With Google Fiber slowly being installed across the nation, it stands to reason that Google might want to do more than test the waters of providing internet. The Information is reporting that Google executives have discussed the idea of launching a wireless network in cities that have had Google Fiber installed. Google has reportedly reached ... Read More »
Time for another Android platform distribution update! Google has posted the results from its 7-day survey that observed the versions of Android that were present on devices that accessed the Play Store during the week ending on April 1, and the exciting news is that KitKat’s install base is now double Read More »
It’s long been known that Google has been working hard to improve the camera experience on Android devices. The camera app, while absolutely terrible before Ice Cream Sandwich, has been getting better and better with every update. The Gallery app has also been gaining some powerful image editing features. But the photo taking experience is ... Read More »
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We first got wind of the Android 4.4.3 update earlier this week thanks to a rumor that claimed that the software is currently undergoing testing and that it includes a fix for a battery draining camera bug. Now more details of the impending update have surfaced, including a fairly ... Read More »
If you’ve seen the coverage on the all new HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S5, you may have noticed something intersting about the boot animation. Both devices display a new “Powered by Android” logo at the bottom of the boot screen, something not seen so far in any device. But apparently, this is a ... Read More »
Google strives to be as transparent as possible about government data requests. The company believes users deserve to know when a user has their data requested by the government and how often it happens to users in general. With this report for the year of 2013, we see that government data requests are increasing at ... Read More »
Android 4.4.2 may have fixed a few bugs on Android devices when released, but it introduced its own. The battery draining camera bug has hit a significant amount of people, killing batteries far faster than before, and all this time we’ve been without an official fix. But if this information is correct, we may be ... Read More »
The Chromecast SDK has been public for quite a while now, and during that time we’ve seen quite a few popular apps gain Chromecast support. The little streaming dongle is getting very popular, and we couldn’t be happier about that. To encourage development, Google has released another Chromecast app to the Play Store (and iOS ... Read More »
Apparently Google is all about the voice commands now. The company recently added support for “Take a photo” and “Take a video” commands to the Google Search app for Android, and now there’s a command for music fans as well.
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Google Keyboard is definitely a competent Android app, but big players like SwiftKey generally tend to overshadow it. That doesn’t mean Google Keyboard is bad, just that SwiftKey is fantastic. Today Google is taking a page from SwiftKey’s book and introducing Personalized Suggestions, though it’s done a little differently in Google’s app.
SwiftKey allows you ... Read More »