NewsDay One of Google I/O Focuses on Developers

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As promised, the first day of Google’s I/O conference featured little in the way of splashy hardware announcements, but plenty of updates and new tools for developers. Here’s a quick review of some highlights from a programmer’s perspective:

  • Google debuted Android Studio, a new IDE for mobile development.
  • It added syncing and other improvements for cloud messaging.
  • It unveiled a rewrite of location-based services, with new features like geo-fencing and activity recognition.
  • It announced numerous updates to Google Play, including beta testing, interface improvements, analytics, localization options and the Play Games framework.
  • And Google made several Google+ updates including single sign-on and more robust syncing.

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