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Google to Launch Assistant-Powered Smart Display Later This Year

Google to Launch Assistant-Powered Smart Display Later This Year

Following the moderate successes of the Amazon Echo Show and Echo Spot, Google’s ambitions in the smart display segment are well documented. The company teamed up with multiple manufacturers back in January to bring smart displays to the market. Companies like Lenovo, LG, JBL, and Sony are on board as of now.

Fortnite Makes Its Way to Android Exclusively Via Samsung Galaxy Devices

Fortnite Makes Its Way to Android Exclusively Via Samsung Galaxy Devices

Although Epic Games has tried to keep it under wraps, Fortnite’s arrival on Android was never really a secret. Thanks to a flurry of leaks, it was discovered a week ago that the app wouldn’t make its way to the Google Play Store. With the Galaxy Note 9 going official today, the company has announced its partnership with Epic Games and made the game immediately available for users of Samsung devices.

Hindi Support Finally Makes Its Way to Google Assistant

Hindi Support Finally Makes Its Way to Google Assistant

Google has freshly added support for Hindi commands on Assistant, bringing much joy to Hindi speakers around the world. The feature has taken surprisingly long for Google to implement, but we’re glad it’s finally here.

You Can Now Send Money Via Google Contacts Using Google Pay Send

You Can Now Send Money Via Google Contacts Using Google Pay Send

Google is adding a shortcut for Google Pay Send within Google Contacts. This change is part of the version 2.5 update and will be rolling out automatically without requiring a specific app update.

Code Within Google App Reveals New Customizable Gestures for the Pixel Buds

Code Within Google App Reveals New Customizable Gestures for the Pixel Buds

The Pixel Buds, while being excellent in their own right, do have some issues. However, it seems like Google is on its way to fix them if code found within the beta version of the Google app is anything to go by.

Sony’s Xperia Ear Duo with Voice Assistant Coming in May, Will Cost $280

Sony’s Xperia Ear Duo with Voice Assistant Coming in May, Will Cost $280

Sony launched the voice-assistant powered Xperia Ear back in late 2016. Since then, we’ve seen multiple voice assistant guided smart Bluetooth headphones, including Google’s Pixel Buds. Sony has now unveiled the Xperia Ear Duo, consisting of two ear buds instead of just one. These headphones will break cover in May with a price tag of $280.

Best Buy U.S. Offering a $100 Discount on Galaxy S9 Pre-Orders

Best Buy U.S. Offering a $100 Discount on Galaxy S9 Pre-Orders

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S9 and the S9+ a few days ago. Shortly after, the company announced that the SIM free versions of the handsets will be priced at $719.99 and $839.99 respectively. Best Buy USA has now announced a nifty promotion, pertaining to the carrier versions of the handset.

Vivo Shows off ‘Apex’ Concept Phone with a ‘Half-Screen’ Fingerprint Scanner

Vivo Shows off ‘Apex’ Concept Phone with a ‘Half-Screen’ Fingerprint Scanner

Chinese manufacturer Vivo was expected to be the first OEM to show off a smartphone with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Right on cue, the company has unveiled a new handset known as the “Apex” during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Android Messages v2.9 will Bring Improved Chat Features and Payments

Android Messages v2.9 will Bring Improved Chat Features and Payments

Google is updating the stock Android Messages to version 2.9 with a bunch of new features on board. The good folks at Android Police have managed to get an APK of the app, detailing what’s new inside.

Owners of the Original Google Pixel Filing a Class Action Lawsuit Against Google over Microphone Issues

Owners of the Original Google Pixel Filing a Class Action Lawsuit Against Google over Microphone Issues

The Google Pixel was launched as a replacement to the Nexus lineup of smartphones. The company promised a high-end vanilla Android smartphone combined with a premium price tag. The lineup, however, has been plagued with a few issues since the first model arrived. A few customers of the first generation Pixel are now filing a class action lawsuit against Google for shipping units of the handset despite allegedly having knowledge of the faulty microphone on board the device.