You can now apply for a ticket for Google I/O 2017, applications open until Feb 27

The Google Developers Twitter account has announced that applications for Google I/O 2017 are now open. You can apply for a ticket (like previous years, it’s going to be a matter of winning a drawing to see if you’ll actually be able to buy a ticket) between now and February 27th at 5PM PST. Results for the lottery will be announced on February 28th…

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GUESS announces its ‘Connect’ Android Wear-powered smartwatches, coming later in 2017

Android Wear provides an easy avenue for brands to slap their name on a Snapdragon 2100 chipset and a battery… and call it a smartwatch. And that’s what’s happening once again with American fashion brand GUESS. The company’s latest smart device entries are among its “Connect” line of watches, and they run Google’s Android Wear smartwatch operating system…

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Opinion: With Pixel in the picture, 2017 could be one of Google’s most important years ever

Google has finally, officially entered the hardware game. When SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer took to Twitter a few days prior to the event and stated that eight years down the line we would remember October 4 as a day just as important as the birth of Android itself, I strongly believe that this move is what he referred to. Not just the Pixel phones, not just the Assistant, but rather a unified — if a bit prototypical — package that marries the two under the label “Made by Google”.

And what that means, if my understanding is correct, is that over at Mountain View things are just getting started…

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How to stream the 2017 Oscars live on your Android, Chrome OS, Android TV, and Chromecast devices

In this day in age, there are dozens of different ways to stream movies, TV shows, and live events. The difficulty, though, is that some events and shows limit who and where people can watch them. One of the hardest events stream live, without physical cable, is the Oscars…

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Google Play services will stop supporting Android 2.3 Gingerbread in early 2017

Rolled out starting last month, Google Play services 10.0.0 will be the last to support Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Google cites better support for newer devices in dropping a six-year-old version of Android only used by 1.3% of users. Practically speaking, those devices will no longer receive app updates.

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What’s at the top of your Google I/O 2017 wishlist? [Poll]

Google kicks off its annual developer conference tomorrow morning with a keynote address. Based on past keynotes, we know that Google normally lays out the company’s plans for upcoming versions of Android, Chrome OS, and sometimes even previews new projects and hardware products. What do you want to see Google announce tomorrow?

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ASUS teases 2 new phones for ‘Zennovation’ CES 2017 event [Video]

ASUS holds a CES press conference pretty much every year, and this year won’t be any different. The Taiwanese company is planning their big event for January 4th, and if a new teaser video the company published today is to be believed, ASUS has — at the very least — two different phones to show off…

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