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Google Pixel, Pixel XL To Receive First Update At Launch: Android 7.1 Nougat NDE63P

The first software update for Google-branded smartphones Pixel and Pixel XL will arrive on Oct. 20, the same day as the devices' release date. The update brings Wi-Fi connectivity improvements to the devices and not much else.

Google October 20, 2016

Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview Now Available For Pixel C, Nexus 5X And Nexus 6P

Google has launched the Android 7.1 Nougat developer preview for the Nexus 5X, the Nexus 6P and the Pixel C. Other Android devices will gain access to the preview version by next month.

Google October 20, 2016

New Google Click-To-Message Ads Extension Connects Consumers To Companies Over SMS

Google has launched a new Ad Extension that helps marketers put customers and companies in contact much easier via SMS. The feature is a neat addition to Google AdWords.

Google October 21, 2016

Google Pixel Review Roundup: Best Android Smartphone To Date?

Google's Pixel smartphones have started to find their way to everybody's hands. Here's what those who are lucky enough to get ahold of one early have to say, from the specs to the extra-sweet Android 7.1 Nougat.

Google October 18, 2016

Google Flights Now Helps You Find The Cheapest Airplane Tickets And The Best Time To Book

Google has rolled out a cool, new Google Flights, offering price tracking options just in time for the holidays. The company aims to help users get the best deals on airplane tickets and hotel accommodation.

Google October 17, 2016

Google Pixel Via Google Store Comes With Unlocked Bootloaders: You Can Root It Unless You Buy From Verizon

Google officially confirmed that both Pixel and Pixel XL will be unlockable and will ship with a bootloader. This feature, however, is only available to devices purchased directly from Google's store.

Google October 17, 2016

Pixel's Google Camera v4.2 Ported To Nexus 5x, 6P: New Features Include Shooting Grids, Exposure And Focus Lock

The Pixel comes with Google Camera v4.2, an updated version of the app that takes advantage of the powerful camera hardware of the smartphone. Developers on XDA have modified the app to bring the Pixel-exclusive software to other devices.

Google October 17, 2016

Google Searches Of Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Show What The 2016 Elections Are All About

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton entered the final month of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and Google Trends is here to give insight on what the public is interested in about both candidates.

Google October 16, 2016

Google News Wants You To Get Your Facts Straight Before Election Day

Amid a U.S. presidential campaign riddled with misinformation, lies and biased stories, Google News just got a new fact-checking tool for news stories. Facebook, your turn.

Google October 14, 2016

Google Rumored To Release Two Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatches Code-Named Angelfish, Swordfish: Pixel Wearable Coming In Q1 2017?

Google is rumored to launch not one but two Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches with the codenames Angelfish and Swordfish in Q1 2017. Could we be looking at an upcoming Pixel wearable?

Google October 14, 2016

Google Pixel Ads: 'Together By You,' 'Crush By You' Launch Ahead Of Smartphone's Official Release [Video]

To promote the official rollout of Google's Pixel smartphones, two teaser videos were released on YouTube. The materials have so far intrigued viewers because of their weird content and narrative.

Google October 14, 2016

Google Pixel Starts Rolling Out Via Telstra In Australia

Telstra has already started to roll out the preordered Google Pixel smartphones in Australia, a couple of days ahead of the expected Oct. 20 release date.

Google October 13, 2016

Google's Sprayscape Lets You Create 360-Degree VR-ish Photos Using Only An Android Phone

Google Creative Labs touts Sprayscape as a perfectly imperfect VR-ish camera app. It was built using the Android Experiments platform to capture virtual spaces called scape.

Google October 13, 2016

Do You Want To Have Google Assistant In Your Non-Pixel Android Smartphone? Here's What You Need To Do

Google Assistant will only be officially available on the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. There are two methods to get the smart service into other Android smartphones though, and here they are.

Google October 13, 2016

Google Pixel Phones On Verizon To Get Timely Updates, Will Be Carrier Unlocked Versions

Confirmed: Users who grab the Google Pixel and Pixel XL at Verizon will get timely updates, receiving major Android patches at the same time as all the others whenever the Mountain View company launches them.

Google October 12, 2016

Google Project Fi Group Plan: Up To 6 People On 1 Account, Cheaper Than Individual Plans

Google has added a neat new group plan option to Project Fi, and it's cheaper than individual plans. You can add up to six people on the same account and easily manage it, while also enjoying other perks.

Google October 11, 2016

Google Antitrust Issues: South Korea Watchdog To Probe Google's Android Deals With Smartphone Makers

Google was under scrutiny from multiple antitrust regulators, and it looks like the South Korean regulator is also keen to find out if the company plays nice with its smartphone building rivals that rely on Android.

Google October 12, 2016

Google Wants Assistant To Not Only Be Smart But Also Humorous And Friendly: Pixar, The Onion Joke Writers' Talent Employed

Aside from being smart, Google Assistant is going to be friendly and humorous too, and it's all thanks to joke writers of Pixar and The Onion.

Google October 10, 2016

Why Do The Pixel, Pixel XL Smartphones Have EIS And Not OIS? Google Camera Head Explains

The upcoming Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones come with electronic image stabilization, and not the more-known optical image stabilization technology. Google camera head Isaac Reynolds explained the decision to pack the devices with EIS.

Google October 12, 2016

Google Chrome Won't Be That Memory Hungry Anymore When December Update Launches: RAMs Will Thank Devs

Google Chrome will no longer be a memory-hungry browser when the December update arrives. Dubbed Chrome 55, the new version is going to come in with an improved JavaScript engine.

Google October 10, 2016

Google Starts Testing Big UI Changes For The Play Store

Google is reportedly testing massive changes to the Google Play Store. This purportedly includes the elimination of the Search box and the revamp of visual elements such as the change to the featured app/content presentation as well as the Google Play Store banner, among others.

Google October 10, 2016

Google Pixel Camera: More Photos, Alleged 4K Video That Show Off The Smartphone's Shooting Capability

Described as the 'best smartphone camera ever,' the Google Pixel is out to dominate the mobile photography scene. Here's a look at official photo samples from the Mountain View company and an alleged 4K video taken with the Pixel XL.

Google October 9, 2016

Google To Kill Off Photo-Sharing Service Panoramio This November

Google will start closing Panoramio on Nov. 4 because its features are already being offered in Google Maps and the company's Local Guides program. Users will, however, still be able to access their photos for a year.

Google October 9, 2016

Google To Open 'Made By Google' Pop-Up Store In New York This October: Pixel And Other Hardware Expected

Google lists a 'Made By Google' pop-up, which will open on Oct. 20, at 96 Spring St. in New York. The pop-up is expected to feature some of Google's latest product releases, which include the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Google Wifi, Google Home and Chromecast Ultra among others.

Google October 9, 2016

Move Over, Google Hangouts: 1-To-1 Video Calling App Duo Taking The Messaging And Video Platform's Place

Google boots Hangouts from the Google Mobile Services bundle, replacing it with the Duo app instead. The GMS apps are required to be preinstalled in Android devices.

Google October 8, 2016

Google Play Music Brings Fitness Playlists To Runtastic App For Free

Google Play Music and Runtastic teamed up to offer free playlists powered by the streaming service in the fitness tracking app.

Google October 7, 2016

Verizon To Handle Android Updates For Its Google Pixel Smartphones, But Google Will Push Monthly Security Updates

Google has chosen Verizon as its exclusive carrier partner for the Pixel and Pixel XL, and Big Red will be in charge of when Android updates are rolled out. On the bright side, Google will deliver the monthly Android security updates itself.

Google October 7, 2016

Google Pixel, Pixel XL Confirmed To Be Dust And Water Resistant With IP53 Rating

Google confirms that the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones won't be waterproof, but they are going to be dust and water resistant with an IP53 rating.

Google October 6, 2016

Google Self-Driving Car Now Has Over 2 Million Miles Of Experience, Getting Closer To Finish Line For Public Release

Google's self-driving car program has accumulated 2 million miles of experience on public roads, which is equivalent to 300 years of human driving. Is the technology soon to be coming to a commercial product?

Google October 6, 2016

Google Pixel vs Google Pixel XL: Which Google Pixel Phone Should You Buy

Google recently unveiled its latest smartphones, and the Pixel and Pixel XL are departing from the tradition of the Nexus. We compared the two new gadgets so you know which one fits your needs best.

Google October 6, 2016

Google Pixel's Camera Gets A Score Of 89 From DxOMark

Google Pixel's camera broke DxOMark's record after posting a score of 89 points. That figure puts the device ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S7, iPhone 7 and even some of the latest DSLR today.

Google October 5, 2016

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Which Smart Speaker Will Reign Supreme In Living Rooms?

Google just announced the Google Home, a smart speaker powered by Assistant that will challenge the Amazon Echo, which features Alexa. What are the similarities and differences of the two devices?

Google October 5, 2016

RIP Nexus: Google Removes Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P From The Google Store To Make Room For Pixel

Google has removed all traces of the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P from its own store. Now that the company has officially unveiled Google Pixel and Pixel XL, the main focus for now rests at its Google-branded flagship smartphones.

Google October 5, 2016

Verizon First To Unbox Google Pixel, Pixel XL Smartphones In An Ad [Video]

Verizon got to unbox both Google Pixel and Pixel XL in a two-minute promotional advertisement. It is the exclusive carrier partner for both devices, which will begin shipping on Oct. 20.

Google October 5, 2016

Google Pixel And Pixel XL Smartphones, Daydream View And Google Home: How They Fare Against Their Counterparts iPhone, Gear VR And Echo

Google October event just kicked off, unveiling the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, Daydream View and Google Home. The new products look similar to the iPhone, Samsung Gear VR and Amazon Echo, but how do they fare against them?

Google October 4, 2016

'Phone By Google' Branding Shows Google Taking Full Credit For Pixel, Pixel XL Smartphones

Google's first standalone phones are officially here! Branded as 'Phone by Google', the company is taking full credits of the Google Pixel smartphones despite being built by Taiwanese company HTC.

Google October 7, 2016

Google Wifi Tiny Routers Mark A New Approach To Home Wi-Fi: Specs, Pricing And Availability [Video]

Google announced a bunch of new devices on Oct. 4, including the intriguing Google Wifi routers that aim to take internet connectivity to the next level. Here's what you need to know about Google Wifi pricing, specs and availability.

Google October 5, 2016

Google Chromecast Ultra Rocks 4K And HDR At $69, Gunning For Roku And Amazon [Video]

There's a new Chromecast in town and it's bound to make some waves and heat up competition. The new Chromecast Ultra media streaming device rocks 4K and HDR -- both HDR10 and Dolby Vision standards -- at just $69.

Google October 4, 2016

Nexus 6 Nougat Update: Here's How To Update To Android 7.0 Using OTA Image For Nexus 6

Android 7.0 Nougat is finally landing on Nexus 6 smartphones in a hefty OTA update. The solid revamping of Google’s OS paired with the decent specs of the Nexus 6 should breathe new life into the phone.

Google October 4, 2016

Report: First Google Daydream VR Headset Will Come With A $79 Price Tag, Built By HTC

According to an exclusive report by Variety, Google will unveil the first Daydream virtual reality headset on Oct. 4. The device, which will be built by HTC, could come with a price tag as low as $79.

Google October 4, 2016

How To Watch The Google October 4 Event Livestream: Pixel And Pixel XL Smartphones, Wi-Fi Router, Google Home And Everything To Expect

Google is about to hold its big Oct. 4 event. Before it does, here's everything you need to know, including how you can watch it and what you can expect to see there.

Google October 4, 2016

Google Releases October Android Security Update: Download Links

Google has released the Android security patch for October, available now for a number of Nexus devices. To get it right away, here are the download links for the Factory Images and the OTA Images.

Google October 3, 2016

How The EU Plans To End Google's Dominance In Europe

The European Union is reportedly putting an end to Google's dominance in Europe by imposing a heavy fine due to the antitrust charges hurled against the company.

Google October 5, 2016

Google Pixel Rumors: Retailers Leak Images, Specs Of Upcoming Smartphones Ahead Of Google Pixel Release Date

Google Pixel and Pixel XL specs and images have been leaked by UK-based carrier Carphone Warehouse ahead of the device's launch on Oct. 4. However, the pricing of the handsets continues to remain shrouded in mystery.

Google October 3, 2016

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