Google Lets you See Custom-created Maps on your Android Device

Google Lets you See Custom-created Maps on your Android Device

Google has released a small, but really useful feature for Android users of its Maps application. Starting from today, you will be able to view your personalized ‘My Maps’ on GoogleMaps for Android. However, what you should know is that My Maps isn’t the same app as Google Maps. You will need to download it separately if you want to create your […]

     
 
 

Google to Allow Users to Pay Their Bills Directly from Gmail Inbox

Google to Allow Users to Pay Their Bills Directly from Gmail Inbox

Google has always been interested in adding new features to its services, especially to the search engine, which you can now use not only for regular searches, but also for math problems, conversions and whatnot. Gmail, just as well, comes with a good number of features that you can use to increase your productivity; and now it seems that Mountain […]

     
 
 

Google Nexus 5 is Permanently Discontinued from the Play Store

Google Nexus 5 is Permanently Discontinued from the Play Store

We thought LG and Google stopped producing the Nexus 5 back in November of last year. And it did make sense, since the massive Nexus 6 was already out and Google would be just following its usual cycle of discounting a flagship Nexus device one year after it’s been launched. However, in the beginning of the previous month, we’ve seen […]

     
 
 

Android Phones will Soon Come with USB Type-C, says Google

Android Phones will Soon Come with USB Type-C, says Google    

Apple’s new MacBook, as well as the second-generation Chromebook Pixel have a thing in common – both these new devices feature the new USB Type-C. The new port can be used to fast-charge future devices, to quickly transfer media files, power a high-resolution display and allows you to plug in USB cables upside-down.   And now it seems that Google is committed […]

     
 
 

New Chromebook Pixel Launched: Crisp Touch-Display, Updated Specs but Still Pricey

New Chromebook Pixel Launched: Crisp Touch-Display, Updated Specs but Still Pricey

Google’s valiant effort of chewing healthy percentages of the market with a slim, powerful notebook that solely functions on its Chrome OS browser has returned, and this time with a bit more oomph. Today, Google has launched the new Chromebook Pixel, a bit over a year after their first attempt with a proprietary device, which was deemed at that time […]

 
     
 
 

Google Drops Support for Chrome Users on Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Google Drops Support for Chrome Users on Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Towards the end of this October, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) will be four years old, but it still has around 6% of the total marketshare of the operating system, which should translate into a few million devices. It goes without saying that you need to upgrade whenever possible, and now you have one more reason. Google has announced that it will […]

     
 
 

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 […]