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Google Photos gets a partial Material You redesign on Android 12

Another day another Google app getting a Material You makeover. With the official release of Android 12 not too far away, Google has been hard at work updating its own apps with Material You design guidelines. Google Workspace apps such as Gmail, Google Calendar, Drive, and Meet received a visual refresh not too long ago,...

Material You support will soon roll out to Google Keep

Android 12 is just around the corner, and Google will soon be releasing the first stable builds of Android 12 for Pixel smartphones. Before that update rolls out, product teams across Google are working to update their apps in accordance with Material You, the latest evolution of Google’s Material design language. We saw a ton...

Exclusive: Here are the likely specs of the Google Tensor chip in the Pixel 6

Ever since rumors arose that Google was developing its own chip for Pixel phones, one of the burning questions that we've been asked over and over again is: What are its specifications? Leak after leak have confirmed various tidbits about the Google Tensor chip, but none have confirmed details on the most important part: the...

South Korea fines Google for preventing OEMs from forking Android

The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has issued a 207 billion won ($176.64 million) fine against Google for preventing OEMs from forking Android. The anti-trust regulator has said that Google's contract terms with OEMs amount to an abuse of its dominant position, which has restricted competition in the mobile OS market. According to Reuters, Google intends to...

Check your Google Assistant: You may get a discount on the Google Home Mini

Google must have found another warehouse full of the Home Mini, because it is once again offering a steep discount on the personal assistant speaker. Many users on Reddit and Twitter have discovered that a new ad popup is appearing when the Google Assistant is triggered on their phones, as seen below. It offers a discount...

XDA Basics: How to reset a Chromebook before selling or to fix software problems

Google's Chrome OS is an intuitive, simple interface to navigate. Of course, even the best operating systems have the occasional bug or issue that pops up. If you've recently encountered bugs on your Chromebook, you might be concerned. Luckily, most errors and bugs are easy to troubleshoot. In this article we'll discuss how to reset your...

Exclusive: Here’s everything we learned about the Pixel 6 Pro from the actual phone

Apple may have just launched the iPhone 13 series today, but they're not the phones I'm most excited about this year. My attention is focused on the Google Pixel 6 series, of which the Pro model will be Google's first-ever ultra-premium flagship smartphone. The Pro model has it all: a high-resolution and high refresh rate...

Here’s a look at the Assistant weather widget in the Google App

After years of negligence, widgets will finally be getting the much-needed overhaul in Android 12. Google showed off the redesigned widgets coming to Android 12 at Google I/O 2021. Over the past couple of months, we have seen many of these widgets going live in Android 12 beta releases. The last Android 12 Beta 5...

The Pixel 6 Fabric Case will come in many different colors

Google typically offers first-party fabric cases with each new Pixel phone. Although the company didn't release a fabric case for the recently launched Pixel 5a, it seems like the company will be offering fabric cases for the upcoming Pixel 6 duo. Listings of the upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro fabric cases have been spotted...

Android Auto tests a new UI with a media player and notification overlay

Google is testing a new UI in the Android Auto projected car interface that appears when you connect your device to a compatible head unit. This new UI, code-named "Coolwalk", is seemingly designed to reduce the number of times the user leaves the navigation screen, potentially saving drivers from missing their next turn. Screenshots of the...

YouTube Music is testing a new Material You home screen widget on Android 12

Google revealed its updated design language earlier this year, called Material You, with a greater emphasis on color than the current iteration of Material Design. It also focuses on customizable color palettes, allowing you to change the look and feel of compatible apps. Google has been slowly updating each of its apps to use Material...

You can finally launch Assistant Driving Mode without starting navigation

Google first announced Assistant Driving Mode over two years ago at I/O 2019, but it wasn't until late last year that the company actually began rolling out the feature to users. Although initially available in the U.S., the Assistant Driving Mode eventually rolled out to more markets this year, including India, Australia, Canada, and the...