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Snapdragon 836 in a Google Pixel 2 would be the least interesting thing about the phone

It’s slightly faster.

The Google Pixel 2 might ship with revised internal hardware from Qualcomm in the form of a new processor, the Snapdragon 836. That’s according to silicon rumormonger Fudzilla, which offers up the following plausible but completely unsurprising info, courtesy of its sources:

The Pixel 2 phones will be the first to ship with Snapdragon 836 The chip itself will supposedly be a minor revision to the 835, with a small bump to maximum  [Read More…]

OnePlus brings its custom OnePlus Launcher to Google Play

OnePlus Launcher comes to the Play Store.

The lightly customized and well-liked OnePlus Launcher, which received some nice visual changes with the OnePlus 5 release, has been brought over to Google Play. But the listing is there not to open it up to every phone, but to speed up the process of updating the app outside of a full system update on OnePlus phones.

Along with the newly-public OnePlus Weather,  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 2 said to be the first to carry faster Snapdragon 836 chipset

We’ve been hearing rumors that Qualcomm plans to introduce an updated version of the Snapdragon 835 later this year. If you remember the Pixel and Pixel XL were the first to come bundling the Snapdragon 821, a faster version of the Snapdragon 820 last year and according to a report coming out of Fudzilla, history […]

6 awesome Google Home commands you may not know

These commands will help you get the most out of Google Home.

Google Home has tons of great features that allow you to keep better track of things. If you aren’t sure what it’s really capable of, or how to use it, then it can be hard to get started. That’s why we collected the six great commands you may not know about. These includes listening to music, checking your schedule, controlling your home, and more. We’ve  [Read More…]

U.S. Department of Labor investigation into Google gender pay gap could change Silicon Valley

Android’s maker has been ordered to hand over 8,000 employees’ contact info for failing to adhere to equal pay laws.

It’s been a few days since a judge ruled that Google had to hand over 8,000 of its employees’ contact information to the U.S. Department of Labor, but the reason for it remains a prescient matter — and one worth studying up on before heading into the weekend.

Android’s maker is currently under investigation for allegedly failing  [Read More…]

Snag some Comic-Con deals on movies from Google Play this weekend!

The San Diego Comic-Con is well underway, and to celebrate Google Play has some pretty sweet deals on superhero movies!

Following along with all the news coming out of the San Diego Comic-Con is always fun but if you’re looking jump even deeper into the superhero world, why not take in a movie at home this weekend? Right now, Google Play has discounted a bunch of superhero movies that you can rent or purchase. Everything from live action movies  [Read More…]

Google is making it easier to discover local events in India

Google wants to help you plan your weekend.

Google is rolling out an update to its mobile search platform in India through which you can easily find popular events in your city. The search giant issued a similar update in the U.S. back in May, and in India the company is pulling information from the likes of BookMyShow, AllEvents, EventsHigh, 10times, and more.

For instance, if you type, “show me events in Hyderabad,” you’ll see a  [Read More…]

Google brings former iOS-exclusive Motion Stills app to Android

Google’s Motion Stills comes to Android, and it’s fantastic.

Google is bringing one of its remaining iOS exclusives to Android. Motion Stills emerged in the wake of the iPhone 6s’ Live Photos feature as one of the easiest ways to capture short bits of stabilized video and turn it into shareable GIFs.

Now, a year and a bit later, Motion Stills is available on Android — for the 65% or so of  [Read More…]

Google Play Protect now widely available, keeping your phone safe from bad apps

There’s a new interface to the app security on your phone.

Google’s new (and now properly branded) security system, Google Play Protect, is now widely available and should at this point be active on any phone with the latest version of Google Play Services. After a slow rollout with varied reports that Play Protect was available, as we look at our own devices here every one of them has it.

Google announced Play Protect back  [Read More…]

Google Keep: Ultimate guide

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

Google Keep isn’t your average note-taking client. While the app sports a minimal interface and is easy to pick up and 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…]