Tag Archives: Google

Google Home Will Now Let You Wake Up to Your Favourite Music

HIGHLIGHTS New feature wakes you up to your favourite songs or radio station You can also choose music from streaming services like Spotify or Pandora Assistant will help you keep up with TV shows Google is rolling out a new feature to Google Home devices that will let you set the music of your choice as an alarm to wake you up in ... Read More »

Google Bets $1.1 Billion More Brains Can Help Take On Apple

  HIGHLIGHTS Google officially closed its $1.1 billion deal with HTC The Mountain View company gains 2,000 smartphone specialists The move should help it compete with Apple on smartphones Google officially closed its $1.1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,000 crores) deal with HTC, adding more than 2,000 smartphone specialists in Taiwan to help the search giant chase Apple in the cut-throat premium handset market. The deal will ... Read More »

Google Project Tango Support Ends Next Year, Succeeded by ARCore

HIGHLIGHTS Google’s ARCore to replace Project Tango on mobile phones Support will be turned down by March 1, 2018 ARCore already available for Pixel phones and Samsung Galaxy S8 Alphabet-owned Google is shutting down its Project Tango computer vision platform (which graduatedto just Tango in June last year). Project Tango was Google’s initial effort to bring augmented reality to smartphones before it unveiled ARCore. A tweet from ... Read More »

Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: One of these smart speakers is better than the other

When one product is better in one aspect, but it’s competitor is stronger in another, the easy answer is to recommend both. You might want a Sony TV in your home theater, for instance, but Anthem’s A/V receiver, Bowers & Wilkins’ speakers, and a subwoofer from SVS. Well that dog won’t hunt when it comes to smart speakers, especially if ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Facing Issues With Bundled Headphone Adapters, Some Users Claim

HIGHLIGHTS The bundled USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter not working for some users Pixel forum thread consists of numerous users with the same issue Android Oreo update has reportedly not fixed the issue Woes for Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners seem endless, as multiple users have posted on the Pixel User Community forum about faulty headphone adapters that Google has bundled with both ... Read More »

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 »