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Last week before the holidays begin, and many things released an announced – from Star Wars, VR & Google to Android, Cloud, and Google Play.

This is part 15 in the Latest from Google series.

Cardboard Camera

Happy to announce the Cardboard Camera! An easy way to turn your smartphone into a VR (Virtual Reality) camera.

Google Photos Introduces Shared Albums

Shared memories made easy with Google Photos, Introducing shared albums.

Google Santa Tracker

The Google Santa Tracker is now live! Go play in Santa’s village.

Star Wars and Google: VR and LightSaber Escape

Love Star Wars? Google and Star Wars have teamed up delivering a VR experience for Google Cardboard on Android & iOS. Go download the Android or iOS app and have a great time!

There were also some limited awesome Star Wars VR Cardboards released!

Lighsaber Escape

We also just announced the Lightsaber Escape! Go there on your desktop to wield your very own lightsaber!

Lightsaber Escape uses WebGL, WebRTC, and WebSockets, developed with Disney, Lucasfilm, and Industrial Light & Magic. You can also read up in Creating a Lightsaber with Polymer for how to set up a high FPS WebGL project with Polymer.

Android News

Here’s some exciting news in the Android world:

Android Studio 2.0 Preview: Android Emulator

Offline Navigation for Google Maps on iOS

Offline navigation Google Maps is now available on iOS, and also showing gas prices and busniess hours for stores etc.

Demo on Android phone

Pixel C Released

We launched the Pixel C, a mix of a powerful tablet and a full-size keyboard.

Google Launchpad Accelerator & the New Agency Program

Google just launched the Launchpad Accelerator, initially available in Brazil, India and Indonesia. We also announced Google’s new global program for Developer Agencies.

More News and Releases

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