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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.

Google Assistant On Phones Are Getting Smart Home Controls
When it comes to controlling our smart gadgets at home, we have devices like Google Home and also software like Google Assistant to help us do it using our voice. However what if we wanted to control it ourselves via our phones? For those with Google Assistant installed on their phones, there might be something for you.

YouTube May Soon Overtake Facebook As Second Biggest U.S. Website
Facebook has long been the second biggest website in the United States. It pulls in a monumental amount of traffic across the globe and indeed in the United States as well. It’s second only to Google which is the world’s most widely used internet search engine. However, it seems that YouTube is set to overtake Facebook as the second biggest website in the United States soon.

New Photos Of Google Pixel 3 In White Leaked
A little over a week ago, several photos made their way online which seemed to show off the upcoming Google Pixel 3 smartphone. Now according to new photos from Канал Лучкова (via Android Police), we now have a better idea of what the upcoming phone could look like.

Fake Fortnite For Android Ads Are Making Their Rounds
Epic has recently confirmed that for Android, Fortnite Battle Royale will be launched outside of the Google Play Store. One of the main reasons behind it is so that Epic can avoid paying Google a cut from in-app purchases made in the game, which as far as the iOS version of the game is concerned, comes in at around $2 million everyday.

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Gmail For Mobile Now Lets Users Disable Conversation View
The way our emails and messages are displayed have come a long way from back in the day, where every email and message was separated into its own thread. These days designers are favoring conversation-style UIs which makes understanding the context of a message a lot better.

Android 9.0 Pie Will Remember Bluetooth Volume Levels
Since different Bluetooth devices are used for different purposes, such as Bluetooth speakers for movies and video playback in the living room, Bluetooth headsets for when we’re out commuting, it also means that we tend to adjust volume levels accordingly. However we usually have to readjust them when switching in between devices.

Baidu Says They Will Beat Google Even If They Return To China
If the rumors are true, Google is apparently planning to make a return to China where they will launch a censored version of its search engine to appease the local government. However given Google’s absence in the country for as long as it has been, obviously the competition has managed to fill that gap.

‘OK Google’ Detection Seems To Be Not Working On Many Phones
One of Android’s features is the ability to summon Google Assistant using your voice by saying, “OK Google”. However according to posts on Google’s forums (via Android Police), it seems that the hotword detection is not working for many, and that even the option to turn on voice control is not accessible.

Pixel 3 Might Use Android 9.0 Pie’s Gesture Navigation By Default
For a long time, Google’s Nexus devices were essentially Android phones that came with vanilla Android installed. However over the years, Google has modified this approach where their Pixel phones come with features that are exclusive to them and not all Android devices, at least not at the start.

Android P Officially Released As Android 9 Pie
Google unveiled Android P, the next iteration of the Android platform, a few months ago. It has since seeded multiple developer previews and has even offered users the ability to take part in a public beta program if they had select devices. The wait is now over for every other Android user with a compatible device because Android P has been officially released to the public today.

Senators Want To Question Google About Their Plans To Relaunch In China
For almost a decade, Google has been conspicuously absent from China. This includes all of Google’s products and services such as search, Gmail, and so on, and to a certain extent even Android where Android devices in China are essentially forked versions of Android with Google’s services stripped from it.

Google’s Pixel 3 Could Be Announced On October 4
To date, Google’s Pixel phones have been announced on the 4th of October. This was the case for the original Pixel back in 2016, the Pixel 2 in 2017, and it seems that for 2018, the upcoming Pixel 3 (and Pixel 3 XL) are also expected to be officially announced on the 4th of October as well, making it the third time Google has kept to the this date in […]

Gmail For Android Now Informs Users Of Deleted Messages From Threads
Just like SMS, email has come a long way where instead they are now threaded. This means that instead of seeing emails and their replies as separate “pages”, they are all shown in one long consolidated thread which will help users gain some context as to what the other person is talking about.

Android P’s Release Could Be On The 20th Of August
A couple of weeks ago, the final developer preview for Android P was released. What this means is that this version of Android P is the final release for developers, which means that following this release, the next release will be the public build of Android P intended for all Android users.