If you were to dial your time machines back to August 2016 (.. or you know, just use Google’s advanced search tools), you’d find a ton of articles about Google’s new OS named Fuchsia. It was speculated to be the merger of Android and Chrome OS we have all been hearing about for … very long now I think. Then there were rumors about a new OS called Andromeda around September which got covered even more extensively. Now a new article is circulating around on the web speculating Fuchsia and Andromeda are one and the same. Continue reading “Google’s new OS Fuchsia is Andromeda?”
You may have heard about iFixit, contrary to their name, they rip open every new iPhone and lately have been ripping apart quite a few other things. They recently toredown a Google Pixel and it seems, it is now mandated by law, the launch of any new gadget must be accompanied by the obligatory iFixit teardown. Today’s product of choice: Google Home, which gets X-rayed and then prised apart by the site.
This time the biggest findings are just how easy this thing is to repair, and that the hardware is ripped from the 2015 Chromecast. Continue reading “Google Home is essentially an overgrown Chromecast but it’s easily repairable”
Google is already a behemoth of an employer and the latest addition to the search giant’s burgeoning tech family might make it easier for you to play games and other more complex mobile apps on a Chromebook.
You can already run Android apps on a Chromebook, but would you probably will not run games and other intensive mobile apps on it, yet. LeapDroid is not just another Android emulator, it specialized in games. Continue reading “The LeapDroid Android Emulator team got acquired by Google”
We’re living in a world now where phones are no more trying to be smaller, instead, there are phones with even 6 inches of display, plus bezels. 5.5 inches is kind of the norm these days and I even find using a 5.2 inch screen a bit big for easy one hand use.
It makes sense to bring the most commonly used actions to the bottom of the screen then so they’re easier to reach without performing hand gymnastics. That is exactly what Google may have in mind for the future, at least for the Chrome android app. Continue reading “Moving address bar to the bottom might be an option in Chrome for android in the future”
Samsung has quietly listed a new Chromebook on its Korean website. Dubbed Chromebook Pro, it features a 12.3-inch touchscreen display (3:2 aspect ratio) with 400 nits brightness and a resolution of 2400 x 1600 pixels. It uses a 360-degree hinge and comes with a stylus. Samsung is not calling the stylus an S Pen, though. It’s now just called a PEN. Yes, in all caps, so you know its a big deal. Although, it looks exactly like the S-Pen from the now dead Galaxy Note 7 (which more than 1 million die-hards are still using) . Perhaps they had leftovers since the Note 7 production had to be stopped?
You’ve probably heard about Andromeda now, and if you think we’re talking about the galaxy here, no. Andromeda is supposedly the love child of Google’s Chrome OS and Android OS. A merger of the two platforms to create something like Windows 10.
It all started with a tweet. After which Android Police fired up the hype train with a piece about an internal project at Google known only as Andromeda. They claimed to have been sitting on this information for a while but this tweet from Hiroshi Lockheimer made them come out.
Continue reading “Andromeda is already here! And it runs Google Brillo OS”
We’ve been hearing about the new Chromecast with 4K video support that would be launched at the Octobr 4th Google event. Now we know how it might look thanks to these newly leaked renders by gadget soothsayer Evan Blass (otherwise known as evleaks) by way of VentureBeat.
We’ve earlier had reports that the latest preview firmware for the Chromecast had replaced the Chrome logo with the ubiquitous ‘G’ logo. And now it seems the new ChromecastUltra might do the same.
Hours before now, there was a report from Android Police that Google was working on a laptop, a successor for the last year’s Chromebook Pixel, to introduce the Android/Chrome OS hybrid Andromeda. According to the report, the new Google laptop is known internally as ‘Bison’ and has been given the informal ‘Pixel 3’ nickname.
Now another report out of 9to5Google mentions that there is a second device that will be launching with Andromeda, and that is a “Nexus” tablet, built by Huawei. Yes, that’s the rumoured tablet you may have heard.