French phone maker Alcatel expanded its line of OneTouch devices with the announcement of the Hero 2, a 6-inch smartphone, and Hero 8, an 8-inch tablet, at IFA 2014. Both will be available in September 2014.
Predictive analytics company NumberFire is launching its first app aimed at fantasy sports players. The app, available September 2 on iOS, uses proprietary technology and crowdsourcing to pick winners.
Google has started the roll out of Google Play services 5.0 and gave a run down of all the new features and APIs that will be included during its "Google Play services Rocks!" session at Google I/O 2014.
Google officially announced Android TV. It will be the spiritual successor to Google TV, running on hardware while utilizing the new Android L. Lines of smart TVs starting in 2015 will run on Android TV.
As part of the Android L developer preview, Google showed off Project Volta. It's a three-part process for improving the battery life of Android devices that includes Battery Historian, JobScheduler API, and Battery Saver.