So, you’ve just watched an amazing video on YouTube and want to enthuse about it with your bestie, usually it means you have to leave the YouTube app to access a separate messaging app. But hold on, that may not be the case for much longer because the YouTube app will soon offer a built-in messaging capability.
It’s been a question asked by many, and for quite some time – “Why hasn’t Google developed a product yet to compete with Amazon’s Echo device?“. Well, it looks like someone at Google is finally listening, and such a device could be unveiled sometime this year, as alluded to recently.
Google and parent company Alphabet will wait a bit longer to find out how much of a fine they may have to pay the Russian government after being found to violate Russian anti-trust laws. The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) was expected to announce a decision today, but instead delayed a ruling until May 31st. This move appears to have come at the request of Alphabet.
Being able to flash the latest version of Android to your Nexus device is one of the most appealing benefits of owning a Nexus handset or tablet. The only real downside was having to unlock your bootloader to do so. That’s no longer the case, though, as you can now access full OTA images for all supported devices, allowing you to sideload the image via adb in recovery, even if your Nexus device has a locked bootloader.
For those that have waited patiently to get their hands on Google’s Cardboard VR viewer, you are in luck. Google has just announced that its second generation Cardboard VR viewer is now available from the Google Store in the UK, France, and Germany, as well as Canada.
Google has teamed up with renowned artist Jeff Koons to create Live Cases for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. The cases will be made as a limited edition item and come in three designs (Diana, Mailbox, and Bust) which you can see above.
It’s not often we report changes being made to Google search results, but today is one of those days. According to a recent Twitter post, Google is testing black-colored result links in its search results.
Google announced today that they are adding a new “Local Source” tag to their Google News platform to help readers around the globe identify news sources that may be especially close to a news subject. Often these local news sources can provide additional context and perspective. A problem can rise up though when a local story goes viral and national publishers end up drowning out the local sources.
Last year at Google I/O, one of the more interesting Google technology projects that was on display was Project Soli. The project came out of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) lab and used a bunch of radar sensors onboard a small chip that could detect physical movement sans actual touch. Since then, Google has not revealed much about progress on the project, but some new clues indicate Project Soli is still very much alive.
Google’s Android One program began a few years ago to bring affordable handsets to emerging markets. According to a new report, the program is being absorbed by Google’s new hardware division along with others.
The carrier Idea Cellular headquartered in India has worked with Google to allow direct carrier billing. This allows those on the carrier to pay for their Google Play purchases via their pre- or post-paid phone bills.
Google is rolling out a new feature to Slides today called Q&A, which has been designed from the ground up to allow speakers and presenters to have an easy way to communicate with viewers. The new feature is simple but powerful and gives viewers a way to ask questions and vote on which questions to be answered.