Google advises consumers to not sideload its Android apps on new, uncertified Huawei devices

Last May, the US government placed Huawei on an export blacklist that impacted its working relationship with Google. New Android devices from the Chinese company could not be certified to run Gmail, Maps, or the Play Store. Ahead of upcoming Huawei devices, Google has issued a lengthy consumer-facing statement about the situation, as well as … Continue reading Google advises consumers to not sideload its Android apps on new, uncertified Huawei devices

UK Google users will lose GDPR data protection, thanks to Brexit

Last month the UK finally went through with Brexit which placed the country in a transition period set to expire on 31st December 2020. During the transition period, the UK and EU will renegotiate their relationship and companies will have a chance to take appropriate action to ensure they are ready to be excluded from … Continue reading UK Google users will lose GDPR data protection, thanks to Brexit

Android 11 hands on and first impressions

With the days of desert-themed releases officially behind it, Google  today announced the first developer preview of Android 11, which is now available as system images for Google’s own Pixel devices, starting with the Pixel . As of now, there is no way to install the updates over the air. That’s usually something the company … Continue reading Android 11 hands on and first impressions

Pixel 5 exists and getting ready for launch soon , Android Open source project code confirms the same

Earlier this week, the first renders of what might be the Google Pixel 5 was rendered . While the jury is still out on the design choices made by Google, Everyone knows  for sure that there will be a Pixel 5. However, a new leak has now confirmed the existence of Pixel 5. A new comment … Continue reading Pixel 5 exists and getting ready for launch soon , Android Open source project code confirms the same

Google Docs autocorrect widely rolling out as Smart Compose exits G Suite beta

Last November, Google Docs started testing autocorrect and Smart Compose as part of leveraging machine learning to improve user productivity. Those two features are now widely rolling out, though availability is tiered. Autocorrect in Google Docs on the web is identical to live spelling and grammar correction that first debuted for Gmail. Misspelled words are … Continue reading Google Docs autocorrect widely rolling out as Smart Compose exits G Suite beta

Google takes down the alleged spying ToTok app from the Play Store

Back in December of 2019, we reported on an expose published by The New York Times claiming that ToTok is a spying tool developed by the UAE government. Soon after the report was published, Google and Apple pulled the app from their respective stores. Google later reinstated the app in January but the company has … Continue reading Google takes down the alleged spying ToTok app from the Play Store

Google enters into partnership with Samsung to integrate Duo calling into Galaxy S20

During the Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung has announced that it’s going to deeply integrate Google Duo video calling with its phones starting with the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip. For years now, Google has been driving Duo as a true cross-platform competitor to Apple’s FaceTime, bringing it to devices of all kinds and even … Continue reading Google enters into partnership with Samsung to integrate Duo calling into Galaxy S20

Google Maps gets a new look to celebrate its 15 years

Google Maps is 15 years old this week and, in its time mapping this Earth, the service has become one of the most powerful and popular mapping applications. To celebrate its birthday, Google Maps is getting a redesigned app on mobile and a brand new logo too. In a post on The Keyword, Google explains … Continue reading Google Maps gets a new look to celebrate its 15 years

Is Google planning to play the long game, will start playing nice with Microsoft office

Google's hired Microsoft's former head of strategy to lead up its own G Suite wing, and it's starting to show in how the Mountain View giant looks at its competitors in the productivity space. Much like Microsoft's own shift to a more platform-agnostic, we'll-work-with-everyone attitude following Satya Nadella's taking of the helm, former Microsoftie Javier … Continue reading Is Google planning to play the long game, will start playing nice with Microsoft office

Google Photos trialing monthly subscription to get your best pictures auto-printed

In September, Google Photos added large canvas prints, as well as individual prints. Google Photos is now trialing a “monthly photo prints” subscription program. Google will send you 10 prints that will be “automatically selected from your last 30 days of photos.” This subscription program is a way to “get your best memories delivered straight … Continue reading Google Photos trialing monthly subscription to get your best pictures auto-printed

Google app gives daily stock notifications an upgrade w/ watch list results

The Google app for Android does a lot more than search the web. It can also deliver useful notifications at a glance and, recently, Google has started rolling out an upgrade for stock notifications through its Android app. Spotted by Android Police, a server-side upgrade for the Google app is rolling out to users on … Continue reading Google app gives daily stock notifications an upgrade w/ watch list results

Microsoft Teams has new competitor from Google

If Microsoft has Office 365 Google has G suite , Microsoft has Microsoft Teams whereas Google?Yes, Google is developing another messaging service. According to The Information, Google is now working on an enterprise communication service that brings together several Google products including Hangouts Meet, Hangouts Chat, Gmail and Google Drive. Just like Microsoft Teams, Google … Continue reading Microsoft Teams has new competitor from Google

Google Pixel 4a leak shows punch-hole display, headphone jack, single camera

Just before the year ends, the first potential images of Google’s Pixel 4a have arrived! Courtesy of @OnLeaks and 91Mobiles, these CAD-based renders give us a good look at what to expect from Google’s second budget device… As per usual with leaks of this nature, it’s important to take things with a grain of salt. There’s always a … Continue reading Google Pixel 4a leak shows punch-hole display, headphone jack, single camera

When google doesn’t update the android distribution dashboard , Porn hub comes to your help

Once upon a time  it was simple for a developer to find  up to date information about what % of android devices are running each of the OS version. Now that google is no longer consistently updating the  Android distribution dashboard, one needs to turn to alternative sources. Well one  of these sources can be … Continue reading When google doesn’t update the android distribution dashboard , Porn hub comes to your help