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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.

Alleged Pixel 3 XL Spotted In The Wild With A Notch In Its Display
We have been hearing a fair bit of rumors about Google’s upcoming Pixel 3 smartphones, and now thanks to a post on Twitter by MobileSyrup, one of their readers has sent in a photo of what appears to be the Google Pixel 3 XL in the wild. It’s a bit hard to tell from this angle and photo that this is the Pixel 3 XL, but many seem to believe […]

Gmail For Android Now Supports Confidential Mode
Do you have emails that contain sensitive information that you don’t want others to see? There are ways to do that, but if you’re an Android user who also uses Gmail, you might be interested in a new feature called Confidential Mode that has recently found its way onto the Android version of the app.

Google’s Play Store Gets Network Download Options
Due to certain apps having huge file sizes, it was understandable that companies such as Apple and Google placed some restrictions on file downloads over cellular networks. This has improved over the years, and now as spotted by Android Police, it seems that Google is giving users more options now.

Google’s Own Smart Display With Google Assistant Could Be Launched This Year
With Amazon’s Echo lineup, the company has introduced the Echo Spot and the Echo Show, two Echo and Alexa-enabled speakers that come with built-in displays. Now in a report from Nikkei, it seems that Google’s very own Assistant Smart Displays could be on track for a launch later this year.

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Google Clarifies Its Location Tracking Policy
The other day a report from Associated Press revealed that even when users explicitly told Google to stop tracking their movements, it continued to do so. This apparently stemmed from some confusion in Google’s settings, where users had to navigate to the “Web and App activity” section if they wanted to disable tracking completely.

Google Employees Are Reportedly Protesting Censored Search Engine In China
Recently there have been reports that Google wants to get back into China and one of the ways they are planning to do so is to launch a censored search engine. This is to comply with government regulations on what kind of topics are allowed to be discussed on the internet, and apparently Google’s employees are not having it.

Google Updates Search To Show More Relevant Information
Google has refined its search engine over the years where on the search results page alone, we can find information easily without having to navigate to more websites (unless you need the extra details). However in an update to search, Google has made some changes in which it will now show even more relevant information.

Pixel 2 XL Owners Are Reporting Sluggishness On Their Phones
Recently Pixel XL owners were reporting that following the update to Android 9.0 Pie, it seems to have broken the phone’s compatibility with quick chargers. Google has acknowledged this and are working on a fix, but it seems that they might have another problem on their hands: Pixel 2 XL owners are now reporting sluggish performance.

Native Hearing Aid Support Is Coming To Android
Most of take our phones out the box when we buy them, turn them on, and we’re good to go. However there might be some users who unfortunately do not have that luxury as there are other things to consider, such as accessibility features and whether or not certain devices are compatible.

Wear OS Apps Will Now Be Put Through Mandatory Review Process
In what appears to be a bid to improve the quality of apps available for Wear OS (previously known as Android Wear), Google has announced that all Wear OS apps submitted by developers will now go through a mandatory review processor before they’re listed on the Google Play Store. Google does have an existing review process for Wear OS apps, it has been there since Android Wear 2.0, but it […]

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.