Google Releases Android 5.1: Latest Android Lollipop Update Includes New Security Features, HD Voice
Google Inc. released the Android 5.1 update Monday, a new version of its Android Lollipop operating system that fixes a number of problems with earlier releases and includes a few new tricks. Google is rolling out the update now for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 smartphones, as well as the Nexus 7 tablet.
Google is scrapping Pwnium, its annual bug hunting event, and folding it into an existing year-round program in part to reduce security risks.
The company held Pwnium annually at CanSecWest, a security conference in Vancouver, to find security problems in its Chrome OS, Chrome browser and affiliated applications.
Google wants into China—one way or another.
The internet giant just launched a new Chinese-language YouTube channel to educate Chinese programmers on the ins and outs of various Google technologies, such as its Android mobile operating system and Compute Engine cloud computing service. The channel includes both new content and videos from Google’s English-language channel subtitled with Simplified Chinese captions.
Google managed to ruffle a few feathers recently by disclosing bugs and security problems in widely used software. Project Zero is used to encourage companies to fix issues that have been detected by imposing a 90-day deadline before details of the vulnerabilities are made public.
Pebble may be an old hand at the smartwatch game, but it still has a lot to prove.
The Pebble Steel was CNET's favorite smartwatch of 2014, but with the upcoming Apple Watch, new Android Wear watches and tons of newcomers like Swatch entering the fray, the startup will have a tougher time standing out. Those heightened competitive pressures underscore the increasingly crowded area of wearable devices -- an area that consumers have yet to warm up to.