It appears that Google is moving into the ride-sharing market, according to The Wall Street Journal who cited a source familiar with the matter. The search giant back in May launched a pilot program near its California headquarters with the intention of helping thousands of workers at specific firms join carpools by using Waze.
Now, Google is expanding the pilot program to encompass all Waze users in San Francisco this fall.
YI Technology will be debuting an all-new drone at the InterDrone 2016 convention in early September. Called the Yi Erida, this professional-grade drone is capable of traveling at top speeds of 75 miles per hour, according to initial testing.
Android device owners who try to use the Google Contacts app on their mobile device are probably acutely aware of the limitations of the app. This includes shortcomings like lack of support for switching between accounts quickly and easily like so many other Google apps and some missing features compared to the web interface. Google is addressing some of those concerns with a new update that takes Google Contacts up to version 1.5 and includes new features and changes to the interface. Read more
Showing that even the most basic of smartphone functions can continue to benefit from innovation, Truecaller announced today that after just four months their users have reached a major milestone. On a monthly basis, Truecaller users are now making half a billion calls per month with the app. In recognition of the explosive growth for the dialer app, smartphone manufacturer Huawei reached an agreement with Truecaller to pre-install the app on their flagship devices, including the new Honor 8. Read more
Own a phone from the Nexus line? Google’s WiFi Assistant is accessible on your Nexus device beginning today. It was previously exclusive to Project Fi customers, but now Google is opening up WiFi Assistant for everyone to enjoy.
A new agreement between Microsoft and Lenovo will give the Redmond-based company a better Android presence on select Lenovo smartphones in the future. Many of Microsoft’s productivity apps–OneDrive, Skype, Office and more–will be preloaded on many Lenovo smartphones, enabling customers around the world to “be more productive.”
Amazon’s Echo speaker has been gaining steam since its announcement, but its success is completely dependent on how well Amazon ties its services to the device. So far they’ve been doing a fine job with it, frequently adding it new features and apps that support it. Read more
Google recently launched Duo to the Play Store, but Allo has yet to be seen. In fact, information has been rather scarce. But, thanks to Android Police, we’re getting a small look into what to expect with Allo.