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Android Messages for web desktop site is now live

The service isn’t working quite yet, but we’re getting somewhere.

In late-April, Google’s plans for turning Android Messages into something of an iMessage competitor were revealed. There are a lot of moving parts with this effort, but one of the big ones appears to finally be coming to light — desktop messaging.

If you head to messages.android.com, you’ll see a new website with a large bit of text saying you can “Text on your computer with Messages  [Read More…]

Google’s investing $550 million into Chinese shopping site JD.com

This is part of a new “strategic partnership” Google’s starting with JD.

Similar to how Amazon is the go-to online retailer in the United States, JD.com is China’s second-largest website for buying everything from smartphones to soda. On June 18, Google announced that it’s partnering with JD.com and plans to invest $ 550 million in the company.

Per Karim Temsamani, Google’s President of Asia-Pacific Operations:

We want to accelerate how retail ecosystems deliver consumer experiences that are  [Read More…]

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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Famous GIF site Imgur now supports videos

iOS users are the first ones that’ll be able to post videos.

If you’ve ever found yourself wasting away the day by looking at GIF after GIF, chances are you did so on Imgur. Founded back in February 2009, Imgur is bringing its 250 million monthly users a new feature that can be viewed right now — videos.

This is a big shift for Imgur, marking the first time that content on the site has supported sound.  [Read More…]

What is Chrome ‘Site Isolation’ and how does it keep me safe?

Chrome’s Site Isolation feature is a brand new way to keep your web session more secure, but you’ll need to enable it.

The web is a scary place. There are scams, malicious links and other vulnerabilities hiding everywhere. Most users don’t see this because of protections built-in to their web browser or email client, and with Chrome 63, Google has brought another key feature to keeping users safe: site isolation.

What is site isolation?

The Chrome browser  [Read More…]

Using your phone on the job site: 5 apps for the hard worker

Work smarter with these five apps designed for the job site.

Android appeals to people from all walks of life. Your butcher, the young person at the register at Taco Bell, and all sorts of people you meet every day have an Android phone. That’s because a modern phone is totally a multi-tool and there’s an Android phone to fit everyone.

There are apps to fit everyone, too. We’re going to have a look at five of  [Read More…]

Andy Rubin’s Essential phone shows up at GFXBench site

When prototype meets benchmark app, magic happens. Or something.

Russian mobile enthusiasts at Mobiltelefon have spotted Andy Rubin’s Essential Android phone at the GFXBench.

We saw a glimpse of the Essential FIH-PM1 in March. Today we get to see some of the things that might make it tick. According to the benchmark system information, there’s a lot to look forward to here. And some things that are very odd or just plain wrong.

For starters, we see  [Read More…]

Chrome’s WebVR moves to Google Cardboard at the new WebVR Experiments site

Now almost every Android phone can experience VR on Chrome through Google’s new WebVR Experiments site.

Previously available for Google Daydream View headsets and the phones that power them, Google has followed up on the promise to expand the VR experience in Chrome, and in typical Google style they kicked off an entirely new website. At WebVR Experiments you’ll find content for both Google Daydream and Cardboard, Android VR experiments, A.I. experiments and even what they call Art and  [Read More…]

Google unveils new site to highlight open source projects and processes

Learn about Google’s commitment to open source projects and communities.

Google has been a long time supporter of open source projects — the core software on your Android phone, for example, is open source and available for developers looking for a flexible, mobile OS.

Google has released millions of lines of open source code over the years and helped support thousands of open source projects, but until now there was no place to find all these projects under one  [Read More…]

Google’s new ‘My Android’ site suggests wallpapers, icon packs and more

Be together. Not the same.

Android is all about customization, and there are so many ways to tweak the look of your phone that it’s impossible for it to look exactly the same as someone else’s. Google is hoping to foster this customizing spirit with its new “My Android” site, specifically launching a “Taste Test” system that asks you a bunch of questions and suggests wallpapers, icon packs, launchers, widgets and keyboards that fit your style.

Just go to  [Read More…]