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Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirms censored China search engine

When Google's chief privacy officer admitted to the Senate that the company is working on a secret project called 'Dragonfly,' he refused to say what it is. According to previous reports, Dragonfly is the codename for the censored search engine Googl…
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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Specifications

It’s been an interesting lead-in to the official Google announcement of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with the pair of handsets having been made available through both nefarious and accidental means, resulting in a ton of unboxing videos and even reviews being published before the October 9th event. As with the Pixel 2 […]

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The Morning After: Goodbye, Google+

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Who's ready to meet the Pixel 3 (again)? Google's big hardware event is scheduled for today at 11 AM ET, and we'll be ready to show you everything we've already seen plus any surprises that are left in store. Un…
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Google is finally testing manual backups with Android Pie

One feature that’s pretty much always been sorely missed on Android compared to iOS is the ability to make full, complete data backups on demand to ease transitioning in between devices. Apple offers stellar iCloud/iTunes backups, but the closest thing you’d get with that on Android would be on a rooted device utilizing recovery backups. And […]

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Google releases Wear OS 2.1 update that focuses on swiping and gestures

Google has released an incremental update for their newly rebranded Wear OS, and this time they’re focusing on making the interface more swipe and gesture friendly. It’s a small change, but also one that should hopefully make Wear OS a more compelling options for users and partners. It would also probably help if Google would […]

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Google somehow let another major Pixel 3 leak happen, again

I’m pretty tired of writing about Pixel leaks at this point, and not because I’m not excited about the phone. Every other day somebody gets their hands on a phone, or buys one on the black market, or uploads a video with it on the internet. New phones are exciting, but you have to make […]

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Google and OnePlus are teaming up for a “Crackables” game later this month

OnePlus has teamed up with Google to create a game/challenge called Crackables, and it starts on September 18th. And aside from that, that’s pretty much all we know. The only way we can describe it right now is mysterious. OnePlus’s twitter feed is full of short snippets of videos and pictures related to cracking some […]

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Google changed a battery setting on Android phones by mistake

Some Android users probably noticed some strange things happening with their phones over the last couple of days. Apps might have stopped updating in the background, location services maybe weren't in use when your screen was locked, and your notific…
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JBL Link View: A Google Smart Display that puts audio centerstage

Even though Amazon was the first to come up with the smart display concept (via the Echo Show), it's Google that transformed it into a whole new consumer category. Much of this is due to Google's hardware strategy: It partners with different manu…
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Samsung and Google are teaming up to create a better Android RCS messaging experience

Samsung has shown some fairly tepid interest in RCS messaging on Android, opting to stick with Samsung Messages as the default app on Galaxy devices instead of Android Messages. That’s pretty much removed Samsung phones from the new enhanced messaging features that Google has been rolling out. But RCS messaging is really cool, especially if […]

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Google Gboard test makes finding a relevant GIF even faster

The whole point of Google's Gboard is to help you find relevant items without leaving your phone's keyboard, but how do you know there's something useful available while you're casually typing away? You might get a clue soon enough. Android Police…
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Rootless Pixel Launcher pulled from Google Play Store

For those interested in replacement home screen apps on their Android phone, one that has been popular recently is the Rootless Pixel Launcher. The popularity stems from the fact that it emulates much of what Google makes available in Android 9.0 Pie, but can be installed on an Android 8.x Oreo powered device. Until very […]

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From the weekend: Google confirms no Pixel Watch coming this year

We’ve been hearing rumors about a Pixel Watch for a while, which originated as rumors of a Nexus Watch way, way back. But up to this point, Google has never actually made their own smartwatch like they’ve done with phones and tablets. They’ve left Wear OS to third-party partners, for better or worse. Unfortunately for […]

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Smaller Google Pixel 3 leaks without a notch, hints at end of Verizon exclusivity

We’ve had no shortage of Google Pixel 3 XL leaks in the past couple of months, but the smaller, regular version of the phone has done a much better job of staying hidden. It’s finally breaking cover, though, showing off the slimmer design that isn’t using a controversial notch in the display. These photos popped […]

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Google Home Max finally launches in the UK

In the midst of IFA 2018 fever, the Google Home Max has finally launched in the UK having first been announced last October. The Google Home Max has been on sale in the US since November last year, bringing deeper base a beefier sound than its cheaper siblings, the Google Home and Home Mini. In […]

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Google Pixel 3 gets unboxed early. Really early.

The Google Pixel 3, technically, isn’t a real device yet. Google hasn’t even announced it and it’s definitely not available to purchase anywhere. But thanks to some really crafty leaks, tons of details have been popping up online over the weekend, including a full unboxing video. This might be the first time we’ve had an […]

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SEO and search rankings on Google are vital aspects of any online business, but it can be incredibly complicated and difficult to really nail down. But the good news is that we have tools like SERPstash Premium that take some of the headache out of things to make your life a little bit easier. SERPstash […]

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Google Fit gets a makeover to tempt you back into your exercise routine

Fitbit isn’t the only company making waves in the digital fitness community this week. Google has also redesigned its Google Fit app, the backbone of fitness tracking on Wear OS and on Android devices that aren’t Samsung. The new redesign was made with input from the American Heart Association and World Health Organization, so Google […]

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Google is using AI to run its data center cooling systems

Google's data centers hold thousands of servers and they power everything from Google Search to Gmail to YouTube. But those data centers need to be kept cool in order for those servers to run reliably. A couple of years ago, Google began applying AI…
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WhatsApp chat backups won’t count towards your Google Drive storage anymore

WhatsApp offers a nifty little feature that allows users to back up their chats and image storage to Google Drive, which is very useful when changing devices. Whether you’re upgrading or you’ve accidentally lost your phone, it’s nice to have a backup so you don’t lose everything with an old device. What makes this feature […]

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Google opens up Google One to the general public

A few months ago Google started the process of transitioning Google Drive customers to their new Google One product. Google One is primarily a re-branding of Google Drive, though there are a couple new wrinkles involved with the revised platform. That stage of the transition appears to be complete as Google announced they are now […]

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Google may bring Windows 10 support to multiple Chromebooks

You might not have to splurge on a Pixelbook if you're pining after a Chromebook with Windows 10 support. XDA-Developers has learned through source code that Campfire, the feature that would let Chrome OS dual-boot Windows 10, would be available in…
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New images pop up of the Google Pixel 3 XL

Lots  of attention this week is focused on the launch of the Galaxy Note9 as sources try to get the scoop on the latest smartphone from Samsung. In the midst of that flurry of activity, others are looking a bit further down the road and managed to obtain some new images of the Google Pixel […]

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Google Pixel 3 XL shows up in benchmarks, likely with a Snapdragon 845 in tow

As we get closer and closer to an official launch of the Google Pixel 3 XL, we can expect more details to surface. Like, for instance, some benchmarks. In this case we’re getting a glimpse of what kind of performance we likely expect from Google’s 2018 flagship, assuming nobody faked any information here. You know […]

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Senators grill Google over rumored China search engine

Google refused to confirm if it's truly been developing a censored search engine for China after reports about the project's existence came out, but it might soon have no choice but to come clean. A group of six Democratic and Republican Senators led…
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Google Maps’ location sharing now includes your battery life

When you share your location with a friend through Google Maps, they'll now be able to see how much battery life you have left exactly. Android Police first discovered hints of the new feature in a Google Maps beta for Android earlier this year, and…
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Google Clock app integrates with Spotify for musical alarms, but where’s YouTube Music?

Google has updated its Clock application on the Play Store, which is honestly a pretty boring app that gets pretty boring updates. Normally, anyway. This time, though, the Clock app is getting Spotify integration. Weird? We’ll explain. Set your alarms with Spotify Songs Some people like to wake up to music by setting particular songs […]

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Google Station will bring tons of high-speed hotspots to Nigeria

Google has spent a ton of R&D effort into figuring out how to get everyone access to high-speed internet, especially in places where that’s not the norm. Things like Project Loon were bold ideas that were even used in the aftermath of hurricanes in Puerto Rico, but the latest trick in Google’s bag is called […]

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Routines can be scheduled in Google Home

Earlier this year Google rolled out the ability for users to setup routines using their Google Home devices. Using routines, users can create a single command that will trigger a whole bunch of actions without having to specify them one at a time. Initially, users had the option of picking from several canned routines for […]

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Demo video shows off some updated Google Material Design changes

Google has been slowly but surely making some changes to their Material Design specifications and guidelines for several months now. Unofficially dubbed Material Design 2, the updates are the first major ones since 2014 when Google initially launched Material Design. Besides bringing a fresh look to interfaces, the overhaul appears to be focused on improving […]

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Hey Google, Android actually does stifle competition

Sundar Pichai knows that the choice of mobile OS nowadays boils down to Android or iOS. He published a blog post yesterday in response to the European Commission's competition decision against Android, which opens saying, "If you buy an Android phone…
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Facebook hires top Google engineer to head its chip development

Google snapped up a few Apple chip design talents over the past year to create its own processors, but now it has lost one of its own to another rival. According to Bloomberg, Facebook has hired Shahriar Rabii to head its silicon development efforts….
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Carrot Weather officially brings storms and earthquakes to the Google Play Store

A few weeks ago Carrot Weather launched into a quiet beta on the Play Store, finally giving Android users a taste of one of the best weather apps on iOS, which also happens to be one of my personal favorite apps, period. Today that app leaves its beta tag behind and is officially available for […]

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Google Pay redesigns its web app, rolling out now

Google Pay has had a pretty busy year, including a name change and some heavy redesigning, at least on the mobile side of things. The desktop site for Google Pay has been left behind, though, although it did keep the new branding instead of Android Pay. Google’s not that inconsistent, come on. Anyway, the website […]

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Google Duo gets some support for multiple devices including tablets

Lagging way behind most of the market, Google finally seems to figured out that users want to be able to send and receive messages from whatever screen they are viewing at the moment. Last month Google rolled out the ability for Android Messages users to sync text messages on the desktop, joining their Google Allo […]

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Google claims Gmail safe from their prying eyes

Over the past couple days, Google found itself embroiled in some new controversy regarding the company’s treatment of users’ email. This is not the first time Google has dealt with fears that their employees may be reading user email messages, but this time around access by third-party developers is thrown into the mix. Yesterday Google […]

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More rumors point to Google entering the video game market

If you’ve been keeping up, there have been several rumors that Google is getting into the gaming console market, at least indirectly. The Yeti streaming service, for example, was suggested to compete with GeForce Now and PlayStation Now, and recently some new interactions were tipped off for the Chromecast that would most likely be used […]

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New renders of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Earlier today, several new renders including both still shots and videos of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were revealed. The new images were created using factory CAD files to get dimensions and placement of different pieces in the correct locations. The renders do not really reveal any new information but they do align […]

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Continued Conversation launches for Google Home for better AI conversations

During Google I/O this year, Google showed off Continued Conversations for their Google Home devices, a new feature that will allow users to keep up a conversation with their virtual assistant without having to repeatedly say a hotword before every sentence. That feature is finally rolling out today to Google Home, Google Home Mini, and […]

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Google updates the TalkBack app and renames it to Android Accessibility Suite

Not everyone has 20/20 sight, those of us with impaired vision might be familiar with the TalkBack app that aids smartphone navigation with its spoken feedback. The app has just received an update, and as it so often does, Google has also decided to rename the TalkBack app to the Android Accessibility Suite in the […]

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Let your Google Home help you cook with Tasty recipes

Google is rolling out a new feature for the Google Home family that will pair the smart speaker with Tasty recipes, helping you to fully cook meals completely hands free. It’s a pretty literal take on the Assistant part of Google Assistant, but hey, you can use all the kitchen help you can get. Google […]

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Google backtracks on Wear OS’ battery-saving features

Smartwatches are struggling, and Google knows it needs to fix the things people dislike about Wear OS. At the top of the list is battery life, so during I/O, Google announced plans to boost that for Android P. While Qualcomm's new smartwatch-dedicate…
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Material Design update for Google Maps is beginning a staged rollout

Google has been slowly redesigning most of their core apps with updated Material Design interfaces, and Google Maps is next up on the list. There have been a few Maps tweaks over the last few months hinting at this coming, and Google I/O more or less confirmed it, but it’s finally happening. The update is […]

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Google is integrating Android Messages with Chrome OS

We’ve been waiting for Google to drop an iMessage killer for years now, and Android Messages is shaping up and potentially turning into that app. A new commit for in Chromium’s source code hints at Google integrating Android Messages with Chrome OS, which could mean tons of different things. Unfortunately, the commits don’t really clarify […]

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Update to Google News on the web starting to show up

At Google I/O 2018, one of the apps/services that Google mentioned as getting some significant attention is their Google News platform. The improvements mainly come in two different areas – increased use of AI to scour the web for content that may interest a user and a heavy revision to the interface to be consistent […]

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Several Google employees walk out over military work for the US Department of Defense

Google is, for the most part, a generally well-liked company, and they don’t tend to dabble in anything significantly controversial. They make free services, like Gmail and YouTube, then serve up ads to stay afloat, and aside from the minor privacy quirks here and there, they do pretty well in the court of public opinion. […]

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Pending Google Home Max update to improve use as a speaker

The Google Home Max enjoys a rather unique spot in the market in that it incorporates the benefits of a smart speaker with sound qualities – including a big sound – that are close enough to more dedicated devices like Sonos speakers. As good as that sound is, the Home Max has fallen short for […]

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Google will require regular security patches for smartphones going forward

Ask anyone what their biggest gripe with Android is, and one of the most common answers will likely be the updates. Or, rather, the lack of updates. Unless you’re rocking a flagship from a big manufacturer or a Google Pixel device, you’re probably not getting them as frequently as you’d like, and that includes monthly […]

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Google might announce a Pixel Watch alongside the next Pixel 3

Maybe it’s a little early to start talking about the Google Pixel 3, but that’s not going to stop the leaks. Evan Blass has dropped a pretty major hint about what Google is planning on announcing at their hardware event later this year, including a new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, plus a newer […]

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Project Treble to get boost from Google, Qualcomm joint efforts

With some of the changes to expand availability of the Android P Developer Preview 2 that were announced at Google I/O 2018, attention is once again drawn to the state of Android version distribution. Even though Android 8.0 Oreo has been around for several months, adoption is still at just 5% of the market and […]

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