Google Home is essentially an overgrown Chromecast but it’s easily repairable

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”

Pixel Launcher to feature the rumoured circular icons and the so called ‘3D touch’

Over the past few years we have seen the visual nature of Android change constantly. We saw Material Design take over and since then we have seen many tweaks of that. Not happy to leave it there Google are set to introduce new launcher icons for their apps when Android 7.1 arrives in a few weeks.

The new updates recently have pointed at new icon names (eg. “ic_duo_round_icon”) and now we have a first look at the icons that we have long been hearing about.

Update : There are also the launcher shortcuts we first saw in Android N Developer preview 2.

Continue reading “Pixel Launcher to feature the rumoured circular icons and the so called ‘3D touch’”

[Download] Google Now v6.3 APK teardown reveals possible new features from Google Assistant

With Duo launching this past week we were wondering if Allo would show itself. According to Android Police, the app is, in fact, being tested, the messaging component at least, with some sexually aggressive and rather weird stickers and of course, one of Allo’s interesting features is the inclusion of Google Assistant. Android Police tear down of the Google App v6.3 beta gives us an insight on what’s in store.  Continue reading “[Download] Google Now v6.3 APK teardown reveals possible new features from Google Assistant”

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