Google Announces Android 5.0 Lollipop, Biggest Visual Update Since 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Google Announces Android 5.0 Lollipop, Biggest Visual Update Since 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Google released the Motorola-made Nexus 6 smartphone and HTC-made Nexus, along with the new Nexus Player streaming box. This year’s Nexus products are the first to run on Android Lollipop and the streaming box is also the first one to run on Android TV, so they come with some interesting new features. Besides debuting on the three new Nexus devices, Android […]

     
 
 

Indian Android Users can Watch YouTube Videos Even When Offline

Indian Android Users can Watch YouTube Videos Even When Offline

In an interesting development, Google has announced that YouTube is going offline in India in the next few weeks, allowing users to save some videos to watch them even when they are not connected to the Internet. At the launch event of Android One in India, company’s executive, Ceaser Sengupta said: YouTube is popular here. You watch some videos again […]

     
 
 

Google Launches Android One Smartphones in India Priced Around $105 (Rs.6399)

Google Launches Android One Smartphones in India Priced Around $105 (Rs.6399)

It’s official. Google has launched the first set of Android One based smartphones in India starting at Rs.6399 (approximate USD 105). Google has partnered with three local OEMs in India – Micromax, Karbonn and Spice. The phones carry Google’s hardware reference design and will run stock android with fast automatic OS updates handled by Google itself. Google is aiming to […]

 
     
 
 

First Set of Android One Smartphones Coming on Sep 15th; to be Sold Exclusively Online

First Set of Android One Smartphones Coming on Sep 15th; to be Sold Exclusively Online    

Come Monday, and Sundar Pichai will be in India to unveil the first set of Android One smartphones, one each from Micromax, Spice and Karbonn. Announced back at Google I/O in June this year, Android One is a Google reference hardware design with not just stock Android, but also automatic updates and Google Play auto-installs. Google has already sent out […]

     
 
 

Google to Close Down Social Networking Dinosaur, Orkut, this September

Google to Close Down Social Networking Dinosaur, Orkut, this September

Social networking website Orkut was created ten years ago and represented Google’s first effort into social networking. And now, it seems that Google is going to shut down the service, as it has announced this is going to take place on September 30, this year. Here’s what Google said on its official blog: We will shut down Orkut on September 30, 2014. Until then, there […]

     
 
 

Google’s Project Tango Gets an nVidia Tegra K1 Powered Tablet for $1024

Google’s Project Tango Gets an nVidia Tegra K1 Powered Tablet for $1024

Project Tango has been under development for a few months now, and Google’s Advanced Technologies and Projects (ATAP) division has put a lot of work into it. We’ve seen the Tango smartphone and what it can do with its dual cameras and powerful specs. If you’re not familiar with Tango, it is Google’s own 3D mapping device which promises to deliver […]