Google Photos is one of the company’s most popular apps and today they are rolling out an update that will greatly improve the way we share photos and videos as well as introduce a new automatic creation feature called “concept movies.”
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It could be an important week for Google as the company is said to be releasing its marquee messaging platform for the public. Allo’s release date is, according to a very strong source, scheduled for September 21.
Ready for Google to announce the Pixel (Sailfish) and Pixel XL (Marlin)? We are! There are just a couple of things we’d like to see Google implement for its upcoming phones expected to replace the long-tenured Nexus line.
Our Joshua Chopy, the new Talk Android video creator, put together a video highlighting what we’d like to see from the Google Pixel.
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At the Dmexco advertising industry trade show currently underway in Cologne, Germany, a new coalition group was announced on Thursday to try to address the problem of bad advertising on the web. The new group is called the Coalition for Better Ads and includes a variety of companies and groups who are joining together to try to get in front of the rise of ad blocking technology. Not surprising, Google, which relies heavily on advertising, is helping lead the effort. Read more
Google earned itself high expectations in 2014 when Android Wear launched because people finally felt serious smartwatches were inbound; however, consumers didn’t exactly get what they expected. The initial smartwatches, the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live, let people down with their angular displays and cheap build quality. Motorola’s Moto 360 was able to resuscitate interest, but that only lasted briefly as Android Wear was still limited. Fast forward two years and we’re still not in a place where Android Wear is all that great. And it appears Google’s partners are prepared to wait quite a bit for the platform to improve before lending any further support.
While not leaving the smartwatch business entirely, many companies are halting production of new devices until next year. LG, Huawei, and Lenovo have all confirmed they’re not going to release any smartwatches for the rest of 2016.
Waiting for the Nexus 6 or Nexus 9 LTE to get the Android 7.0 Nougat software update? It’s not too far off if we believe Google’s latest statement.
Everyone likes brand new features for their gadgets and electronics, and some of us like those things enough to want to test them out for everyone else. Google has embraced that with developer and preview builds for tons of its software, including Chrome and Android, but now they’re opening up the fun to Chromecast, too. Read more
Google has released the latest report for Android distribution numbers as of September 2016 and it shows very slow, yet predictable changes. Join us after the break for all the details. Read more
By now you’ve probably heard a few rumors and leaks about a revamped launcher on Google’s newest Nexus devices this year. You’ve also probably heard that they won’t be Nexus phones anymore, but will instead adopt the Pixel branding.
So, what does that mean for the Nexus launcher, you might be wondering? It’s getting a name change, too, of course. Read more
Google is synonymous with search engines to the point where it’s turned into a verb on its own. If you need to find something online, you Google it. That stranglehold on the search engine market helps Google maintain their 70% hold on internet searches, but that hasn’t stopped Microsoft from heavily advertising Bing as a serious competitor to Google.
While Google has its name ingrained in the average person’s brain, Microsoft has thrown some advertising dollars at trying to make Bing a thing. The Bing It On campaign tried to highlight the strengths of Bing right next to Google, and while it hasn’t lead to 70% market share for Microsoft, Bing is sitting at #2 with a little more than 10% of the market. That’s a pretty sizeable gap, but hey, it’s something. Read more