Tag Archive: Google


Google CEO announces new action plan following Andy Rubin fiasco

Google says it’ll be more transparent and responsible going forward.

The last couple of weeks haven’t been great ones for Google. A New York Times report in late October claimed that Google had paid Andy Rubin $ 90 million as an “exit package” following reports of sexual harassment from 2013. This was followed by a company-wide walkout earlier in the month, and following all of that, CEO Sundar Pichai is finally responding.

Pichai sent out an email  [Read More…]

How to make your Google Home multilingual

Google Home picked up bilingual support earlier this year, allowing you to converse with Google Assistant in two languages. The Assistant works with any pairing of English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Hindi, and Japanese, and you can switch between either language on the fly and the Assistant will understand your query.

Products used in this guide Best Buy: Google Home ($ 129) Best Buy: Google Home Mini ($ 49) How to make your Google Home multilingual Open Google  [Read More…]

Win a Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL from Android Central!

We love the new Pixel 3, and we know you will, too. Especially if you win one in this giveaway!

This year’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL aren’t drastically different compared to their predecessors, but improved displays, a faster processor, wireless charging, and more all result in a well fleshed-out package, making for what could be some of the best smartphones in 2018. But who wants to BUY a phone when you could WIN a phone?

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Mount Genie offers a variety of accessories for Google Home, Echo Dot, and other devices

If you own a smart device from Google or Amazon, you might find that as awesome as it is, things could be a little more convenient. Not so much in what they can do, but where and how they can be placed, physically.

Let’s say, for instance, that you have a Google Home Mini that you’d like to put in your kitchen. The problem? You don’t have any counter space near the open outlets. That’s where something from Mount Genie  [Read More…]

Google details the latest state of Android security, and it looks great

If you install from Google Play, your chances of being compromised are steadily approaching zero.

In the name of transparency, Google has released another Android security report (officially, the Android Ecosystem Security Transparency Report) that details many aspects of exactly how secure different parts of the Android ecosystem are, and how often they’re being exploited in the real world. The goal is of course to show that Android is very secure purely based on the numbers Google  [Read More…]

Google announces Android is getting on board with foldable displays

Samsung’s upcoming foldable smartphone was finally revealed during its Developer Conference yesterday.

Well soon afterwards, Google also issued a press statement to announce that Android has added native platform support for a new class of devices called “foldables”. Actually, Samsung and Google have been working together when creating the new One UI for Samsung’s phones. So it’s no surprise Google is adding support to this novel form factor.

The idea is that Android will strive to offer a smooth transition  [Read More…]

Best Buy’s Black Friday ad is here with deals from Amazon, Google, and more

Another day, another Black Friday ad. As we inch closer to the big day itself, we’re beginning to see all the major retailers lay their cards on the table and show off the deals they will be hosting. Best Buy’s ad was revealed today and includes hundreds of deals on tech from big-name brands like Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google as well as a plethora of TV and home products from the likes of Samsung, LG, KitchenAid and more.

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Common Google Pixel 3 issues and how to fix them

No phone is perfect — here’s how you can address problems plaguing your Pixel.

The Pixel 3 and 3 XL are fantastic phones, but they aren’t without their issues. Several well-reported problems with the phones have cropped up as thousands of devices get out to people and were put to use. Some of the complaints are due to the fact that Pixels are hyper-analyzed by the Android enthusiast crowd, but there are still many legitimate gripes that  [Read More…]

Google Pixel Slate now up for pre-order at Best Buy

It’s a laptop. It’s a tablet. It’s the Google Pixel Slate!

Alongside the Pixel 3, Google announced its new detachable: the Pixel Slate. The Pixel Slate builds on what made the Pixelbook great: a premium design, high-end specs and the latest features of Chrome OS. The Pixel Slate will be available later in 2018, so stay tuned for more!

The latest Pixel Slate news November 6, 2018 — Google Pixel Slate now up for pre-order at Best  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 3 vs. Google Pixel 2: Should you upgrade?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. With years of experience testing hundreds of Android phones, we’re here to help you make an informed decision when considering an upgrade.

Google Pixel 3

Compact powerhouse

$ 799 at Google Store

Pros Fantastic cameras Gorgeous OLED display Wireless charging Cons No headphone jack Average battery life

Google hasn’t changed a lot of hardware elements on the Pixel 3, opting instead to  [Read More…]