Get free Google Play Credit – Google Opinion Rewards available in India

Google Opinion Rewards India

Google Opinion Rewards program was launched back in 2014 in the UK, Canada and Australia. Later it expanded to several countries such as Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and United States. It was launched in Austria and Switzerland few months back.

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Android O to bring 2x faster boot time, app speeds and more

Android O 2x faster boot time

At the Google I/O 2017 Stephanie Saad Cuthbertson, Director, Product Management Google announced that Android O will bring more fluid experiences, as well as improvements to what the company call “vitals” like battery life and security. Android Vitals focuses on optimizing battery life, start up time, graphic rendering time, and stability. On Google Pixel boot time will be 2x faster in Android O, compared to Android N.

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Android GO experience coming to all entry-level Android devices with 1GB RAM or less in 2018

Android Go

At the Google I/O 2017, Google announced Android Go for low-cost Android devices that have 1GB or less of memory. This is built into the Android O and upcoming Android versions, and promises smooth and efficient software experience. It also has better data management, offers better saving and also lets you top up directly from the data settings once data is over.

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Google beefs up Android security with Play Protect

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Google has announced suite of Play Protect services to keep your Android devices secure. The security services aims at providing new protections and greater visibility into your device security. You will be able to see these service at work on your phone by navigating to the “My apps & games” section of the Google Play Store. Continue reading “Google beefs up Android security with Play Protect”

Google Assistant is now available on the iPhone

The rumors of Google Assistant coming to the iOS is indeed true. Google, today at its I/O developer conference in Mountain View announced that the Assistant will be available on the iPhone. Google’s Assistant takes on Apple’s Siri directly and it will be interesting to see who wins this battle.

Google Assistant for iPhone

Google’s Assistant has third-party integrations and is capable of handling complicated queries. Google Assistant also allows you to control your connected devices thanks to Google’s new partnerships with third-party companies. Continue reading “Google Assistant is now available on the iPhone”

Android surpasses 2 billion monthly active devices

Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google I/O in Mountain View announced that the company has passed 2 billion active devices on its Android platform.

Android 2 Billion devices

The growth is quite astonishing considering that Google has added nearly 400 million devices powered by its mobile operating system since September 2015 when it last reported this figure. Continue reading “Android surpasses 2 billion monthly active devices”

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and A7 (2016) start receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update in India

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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) have started receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update in India. The rollout of the latest Android OS update started for Galaxy A5 (2016) in Russia earlier this month. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and A7 (2016) start receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update in India”

Google Chrome for Android makes it easier to download pages offline

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Google Chrome for Android has received an update that makes it easier to download pages offline for viewing it later. The offline feature was first introduced to Chrome last year in December. According to Google, over 45 million web pages are being downloaded with Chrome each week.

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Android Nougat adoption hits 7.1% in May

Android 7.0 Nougat

Google has released Android distribution numbers for the month of May. Android Nougat adoption is increasing steadily and has now reached to 7.1%, up from 4.9% last month. Nougat 7.0 is present on 6.6% of Android devices while 0.5% have Android 7.1 installed.
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Google Pixel, Pixel XL to get Android updates till October 2018

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Google has updated its support page that gives out details about Android updates for its flagships. Pixel and Pixel XL will receive Android updates till October 2018, as per the support page. Meanwhile, security updates are promised to rollout until October 2019. Google had announced Pixel devices in October last year. Continue reading “Google Pixel, Pixel XL to get Android updates till October 2018”

Android 7.1.1 Nougat update starts rolling out for Sony Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ

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Sony rolled out Android 7.0 (Nougat) update for Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ smartphones back in November last year, today it has started rolling out Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) update for these smartphones. Continue reading “Android 7.1.1 Nougat update starts rolling out for Sony Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ”

Google to reportedly release three Snapdragon 835 powered Pixel phones in 2017

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Google is expected to launch three Pixel devices this year. It has been reported that the company is working on two Pixel phones codenamed as Walleye and Muskie. Now, a leak from Android Open Source Project is suggesting there is a third device in making as well. All the three Pixel phone are tipped to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor.

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Gboard now supports 22 Indian languages, gets transliteration in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and more

Google Gboard for Android new languages

Today at an event in India, Google announced that it has updated Gboard for Android with support for 11 new languages to the list of 11 existing Indian languages that include Bengali, Bashkir, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Telugu and more. It also has transliteration support in Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati and more.  Continue reading “Gboard now supports 22 Indian languages, gets transliteration in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and more”