Tag Archive: Google


Stories are now part of Google Search because you can’t escape them

Welcome to the future of mobile storytelling.

Ever since Snapchat first introduced its Stories feature in late 2013, we’ve seen countless companies try and mimic the same formula with their own services. Following in the footsteps of Instagram, Facebook, and more, Google is the latest company to dip its toes in these waters.

Before you grab your torches and pitchforks, this doesn’t mean that Google is trying to launch its own social network where you share stories  [Read More…]

How to (and why you should) leave reviews on the Google Play Store

Reminder: leaving an app store review is one of the easiest ways to support your favorite app developers.

When you write a review in the Google Play Store, keep in mind that you’re writing for three separate audiences — the app developer, other Android users, and Google Play itself.

While every app developer would love to just receive an endless stream of 5-star reviews, they should also value feedback such as what you liked and didn’t like  [Read More…]

This $260 Google Wifi 3-pack can cover up to 4,500 sq. ft with ease

Wi-Fi everywhere.

Mesh Wi-Fi systems are all the rage these days, and Google Wifi is one of the leaders in the pack. You can buy single units or a 3-pack, and if you are looking to cover a large space the 3-pack is the way to go. Today’s deal saves you $ 40 on the system and puts it down near its lowest price to date.

Setting them up is super simple regardless of whether you are  [Read More…]

Android P to get ‘overhaul’ and feature deeper Google Assistant, report indicates

Google should begin teasing its next version of Android in the coming weeks and months. Bloomberg tells us what we might expect.

The post Android P to get ‘overhaul’ and feature deeper Google Assistant, report indicates appeared first on AndroidGuys.

The $249 Asus Chromebook Flip can download and play apps via Google Play

Time for something new in your life.

The Asus 10.1-inch Chromebook Flip is down to $ 249 on Amazon. It normally sells for around $ 270 and has recently been selling as high as $ 300. This drop matches what it sold for on Black Friday and has hit a couple times since. It’s the lowest price ever and a great deal.

The Flip features a flexible 360-degree hinge and a touchscreen, allowing it to be used  [Read More…]

On Valentine’s Day, remember that Google doesn’t care if your significant other uses an iPhone

Personal interactions shouldn’t be limited by smartphone platforms.

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, a few of us here at Android Central were thinking about how we keep our digital lives in sync with our significant others and family members. We all have different apps and services for shared files, photos, notes, calendars and to-do lists — but one thing we kept coming back to was that using Google apps and services is a great way to keep your digital lives  [Read More…]

Google prepares to turn Android Messages into a true iMessage competitor

A desktop client, texting over Wi-Fi, making payments to businesses, and more is in the works.

In the great debate of Android vs. iOS, one thing that iPhone users often tout is that they can’t imagine switching to a Galaxy Note 8 or Pixel 2 because Android doesn’t have iMessage. While Apple will likely never add an iMessage app to the Play Store, it looks like Google may be taking matters into its own hands.

The folks  [Read More…]

Google releases new winter sports-themed AR Stickers

There’s also an update for the Blocks sticker pack.

Although it may not be as feature-rich as something like the Galaxy S8, Google’s Pixel 2 still has a few neat software tricks up its sleeve to ensure you’re never at a loss for entertainment. AR Stickers finally came to it and the first-gen Pixel in mid-December, and they’ve quickly turned into a favorite time-killer of mine.

The first update for AR Stickers since its initial  [Read More…]

How to ask Google Home to show the weather on your Chromecast

Assuming you already have a Google Home and Chromecast, the process is dead simple.

Between creating calendar appointments, calling your local pizza place, ordering an Uber, etc., there’s no shortage of things you can do with Google Home. Google’s smart speaker has grown and evolved a lot since its release in late 2016, and it’s now got a new feature that helps it tie-in more closely with Google’s other piece of connected hardware – Chromecast.

You’ve previously  [Read More…]

Google Maps Go (beta) makes it to the US

Google announced Android Go – a light-weight version of Android 8.1 Oreo, designed to run on lower-end devices with 1GB and 512MB of RAM – back in December 2017. Subsequently, the search giant also announced the intention of rolling out a number of “Go-style” Google apps, made to work on lower-end hardware. These are essentially […]