8 Tiny, Yet Significant Additions in Android O You Should Know About

8 Tiny, Yet Significant Additions in Android O You Should Know About

Android O is now official. Google today released the first developer builds for the major update of its mobile operating system for Nexus and Pixel devices which you can download right away (flashing instructions). While it largely features behind-the-scenes improvements and fixes for rough edges Google left with Nougat, there are numerous tiny, yet significant additions you should also know […]

 
     
 
 

Guide to Install Android O on Your Nexus or Pixel Device Right Now

Guide to Install Android O on Your Nexus or Pixel Device Right Now

Google has finally made the first developer builds available of its upcoming Android O update. The new version brings a wide range of backend as well as frontend features including better app optimisation, redesigned settings panel, snoozing options for notifications, dynamic icons, and a whole lot more. If you own the latest Pixel smartphones or the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, […]

     
 
 

Android O Developer Preview is Now Available to Download

Android O Developer Preview is Now Available to Download

After being leaked a couple of days back, Google has now officially released the first developer builds for the next major update to Android. Like last year, though, the new features are mostly behind-the-scenes and less for the users. Android O primarily will be focusing on better battery life and notifications. Although this time, the build isn’t available via any […]

     
 
 

Google Introduces Parental Controls on Android with Family Link

Google Introduces Parental Controls on Android with Family Link

Google is all set to score some brownie points with parents thanks to its new parental control software called Family Link. The software will help the parents set up a Google account for their kids and also hands over a bunch of controls and the ability to manage screen times along with other parameters like the daily limit. The app […]

     
 
 

Gmail for Android now Gets Money Transfer Feature

Gmail for Android now Gets Money Transfer Feature

Google has now added the money transfer features to its Gmail Android app. Not many of us are aware that the Gmail on web supported money transfer for its users with Google Wallet and now this functionality is extended to the Android app. With this update, one can request and send money on Gmail for Android. Sending money is similar […]

     
 
 

Google’s new Website Suggests Homescreen Setups Based on Your Preferences

Google’s new Website Suggests Homescreen Setups Based on Your Preferences

Google is today augmenting the already rich customization support for Android with a new dedicated website called “My Android” that suggests the complete homescreen setup based on your preferences. You can get recommendations for everything from widgets to third-party launchers to icon packs. The web app itself is pretty straightforward – you begin by loading up this site, and subsequently, […]

     
 
 

Google Splits Hangouts Into two Enterprise Apps, Meet and Chat

Google Splits Hangouts Into two Enterprise Apps, Meet and Chat

Google has been working towards improving its GSuite, its enterprise offering. At the Google Cloud’s Next Conference Google has announced that it will be splitting Hangouts into two products and it will come laced with a variant of Google Assistant. The Hangouts will be split into Meet and Chat, well sounds more like a dating app but that doesn’t stop […]

     
 
 

Google Assistant on Google Home will now let you Shop by Voice

Google Assistant on Google Home will now let you Shop by Voice

The Google Assistant has snagged an update that brings one of the most awaited features that its competitor, Echo already offered. Google Home users can now order day to day essentials including consumables like shampoo and groceries from Google’s Express partners. As of now, the partners include Costco, Whole Foods Market, Walgreens, Petsmart, Bed Bath & Beyond along with 50 […]

     
 
 

Okay Google, Can You Stop Being Late at Everything?

Okay Google, Can You Stop Being Late at Everything?

Google has been the most eventful technology company in the past year. Autonomous cars, smartphones, home devices, you name it, chances are Google had a place there. While the majority of these products were received well by the industry, this haphazard need to ascend every field has led to a common feature which I think is now adversely impacting their […]

 
     
 
 

Dr Jekyll Becomes Mr Hyde: The Curse of Android

Dr Jekyll Becomes Mr Hyde: The Curse of Android

Few technologies from Silicon Valley have managed to create an impact as big as Android has. Whatever be one’s views on Android (especially versus iOS – what a debate that is!), there’s no denying that with the advent of Android, hundreds of millions of people that earlier had no access to any form of computing device are now in possession […]