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Google Reportedly Wants OEMs to Integrate Google Home in Products

October 4th is going to be a big day for the Mountain View internet giant. It's all but confirmed to be the day Google officially announces the upcoming Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. We've seen mock-ups created, the the front display assembly leaked, photos showing the front and back of the devices, and software details about how...

Google Publishes Teaser for October 4th Event; Meanwhile Pixel Pricing and Pics Continue to Leak

The Pixel and the Pixel XL have been rumored for launch on the 4th of October, and now, Google has confirmed a phone-centric event for the same date. The minimalistic teaser starts off with a search bar and slowly transforms into the silhouette of the phone. The short url mentioned in the video description gets redirected to madeby.google.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNnCtmyujLA It doesn't...

Google Pixel And Pixel XL Display Assembly Leaks Show a Balanced Front Design

As we inch closer to the launch day of the Pixel duo, new leaks are flowing in giving us a better picture of what to expect. The Android community expected a set of Nexus devices this year, but in line with Google's renewed focus on hardware, what we are getting instead are the Google Pixel...

Comparing Battery Life with and Without Google Services: A Week of Minimal Idle Drain

It's no secret that battery life on smartphones these days are not the best. Most will consider it mostly a hardware issue, seeing companies trading battery size for aesthetic design. But that's not the entire reason, with a large part being attributed to the software used on our phones. In the XDA Virtual Office, many of...

Google’s Duo Video Calling App Launches Today

Duo along with its partner app Allo have however drawn a lot of criticism even before launch, as many users feel that the apps send a convoluted message given Google's fondness for creating new and additional messaging apps. The situation has not been assuaged as it became apparent that Hangouts and Messenger will remain separate apps...

Google and Dashlane Introduce Open-YOLO API Project for Password Management

Passwords are a necessary part of our Internet life. If you are someone who spends a lot of time on the Internet, you probably have a ton of different ids at different websites, and if you follow along advice, a ton of different passwords as well. More than likely, you are also using a password...

Google’s Nexus Launcher Unofficially Available for Download!

The new Nexus Launcher has been the talk of leak-town the past day and today. For a recap, this is the launcher that is rumored to be default on the new Nexus devices, Sailfish and Marlin. While most of us have to wait to get a chance to try out the new Nexus devices, what...

Tutorial: Recreate The New Nexus Launcher’s Appearance in Nova

Earlier today the world was treated to a sneak peek at the new Nexus launcher which is believed to be coming with the 2016 Nexus phones. This new launcher added a chevron to open the app drawer and a shortcut to Google Now at the top of the homescreen. Now thanks to some incredibly quick...

Weekly Debrief — The Note7, Nexus Sailfish, and More

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Flat) Working Prototype Featured in 11-Minute Long Video The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 unveiling is just round the corner, with the device being unveiled officially on 2nd August. We know a lot about the device so far — how it will look like, in whatcolors it will come in, what hardware will...

Google Phone App Now Features Spam Protection

Ever since telemarketing became a thing, groups of people have tried to make the most by resorting to what is know as spam calls. These often take the form of automated voice recordings (or robocalls as they are often called) being played back to the receiver, often selling goods or services that the receiver may...

Why and How to Use Google’s Firebase Suite: What Its Tools Can Do for You

The fundamental building blocks of Android app development can be whittled down to an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and a device or emulator to run it on, and while these are enough to build an app, a host of other tools augment the developer experience, aiding the team behind the product to scale the product, improve...

Google+ prepares to add Link Previews in Comments and the ability to show Low Quality Comments

Besides our very own forums, Google+ has long been a great place for Android users to congregate in communities around their favorite ROMs or apps. Many of our readers likely only use the website because for the longest time it was required to sign up for application beta testing. For some time, you were even required...