Google services banned on upcoming HUAWEI smartphones as Google suspends business with the company [Update: Existing devices will get security updates]

Google today announced that it has suspended some of its business operations with HUAWEI which includes a ban on using Google Services and Play Store. According to reports, the upcoming smartphones from HUAWEI won’t have access to Google services.

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Google Nest Hub Max smart display with 10-inch HD touchscreen announced for $229, Nest Hub coming to India

At the Google I/O few hours back, Google introduced its Nest Hub Max smart display, a bigger version of the Home Hub, which is now called the Nest Hub. The Nest Hub Max features a 10-inch (1280×800 pixels) HD screen, comes with a 6.5-megapixel camera with 127-degree wide field of view and auto-framing, Face Match technology to show only your information, and you can also use it as a Nest Cam when you are away from home, use it for Google Duo calls.
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Google rolls out Android Q Beta 3 for Pixel series and more smartphones – Here are the supported devices

Google released Android developer preview for Android ‘Q’, the next major Android release, back in March and released Beta 2 last month. The company today started rolling out Android Q beta 3 for its Pixel smartphone range, after it was announced at the I/O today. Thanks to Project Treble, Android Q beta will also be available for 12 more brands including OnePlus, Tecno Mobile, Xiaomi, ASUS, HUAWEI, Sony, Nokia, OPPO, LG, Essential, Vivo, and Realme, in addition to all the Pixel phones (Except 3a series). Continue reading “Google rolls out Android Q Beta 3 for Pixel series and more smartphones – Here are the supported devices”

Google I/O 2019: Android Q – Dark mode, native 5G support, Live caption, Focus mode and more

Google is announcing new features at Google I/O 2019 now, and recently it introduced new features to Google Search, Google Lens and Google Assistant. In similar lines, now, Google has announced new features in Android Q which includes Dark Theme, built-in 5G support, Smart Reply, Focus mode and more.

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Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL India price revealed, starts at Rs. 39999

Google just announced the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones with 5.6-inch and 6-inch FHD+ OLED displays and Snapdragon 670 at the Google I/O event. At the event it said that these will start at $399 (Rs. 27,780 approx.) and $479 (Rs. 33,350 approx.). It has also announced the pricing and availability for India. Continue reading “Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL India price revealed, starts at Rs. 39999”

Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL with 5.6-inch and 6-inch FHD+ OLED displays announced starting at $399

Google just announced the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones as expected. These have 5.5-inch and 6-inch Full HD+ OLED displays with, are powered by Snapdragon 670 Mobile Platform with 4GB of RAM, Titan M Security chip, have 12.2-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Dual Pixel auto focus, and an 8-megapixel front camera, both with AI-powered camera features.

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Google I/O 2019: Duplex on the web, next-gen 10x faster Google Assistant, Driving mode and more

At the Google I/O 2019, Google has announced a lot of new Assistant features that includes Duplex on the web, next generation Google Assistant that can understand and process your requests up to 10 times faster, personalized recommendations  for Google Assistant on Smart Displays,  new driving mode and more.

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Google I/O 2019: AR in Google Search, Google Lens on Google Go, New Google Lens features and more

Google I/O 2019 is ongoing now and we are seeing new announcements from Google. Google kicked off the event with new feature announcements in Google Search and Google Lens that use the camera, computer vision and augmented reality (AR) to overlay information and content onto the user’s physical surroundings

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Android Auto update brings new dark mode, navigation bar, notification center and more

Google launched Android Auto in June 2014 and it received several updates including improved media browser, search, message previews, etc over time. In similar lines today, Google is rolling out a new dark mode for Android auto along with other new features.

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Google rolls out May 2019 Android security update for Pixel devices, also available for Essential Phone

Google has started rolling out new over-the-air (OTA) update for Pixel devices and also posted factory images as part of monthly Android Security release. The update for this month doesn’t have Pixel-specific patches, but Google says that it brings many functional updates and improvements to various parts of the Android platform and supported Pixel devices. Continue reading “Google rolls out May 2019 Android security update for Pixel devices, also available for Essential Phone”

Google introduces auto-delete feature for Location History and Activity Data

Most of the apps on Android these days collect user’s Location information, activity data, etc and Google’s various apps are among them and collect a boatload of user information. Users could also view their entire online activity through Google’s My Activity tool. In similar lines, today, Google is giving more control to users of their data by introducing the new auto-delete feature for Location History and activity data.

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Flipkart teases new Google Pixel launch in India on May 8th, Pixel 3a and 3a XL expected

A lot of leaks and rumors regarding Google’s mid range Pixel smartphone has been all over the internet. Recently, Google accidentally leaked the name of the smartphone i.e., Pixel 3a on its official store and the company recently put up a teaser on its website that says ‘Something big is coming to the Pixel universe’. Today, Flipkart has posted the same teaser hinting that Pixel 3a/3a XL might be launching in India on 8th May.

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Google Earth Timelapse gets mobile and tablet support

Google Earth introduced an update to its amazing Timelapse feature which showed Earth from 1984-2018. The cool feature which allowed users to see public infrastructure projects and the rapid pace of urban development is making its way to mobile devices and tablets, starting today.

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Google rolls out Google Fit app for iOS with Apple Health and Apple Watch integration

Google is finally bringing the Google Fit app on iOS in an attempt to help people reduce the risk of heart disease, improve sleep and increase overall mental health. The app consists of two smart activity goals: Move Minutes and Heart Points. Continue reading “Google rolls out Google Fit app for iOS with Apple Health and Apple Watch integration”