The great thing about buying a Google device is the software support. You get new version of Android first, you get monthly security updates without fail, and Google guarantees at least two years of OS update support and three years of security update support. Read More »
Those who love to travel are about to get a lot more use out of Google. The company has updated Google Flights, Google Trips, and Destinations on Google with a combined additional 20 new languages and 26 new countries.
Destinations on Google can help you ... Read More »
The quirky little Nextbit Robin is no more. Well, at least support for it is.
Nextbit has officially announced that it will no longer support the Robin. It’s unknown if this includes future software updates, which the company promised will continue until February ... Read More »
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Google added a Smart Reply feature to Gmail not long ago which allows you to reply to an email with one of three phrases that’ve been pre-selected based on your writing style. They work shockingly well, and rather than sending automatically, they open the compose screen ... Read More »
Remember the days of the Android Market? It was before Google Play took over, and we thought that name was so silly. It worked out great in the end, though, and the Android Market and the early days of Android will always be remembered fondly.
Unfortunately, Google is discontinuing support for the Android ... Read More »
Android Pay already simplifies paying for your stuff in stores that support it. Rather than inserting your credit card, waiting a couple of years for it to process while staring downward, and pulling out your card as it beeps far too loud, you simply unlock your phone and tap it ... Read More »
If you own a Tesla, we’re jealous of you. But you’re also in for a treat, as the Android app that controls your car is being updated with a refreshed and quite pretty user interface.
Also added in the update is support for fingerprint authentication, so you can use your fingerprint for unlocking your car. ... Read More »
“OK Google” hotword detection is a staple of many people’s driving routine. Not having to touch your phone to perform actions is a great way to use your phone (in a strictly responsible fashion, preferably) in a safer way.
Android Auto is continuing to be adopted by car manufacturers, though some are stubbornly avoiding the new tech (we’re looking at you, Toyota). Kia and Mercedes have announced a bunch of new models that will have Android Auto support.
These are Kia’s supported models:
2014 – 2016 Soul 2015 Optima 2015 – 2016 Optima Hybrid 2015 ... Read More »
The adoption of the fingerprint sensor on smartphones is huge among phone makers, but app support hasn’t quite matched that growth. While a few apps have support using your fingerprint for authentication, it’s still an an uncommon trick.