Tag Archives: Google

Google Shipped Some Pixel 2 XL Units Without an Operating System, Users Report

There seems to be no end to Google’s woes when it comes to new Pixel 2 devices. The latest issue to have been reported by some Pixel 2 XL buyers is receiving a unit without an operating system. There are multiple threads on Reddit on the issue, and almost all users complain about the same messagewelcoming them “Can’t find valid operating system. The device will not start.” ... Read More »

Pixel 2 Launch: Everything Google Announced at Its Hardware Event

HIGHLIGHTS The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were launched on Wednesday Google also launched new smart speakers, headphones, and VR headsets Only the phones and Daydream VR headset are confirmed for India right now At its hardware launch event on Wednesday, Google unveiled a number of new products – from smart speakers, to an AI powered camera that can automatically save clips ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Confirmed to Receive Android Version Updates for 3 Years

HIGHLIGHTS Google has promised version updates for Pixel 2 series until 2020 Previously, the Pixel phones received security updates for three years This is another attempt by Google to influence the buying decision Google will roll out Android version updates to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL for the next three years – until October 2020. The fact had been revealed at launch, but the ambiguous ... Read More »

Google India Launches New AdWords Features

HIGHLIGHTS Google India on Thursday launched new AdWords features Pages will now load 20 percent faster than earlier Google has brought in several features like extensions Aiming to help advertisers reach customers in a better way, Google India on Thursday launched new AdWords features that will load pages 20 percent faster to provide instant information. “With the new AdWords, there is less clutter ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL pricing and availability detailed

Pre-orders for the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are live now in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, India and Australia. The Pixel 2 will be available on October 17, the larger Pixel 2 XL will come out in mid-November. Note that in the US, you can get it through the Google Store (unlocked) or on contract with Google’s wireless partner – ... Read More »

HTC Expected to Make ‘Major Announcement’ on Thursday, Google Acquisition Speculated

HIGHLIGHTS HTC to make major announcement on Thursday Google acquisition announcement on cards Google could buy HTC’s smartphone business Taiwanese maker HTC is expected to make a major announcement on Thursday, according to several reports. It is widely expected that HTC may finally reveal Google acquisition wherein the search engine giant will buy HTC’s smartphone business while Taiwanese company will ... Read More »

Google Chrome will start blocking noisy autoplay videos in January

Google is taking aim at one of the biggest scourges of the modern web. Starting in January 2018, the Chrome browser will automatically block noisy autoplay video on webpages. “One of the most frequent user concerns is unexpected media playback, which can use data, consume power, and make unwanted noise while browsing,” Google wrote in a blog post. “To address this, Chrome will be ... Read More »

Assam Signs MoU With Google to Boost Internet Connectivity

HIGHLIGHTS Assam has signed an MoU with Google India It will provide Internet connections to 26,000 villages,1,500 tea gardens It will also improve digital literacy in the area The Assam government on Thursday signed an MoU with Google India Pvt. Ltd. to take Internet connectivity to the remotest part of the north-eastern state. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the government would work ... Read More »

Google May Buy HTC’s Smartphone Business: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Google is reported to buy HTC’s phone business Google is considering two options to seal the deal with HTC HTC’s virtual reality business (HTC Vive) would not be part of the deal Google is reportedly considering acquiring the struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC’s phone business, media reported. According to a report in the Chinese publication Commercial Times, Google is considering two ... Read More »

Google initiative to promote safe internet

Google India is working closely with Telangana government in Digital Telangana programme to cover various sectors. “ We signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the State to work in four to five key areas but also going beyond. For instance, all the tourist places are being covered, mapped, video-graphed so that a tourist coming to Telangana get a fair idea ... Read More »