Category: Google

Google is Bringing Instant Apps to Games on Android

Today at Google’s┬áDeveloper Day at the Game Developers Conference, the company announced it would soon allow app developers to include a version of its Instant Apps platform for Android games. The company is giving the […]

YouTube Could Be Bringing Picture-in-Picture to its Desktop Client

Google’s YouTube could be bringing its picture-in-picture video watching mode to the desktop version of the site. According to 9to5Google who first spotted the feature, users could soon be able to begin watching a video […]

Google is Now Rolling Out Lens to iOS Users

After initially making it available to those with Android devices, Google has begun rolling out its Google Lens image recognition software to those with iOS devices. Anyone who uses version 3.15 of the Google Photos […]

Google’s Magical Portrait Mode Software is Now Open-Sourced

Google has announced its open sourcing a software tool that helps achieve portrait mode similar to what comes loaded on the Pixel 2. While this isn’t the same exact software as what’s on the Pixel, […]

Google Brings the Assistant to the iPad

Google today announced it’s bringing the Assistant to Apple’s iPad. This comes after the voice-controlled virtual helper initially launched on Android phones and later on the iPhone. With the Assistant on your iPad, Google says […]

Google is Finally Adding a Dark Mode to YouTube on iOS and Android

Google today announced its updating the YouTube mobile apps for iOS and Android with a dark mode that darkens certain elements of the app’s interface for a more cinematic experience. The company added the feature […]

Google Might Rebrand Android Wear to ‘Wear OS’

Notifications suggest Google may refresh its wearable OS.

Google Allowing Third-Parties to Build Custom Commands for Assistant

Google has announced during SXSW 2018 its opening the Assistant up to third-parties so OEMs can build custom commands for different products. For instance, if your oven has the Assistant built in, you could ask […]

RIP: Google Won’t Be Updating the Nexus 6P, 5X, or Pixel C to Android P

It looks like Google’s lineup of high-end devices from 2015 will no longer receive major OS upgrades. As confirmed to Ars Technica, Google will not be upgrading the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, or Pixel C […]

How-To: Install the Android P Pixel Launcher on Android 8.0+ Devices

Google released the first developer preview of Android P today, and obviously, people are starting to tear the update to shreds to figure out all its secrets and port features to other versions of Android […]

Google Updates Duo with Video Voicemail

Google has updated its video calling app Duo with the ability to leave video voicemails if a contact doesn’t initially answer a video call. Before hanging up, an option will appear asking you if you’ve […]

Google Expands Lens to More Android Devices with Google Photos

During MWC 2018, Google announced it would expand its Lens object recognition software, originally exclusive to the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, to more Android devices via the Google Photos app and, eventually, the Assistant […]

Google Releases March Security Patch for Android Devices

Google today released the March security patch for Android devices. The patch is currently rolling out to Pixel and Nexus devices, with more devices from manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, HTC, and Motorola getting the […]

Android P Developer Preview 1 Reportedly Coming This Month

Now that Android Oreo has had time to get in the faces of the public, it’s time to start considering the next inevitable Android release. According to reputable leaker Evan Blass, it looks like the […]

Never Mind, Google isn’t Giving Android P a Dark Mode

We may’ve┬ájust said Google is for certain bringing an official dark mode to Android in a future release, but it looks like that was fake news. The cause? A miscommunication between the public and Google. […]

Google Officially Bringing Dark Mode to Android, Could Come with Android P

With Google’s Pixel 2 and 2 XL, users can change the wallpaper to a darker image and receive a dark user interface to match. That’s great and all, but when you consider that Android users […]

First Wave of Google Android Go Devices Coming Next Week During MWC 2018

Last year during I/O 2017, Google unveiled a lighter version of the Android operating system called Android Go. It’s built for lower-end devices such as those with 512MB or 1GB of RAM and slower processors […]