Google reportedly working on a third Pixel smartphone codenamed ‘taimen’

It was recently leaked that Google’s follow up to 2016’s Pixel and Pixel XL have been codenamed ‘muskie‘ and ‘walleye‘. So we know Google is at least keeping the trend of codenaming their devices based on marine life. However, according to a new report, it would seem Mountain Veiw has another device, specifically a smartphone, up its sleeve. Multiple sources cited by Droid-Life are now claiming that the Search giant is working on a device codenamed ‘taimen‘. Continue reading “Google reportedly working on a third Pixel smartphone codenamed ‘taimen’”

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The next version of Android will be smarter with new assistive features

Android 7.0 Nougat has hardly made it to even 3 percent of all Android devices and we’re already getting closer to the announcement of the next version of Android, which many believe will be called Android Oreo. A new leak today claims that Google has been working on some new smart assistive features for Android that will help make life a tad bit easier for users.  Continue reading “The next version of Android will be smarter with new assistive features”

Take the Google #myAndroid taste test and share your results

How often do you get bored with the way your smartphone looks currently? In my case, the answer was quite often. When I discovered the customization level on Android for the first time, I think I switched launchers or set ups almost every couple of days, luckily I have finally found a look I dig. But what about people who’re still looking out? I’m sure there are some. How about you let Google give you a hand finding your perfect homescreen?  Continue reading “Take the Google #myAndroid taste test and share your results”

Google splits Hangouts into Meet and Chat to fight off Slack [Hangouts Meet APK Download]

If you’re wondering what is Google’s actual messaging strategy, so is every one else. Hangouts started as different apps that over time got merged together to form a complete messaging solution, then instead of trying to push it, Google brought two new  half-baked apps that did only one thing. It was announced that Hangouts will take the corporate route and now Hangouts is being split again into two different apps. But it’s not as bad as it sounds. The new apps are called Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet and are geared towards enterprise users directly facing off against the likes of Slack and Skype. Continue reading “Google splits Hangouts into Meet and Chat to fight off Slack [Hangouts Meet APK Download]”

Google Pixel 2 might drop the headphone jack

Who would’ve predicted that the life of the 3.5mm headphone jack would become a hot topic by 2016 and would continue till 2017. When Apple ditched the jack there has been an ongoing debate for and against the move. Apple certainly wasn’t the first company to do so but it was the first company rumoured to do so. Which is why LeEco and Moto decided to get on the train before the engine is attached. Now it seems Google Pixel 2 might drop the headphone jack too. Continue reading “Google Pixel 2 might drop the headphone jack”

What does Google know about you? Everything from your favorite music to favorite App

So Google knows a big deal about everyone and everyone kind of knows it. Some people are really big on privacy issues and are a bit hesitant to let Google collect data from them, at least as long as they are aware about it. Google’s history with user privacy is well-known. The company has faced various lawsuits in the past. Mountain View knew early on that people will have trust issues and hence the company unofficially adopted the motto, “Don’t be evil” Continue reading “What does Google know about you? Everything from your favorite music to favorite App”

YouTube TV is here and it looks pretty nice

After ages of rumours about Google offering traditional TV networks, it is finally officially happening and it is called YouTube TV. It is exactly as it sounds, TV on YouTube. You’ve already seen a lot of News Networks and other TV shows with official YouTube channels where they post short clips of the show. It was obvious there was a potential market for TV on YouTube.  Continue reading “YouTube TV is here and it looks pretty nice”

Google Assistant coming to all Android 6.0+ devices

Google Assistant is coming to your Android device soon. Yes, no root, no Gapps. That is if you have a device that runs on Android 6.0 and above. The rollout to Android devices running Marshmallow and above will open up the Google Assistant to about 30 percent of Android users.
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Allo the web app, coming soon (or not so soon) to your nearest desktops

When Google announced Allo at Google I/O last year, probably they never thought of creating an iMessage for Android. If that’s true, I don’t know what they were thinking launching another messaging app. Regardless, with how the hype built around Allo, with fans and critics expecting Google to get it right this time around, there were high expectations. What we got however were not fully developed apps but ideas.  Idea version 1.0 which the company promised will develop into mature communication apps.  Continue reading “Allo the web app, coming soon (or not so soon) to your nearest desktops”

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