Google’s Project Fi wireless service tends to fly under the radar when compared to the major U.S. carriers or even some of the second-tier carriers that focus on pre-paid plans. That status is not entirely bad for Google as Project Fi, like so many Google projects and initiatives, is a bit of a work in progress. This means Project Fi continues to work on new features for users. One of the most often requested items is a group or shared data plan option for Project Fi. A teardown of a forthcoming updated APK for the Project Fi indicates group plans may be close to becoming a reality.
Nest has announced a few new products and some useful features for their existing products that will make your home automation that much better.
The simplest change to their lineup is that they’re now offering the iconic Nest thermostat in three new colors in addition to the stainless steel finish that the smart appliance launched with. Now you’ll be able to pick up one in white, black, or a very bold copper finish. These new colors should make it a bit easier to find a Nest thermostat to fit into whatever room you’re trying to match. Read more
Android 7.0 Nougat brought several new security features and enhancements from Google, including some complete re-tooling of certain systems and better encryption. There’s a ton to go over, so now that Nougat is officially out for some devices Google has written up a blog post detailing some of those new security features. Read more
Google’s Chome OS has grown rapidly over the years. In fact, Chromebooks have shown to be one of the most popular devices to be used in U.S. classrooms. One newly discovered line of text within the Chromium repositories mentions fingerprint sensors, hinting that this feature may soon arrive at a Chome OS device near you.
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It’s going to be a busy time for Google when the company announces its next wave of hardware in October, especially if today’s piece of information from Evan Blass turns out to be true.
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Yesterday news broke about Google’s decision to pull the plug on their modular phone initiative, Project Ara. This was a big disappointment to many who had been looking forward to the concept finally becoming a reality. Since then the rumor mill has been in full swing thanks to a tweet from Nexpaq regarding Dan Makoski, founder of Project Ara and former head of design with Google ATAP, as well as an earlier tweet about the company’s work on modular tech. Read more
After finding out the next Nexus devices will actually be Pixel devices, we’re all itching to learn more about what Google has planned. While we’re still about a month out before an actual unveiling, the rumor mill certainly won’t let up until absolutely everything possible is leaked about the phones. Read more
The time is almost, (un)officially here: a new report from Android Police states that October 4th is when Google will announce its Pixel phones, a new Chromecast, the first Daydream VR headset, and Google Home.
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Forget about using a truly modular phone in the near future, or least the one that was coming from Google.
Google is making it easier than ever to find information on your device through its main Google Search app. Sometimes it can be tough finding a specific text message or a particular song, but being able to search for it right from Google and get results from your device should speed that up. Read more