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May 29, 2015

#IO2015 : Project Tango DevKit now available to all

Project Tango is a concept that has been around for quite some time now. The amazing visualisation venture by Google enables the user to interact with his/her environment in a much more fun and immersive manner, thanks to the technologies involving augmented reality.

Although Google I/O 2015 did not have a keynote dedicated specially to the whole concept of Mobile 3D Tracking and Perception, it did make the Development Kit for Project Tango publicly available.


According to the official description of the concept, Project Tango from Google brings Motion Tracking, Depth Perception and Area Learning to mobile devices. It basically creates an interactive [...]

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May 28, 2015

#IO15: Google Cloud Messaging

Google Cloud Messaging is a service that has been around for quite some time now, being talked about even at Google I/O 2013. In I/O 2015 that is currently underway, however, there have been more modifications and evolutions in the platform.


Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) is basically a service for Android which enables users to send and receive data in the form of messages, to and from servers and Android devices on the same connection.

While this can be used to send messages to devices, it can also be used to interact with applications remotely. For instance, an email application is pinged by the server when a new email is received. [...]

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May 28, 2015

#IO15 : Internet of Things Developments

The Internet of Things – which presents a method of devices all around us to be connected to the internet and create an immersive environment – has been a concept that has been under development for quite some time.

In Google I/O 2015, some new developments have been made in this regard, and it holds immense promise in the field of IoT!


Brillo is a unified operating system for all devices that are connected to the Internet of Things. It presents a simple solution to developing devices and software for the IoTs, and is therefore going to be a breakthrough solution in this arena in the coming months.


Now while the Internet [...]

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May 28, 2015

#IO15 : Android M Overview

The latest iteration of Google I/O is currently underway, and we at Above Android will be covering the developments in this regard.

We’ll be updating this article as and when we get the info, so here are the developments that are currently being announced in Android M!

1. App Permissions

Android M promises to bring in more flexibility and prowess in the way applications can access various resources in the device. Instead of asking for all the permissions at the time of installing a particular application, the application will ask for permission only when you are using that particular feature.

For example, earlier, WhatsApp used to ask for permissions for [...]

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