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Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta Finally Making It’s Way to the Nexus 6P

Users of the Nexus 6P enrolled in the Android Beta Program are finally beginning to receive the first build of Android 7.1.2 Nougat for testing. This comes nearly a month after the beta went live for all other Nexus and Pixel users. Interestingly, this beta doesn’t include fingerprint gesture support for the 6P like it does with the Nexus 5X. It’s unclear why this is so, but … Continue reading Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta Finally Making It’s Way to the Nexus 6P

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Android Messages is an RCS Messaging App Google Will Now Begin Pushing

We recently reported that Google renamed their default messaging app formally known as Messenger to Android Messages. It was unclear at the time why this was so, but speaking to The Verge, Amir Sarhangi, Head of RCS at Google, said the change was for the sake of indicating that the app is becoming as essential and necessary as the rest of Android. It also indicates RCS … Continue reading Android Messages is an RCS Messaging App Google Will Now Begin Pushing

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Google Messenger is Now ‘Android Messages’ For Some Reason

Google’s Messenger looks to be a replacement for using other apps for SMS communication, and today it received a name change to ‘Android Messages.’ It’s unclear why the app received a new title as Messenger was pretty self-explanatory, but it may be since Facebook already has an app called Messenger and confusion amongst consumers may have been experienced. Anyway, here’s Google’s explanation behind the change. … Continue reading Google Messenger is Now ‘Android Messages’ For Some Reason

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Google is Officially Bringing Allo to the Desktop – Here’s What It’s Gonna Look Like

If there’s one feature a vast majority of Google Allo users want, it’s probably an official desktop interface. We’ve assumed this feature would eventually arrive at some point, but it was unclear when this time would come. Luckily, it looks like we don’t have much longer to wait as Nick Fox, vice president of communications products at Google, has tweeted out an image of what … Continue reading Google is Officially Bringing Allo to the Desktop – Here’s What It’s Gonna Look Like

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Google’s Gboard for iOS Gains Voice Typing, Extended Emoji Support

Google today updated their iOS keyboard Gboard with new features that’ll differ the app further than it’s Android counterpart. For starters, voice typing is now supported. By tapping a small microphone icon in the top right-hand corner of Gboard, you’ll be able to dictate what you wanna type with your voice. It’s a small addition, but those who prefer typing with their voice will no doubt appreciate … Continue reading Google’s Gboard for iOS Gains Voice Typing, Extended Emoji Support

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Soon, 30-Second Unskippable Ads Won’t Be Present on YouTube

It’s probably Earth’s biggest first-world problem: non-skippable ads before a video. We’ve all seen them, we all hate them. Now, Google appears to be doing something about it by not allowing advertisers to feature unskippable 30-second spots on their video sharing platform YouTube from next year. The company broke the news to Campaign. Google explained that its aim is to provide a better advertising experience … Continue reading Soon, 30-Second Unskippable Ads Won’t Be Present on YouTube

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Google’s Really Blue Pixel is Now Available in the UK Through EE

Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL in Really Blue recently made their way to Canada thanks to Rodgers after remaining exclusive to the US since their launch. Now, the custom Phone by Google is making its way to the United Kingdom all thanks to EE. Android Police first reported that EE now has the Really Blue Pixel listed on their website available for purchase while the … Continue reading Google’s Really Blue Pixel is Now Available in the UK Through EE

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Google Pixel in Really Blue Now Available for Preorder from Rodgers in Canada

On Monday, it was announced that Canadian carrier Rodgers would soon offer the previously-US-exclusive Really Blue Google Pixel and Pixel XL, however it wasn’t made known when that time would come. But now, it looks like the handset variant is now available for preorder on Rodgers’ website, with a few perks included. For one, you’ll receive a $50 discount on a Daydream View headset if you’re a … Continue reading Google Pixel in Really Blue Now Available for Preorder from Rodgers in Canada

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Amazon and Google May Be Adding Voice Calls to Their Smart Home Speakers

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Amazon and Google are currently considering adding voice call functionality to their smart home speakers, namely the Echo and Home, respectively. It’s unclear exactly how the function would work, but it’s expected that Google will likely tie the Home into Google Voice or Project Fi, while Amazon will focus on adding either a dedicated phone number … Continue reading Amazon and Google May Be Adding Voice Calls to Their Smart Home Speakers