Gadgets

Google Pixel 3 to Get eSIM Support in India Soon via Reliance Jio, Airtel

Google on Monday announced that it is bringing Pixel 3 ₹ 63,940 eSIM support for more carriers across the world, including Airtel and Reliance Jio in India. The Mountain View, California based company said that it hopes eSIM tech, which it claims to have pioneered with the Pixel 2, will soon become more prevalent across […]

Internet

Google CEO Hearing in US House Likely to Be Postponed

The US House Judiciary Committee will likely put off until next week a hearing with Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on the Alphabet unit’s social media practices because of the state funeral of former President George HW Bush, Chairman Bob Goodlatte said on Sunday. Pichai had agreed to testify before the panel over Republican concerns that the company is […]

Computer

Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm Working on Chrome for Windows 10 on ARM: Report

Samsung and Lenovo both have unveiled Snapdragon 850 laptops recently, and in order to make these Qualcomm Snapdragon laptops compatible with all Windows apps, Microsoft announced Visual Studio 15.9 last week. This offers developers an SDK and tools for creating 64-bit ARM (ARM64) apps. The Microsoft Store also began accepting submissions for apps built for […]

Android

Google’s Find My Device App Gets Indoor Maps to Help Locate Your Phone

Google has introduced an ‘indoor maps’ feature to its Find My Device app so that it can direct users to the spot where they might have accidentally dropped their smartphones. The search engine giant has not specifically listed which buildings the new feature applies to, so users would have to test their luck, The Verge reported on […]

Gadgets

Wear OS ‘H’ Update Unveiled by Google, Brings Battery Saver Changes, Smart App Resume, and More

Google has unveiled Wear OS update called the ‘H Update’, bringing features like an updated Battery Saver mode, improved off body efficiency, smart app resume for all apps, and two-step power off. H Update will be a part of Wear OS 2.2. “In the next few months, you should soon see a system update on […]

Android

Google’s New Android Ecosystem Security Report Provides Play Protect Data in Detail

Google already published the Android Security Year in Review detailing the open source platform’s trends, new features and enhancements. Now, the tech giant has announced that it will also publish the Android Ecosystem Security Report on a quarterly basis. This report details its efforts to reduce Potentially Harmful Application (PHA) rates on devices and in […]

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Google to Discontinue Android’s Nearby Notifications Feature Due to Spam

Google has announced that its Nearby Notifications feature will be discontinued towards the end of the year. Roughly three years ago, Google had launched Nearby Notifications for Android devices, that was meant to suggest apps and websites to users based on their location. While the feature was supposed to be helpful for users visiting new places, it became riddled with […]

Android

Nearly 90 Percent of Free Android Apps Share Data With Google: Report

In the age of Internet and smartphones, discussions upon user data collection and exploitation are taking the forefront. While tech companies are under the scanner for data collection without user permission, new policies are being introduced by them to ensure permission-based data usage by developers, apps, and its own services. Now, a new report claims […]

Android

Google to Discontinue Android’s Nearby Notifications Feature Due to Spam

Google has announced that its Nearby Notifications feature will be discontinued towards the end of the year. Roughly three years ago, Google had launched Nearby Notifications for Android devices, that was meant to suggest apps and websites to users based on their location. While the feature was supposed to be helpful for users visiting new places, it became riddled with […]

Internet

Google Tells US Lawmakers It Is Mulling Options on China Services

Alphabet’s Google unit has told US lawmakers it was considering “a variety of options” to offer additional services in China, but declined to detail plans for addressing Chinese censorship. The company has come under criticism after reports it was considering re-entering China’s search engine market and would comply with its Internet censorship and surveillance policies. In an August […]