Google is done making tablets! The company has confirmed that it has dropped all plans of releasing any tablet in the foreseeable future. Instead, it will focus on laptops and other devices running Chrome OS.
There is no dearth of Trojans for Android. Most of them activate themselves once they have root access and then inject ads. Google Researchers have confirmed that cybercriminals in 2017 got a backdoor preinstalled on Android devices and all of this happened before the Android phones left the factory.
Google has announced Stadia pricing today. Meanwhile, the pricing had been leaked prior to the event. Stadia will be offered in two models, subscription and a-la-carte (individual pricing for the games). The founder’s pack consists of Chromecast Ultra, limited-edition Night Blue Controller and a pack of (two) three-month Stadia Pro subscription.
As expected the Android Q Beta 4 has officially arrived. The Beta 4 will offer a much stabler platform for developers to test the compatibility of the apps. Google has also published a standard API level (29) alongside the official SDK for developers.
U.S Regulators are arming themselves to start yet another antitrust probe of Google. Meanwhile, the complaint box is getting filled up with app developers and others accusing Google of using its dominant position to kill competition. Portugal-based Aptoide is one such app that claims to be affected by Google’s actions.
Google has rolled out the new Material Play Store interface for all users. This feature was earlier optional and could only be activated by changing feature flags. Now Google has rolled out the update to all the users.
It has to be said that the Google Pixel 3a (and 3a XL, not shown here) is something of a work of material science magic. So much of this handset screams ‘premium Pixel’, yet it’s plastic and yet it costs less than £400 in the UK, roughly 60% the cost of last Autumn’s Pixel 3. So what’s missing, does it matter, and how will the Pixel 3a fare in the mainstream ‘normob’ market? Read on for my verdict!
Samsung isn’t having much luck with its first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold. Huawei has the Mate X on the way. Motorola has a new foldable RAZR coming down the pipe, too. So maybe it shouldn’t be surprising that Google has been toying with the idea, too.
Google took some time at Google I/O to unveil a brand new push into smart displays. The goal is to create a “truly helpful home”, and the first product out of the team from Nest and Google is the
Google Duplex already helps people book a table at a restaurant. And now Google is announcing an expansion of its use case.