Google Chromecast 3 launched in India for Rs. 3499

Google has quietly launched its third-generation Chromecast, after it was introduced at the Pixel event earlier this month. It still has a circular design with built-in HDMI cable and it comes with Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5Ghz) support, however the Wi-Fi reception has been improved with maximum antenna gain of 4dBi compared to Chromecast 2’s 2.1dBi gain, which is about 50% improvement.

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Google Pixel 3 memory management issue said to kill background apps; Google to roll out fix for ‘unsaved photos’ camera bug

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Google Pixel series and bugs seem like a never-ending story as the recent batch of Pixel 3 and 3 XL phones which are making their way into customer’s hands are reporting of software related issues. It is being reported that Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, thanks to 4GB of RAM, could be having memory management issue. Continue reading “Google Pixel 3 memory management issue said to kill background apps; Google to roll out fix for ‘unsaved photos’ camera bug”

Google Assistant may get new dedicated ‘List and Notes’ web app

It looks like Google seems to be working on a new “List and Notes” web app that ties into the Google Assistant. This would allow users to set their own default list and note taking provider in Assistant. The URL of the feature is live and is also mentioned in a string of the teardown of the latest Google app beta. Continue reading “Google Assistant may get new dedicated ‘List and Notes’ web app”

Google app suite could cost as much as $40 per device under new EU deal

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Google a couple of days ago announced that it would charge Android manufacturers to use its app suite in Europe. According to documents obtained by ‘The Verge,’ a confidential fee schedule shows the cost as high as $40 per device to install the “Google Mobile Services” suite of apps, which includes the Google Play Store. Continue reading “Google app suite could cost as much as $40 per device under new EU deal”

Google Chrome might soon get new way to share tabs between phone and desktop, changes to incognito mode media notifications

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Google Chrome get a new “self-share” feature that provides a more obvious workflow that would allow users to share tabs between mobile and desktop. There is another feature that is coming to Chrome to censor the content in media notifications on Android in Incognito Mode. Continue reading “Google Chrome might soon get new way to share tabs between phone and desktop, changes to incognito mode media notifications”

Google announces improvements to app bundles, instant apps, subscription management and more

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Google kickstarted the Playtime, an annual global event series where the company announced that Android app bundle is Android’s new publishing format, with which developers can more easily deliver a great experience in a smaller app size since it is a deciding factor for higher conversation rates.  Continue reading “Google announces improvements to app bundles, instant apps, subscription management and more”

Google integrates Gmail Compose Actions with Dropbox, Atlassian, more

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Google has introduced Compose Actions which is a new channel for integrating your other tools with Gmail. This feature makes it easy to add links and attachments from apps like Box, Dropbox, Atlassian’s Jira, and Egnyte to any Gmail message while you are drafting it.  Continue reading “Google integrates Gmail Compose Actions with Dropbox, Atlassian, more”

Google Titan M chip for Pixel 3 offers bootloader security, lock screen protection and on-device disk encryption

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Google with this year’s Pixel 3 is advancing the level of security it offers for its users. It introduced a new Titan M which is an enterprise-grade security chip custom built for Pixel 3 to secure your most sensitive on-device data and operating system. Google says that it took the best features from the Titan chip used in Google Cloud data centers and tailored it for mobile. Continue reading “Google Titan M chip for Pixel 3 offers bootloader security, lock screen protection and on-device disk encryption”

YouTube Miniplayer for the web now rolling out widely [Update: Official]

Update – YouTube has announced the Miniplayer button on desktop officially. This lets you keep watching your video while you browse. Check out the changelog and fixes below.

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Google Chrome 70 brings Web Authentication API, PWAs on Windows, AV1 decoder and more

Google has rolled out the Chrome 70 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This update brings an option to disable linking Google site and Chrome sign-ins, Progressive Web Apps on Windows, the ability for users to restrict extensions’ access to a custom list of sites, an AV1 decoder, and much more. Continue reading “Google Chrome 70 brings Web Authentication API, PWAs on Windows, AV1 decoder and more”

Google Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals Samsung’s OLED display

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Following the tradition, iFixit has performed a teardown of the Pixel 3 XL giving some insight into the phone’s hardware. Interestingly, it is found that the Pixel 3 XL is using an OLED panel from Samsung. iFixit also mentioned that it is fairly difficult to open the Pixel 3 XL, due to copious amounts of foam adhesive. Continue reading “Google Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals Samsung’s OLED display”

Google to charge smartphone manufacturers in Europe for using its app suite

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Back in July European Commision has fined Google with $5.04 billion for misusing its position and forcing its apps on Android manufacturers. While Google appealed the decision last week, it is also working on how to comply with the decision. Firstly, Google is updating the compatibility agreements with mobile device makers that set out how Android is used to develop smartphones and tablets. Continue reading “Google to charge smartphone manufacturers in Europe for using its app suite”

Google Pixel 3 XL Review: The Best Smartphone Camera in Your Pocket

A device is more than the sum of its parts. In the three years since Google first introduced the Pixel series of smartphones, it has consistently proved that plain and simple hardware specs do not matter as much as Google’s OEM partners would have you believe. Bearing testament to this is the fact that despite the Pixel 3 XL smartphone having leaked in the flesh three months ahead of launch, the event itself had so much more to reveal. I’ve spent the last week using the Pixel 3 XL as my principle smartphone and here’s what I think about Google’s latest and greatest. Continue reading “Google Pixel 3 XL Review: The Best Smartphone Camera in Your Pocket”

Google said to be in talks with Flipkart, Paytm to launch its shopping tab in India

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Google is said to be launching its shopping tab in India allowing users to search and buy products and direct them to merchant websites or e-commerce platforms for product listings, according to sources. The feature said to be testing for several months and will be piloted soon, prior to a full-fledged launch before the end of the year. Continue reading “Google said to be in talks with Flipkart, Paytm to launch its shopping tab in India”