Tag Archive: Google


Google announces Android 7.0 update for these Nexus devices

Google on Monday announced that the final, consumer-ready version of Android 7.0 Nougat is ready for public consumption. According to Google, the final release will begin rolling out to select Android devices over the coming weeks. Among the models expected to see the 7.0 Nougat update are the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus

LG V20: Google gives us our first look at Nougat-powered phone

Google ‘introduces’ new LG phone on Nougat promo page.

As Google officially unveiled Android 7.0 Nougat, there’s a small surprise waiting on the shiny new Nougat promo page — an early look at the upcoming LG V20.

The V20, which will be the first phone to ship with Android 7.0, is referenced at the end of the page, along with an image showing a home screen and a holographic-style outline of the handset. The image  [Read More…]

Google Duo: Finally, a FaceTime for the rest of us

Overview Duo is a simple, yet very well done video calling app from Google that aims to be the FaceTime for Android users. Developer: Google Cost: Free Impressions Long has the Apple community had access to a intuitive, simple and functional video calling service called FaceTime, and as long as Apple has had it, the

2016 Nexus phones: What we want to see from Google and HTC

Android Central editors sound off on what we want from the new Nexus hardware.

We’re quickly approaching that time of year when Google is poised to release new Nexus phones, and that means a few leaks fuel the fires for everyone to think about exactly what they want to see in the new phone (or, in this case, phones). We know the new hardware from Google is already finished and just waiting for some final touches  [Read More…]

Google Keep: Ultimate guide

Create lists, transcribe recordings, doodle, collaborate on to-do lists, and so much more with Google Keep.

Google Keep isn’t your average note-taking client. While the app sports a minimal interface and is very easy to use, it offers a set of powerful tools that make it an effective task management utility. From creating collaborative to-do lists to transcribing voice notes and saving bookmarks, the app does it all. The best part about Keep is that all  [Read More…]

Google sunsetting Chrome apps for Windows, Mac and Linux

Google has announced that Chrome packaged apps and hosted apps will be phased out of Chrome for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

The Chrome desktop browser has had application support for a while now, and during that time Google found that only 1% of desktop users were actively running Chrome apps, so support will be removed by 2018.

Today, approximately 1% of users on Windows, Mac and Linux actively use Chrome packaged apps, and most hosted apps are  [Read More…]

Google partners with Apple, AT&T and more to combat robocalls

Randall Stephenson, chairman of AT&T, is announcing a consortium of 33 companies, which include Google, Apple, AT&T and Comcast, that are joining the FCC to crack down on robocalls. Robocall Strike Force Right now, the plan is to have these companies work on various solutions and come up with a plan by October 19. So

Google axes Hangouts on Air in favor of YouTube Live

In a quiet announcement, Google revealed that the Hangouts On Air feature of Google+ will come to an end on September 12. Google users will be steered toward YouTube Live instead. Google Minus Google is slowly taking Google+ apart. First, the company took Photos out and made it a separate product. Google+ Photos was then

How to set up and use Google Duo

A simple cross-platform mobile video chat that actually works!

Duo is Google’s latest foray into video calling, and rather than basing it on your Google account or your email, it’s tied to your phone number, making it easier for you to chat with the contacts that are already in your phone. Google launched Duo on Google Play and on iOS so you can chat with friends on Android and Apple. The keyword for Duo is simplicity,  [Read More…]

Google begins rolling out Duo for easy video calls

Google announced Allo and Duo way back at I/O 2016 in May. Designed to either simplify or complicate Google’s lineup of messaging services, depending on how you look at it, the new apps were only teased at the time and set for a later release. Well, the day has now come for Duo. Duo is