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What is Google Home, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

What is Google Home, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

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Google is going after Amazon. Amazon last year announced a connected Bluetooth speaker equipped with a Siri-like personal assistant called Alexa. In our review of the device, which is called Amazon Echo, we praised Alexa as well as the speaker's ability... >>

What are Android Instant Apps and why do they matter?

What are Android Instant Apps and why do they matter?

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Google announced Android Instant Apps during its Google I/O 2016 developer conference. They represent a big change in how apps are managed, as well as how many apps you might end up having on your phone in the future. Android Instant Apps will allow users... >>

When is Android 7.0 N coming to my phone?

When is Android 7.0 N coming to my phone?

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Every year a major update to Android is released. This year's update is currently known as Android N, although it will eventually get a dessert-inspired name. We don't currently know what Android N's final name will be, but Google is letting Joe Public... >>

The Google I/O 2016 announcements that matter: Assistant, Home, Android N, Instant Apps, Allo, Duo and Daydream

The Google I/O 2016 announcements that matter: Assistant, Home, Android N, Instant Apps, Allo, Duo and Daydream

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Google's I/O 2016 annual developer conference has kicked off in San Francisco, with the opening keynote hosted by Sundar Pichai and chums, announcing a range of developments for Google and Android. Google uses I/O to unveil the next major updates to... >>

Google shows off Android Wear 2.0 update: standalone apps, handwriting keyboard, and more

Google shows off Android Wear 2.0 update: standalone apps, handwriting keyboard, and more

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Google is in Mountain View showing off its latest developments at Google I/O, and it has revealed a major update to Android Wear is on the way. Called Android Wear 2.0, the new software for Android wearables will bring a Material Design-themed overhaul,... >>

Android N will be called... you decide

Android N will be called... you decide

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Google today took to the stage at Google I/O 2016 to announce that anyone will be able to contribute to the name of the next version of Android. Unlike previous years, with the Android N release, Google released the developer beta to the general public... >>

Google goes after WhatsApp with Allo, a super-smart chat app

Google goes after WhatsApp with Allo, a super-smart chat app

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Allo is a smart chat app that's designed to give you plenty of options when it comes to chatting to your friends. Google introduced the new app at Google I/O 2016.  Rather than just giving you a straight down the line messaging app, Allo has been designed... >>

Google Home official and coming "later this year", Google's answer to Amazon Echo

Google Home official and coming "later this year", Google's answer to Amazon Echo

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Google has officially unveiled Google Home, its rival device to the Amazon Echo. It is voice controlled through a new technology Google now calls Google Assistant. It basically allows you to speak normally and it understands commands in context. It also... >>

Google Assistant wants to be your conversational digital buddy, across all your Google devices

Google Assistant wants to be your conversational digital buddy, across all your Google devices

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Google has today announced Google Assistant, introduced by Google CEO Sundar Pichai during the opening keynote of Google I/O 2016. Using Google's smart searching and enhanced natural language technology, Google claims that Google Assistant is a conversational... >>

Android Pay UK explained: How it works and where it's supported

Android Pay UK explained: How it works and where it's supported

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While you have Apple Pay for the iPhone, Google's system is called Android Pay.  Android Pay launched on 11 September 2015 in the US and has been growing in supported banks State-side since launch. The service has now launched in the UK, as of 18 May... >>