Tag Archive: Google


How to get the male Google Assistant voice on your phone and Google Home

The Google Assistant can now be changed to sound like a man, and this is how to do it.

It’s been exactly one year since the Google Assistant debuted on the Pixel and Pixel XL last October, and while we’re expecting big changes in both hardware and software from Google at its Pixel event, there’s a new feature with the Assistant that you can mess around with right now.

The Google Assistant has used the voice of  [Read More…]

Google announces Android Excellence app collections for this fall

Back in June, Google introduced the Android Excellence program in the Play Store. Curated by Google’s editorial team, Android Experience includes a rotating collection of apps that deliver great design, an engaging user experience, and strong app performance. Well this week, Google has released the latest batch of apps which have been welcomed to the […]

Google retires NFC Smart Lock due to low adoption rate

You’ve probably heard of Smart Lock, but once upon a time there was a feature called NFC Smart Lock. Google integrated it within Android, allowing users to use RFID tags on stickers, from under the skin, and on bank cards to unlock their Android-powered smartphones. It seemed to be a future-proofed idea at the time, […]

Join us for the Google Pixel 2 event livestream — Oct 4 at 9:00 a.m. PT!

Google’s big fall hardware event is shaping up to be exciting.

We’re expecting a whole bundle of announcements all in a single event, with Google refreshing hardware lineups and introducing altogether new products as well. Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Google Home Mini, Google Pixelbook, and a fresh Daydream VR headset are practically a lock at this point. And then there’s the software and services component — Android 8.1, Google Lens, and maybe even more we  [Read More…]

Google Pixelbook specs revealed less than 24 hours before announcement

The Pixelbook will come with an Intel Core i5 CPU, 12.3-inch display, and three memory configurations. Also, what the hell are Google Clips?

As most of you know, we’re just a matter of hours away from Google’s big press event tomorrow. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will likely be the stars of the show, but alongside them and the Google Home Mini, we’re also expecting to see the new Pixelbook laptop/tablet hybrid. The Pixelbook initially broke cover  [Read More…]

More photos of Google Home Mini and Pixel 2 XL revealed in Walmart listing

Thanks to a slipup at Walmart, we’ve got a heap of new Google Home Mini photos and a new angle on the Pixel 2 XL.

With just about 24 hours to go before Google’s Pixel 2 event, you’d think that not much would be left to leak following the past few weeks of rumored specs, devices renders, and more. However, seeing as Walmart decided to jump the gun with a listing of the Google Home Mini on its website,  [Read More…]

How to watch the Google Pixel 2 launch event

With only a day to go before Pixel 2 event, Google has already made available the livestream link. So be sure to bookmark it now or set a reminder. As a reminder, the Pixel 2 launch party is expected to kick off tomorrow on October 4 at 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET, when […]

Google intros Android Wear Oreo beta program, available only on the LG Watch Sport

In almost two years of existence, Google’s Android Wear platform has seen only two major releases – one of which (version 2.0) was subject to a very slow roll out. Now it appears a third Android Wear version might be just around the corner. Google just introduced a beta program for Android Wear meant to […]

Google unveils Android Wear beta program, but it only supports one model

Oreo is coming to Android Wear — eventually.

Google has announced a very limited beta program for Android Wear, allowing its flagship smartwatch, the LG Watch Sport, to test out some upcoming features based on Android 8.0 Oreo.

Today, we are launching the beta of the next Android Wear update. As we mentioned at Google I/O, this will mainly be a technical upgrade to API 26 with enhancements to background limits and notification channels.

The update is  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 2 XL leaks in new photo showing redesigned launcher

We’re only about 24 hours away from the official unveiling of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL but that doesn’t mean the leaks stop coming. This time Evan Blass has taken to twitter to reveal a rendering that pretty much confirms what we already suspected about the device and shows off the Pixel 2 […]