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AI in Smartphones: Separating Fact From Fiction, and Looking Ahead

As it goes every year, one hot feature sets a trend in technology, and suddenly every company boasts some variation of which that is uniquely theirs. This year, that feature is AI. Hot on the heels of Alexa's and Google Assistant’s holiday successes, Artificial Intelligence on phones has become the de facto must-have feature –...

Google Opens Up the Daydream VR Platform to All Developers

Google launched a lab division for employees to work on their Daydream VR platform. The goal was to come up with some experiments and see what worked and what did not work in a VR environment. They've come up with a number of conclusions about the social aspect of VR, ways to prevent trolling and even...

Google Play Services v10.2 to Introduce an ‘Instant Tethering’ Feature

While many people complain that OEMs are slow to push out big official updates to Android, Google is able to roll out the latest version of Google Play Services to over 90% of the active user base. Updates to Google Play Services doesn't change the core UI of Android, and it doesn't add in new...

Google Creates a Landing Page for Developers to Help with Android Security

Security within the Android platform has become very important to Google lately. This isn't to say that Google didn't care about vulnerabilities for Android in the past, though. It just became clear that when Google started rolling out monthly security updates to the Nexus devices back in November of 2015, they were getting very serious...

LG Reportedly Wants to Leverage AI for its Products in 2017

LG's smartphone division is currently being propped up by profits the company is making selling other products like TVs and home appliances. LG made a major gamble on its modular concept with the LG G5 but then recently confirmed they would be ditching this design with the upcoming LG G6. A lot is riding on their...

The Future of the Pixel is Bright

According to trend analyses and reports produced by Wave7, a U.S. mobile market analyst, the Google's Pixel series have been selling consistently well over the three or so months it has been available. Given a selection of reporting around the time of launch that failed to clearly differentiate between Verizon being the exclusive Pixel carrier and Verizon...

Google Enhances Searches for Spotty Data Connections

Making Google searches while on poor data connections can be a frustrating experience. Sometimes you really, really want to find an answer to some question or you are looking up, but because you're barely out of network range, your search never goes through. Thankfully, Google is looking to alleviate some of those headaches. In an official...

Google Shares Details on How They Spot Malicious Apps in the Play Store

Google works very hard at keeping malicious applications out of the Play Store and off of your device. They aren't perfect at this and there are some instances when a malicious app slips through the cracks and is published in Google's application store. Thankfully, Google will remove them if an issue is brought to their...

Only a Few Rough Edges Hinder the Pixel from Luring the Apple Mainstream

I have owned a number of iPhones including the 5S, 6S, 7, 7+ and the SE. I also currently have a Google Pixel and have had every major flagship from HTC, LG, and Samsung over the course of the last year as well as the always excellent OnePlus 3. I like this market, I like where is...

Google Adds Private Channel Apps to the Managed Play Store

Towards the end of last year, Google rebranded their Google Apps for Work platform into G Suite. Google recently announced App Maker for their G Suite customers, acquired a company to help improve the audio quality of their Hangouts users, and this week they've announced a change to the managed Play Store. Google allows companies that pay...

Upgrade Not Needed: How the 6P Holds up as the Last Nexus Phone

The Huawei Nexus 6P is one of the best Android devices I've used, and certainly the best I've owned. It looks and feels like a premium device, has a rich and pixel-dense screen AMOLED display, great speakers, a fast fingerprint sensor, an excellent camera and an awesome custom ROM scene. You probably know all of this, as the...

Google Acquires Limes Audio to Improve Online Voice Quality

Voice has been at the forefront of interpersonal communication in the digital age since traditional mobile phones, and now video is growing even further through services like Hangouts, Skype and Facetime. Our reliance on video and voice will only grow stronger through the proliferation of faster and more reliable internet connections. Google realizes the importance of...