Tag Archives: Googles

Google’s speakers and displays add local control of smart home devices, starting with Hue, TP-Link, more (Update: SDK live)

Google's speakers and displays add local control of smart home devices, starting with Hue, TP-Link, more (Update: SDK live)

For years we’ve dreamed of the smart home, but when we anticipated it, we didn’t really picture a dozen hubs littered all over our house that do nothing but control only one type of device. Sadly, that’s the truth we’ve come to. But Google seems to be taking the first …

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Is Google’s app mature enough?

Is Google's app mature enough?

I’ve been using Spotify for as far as I can remember, and decided to subscribe to Premium in 2014. I’ve been able to cast music to my speakers, download it offline, and find the songs I wanted with no complaints. Due to the quarantine, I’ve been watching more YouTube content, …

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Google’s community mobility reports show how the coronavirus has changed society (Updated)

Google's community mobility reports show how the coronavirus has changed society (Updated)

Google’s apps and services are among the most-used in the world, so it’s no wonder that people turn to the company when they want to find out more about the coronavirus pandemic. In order to suppress misinformation and help its users find trustworthy sources, Google took a lot of measures, …

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Google’s AR emoji are still fun to play with while we’re all stuck inside

Google's AR emoji are still fun to play with while we're all stuck inside

Depending on where you live, you could be just days or entire months into quarantine as we try to bore the novel coronavirus out of existence. Too bad the quarantine’s doing the same to us, huh? Well, if you find yourself creating Bitmoji scenes, building wooden block towers to pass …

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Google’s Second Android 11 Developer Preview Improves Face Unlock System, Adds Tons of New Features: Here’s Everything New

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Google has released its second Android 11 developer preview (DP2) with several changes and improvements to the build. It brings a whole bunch of features, one of which is a much needed addition to the face unlock system which now gets the ‘Require eyes to be open’ toggle. This means …

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Google’s Android Policy Blocks TV Makers From Using Amazon’s Fire TV

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Google’s licensing terms for Android prohibits phone manufacturers from producing devices with a forked version of Android. If they do, they may risk losing access to the Play Store and other Google Services. Apparently, this policy applies to Android TV as well. According to a new report from Protocol, any …

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Ulefone Armor X7 Comes With The Latest Version Of Google’s OS, Android 10

Ulefone Armor X7 Comes With The Latest Version Of Google's OS, Android 10

Ulefone has just confirmed that the Armor X7 comes with Android 10 out of the box. Android 10, for those of you who do not know, is the latest version of Google’s mobile OS. We’re not counting Android 11 which is not stable yet, of course. Android 10 was released …

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Hands-on with Google’s second Pixel Feature Drop

Hands-on with Google's second Pixel Feature Drop

Google’s second Pixel Feature Drop rolled out yesterday together with the March update, and it delivers quite a few tweaks to Google’s Pixels. To be honest, it’s probably an even bigger deal than the first Android 11 Developer Preview when it comes to user-facing changes — there are a lot …

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Google’s second Pixel Feature Drop rolls out today with piles of new features

Google's second Pixel Feature Drop rolls out today with piles of new features

As we predicted last week, Google’s latest quarterly Feature Drop is rolling out for Pixel phones today. Unlike the regular monthly security releases, this update includes a ton of new features, including a new play/pause gesture for Pixel 4’s Motion Sense, a wider rollout of car crash detection, dark theme …

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Google’s Messages May Be Getting Reactions, Redesign & Image Drawing

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Google’s default Android SMS application, Messages, may soon be getting a very Facebook-like “reactions” feature, alongside several others, based on a recent teardown of the app’s app. Specifically, that’s Messages version 5.7, according to 9to5Google. The reactions are also not dissimilar to those found in iMessage for iOS. That means …

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