on an approximately monthly basis, following the discovery of the Stagefright bug, to ensure devices stay secure.