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Google Play Services now boasts 5 billion installs - GSMArena.com

Google Play Services come pre-installed on just about every Android phone (well, except those sold in China). They are an essential mix of high and low-level stuff, everything from contact syncing to geo-positioning goes through these Services. Play ...and more »

8 ways to turn Android into a productivity powerhouse - Computerworld

From hardware diversity to customization potential, Android offers no shortage of enticing benefits for business users. Out of the box, though, a typical Android phone is anything but optimized for productivity. Power up most popular phones, and you'll ...and more »

The 5 Tasks You Should Automate As Soon As You Get a New Phone - Gizmodo

You've probably got enough on your plate without wasting time on phone chores that could be running automatically—like clearing out old photos, muting and unmuting your handset, posting to all of your social media accounts at once, and so on. Here are ...and more »

Ex-Google SVP: iPhone 7 Marks 'End of DSLR Era,' Is Years Ahead of Android - PetaPixel (blog)

The iPhone camera just received praise from a rather unexpected source. Former Google SVP Vic Gundotra has glowing things to say about his iPhone 7's photo capabilities, claiming that the phone marks “the end of the DSLR era for most people” and that ...and more »

iPhones take better pictures, says former Google exec - CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. Elvis Duran's 2017 Summer Bash. Does she know great photography? Is that why she bought an iPhone? Noam Galai / Getty Images. What makes a photograph better?and more »

One of Google's former senior execs said 'if you truly care about great photography, you own an iPhone' - Business Insider

Former Google senior vice president of engineering, Vic Gundotra, who now works as the CEO of AliveCor, said in a Facebook post that the iPhone 7 has a good enough camera for him to replace his DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera. However, in ...and more »

Truecaller integrates Google Duo for video calling - Zee News

New Delhi: Leading communication app Truecaller on Tuesday announced it has integrated with video calling app Google Duo that will allow users to make video calls directly through Truecaller on Android and iOS platforms. The feature, that went live on ...and more »

Google shares its recipe for success in building Android apps for India - TNW

With Silicon Valley being saturated with apps and connected services, and iOS steadily gaining steam across developed markets, Google has been eyeing other avenues to build out its mobile platform and revenue streams. To that end, it's now urging ...and more »

Google wants local developers to build apps optimised for India - Economic Times

BENGALURU: Google India on Tuesday announced a 'Made in India' initiative where the company wants Indian developers to build apps that are specifically optimised for the country, showcased on Google Play Store in a special section. "At Google Play, we ...and more »

Ex-Google VP: Android is the reason your phone takes worse pics than iPhone - TNW

Jealous that your flashy new smartphone still struggles to capture photos as stunning as the iPhone? Android might be to blame… or so says a former Google executive who once headed the company's overall mobile efforts. This weekend Vic Gundotra, who ...and more »