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Panasonic GA10 preview: First impressions of Panasonic's Google Assistant speaker

Panasonic GA10 preview: First impressions of Panasonic's Google Assistant speaker

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Smart speakers are the new black; following the success of devices like the Amazon Echo, we've seen the launch of Google Home and the announcement of the forthcoming Apple HomePod.Unlike Apple, those other players - Google and Amazon - are keen to leverage... >>

Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo?
4.0 stars

Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo?

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If there's one thing Google is good at, it's search. Its 20 years of experience has helped it to become the number one site we all go to when we want to look up anything. Heck, most people just say "Google it".Beyond search we use Google brands for a... >>

Google Wifi review: Whole home internet coverage done right
4.5 stars

Google Wifi review: Whole home internet coverage done right

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Having spent some time over the pond in the US market, Google's smart home networking system has now landed in the UK.It's not the only Wi-Fi-extending product of its kind available (and there are lesser alternatives, like powerline extenders), but it's... >>

Google Pixel XL review: Android's new heavyweight champion
5.0 stars

Google Pixel XL review: Android's new heavyweight champion

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Google is finally taking the smartphone fight seriously, launching two new handsets with one simple message: Pixel, Phone by Google.That might sound like a slightly gawky message, but it's laced with potency. More than at any other time in the history... >>

Google Chromecast Ultra review: 4K casting is perfect... yet pointless
4.5 stars

Google Chromecast Ultra review: 4K casting is perfect... yet pointless

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Casting, Google Cast or Chromecast represents one of the greatest steps in recent consumer technology. The ability to fling content from a phone or mobile device to a big-screen TV and control it from the palm of your hand is simple, but great.For us... >>

Google Daydream View review: A Pixel-perfect VR experience?
4.0 stars

Google Daydream View review: A Pixel-perfect VR experience?

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Google has a mobile virtual reality platform, Daydream, which now has a headset to go with it. It's called Daydream View.But with a market already full of VR headsets that range from affordable DIY kits compatible with phones through to head-mounted computers... >>

Google Pixel review: Android at its best
5.0 stars

Google Pixel review: Android at its best

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For years, Google chose to partner with manufacturers to create handsets showing off the purest form of Android, with the latest innovations highlighted by the best hardware. This was what the Nexus range was all about. But this lead to at least a few... >>

Google Cardboard review: The cornerstone of mobile VR
4.0 stars

Google Cardboard review: The cornerstone of mobile VR

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Google Cardboard was announced at Google I/O in June 2014, and consists of two parts: a virtual reality (VR) headset, technically called a viewer, and the software ecosystem that supports it.Rather like Android Wear, it's one name applied to both the... >>

Android Wear review: The smartwatch platform?
4.0 stars

Android Wear review: The smartwatch platform?

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Android Wear is the platform for wearables designed to put the power of Google on your wrist. It keeps you always connected by delivering tailored alerts from your smartphone, but also acts as a point of input for interaction with your apps. It's designed... >>

Google Pixel C review: Pixel perfect?
4.0 stars

Google Pixel C review: Pixel perfect?

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The first Pixel was a Chromebook, launched with a flourish - a shining example of what a Chromebook could be, if you were going to pour everything into it. The arrival of the Pixel C tablet sees a new entrant to Google's Pixel programme, one that's very... >>

Android 6.0 Marshmallow review: Polish and performance
4.0 stars

Android 6.0 Marshmallow review: Polish and performance

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. It made its debut on the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P, a double helping of Marshmallow to kick off the next generation of Android devices.The updates have subsequently rolled... >>

Nexus 6P review: The best Nexus device to date
4.5 stars

Nexus 6P review: The best Nexus device to date

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This year we've had not one but two Nexus phones. The Nexus 5X, manufactured by LG, is the smaller of the bloatware-free Android devices, but while we liked that handset, it just doesn't really stand-out beyond the current mid-range market.But don't fret,... >>

Nexus 5X review: Not quite got the X factor
4.0 stars

Nexus 5X review: Not quite got the X factor

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Having spent two weeks using the Nexus 5X - the Google device made by LG - we think it's a great little Android phone. You'll hear people talk about how plasticky it feels and so on, but really, who cares about that? It's a mid-range phone, but one capable... >>

Chromecast 2 review: Make any TV smart, effortlessly
4.5 stars

Chromecast 2 review: Make any TV smart, effortlessly

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When Google launched the first Chromecast back in 2013, we quickly picked up the affordable HDMI dongle for several friends and family members. After all, it's an inexpensive and incredibly handy way to wirelessly "cast" content to a TV and access smart... >>

Chromecast Audio review: Simply connect your disconnected speakers
5.0 stars

Chromecast Audio review: Simply connect your disconnected speakers

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Google's Chromecast, launched in 2014, grasped home cinema by the lapels and shook it firmly. The convoluted path to a connected TV experience was firmly diverted into modern streaming ease and at a price that was almost rude. Jump forward to the present... >>

Nexus Player review: A first step in Android TV
3.5 stars

Nexus Player review: A first step in Android TV

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The Nexus Player is Google's set-top box. Built by Asus and announced alongside the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, the Nexus Player brings Android Lollipop to your TV.It acts as a bridge, giving Google an avenue to providing content for your TV and leverages a... >>

Android 5.0 Lollipop review: Sweet sweet Android refinement
4.0 stars

Android 5.0 Lollipop review: Sweet sweet Android refinement

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Android 5.0 Lollipop made its debut on the Nexus 9, Google's new tablet, and the Nexus 6, its latest smartphone.With Android 5.0 comes a range of changes that feel like a repositioning of Android, rather than a huge bump in forward-facing features.We've... >>

Nexus 6 review: Highly accomplished, but a bit of a handful
4.0 stars

Nexus 6 review: Highly accomplished, but a bit of a handful

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There's a certain mystique surrounding Nexus devices, a certain je ne sais quoi that often sees the Nexus elevated to the status of the Android Supreme Being.Previous generations of Nexus smartphones and tablets have always brought bang for your buck:... >>

Hands-on: Inbox by Gmail, a clean email app that doubles as a to-do list

Hands-on: Inbox by Gmail, a clean email app that doubles as a to-do list

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Inbox is a new email experience from the Gmail team. While it hasn't completely launched yet, we were able to snag an invite and give it a go.To use Inbox, you have to be invited by Google. Google opened Inbox to everyone for one-hour only on 5 November,... >>

Nexus 9 review: The cutting edge of Android tablets
4.5 stars

Nexus 9 review: The cutting edge of Android tablets

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The Nexus 9 is Google's new tablet, launching with a new version of Android - Lollipop - and bringing 64-bit hardware and software with it.It pushes the aged Nexus 10 aside and also sees the departure of the Nexus 7, sitting between the two and partnering... >>

Nexus 9 hands-on: Your next Nexus tablet

Nexus 9 hands-on: Your next Nexus tablet

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Google calls the Nexus 9 a tablet for mover and makers, perhaps an indicator that the new Nexus tablet is going to be pitched at productivity, rather than just portable entertainment.Built by HTC, the Nexus 9 breaks new ground for Android with a 4:3 aspect... >>

Google Chromecast review
4.5 stars

Google Chromecast review

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Following its successful US launch last summer, Google has launched Chromecast in the UK. And it's a rather big deal.Chromecast is an HDMI dongle designed to plug into your TV and is a rival to Apple's AirPlay and devices like Apple TV, Roku and other... >>

Nexus 5 review
4.5 stars

Nexus 5 review

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For many Android fans, the Nexus line is the ultimate expression of Google's mobile ambitions: affordable, powerful and unfettered with manufacturer customisation, the Nexus offers the purest Google Android experience you'll find. It's no surprise, then,... >>

Hands-on Motorola Moto G review: A Nexus by stealth

Hands-on Motorola Moto G review: A Nexus by stealth

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Motorola has announced a new handset, the Moto G, that's designed to deliver a premium experience at a price that all can afford.Launched at an event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the new handset is looking to avoid the pitfalls of current budget handsets, by... >>

Hands-on: Nexus 5 review

Hands-on: Nexus 5 review

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Google has sent it’s flagship handset to fat camp, and it’s come back thinner and better looking than ever before, and we've already played with the new device ahead of the official announcement. Huzzah.The new handset, which goes on sale in the UK... >>

Google Android KitKat hands-on, literally

Google Android KitKat hands-on, literally

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Google announced Android KitKat this week, or Android 4.4, if you're taking the technical name, the latest version of its Android operating system.The KitKat moniker follows a long line of sweet or desert-based names for the operating system and follows... >>

Motorola Moto X pictures and hands-on

Motorola Moto X pictures and hands-on

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Motorola has just unveiled its first flagship device since becoming a Google-owned company, and it's a beauty.The Moto x has a two-part shell construction that's curved, so it fits into the palm of your hand nicely, while the back feels cushy, rubberised... >>

Nexus 7 review (2013)
4.0 stars

Nexus 7 review (2013)

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People claim to buy different tablets for different purposes. Some want a brilliant display and powerful chip for gaming, while others want a smaller display and decent specs for simply reading eBooks. However, there is also that group of people who just... >>

Nexus 7 (2013) pictures and hands-on: Yes, the screen really is that good

Nexus 7 (2013) pictures and hands-on: Yes, the screen really is that good

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Google has updated the Nexus 7, acknowledging Asus as the manufacturer but taking the approach that this is very much a Google product, one of the Nexus family, a true follow-up to the most popular Android tablet to date.Pocket-lint was at the Google... >>

Google Glass comes to London, we go shopping for ice cream

Google Glass comes to London, we go shopping for ice cream

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"OK, Glass… Get me directions to Scoop Gelato."After months of American commentary on Google Glass, two have finally made it to Google HQ in London, and Pocket-lint is one of the first publications to put the technology into action on the streets of... >>

App of the day: Google Keyboard review (Android)

App of the day: Google Keyboard review (Android)

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It's not an exaggeration to say there are a multitude of Android keyboards out there. From Go Keyboard, to Swiftkey and Swype your choices are almost unlimited. But it used to be the case that if you wanted the Google "official" or stock keyboard, you'd... >>

White Nexus 4 pictures and hands-on

White Nexus 4 pictures and hands-on

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"If you are thinkin' about my baby, it don't matter if you're black or white," as Michael Jackson sang, and that would be a good job too because as we found out with the white Nexus 4 just announced by LG and Google, it's white, but also black too. We... >>

Hands-on: Google Play Music All Access review

Hands-on: Google Play Music All Access review

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It was no surprise when Google announced Google Play Music All Access during its keynote at Google I/O on Wednesday. Set to take on Spotify, Rdio, Pandora and other streaming services, All Access is available on the web and Android for $9.99 (£6.50)... >>

App of the day: Google Keep review (Android)

App of the day: Google Keep review (Android)

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There's been a lot of grumbling since Google shut down Rader very recently. People are frustrated that the firm is ignoring their needs, and pulling the plug on popular services because it can't make enough money from them, or simply loses interest in... >>

Chromebook Pixel
3.5 stars

Chromebook Pixel

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The Chromebook Pixel sits in a category all of its own, which some might say is the ultimate expression of form over function. Every inch of this premium Chromebook has been scrutinised, honed and perfected. That’s exactly what Google intended when... >>

Google announces high-end Chromebook Pixel, we go hands-on

Google announces high-end Chromebook Pixel, we go hands-on

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Google has revealed its anticipated high-end next-generation Chromebook, known as the Chromebook Pixel.Sundar Pichai, senior vice-president of Chrome and apps at Google, introduced the new premium Google notebook, which is pitched at the premium Chrome... >>

Google Nexus 10
5.0 stars

Google Nexus 10

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The Nexus 10 is Google's latest big Android tablet. It follows a line of 10-inch devices that started with the Motorola Xoom, back in 2010, with the launch of Honeycomb, before the baton passed to Samsung.This 10-inch tablet joins the Nexus 7 in Google's... >>

Google Nexus 4
4.5 stars

Google Nexus 4

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The Nexus is a strange category of device. Designed as a pure Android experience, it's a family of Google devices that's principally pitched at Android developers, but also popular with consumers.Why is it popular? Because the Nexus devices are free from... >>

Nexus 10 pictures and hands-on

Nexus 10 pictures and hands-on

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Announced at the beginning of the week, the Nexus 10 is Samsung and Google's new 10-inch tablet, ready to take on the iPad 4 when they both hit the shops in the coming days. Pocket-lint called one into the office to have a play before we get to work on... >>

Nexus 4 pictures and hands-on

Nexus 4 pictures and hands-on

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Google understands something a lot of manufacturers don't. Not every person on the planet can afford a £400 handset, and perhaps even some people who CAN afford one, aren't inclined to pay that much for what is, essentially, a phone.So the Nexus 4 is... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Strava run review (iPhone/Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Strava run review (iPhone/Android)

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There are a lot of fitness apps out there, most cost money and very few do much more than map out a run, give you music and let you know how many calories you've burnt. Strava run, however, like its cycling cousin, does a lot more than that and best of... >>

Google Field Trip app pictures and hands-on

Google Field Trip app pictures and hands-on

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Google's new Field Trip app popped up pretty much out of the blue. Designed to combine local search, info on your surroundings and general reviews on places around your smartphone, it's a one-stop shop for going out.Currently the app is US only, but we... >>

APP OF THE DAY: YouTube review (iPhone / iPod touch)

APP OF THE DAY: YouTube review (iPhone / iPod touch)

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Unless you've been living under a rock/in a cave/in Birmingham, you'll no doubt be awaiting tomorrow's official unveiling of the iPhone 5 and, perhaps more importantly, Apple's new operating system for most iDevices, iOS 6.However, while there may be... >>

Motorola Droid Razr HD pictures and hands-on

Motorola Droid Razr HD pictures and hands-on

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Motorola has announced a new version of the Razr on Wednesday in New York City and Pocket-lint was on hand to grab a play.The new phone comes with a 4.7-inch 720p Super AMOLED HD incredibly crisp and sharp screen, but that's not the big news. The big... >>

Android 4.1: Jelly Bean
4.0 stars

Android 4.1: Jelly Bean

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Android 4.1, known as Jelly Bean to its friends, isn't the huge step change that its predecessor was. Where Ice Cream Sandwich ushered in button-less controls and a change in look and feel to Android, Jelly Bean is much more of an incremental update.With... >>