Dear Google, Whatever Happened to Android One?

Dear Google, Whatever Happened to Android One?

Google recently launched Android One in the Philippines. And as always it came with the promise of a pure Android experience (read “stock Android with no skins“) and automatic updates to the latest version of Android, all at a price of approximately USD 100 (give or take a few dollars). You know, we love those words. And we love the […]

 
     
 
 

Android Takes a Cute Dig at iOS with ‘Friends Furever’ Video Campaign

Android Takes a Cute Dig at iOS with ‘Friends Furever’ Video Campaign    

Google is apparently facing the heat from Apple in the high end smartphone market of United States. As per the recent reports from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, in the key holiday sales quarter of Q4 2014, Apple sold more iPhones than all of the various Android OEMs put together, the first time that it has managed to do this since Q4 […]

     
 
 

Google’s Translate App Gets Instant Camera Translations and Improved Real-time Conversations

Google’s Translate App Gets Instant Camera Translations and Improved Real-time Conversations

Microsoft-owned Skype has unveiled a real-time translation tool last month, and now it seems that Google has replied with an important upgrade for its Translate app. More than 500 million people use Google Translate every month, so the update that the Mountain View-based company has now rolled out is pretty important as it brings crucial improvements to the utility. Last year, […]

     
 
 

Users Cry Foul as Google Removes Silent Mode Without Vibrate in Android 5.0

Users Cry Foul as Google Removes Silent Mode Without Vibrate in Android 5.0

Almost one month ago, we were reporting that the upcoming Android 5.1 version could bring back the Silent Mode, but now we’re hearing news that this won’t happen. A recent thread on Reddit has been getting a lot of replies, saying that Google has decided to remove the Silent Mode without vibrate from Android 5.x. The original poster also said that […]

     
 
 

You Can Soon Dual Boot Windows/Mac/Linux on your Chromebook

You Can Soon Dual Boot Windows/Mac/Linux on your Chromebook

Google’s Chrome OS laptops are being chosen by consumers because they are cheap and they feature a lightweight operating system that is suitable for those working mostly online or always on the go. However, this product’s major feature also makes it the major drawback – for many out there, a Chromebook is nothing more than a laptop running a web-centric operating system. Francois Beaufort, […]

     
 
 

Track Santa With NORAD, Google and Other Useful Apps

Track Santa With NORAD, Google and Other Useful Apps

We all love Santa, don’t we? That’s why, we have kept our readers informed about how we can track Santa’s whereabouts in the past as well. 2014 is coming to an end and with technology’s help, we’ll try to find Santa Claus on the map, to be ready for his coming. Before Christmas Eve comes, we need to be prepared! […]

     
 
 

Google Unveils First Real Build of the Self-driving Vehicle Prototype

Google Unveils First Real Build of the Self-driving Vehicle Prototype

At the end of May, this year, Google presented a new prototype of their driverless car that had neither a steering wheel nor pedals and which also was 100% autonomous. Now the company is ready to take their efforts for the self-driving vehicle a step further. The company has now announced a fully functioning prototype of their self-driving car which it […]

     
 
 

Google is Working on a Version of Android Auto to be Built Directly into Cars

Google is Working on a Version of Android Auto to be Built Directly into Cars

Google has announced Android Auto in June this year at the Google I/O conference. To put it shortly, Android Auto allow Android smartphones and tablets to be operated in automobiles through the dashboard’s head unit, offeing drivers control over GPS navigation, music playback, SMS, telephony, and web search. Both touchscreen and button-controlled head unit displays are supported and hands-free operation through voice commands is also possible. But […]

     
 
 

​​Google Finally Brings Chromecast to India, Priced at Rs 2,999

​​Google Finally Brings Chromecast to India, Priced at Rs 2,999

It took Google more than one and a half year to bring the Chromecast streaming stick to the Indian market, but that moment has finally arrived. The much-awaited Chromecast will be sold in India at a price of Rs 2,999 (around $48) through e-commerce marketplace Snapdeal starting from midnight tomorrow. The device is sold in the States at $35 (around Rs 2,165), so the price […]