WhatsApp Android Backup Will No Longer Count Towards Google Drive Storage

WhatsApp for Android backups its data onto Google Drive. If you’re the type that doesn’t keep a lot of media files in WhatsApp, or chooses not to backup media files, chances are your backup data is pretty small. However there are probably many who use the backup to store photos and videos and that can get pretty big.


Chrome Canary Will Use Partial Page Loads To Speed Up Browsing Time

Thanks to how much faster our internet speeds are getting, websites load pretty fast, but of course it could always be improved upon which is what Google is going for in the latest Chrome Canary build. The company has introduced a new feature called “lazy loading” that will make pages load even faster.


Google One’s Availability Now Open To More Users

Google Drive is Google’s answer to cloud storage. Google bundles free storage to users, but there are also paid tiers should users desire more space. However this can admittedly be slightly confusing, which is why earlier this year Google announced Google One which is a paid cloud storage service.


Call Recording Won’t Be Possible On Android 9 Pie

Amid reports that Android 9 Pie might bring a native call recording feature, the reality actually appears to be on the contrary. It won’t be possible for users to make use of call recording apps if their handset is running Android 9 Pie. Google has made some changes in its latest software update to prevent third-party apps from working.


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Google Acknowledges Quick Charger Issues With The Pixel XL

The other day after Google rolled out the Android 9.0 Pie update to their Pixel phones, it became apparent that there was an issue with it because Pixel XL owners started turning to the forums to complain about how their quick chargers stopped working. However the good news is that it looks like Google is aware of the issue and are working on it.


Google Assistant ‘Face Match’ Feature Spotted In APK Teardown

Ever since Apple introduced Face ID to the iPhone X last year, the rumors have been running rampant that Android OEMs are expected to follow suit. To date we have yet to see an OEM offer up a similar solution to what Apple has, but could Google be next? According to a recent APK teardown by XDA, there are signs to suggest that they could be.


Apparently Google Continues Tracking Users Even When Told Not To

It has been said that (depending on where you are) pressing the crosswalk button to make it turn green is nothing but a placebo, designed to give users the feeling that they are in control. Could the same be said for privacy settings? In a report from AP, it’s starting to feel that way with Google.


Users Are Reporting That Their Nexus Players Are Mysteriously Dying

Several years ago, Google launched the Nexus Player which was basically Google’s attempt at their own set-top box to rival the competition like the Apple TV. Safe to say that it was not the resounding success that Google had hoped for as the company has pretty much stopped bothering with it since.


Pixel XL Runs Into Quick Charger Issues After Android 9.0 Pie Update

Due to the fact that it is part of Google’s Pixel smartphones, the Pixel XL was one of the first few Android smartphones to receive the Android 9.0 Pie update. Unfortunately it seems that the update came with some problems because according to the Google Issue Tracker (via PhoneArena) website, it seems that some Pixel XL owners have run into quick charger issues following the update.


Chromebooks Might Be Able To Dual Boot Windows 10 In The Future

There are clear advantages to running Chrome OS compared to other platforms like Windows or macOS, such as Chrome OS being a more lightweight operating system which means that you should be able to squeeze out more battery life from a Chromebook versus a laptop running on Windows.


Google Will Lose Out On $50 Million From Fortnite Bypassing The Play Store

As some of you might know, Google takes a cut from apps and in-app purchases sold via the Google Play Store. This was also one of the reasons why Epic decided to bypass the Play Store with Fortnite Battle Royale because considering how much the game is reported to be making on iOS, it means that Epic would have to pay Google just as much, if not more.


Google Acknowledges Epic’s ‘Fortnite’ Isn’t On The Play Store

Epic had previously confirmed that Fortnite Battle Royale for Android would not be launched on the Google Play Store, and would instead be made available via other means. Google has typically encouraged users to download apps through the Play Store for security purposes, although the company has remained oddly silent about this, at least until now.


Google’s Cameos App Will Let Celebs Answer Questions About Themselves

Have you ever had a question about a particular celebrity? We’re sure many of us do and one way of finding out would be to do a search on the internet. However sometimes the answers we get are second-hand information which don’t come from the person themselves, which means that it might not be as reliable as we would like.


Google’s Digital Wellbeing App Now Available As Public Beta On Play Store

Google revealed new Digital Wellbeing features for Android P at I/O 2018 earlier this year. It released Android P as Android 9 Pie a few days ago but mentioned that these features will only be available in beta for now. Those who wanted to test them out first had to sign up for the beta. Google has now released Digital Wellbeing as part of a public beta on the Google […]