Ever felt helpless after reading a post or comment on Google+ because it was in a language you couldn’t understand? Well, that won’t be the case anymore thanks to the addition of built-in translate support on Google’s social network.
Google Maps has been updated with the ability to alert users to real-time incidents, as a result of the company’s acquisition of mapping service Waze earlier this year.
Google is working on bringing parental controls to its Chrome browser for desktop, along with support for multiple accounts that can work without being connected to a Google profile.
Like any good soap opera, the story of the Nexus 5 is advancing sluggishly and encounters spectacular twists and turns with each new episode. Rumored to be manufactured by Motorola about ten days back, the N5 appeared to leak yesterday complete with familiar LG branding.
It seems hard to believe that a journalist with Taylor Wimberly’s contacts and reputation may get a story as big as that of the Motorola-made N5 wrong, but there’s increasing buzz of LG being Google’s partner for the next Nexus family member after all.
Windows Phone users will be able to use the official YouTube app by Microsoft again starting today, a little over a month after Google complained and got the app removed from Windows Phone’s app store.
So the Nexus 5 is to be co-manufactured by Motorola (or shall we say manufactured by Google alone?), the next-gen N7… is a long way down the road and the follow-up to the first ever Nexus 10 will be built by Asus.
Google has announced that local search-relevant ads will be making their way back to the Maps app for Android and iOS, in a new way that is “more attractive for users and more effective for advertisers.”
A new rumor has surfaced suggesting the next Nexus smartphone will be made by Motorola and launched in Q4 this year, and that it will not be based on the Moto X.
When Google launched the updated Nexus 7 (some add ‘2013’ after, and others simply calling it the Nexus 7-2), people were quick to begin comparing the new Nexus specs to Apple’s iPad mini. While processor cores and display quality matters, there’s also the durability thing. So which one is more durable, the new Nexus or
Given the gushing enthusiasm that seemed to accompany each and every second-gen Nexus 7 leak in the past six months, you’d think now that it’s out and about, no one could shut up about it. And yet I have to say things are unusually quiet on the N7-2 front.
Android Device Manager was announced by Google last week as a service that will help locate or ring your Android device directly from within a browser, and it is now live and ready to be used on Android 2.2+ devices.
A Nexus 4 and 7 spotted running on Android build KRS36B suggest Google is already hard at work on bringing out Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, the expected major upgrade to the OS after Jelly Bean.
Google has been granted a patent on the ability to launch apps through the pattern unlock security mode on Android, which if implemented would make the OS’ lockscreen more productive than it currently is.
Some were a bit perplexed as to why Motorola isn’t shipping it’s Moto X handset with Android 4.3, but worry naught, because Motorola CEO, Dennis Woodside, has hinted that Google’s latest Jelly Bean will eventually grace the company’s new handset.
Google has added a couple of touch-friendly features on its latest Canary test build of Chrome, indicating the company is focusing attention on touch-enabled devices.
Google has hit the button on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition phones, following through on their promise of speedier updates for both devices.
Google’s Android Device Manager will let users find their lost Android phone, coming soon to Android 2.2+
Google has announced plans to address one of Android’s most glaring shortcomings by launching Android Device Manager, a service to let users track, ring, and wipe lost Android 2.2+ devices.
In an interview on Thursday, the CEO of Motorola Mobility told CNET that the Moto X is only the flagship device of a number of phones that will carry the Moto X branding on them. Among them will be a cheaper version of the device for prepaid carriers.
Quick, what’s the freshest, coolest, baddest Android gadget around? The second-gen Google Nexus 7 (aka Nexus 7 2013), you say? You’re probably right.