Tag Archive: Project


U.S. Cellular support now officially available in Project Fi

U.S. Cellular support is now officially available for Project Fi customers. You’ll need to update the Fi app to ensure that everything is working properly on your end with connecting to the new network. With this addition, Fi customers will now have three different networks to bounce between to ensure they always are using the best network in the area they are in.

T-Mobile and Sprint were the original partners with Google on Project Fi, and  [Read More…]

Project Bloks is Google’s platform for helping kids learn to code while they play

Google has announced Project Bloks, a new platform for building physical coding experiences for kids. As a platform, Project Bloks is meant to help kids learn to code by making the experience physical, allowing them to learn to think about how to solve computational problems while they play.

Project Bloks is also meant to help lower the barriers for researchers, developers and designers looking to create this hands-on experiences. From Google:

However, designing kits for tangible programming is challenging—requiring  [Read More…]

Google has changed the name of Project Tango to . . . Tango

During Lenovo’s press conference today, Google announced that their Project Tango division, which is making 3D sensing smartphone technology, is now just called Tango.

Project Tango began three years ago at Google as a small research and development team, but as explained during the press conference, that team has grown much larger as it has helped to create the technology inside the just announced Lenovo PHAB 2 Pro smartphone. Google felt that having “Project” in the  [Read More…]

Lenovo unveils world’s first Project Tango smartphone

Today at the 2016 TechConnect world conference in San Francisco, Lenovo announced the world’s first smartphone powered by Project Tango. Called the Phab 2 Pro, this is an attractive device. It’s one of three smartphones that Lenovo is releasing, and it puts the “phab” in phablet. Measuring in at 6.4 inches, it has a massive

Google’s Project Fi now includes U.S. Cellular

In a move sure to be great for consumers, Project Fi will be partnering with U.S. Cellular to bring even more cell phone coverage to customers. U.S. Cellular has service in 23 states with 4G LTE service for 99% of its customers, in urban and rural areas. This new partnership now makes three carriers that

U.S. Cellular signs on to help boost Project Fi’s coverage

Google’s Project Fi will soon have more coverage options, with U.S. Cellular joining the project as a cellular partner. The carrier joins Sprint and T-Mobile in providing cellular coverage for Project Fi customers.

From Google:

U.S. Cellular, one of the top mobile networks in the U.S., offers service in 23 states with 4G LTE coverage for more than 99% of their subscribers, both urban and rural. With the addition of a third network, Project Fi now  [Read More…]

Project Abacus plans to bring password-free logins to Android apps based on a “Trust Score”

Google’s I/O Developer conference last week included a variety of changes to the Android Ecosystem. What you may have missed, however, is that Google ATAP discussed Project Abacus in a low-flying announcement. This was initially unveiled at Google I/O 2015, where the software giant described its ambition to take the pressure of password logins off the user. Project

Google may start trialling Project Loon in India

Google has tried — and failed — to get regulatory signoff to conduct trials of its Project Loon initiative in India, but it looks like that’s about to change. The government’s communications and IT ministry is said to be in talks with Google over a Loon pilot, which will last for four days.

Citing the proverbial anonymous source, ET Tech writes:

We are trying to test the effectiveness of Loon in the interiors of the country,  [Read More…]

Levi’s Commuter Jacket is the first piece of clothing to use Google’s Project Jacquard

Google has announced the first Project Jacquard item to come to life which is made in collaboration with Levi’s. The Levi’s Commuter Jacket will let bikers navigate their smartphones by simply using their sleeve as a touch sensor. It works by attaching a sensor to the jacket which will allow the smartphone app to communicate with the phone.

The sensor is flexible, allowing it to connect to any size jacket and  [Read More…]

Google demonstrates Project Soli running on a smartwatch

Google has unveiled a new chip for Project Soli, which reduces the footprint of the chip and makes it more efficient. The technology is being demonstrated inside of a smartwatch. Since you don’t have to actually touch the display more information is able to be shown on it.

Soli allows you to expand the interactions beyond just the watch. You’ll be able to interact around the watch as well, which is split  [Read More…]