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Google is an Internet Search company with profits mainly derived from its AdWords advertising program. Google is also known for other high-profile web-related products such as Chrome, GMail, Google Docs or Google Map, and it has also made a very successful entry into the mobile handset market with its Android mobile operating system. The company was created in 1998 and went public in 2004. Google is one of the most visited site in the world.

‘Android Go’ Is A Lightweight Version Of Android For Low-End Devices
Several years ago, Google attempted to address the emerging market with an initiative called Android One. This basically resulted in a series of low-end Android devices that were sold on the cheap. However it did not quite make the splash that we’re sure Google was hoping for, and it seems that they’re back again with another attempt.

Google Play Protect Will Help Make Android Devices More Secure
We know that as it stands, Google has in place several security measures and checks for its Google Play Store to help prevent malicious apps from being uploaded. It’s not a perfect system as from time to time, some malicious apps do slip through, but for the most part it is pretty secure and is generally a safe place to download your Android apps from.

Google To Add Obstruction Removal To The Pixel’s Camera
Have you ever tried to take a photo and only to realize that something is in the way? Or maybe because you don’t really have a good vantage point and can only snap from where you are? Unfortunately these are situations that many a photographer finds themselves in from time to time, but Google wants to fix that.

Galaxy S8 Daydream Support Coming Soon
When Google unveiled its Daydream virtual reality platform last year, it said that flagship smartphones from other companies will have support for its virtual reality platform. However, only a handful of devices ever really supported it over the past year. The company today confirmed at the I/O 2017 developers conference that one of the hottest flagship smartphones of this year will soon receive Daydream support.

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Android O Beta Program Registrations Live Now
Nougat is the current version of Android and even though it was released late last year, it’s still not made its way to most compatible smartphones as yet. That’s due to the fragmented nature of the Android operating system. Nevertheless, Google is already developing the next major Android release codenamed Android O. At its I/O 2017 developers conference today, the company confirmed that Android O beta program registrations are live […]

HTC And Lenovo Working On Google's Standalone VR Headsets
It has long been rumored that Google might come out with its own standalone virtual reality headset. A standalone VR headset doesn’t require a smartphone to function. All of the components that it needs to function are integrated within the headset itself. At I/O 2017 today, Google confirmed that it’s working with HTC and Lenovo on standalone VR headsets.

Google Assistant Picks Up New Features, Launches On iPhone
At its I/O 2017 developers conference today, Google announced that it’s adding a handful of new features to Google Assistant. The company also confirmed reports that Assistant will be making its way to the iPhone as a standalone app. Google has confirmed today that Google Assistant is being launched for iPhones as a separate app.

Google Trademarks ‘WorldSense’, Possibly VR Related
Google I/O 2017 is kicking off today and according to one surprising rumor, it is that Google could be launching a standalone VR headset. Now thanks to a recent trademark sighting, it seems that there could be more evidence of this happening as Google has filed for a trademark for the term “WorldSense”.

Could Google WiFi Be Getting A Camera Upgrade?
Update: Google has reached out to Ubergizmo, saying that the information in the picture isn’t accurate. This may simply be an error that was introduced when a partner updated a datasheet. We left the rest of the story as a reference in case you came to this page following a link.

Google To Launch Dedicated VR Headset At I/O 2017
Google’s interest in virtual reality (VR) is pretty well-known, what with the launch of the Google Cardboard headset and the Daydream platform. In fact last year it was rumored that Google could be throwing their hat into the ring with a dedicated VR headset similar to that of the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and the Sony PlayStation VR.

Chrome OS Could Be Getting A Night Mode
Dark mode/themes aren’t exactly new but it seems that it has taken companies quite a while to implement them into their apps. For example it wasn’t too long ago that Twitter introduced a Night Mode to its mobile app, and for a while YouTube was also experimenting with a dark mode for its web interface.

Samsung Galaxy S8’s Camera Falls Behind The Pixel On DxOMark
Every year without fail, Samsung puts out a new Galaxy S handset. One of the things the lineup is known for would be its camera, and our review found that the Galaxy S8’s camera to be pretty amazing. However it seems that maybe it just wasn’t amazing enough for the folks at DxOMark because in their review, the handset falls shy of the top ranked handset, the Google Pixel.

Google Assistant For iOS Launch Expected Soon
A new report claims that Google Assistant for iOS launch is going to take place soon. It may be announced as soon as this week at Google’s I/O developer conference. Assistant is reportedly going to be launched as a standalone app for iOS. Details are slim at this point in time but if an announcement is due soon, there’s not going to be a better stage than I/O 2017 for […]

Audi And Volvo Pick Android As Their In-Car Operating System
Android Auto already allows you to extend your Android smartphone experience to a compatible car but Google has been working with carmakers to provide a proper Android experience. Ahead of the company’s I/O developer conference this week, it has announced partnerships with Audi and Volvo which will see the car manufacturers pick Android as their in-car operating system.