Google has updated their Hangouts app in Chrome with several new UI tweaks, bringing it more in line with how things look on Android. The material design influence is very apparent, and they’ve implemented a tabbed view for checking your recent conversations, active conversations, and the Hangouts dialer. Read more
Research firm Gartner has claimed that over 5.728 million units of the Google Chromebooks were sold last year, speaking volumes about the success of the platform. It is said that 72 percent of these units were sold or offered to educational institutions, which is encouraging news for Google. Read more
Right after the Nexus 6 was launched last year, reports suggested that the dimple containing the Motorola logo on the back of the smartphone was originally supposed to house a fingerprint scanner. But unfortunately, Google was believed to have changed its mind at the very last minute. Read more
YouTube launched 60fps (frames-per-second) video playback just a few months ago (in 4K nonetheless), and today they’re launching 60fps live streaming for HTML5-compatible browsers.
A much anticipated feature has finally been pushed to Google’s Chromecast app. This new update brings with it backdrop history and a few design tweaks to focus on the backdrop history feature.
Those of us here in the U.S. are excited for a three day weekend as we celebrate Memorial Day. However, the one downer is traffic. Since this weekend is kind of like the unofficial start of the summer, a lot of people travel to visit family and friends which results in a lot of congestion on the roads.
Finding your way is the easy part if you use Google Maps, but finding the best route with the shortest delay is no easy task. Google Maps already helps with traffic alerts, but a new update might makes things a little easier.
The Android 5.1.1 update is now rolling to Nexus 4 devices, but who the hell wants to wait 2 to 3 weeks for it? You can manually download the actual and official over-the-air (OTA) update from Google and flash if yourself.
I know what you’re thinking. You think you need to be a rocket scientist or you need a rooted device. Well you don’t. If I can do it, you can do it. Just hit up our very extensive guide that will walk you through each and every step. If you happen to be a seasoned pro and don’t need the guide, just grab the OTA update from the link below.
Nexus 4 (ossam) From LMY47O to LMY47V (5.1.1)
A few weeks ago, Google Maps was hacked through the Map Maker function which resulted in an image of an Android peeing on the Apple logo near Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Google immediately apologized and removed the image. They supposedly suspended Map Maker as well.
Now they have suffered something similar. Don’t bother trying this because it has already been taken down, but yesterday if you searched for “N***** king” (yes that is the N word), you were directed to the White House. It even worked with the search term “n****a house.”
The Basis Peak, developed by a company underneath Intel, finally has support for Google’s health and fitness platform. The Basis Peak now shares data with Google Fit and other similar platforms. The data normally stored in the official app — heart rate, calories, and activities — can be on the move. Meanwhile, the app allows users to import their weight data from outside platforms.
Hit the break to see what else the Basis Peak got today.
Next week, the split between Google+ and features involving photographs is expected to be complete. Bloomberg reports that Google will likely use I/O 2015 as a launch pad for a photo sharing and storage service. Users will be able to share photos to other services while storing them underneath Google’s name.
The move could be in response to competition, such as Facebook owning Instagram, moving ahead in the mobile photography space.
Are you interested in what Google has coming with photos? Let us know in the comments if you are already locked in with another service for sharing and storing photos.