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Google celebrates Friends' 25th anniversary with fun nostalgic easter eggs
Google celebrates Friends' 25th anniversary with fun nostalgic easter eggs By Maggie Tillman

If you Google-search each of the main Friends characters' names, you’ll be served up cute animations that take over your screen and should make any lover of the show giggle for a minute. Just be sure to turn up your volume to get the full effect. Read more

Google Pixel watch specs, release date, news and rumours
Google Pixel watch specs, release date, news and rumours By Britta O'Boyle

Updated Google is apparently planning to launch its own-branded Wear OS smartwatch. So what should we expect? Read more

Why Google Pixel Watch was cancelled at the last minute
Why Google Pixel Watch was cancelled at the last minute By Cam Bunton

Google's long-rumoured home baked smartwatch was due to make an appearance a couple of years ago, but the project was canned. Read more

Google is giving away a free Home Mini to Google One subscribers - claim yours now!
Google is giving away a free Home Mini to Google One subscribers - claim yours now! By Chris Hall

If you're a Google One subscriber in the UK then there's a free gift waiting for you. Read more

Google ad confirms Pixel 4 will come in a bright orange
Google ad confirms Pixel 4 will come in a bright orange By Britta O'Boyle

Google's Pixel 4 smartphone has been the subject of numerous leaks over the last couple of months. So much so that it feels like there are very little Read more

How to try Google Assistant's new voice in the UK
How to try Google Assistant's new voice in the UK By Maggie Tillman

Google currently offers multiple Google Assistant voices in English for US users, but starting this week, it is expanding one of these internationally. Read more

An amazing glimpse of decades of space exploration with NASA
An amazing glimpse of decades of space exploration with NASA By Adrian Willings

Discover a collection of some of the best images captured by NASA for us to explore and enjoy. Decades of space exploration and adventures. Read more

Pixel 4 'Made by Google' event: How to watch and what to expect
Pixel 4 'Made by Google' event: How to watch and what to expect By Maggie Tillman

Google recently invited the media to its annual 'Made by Google' hardware event in New York City. The entire show will be live-streamed on YouTube so that you can watch the action unfold for yourself online. Here's how, plus everything you can expect the company to announce. Read more

Google could reveal Nest Wifi with Google Assistant beacons next month
Google could reveal Nest Wifi with Google Assistant beacons next month By Maggie Tillman

Google might update its three-year-old Google Wifi mesh router system alongside the incoming Pixel 4 series during its event next month. Read more

How to install the Google Play Store on an Android phone or tablet that doesn't have it
How to install the Google Play Store on an Android phone or tablet that doesn't have it By Dan Grabham

You need the Google Play Store if you want to install most apps on an Android device. But what if your Android device doesn't have access to Google Play Services by default? Read more

It looks like we won't be getting a new Pixelbook at Google's upcoming launch
It looks like we won't be getting a new Pixelbook at Google's upcoming launch By Dan Grabham

It looks very much like Google isn't going to launch a next-generation Pixelbook at its event next month.The teaser for Google's 15 October launch event Read more

Google Pixel 4 specs, release date, news and rumours
Google Pixel 4 specs, release date, news and rumours By Britta O'Boyle

Updated Here is everything we have heard so far regarding the Google Pixel 4, due out later this year, as well as what we want and expect to see. Read more

When is Android Pie coming to my phone? Details for Samsung, OnePlus, Huawei, and more
When is Android Pie coming to my phone? Details for Samsung, OnePlus, Huawei, and more By Chris Hall

Updated The annual cycle of Android rolls on, with the latest version of the Google mobile software being called Android 9 Pie Read more

Google sends out invites to 15 October event, likely for Pixel 4 and 4 XL
Google sends out invites to 15 October event, likely for Pixel 4 and 4 XL By Maggie Tillman

Google is inviting the media to an event scheduled for 15 October. Read more

Google Pixel 4a could launch alongside Pixel 4 and 4 XL
Google Pixel 4a could launch alongside Pixel 4 and 4 XL By Cam Bunton

Code within the Google Camera app seems to indicate Google is working on three Pixel phones this year. Read more

Google Home vs Home Mini vs Home Max vs Nest Hub vs Nest Hub Max: Which Google speaker should you buy?
Google Home vs Home Mini vs Home Max vs Nest Hub vs Nest Hub Max: Which Google speaker should you buy? By Adrian Willings

Updated Our guide to Google's smart home speakers Read more

Google smart displays: What devices are there and what do they offer?
Google smart displays: What devices are there and what do they offer? By Cam Bunton

Smart displays from Google rival the Amazon Echo Show - but what do they do? Read more

Google Pixel 4 XL hands-on videos appear, no surprises left
Google Pixel 4 XL hands-on videos appear, no surprises left By Rik Henderson

Google will reportedly unveil its next two Pixel phones on 15 October, but there will be few surprises it seems. Read more

New Google Nest Mini speaker with wall mount pops up at FCC
New Google Nest Mini speaker with wall mount pops up at FCC By Maggie Tillman

Google might be working on a new version of the Home Mini smart speaker that you can hang on a wall. Read more

Google Pixel 4 event to take place on 15 October?
Google Pixel 4 event to take place on 15 October? By Britta O'Boyle

Google's Pixel 4 smartphone has leaked plenty over the last couple of months but until now, we've only heard a potential release date mentioned once and Read more

Your annual reminder that those Android vs iOS update stats aren't as simple as they look
Your annual reminder that those Android vs iOS update stats aren't as simple as they look By Chris Hall

It's iPhone launch day and that means one thing: we're likely to be treated to a slide telling us how great Apple's iOS updates are and how poor Android Read more

Google reveals Play Pass game subscription service is imminent, just as Apple Arcade is about to launch
Google reveals Play Pass game subscription service is imminent, just as Apple Arcade is about to launch By Rik Henderson

Google has confirmed it will be introducing its own game subscription service for mobile to rival Apple Arcade. And, it is "coming soon". Read more

Google antitrust probe: What's happening and how it affects you
Google antitrust probe: What's happening and how it affects you By Maggie Tillman

Attorneys general for all 50 US states and territories on Monday announced a wide-ranging review into Google, to explore whether it threatens competition, consumers, and internet growth. Read more

Google Pixel 4 features revealed in leaked promotional video
Google Pixel 4 features revealed in leaked promotional video By Britta O'Boyle

The Google Pixel 4 has been the subject of numerous rumours over the last couple of months, but the latest leak might be our best look yet at what is expected Read more

Google Nest Hub Max review: Putting the Echo Show on notice
5.0 stars Google Nest Hub Max review: Putting the Echo Show on notice By Britta O'Boyle

The Max looks like the original Nest Hub, but with larger 10-inch display, built-in Nest camera, better sound and more. Is it a smart home winner? Read more

Pixel 4 camera rumours: Motion Mode, Night Sight 2.0, and 8x zoom expected
Pixel 4 camera rumours: Motion Mode, Night Sight 2.0, and 8x zoom expected By Maggie Tillman

Google is expected to announce the Pixel 4 in a month, and so the leaks for this device are accelerating at an impressive clip. Read more

Google Assistant is getting an Ambient Mode on phone displays when charging
Google Assistant is getting an Ambient Mode on phone displays when charging By Chris Hall

Google Assistant is getting an Ambient Mode, allowing information from the smart AI companion to be displayed on the screen when a device is charging.The Read more

Google resurrects Project Jacquard with a pricey Yves Saint Laurent backpack
Google resurrects Project Jacquard with a pricey Yves Saint Laurent backpack By Maggie Tillman

There is, finally, a second item available made with Google's Project Jacquard technology. The company’s touch-sensitive fabric technology has been added to the Cit-E smart backpack, made in collaboration with Yves Saint Laurent. Read more

How to access Android easter eggs: Android 10, Pie, Oreo, Nougat and more
How to access Android easter eggs: Android 10, Pie, Oreo, Nougat and more By Cam Bunton

Google is well known for throwing easter eggs in to its software, particularly with Android versions Read more

Android 10 features, news, and release date
Android 10 features, news, and release date By Maggie Tillman

Updated Dessert-themed names are no more! Android Q is officially called Android 10. Here's what's in Android 10 and when it's expected to arrive for your phone. Read more

Google Pixel Watch with built-in camera appears in patent
Google Pixel Watch with built-in camera appears in patent By Britta O'Boyle

Rumours of a Google Pixel smartwatch have been doing the rounds for years and despite Google's Wear OS platform running multiple third-party smartwatches, Read more

A year living with the Google Pixel 3 XL
A year living with the Google Pixel 3 XL By Chris Hall

Few devices have been as divisive as the Pixel 3. Announced on 7 October, it approaches its anniversary, dividing opinion, and ready to be replaced by Read more

Leaked Google Pixel 4 images show no more familiar two-tone rear
Leaked Google Pixel 4 images show no more familiar two-tone rear By Britta O'Boyle

Google's upcoming Pixel 4 has been the subject of many leaks over the last couple of months and we've even had some confirmations of what's coming to the Read more

Google Maps now pairs transit directions with biking and ridesharing
Google Maps now pairs transit directions with biking and ridesharing By Maggie Tillman

Google Maps is updating with a new feature that will help those of you who rideshare and bike to get around town. Read more

Android 10 release date prematurely revealed by Google Support agent
Android 10 release date prematurely revealed by Google Support agent By Maggie Tillman

During a chat with an Android user (who later shared screenshots with PhoneArena), a Google Support reportedly confirmed when Android 10 would be available. Read more

Google Pixel 4 design shown off in full in latest video
Google Pixel 4 design shown off in full in latest video By Britta O'Boyle

There have been plenty of leaks surrounding the Google Pixel 4, including a couple of official confirmations from Google itself, but a new video shows Read more

What is Google Duo video call app, how does it work and does it offer voice calls?
What is Google Duo video call app, how does it work and does it offer voice calls? By Maggie Tillman

Here's a run down of what Google Duo is and how it works, including how to get started and whether it's safe to use. Read more

What is Google Play Music family plan and how does it work?
What is Google Play Music family plan and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

This feature is all about Google Play Music's Family Plan, including how much it is, what features it offers and where it is available. Read more

What is Google Duo Low-light mode, how does it work and how do you use it?
What is Google Duo Low-light mode, how does it work and how do you use it? By Britta O'Boyle

Here's what Google Duo's latest Low-light mode is, how it works and how to use it. Read more

Google Stadia Connect: How to still watch, plus all the games announced
Google Stadia Connect: How to still watch, plus all the games announced By Maggie Tillman

Google is hosting a new Stadia Connect presentation for its game streaming service today. Here's when it's on and how to watch it live. Read more

Google Home Max review: Cranking smart speaker audio to the max
4.0 stars Google Home Max review: Cranking smart speaker audio to the max By Maggie Tillman

The biggest Google Home speaker is the loudest of the lot, and also the priciest, at £399. Is it the best smart assistant speaker to buy? Read more

Google Pixel 4 vs Pixel 3: What's the rumoured difference?
Google Pixel 4 vs Pixel 3: What's the rumoured difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Here are the rumoured specifications for the Pixel 4 and 4 XL against the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. Read more

Android vs iPhone: Which is best for you?
Android vs iPhone: Which is best for you? By David Nield

Few match-ups in tech get bigger than this – the one involving that indispensable gadget you carry around in your pocket every day. Should your smartphone Read more

You can now assign reminders to people using Google Assistant
You can now assign reminders to people using Google Assistant By Dan Grabham

You can now assign reminders to other people using the Google Assistant, in a gift to parents seeking to annoy their kids and partners seeking to nag their Read more

What are robocalls and how can you stop them?
What are robocalls and how can you stop them? By Maggie Tillman

Ever get a call from a random number, answer it, and then hear an automated message on the other end offering you a new car? Read more

What is Google's Soli chip and how does it work?
What is Google's Soli chip and how does it work? By Britta O'Boyle

This is everything you need to know about Google's Soli chip, including what it is, how it works and what its potential applications are. Read more

Five reasons to buy the Google Pixel 3a
Five reasons to buy the Google Pixel 3a By Pocket-lint Promotion

There's plenty of smartphones on the market. Here are five reasons why the Google Pixel 3a stands out from the crowd. Read more

The Google Pixel 3a has camera clout but won't break the bank
The Google Pixel 3a has camera clout but won't break the bank By Pocket-lint Promotion

The Google Pixel 3a can deliver really strong photographic results, and is tremendous value to boot. Read more

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

Google Home has and continues to mature since it first launched. If you don't mind waiting for its full potential, it's the voice-assistant speaker to get. Read more

Google Maps Live View AR navigation rolling out to more devices
Google Maps Live View AR navigation rolling out to more devices By Adrian Willings

Google has been working on a new UI for Google Maps that uses augmented reality to show you which way to walk using arrows placed in the real world. Read more