We have some more Google IO goodies for you, but there is also come very interesting news coming from Google across the sea. Let’s look into it.
HTC was missing in action at this year’s Google IO, but that doesn’t mean they are not going to treat us to some IO goodies. HTC has just announced they will be pushing out Adnroid “L” updates to the HTC One M8 and HTC One M7 within a 90-day window after the new Android version is launched.
This is done as part of the HTC Advantage program, which does promise such timely updates. The newest high-end devices will always enjoy this VIP treatment. Do remember carriers factor in, though. Especially for those in the USA. You might have to wait a bit more.
Opinion: Times are changing and we can now enjoy the beauty of timely updates more often. Manufacturers like HTC and Motorola are taking huge steps in this department.
Ready to get a brand new Android Wear device? After all, the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are now available for purchase! You must first make sure your phone is compatible, though.
Google has created a neat tool to help you check if your phone is compatible with Android Wear. This tool comes in the form of a website. Simply access http://g.co/WearCheck from your smartphone and google will let you know if you are Wear-ready.
Opinion: It’s also very simple to manually check if your phone is compatible with Android Wear. The only requirement is having Android 4.3 or higher. Simply go to the About Phone section and check your Android version.
The European Court Of Justice has ruled Google needs to remove certain personal details from their search results, upon request. Granting privacy to its users, Google will now grant” Right to be Forgotten” requests from European citizens.
Those in Europe who want to learn more about this can simply go to Google’s request form, where you can also ask Google to take you off search results.
Opinion: It’s interesting to think of a “delete button” for the internet. In reality, Google can’t take content off the internet, but they are so powerful they can make a difference. Sites taken off Google’s search will eventually become unimportant.