Google Launches Ambient Mode for Android Devices

Google Launches Ambient Mode for Android Devices

Google has released the “Google Assistant Ambient Mode” rather quietly and it’s promised to provide proactive experience for users. This feature is embedded into the Google Search and when it will take over, when you charge the smartphone. The ambient mode shows potentially important information, such as quick greeting message, weather, calendar, notifications and upcoming flights. There are also Do Not Disturb toggle and controls for smart home. Ambient Mode includes the photo frame feature,…

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Camera Features of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL

Camera Features of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL

Although previous Pixel models only have a single camera, it doesn’t mean that they don’t do well in the photography department. Google manages to squeeze maximum performance out of the single-camera solution. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL finally arrive with dual cameras arrangement. If they did quite well with only a single camera, then we could get more with two cameras. Here are features of Pixel 4 cameras: Night Sight: On the Pixel…

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Google Officially Releases Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL

Google Officially Releases Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL

Before the official launch, there were rumors and leaks about the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. Now, we could confirm whether those reported details are true. Design and display Visually, there’s nothing strikingly unusual about both Pixel 4 models. The thick bezel makes the phone looks top-heavy. It has an aluminum frame and at the rear, you could find the matted glass. There are two color options, black and white. For biometric authentication, Pixel…

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Google Officially Releases Android 10

Google Officially Releases Android 10

Google has finally released the Android 10 as the latest major update of popular mobile operating system. With Android 10, Google stops using the dessert or confectionary code name for its latest major software update. We already knew about the major features of Android 10 since April. It’s easy to predict that Google Pixel devices will be the first to get the Android 10 update. In fact, the Android 10 update is available for the…

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The Release of Android 10 is Confirmed

The Release of Android 10 is Confirmed

Finally, Google confirms the launch of Android 10 operating system. The company will officially release the Pixel devices on September 3 or early next month. It will be the official debut of the latest Android OS on any smartphone. However, it may take a while before other smartphone manufacturers offer Android 10. This piece of information is acquired from independent agents of Google Support that confirm the release of Google Pixel. Other than the upcoming…

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Pixel 4 Will Have Gesture Controls and Face Unlock Based on Motion-Sensing Radar

Pixel 4 Will Have Gesture Controls and Face Unlock Based on Motion-Sensing Radar

There are a lot of interests for the Pixel 4 smartphone and Google has confirmed some of its features, face unlock and gesture controls. The company has been developing a motion-sensing radar, called Soli to detect planes and various large-sized objects. Google manages to put a smaller version of Soli on top of the Pixel 4, so it will sense small motions. With advanced hardware and special software algorithm, it is possible for Pixel 4…

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Design of Google Pixel 4 XL Leaked

Design of Google Pixel 4 XL Leaked

Steve Hemmerstoffer, the popular tipster in the industry is back with a new render video of Google’s next flagship device, the Pixel 4 XL. It is quite likely the final design of the device will have a large forehead that accommodates multiple sensors. It corroborates with recent leaks that include large display, slim bezels and rather big forehead above. Hemmerstoffer says that the Pixel 4 XL will have 6.25-inch display, which is 0.15-inch smaller compared…

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Why Did Google Leaked The Upcoming Pixel 4 so Early?

Why Did Google Leaked The Upcoming Pixel 4 so Early?

It is the silly season in sports, with the NFL preseason going through and the NBA also on hold and rumors keep popping. It it is also the season for tech fans when gossips start leaking. Earlier this month we had the Apple conference and then the E3, with lots of games announcements and Google appears to have decided to not be left behind.   We all knew that Google was working on the new Pixel 4 that should…

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Google Pixel 4 May Have a New Display Technology

Google Pixel 4 May Have a New Display Technology

Google Pixel 4 will have a new feature that improves display quality dramatically. Among flagship devices, displays are always important. To produce deeper black and more vibrant colors, smartphone manufacturers are opting for OLED panels. It appears that Google is taking this one step further by allowing the device to adjust white balance automatically, by taking into account the ambient lighting conditions. The new feature may use the concept of chromatic adaptation. It works similarly…

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Pixel 3a and 3a XL Are Affected by Shutdown Issues

Pixel 3a and 3a XL Are Affected by Shutdown Issues

Courtesy of stock Android OS, Google Pixel devices have the reputation of providing buttery-smooth performance. The same applies with the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL, but it appears that they are plagued by a serious power issue. Users are meant to get Android experience in its purest form. Early adopters of both devices are reporting about random shut downs, even when the phones are left idle. Reports of this problem first appeared on Reddit….

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Should You Trade-in Your iPhone X with Pixel 3a?

Should You Trade-in Your iPhone X with Pixel 3a?

Last week, Google unveiled the Pixel 3a devices and as part of the promotional program, the company is offering trade-ins. Users could swap their current smartphones for Pixel 3a or the bigger Pixel 3a XL. As an example, Google is willing to pay users up to $610 for the iPhone XS Max. Of course, it sounds silly to replace the latest and perfectly capable iPhone model with a mid-range device like the Pixel 3a. However,…

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Six Things That Make Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL Mid-range Devices

Six Things That Make Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL Mid-range Devices

At under $500, both Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are placed inside the mid-range category. Although these devices are not as powerful as flagships in the market, they don’t lack substance. The new Pixel 3a series promises excellent photography solutions, long software updates, and smooth performance. However, buyers need to be realistic and have the right expectation. With the official announcement of the Pixel 3 and 3a, here are things you should expect…

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Google Officially Introduces Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

Google Officially Introduces Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

Google has introduced two new mid-range smartphones, the Pixel 3a and its bigger sibling, the Pixel 3a XL. In terms of design, both devices look rather conservative with thick bezels. These devices are designed as a more affordable alternative than flagship models released by other device manufacturers. One benefit of having a Pixel device is that you will get direct software update from Google. Both devices will receive three major Android updates, Android 10 Q,…

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Some New Smartphone Models Will Have Google Assistant Buttons

Some New Smartphone Models Will Have Google Assistant Buttons

Google announced recently that devices from Nokia, LG, Vivo, TCL and Xiaomi will have Google Assistant buttons. To be specific, these device models include LG K40, LG G8 ThinQ, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, Xiaomi Mi 9, Xiami Mi MIX 3 5G and Vivo V15 Pro. When users press the button once, the Assistant feature is enabled. Double press will show visual snapshots that show relevant information, such as upcoming schedules. When the button is long…

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Why Do You Need to Back Up Your Calendar?

Why Do You Need to Back Up Your Calendar?

Your calendar contains your life, projected into the future. Needless to say, for many people, apart from those blessed with a picture-perfect memory, it’s a highly important tool. But who uses a real life calendar these days, apart from your grandparents? Like a lot of other things (watches, music, letters, maps), the physical manifestation has all but disappeared, and we have digital incarnations in their place. But while this is all very useful and convenient,…

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Android OS running on an iPhone 3G

We saw it running on iPhone 2G, very unstable. Now planetbeing has manage to get the Android OS running on an iPhone 3G, still unstable but really amazing. I hope it will be stable soon because I for one can’t wait to get it on my 3G. The hope is that you should soon be able to carry around your first-generation iPhone or iPhone 3G running Android and use it just as normally as you…

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Google’s free airport Wi-Fi: Tips to protect yourself

There has been announcements that google will be offering free Wi-Fi at many U.S. airports during the holidays. Great news if your flight is delayed and you have a bit of catching to do on your laptop or even your iPhone, maybe to email a few friend or work colleagues. But unfortunately it might be good news also for identity thieves and hackers, if people fail to protect themselves.

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