Tag Archive: Google


Google just removed the ‘Tablets’ section from the official Android site

In case you didn’t already know that Android tablets were dead.

Android tablets have always been interesting beasts. Companies like Motorola and Samsung tried making them popular with the Xoom and Galaxy Tabs early on, and Google soon swooped in with home runs such as the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. However, due to lacking developer support and no proper optimizations for the OS on the big screen, Android tablets never caught on the way the iPad did.

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What YouTube Music means for the future of Google Play Music

Slow your roll and let’s think practically for a minute here.

Ever since YouTube Music and YouTube Premium were announced, I’ve seen Google Play Music subscribers freaking out about whether to cancel their subscriptions. I’ve seen YouTube Red subscribers users kicking and screaming about not getting the new YouTube Music yet and then kicking and screaming about it being broken. I’ve seen a whole, whole lot of people who are even more confused about this than they  [Read More…]

Google reported to stop working on Maven, its government-licensed AI tech

The contract with the Pentagon could have cost as much as $ 250 million.

Over the last few months, Google’s faced nonstop backlash for partnering with the United States Pentagon to work on an AI system that can swiftly identify people and points of interest from drone footage. The system is called Maven, and a new report’s surfaced suggesting that Google’s decided to cease its involvement with it.

According to emails received by Gizmodo —

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Google Expeditions app updated with educational AR tours

Available for all ARCore and ARKit compatible devices.

There are a lot of different uses for augmented reality. In some cases, it can be harnessed to take selfies with Porgs and a Demogorgon. In others, AR can be used to educate yourself about the world around you.

Google’s focusing on the latter of those two instances by updating its Google Expeditions app to bring AR tours to everyone that’s got a compatible ARCore Android phone or ARKit  [Read More…]

Google Pixel Buds: Everything you need to know!

Can these Bluetooth earbuds really be worth $ 159?

Google’s Pixel Buds were one of the under-the-radar announcements back at Google’s late-2017 launch event. With the Pixel 2, Pixelbook, Home Mini, Home Max and new services, a pair of Bluetooth earbuds kind of got lost in the shuffle. But with so many Android phones dropping the headphone jack, people are looking for a good pair of high-end Bluetooth headphones more often than ever — and now Google’s  [Read More…]

Google Lens is now available via the default camera app for some phones

Smart Text Selection and Style Match are also rolling out.

Google announced quite a few new features for Google Lens at its I/O conference in early May, and now the company’s confirmed that those are now rolling out to Android users everywhere.

The two big features for Lens are Style Match and Smart Text Selection, with the former allowing you to scan various objects around you and show things that are similar to it. For example, scanning  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 3 XL to boast a notch when it debuts in October

Not too long ago we got a look at what was rumored to be a pair of screen protectors for the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, with the latter showing off a very distinct notch at the top of the screen.

Well, Bloomberg is here with a report on Wednesday that essentially confirms some oft-rumored expectations for Google’s upcoming flagship smartphones, including the aforementioned notch. The report indicates that Google’s notch won’t be as wide as the notch  [Read More…]

You can now ask the Google Assistant to lock your Schlage Sense deadbolt

As promised back at CES 2018, Schlage has added Google Assistant compatibility to its Sense smart deadbolt. The feature went live this week.

The post You can now ask the Google Assistant to lock your Schlage Sense deadbolt appeared first on AndroidGuys.

Can you Cast Google Daydream footage to a phone or tablet?

Want to Cast your game play footage to a spare phone or tablet? Well…

It’s always fun to immerse yourself in a world of pure imagination virtual reality, but there are also times where you’ll want to share your world with other people. In most cases, a Chromecast will be your best option.

But say you have a spare phone or tablet. It’d be cool to be able to share your gameplay footage with this device. So,  [Read More…]

Google Pixel Buds review: Wireless, but still encumbered

Are these Buds for you?

Google’s Pixel Buds headphones were launched alongside the Pixel 2 and a whole bunch of other products back at the end of 2017, and they have easily been the worst-received and least-hyped Google hardware product since. (Though Google Clips may disagree.) With the Pixel 2 lacking a headphone jack it only made sense for Google to make its own Bluetooth headphones — but it also added a bunch of advanced features with  [Read More…]