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What is Android Things and when will the first devices arrive?
What is Android Things and when will the first devices arrive? By Maggie Tillman

Google has announced Android Things would exclusively begin to focus on smart speakers and smart displays. Read more

What is a mesh network and how can it dramatically improve your home Wi-Fi?
What is a mesh network and how can it dramatically improve your home Wi-Fi? By Rik Henderson

Using a mesh network system can ensure your entire home has great wireless internet throughout. We explain how. Read more

Google's 2019 devices to include Pixel 3 Lite that's cheaper than iPhone XR
Google's 2019 devices to include Pixel 3 Lite that's cheaper than iPhone XR By Maggie Tillman

Google is reportedly getting reading to unveil a budget version of its flagship, and it has other hardware devices in the works. Read more

Google Pixel 4: What we want to see
Google Pixel 4: What we want to see By Britta O'Boyle

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

Google Pixel 4 will likely have much improved dual-SIM support
Google Pixel 4 will likely have much improved dual-SIM support By Cam Bunton

A Google engineer has suggested that the next Pixel smartphone will include support for simultaneous dual SIM usage. Read more

Google Maps AR navigation has nearly reached its final destination - your phone
Google Maps AR navigation has nearly reached its final destination - your phone By Chris Hall

Augmented reality navigation will make it easier to find your way thanks to Google Maps Read more

Is Google working on a watch or not? New job listings suggest yes
Is Google working on a watch or not? New job listings suggest yes By Maggie Tillman

Google is trying to make some interesting hires, indicating it has some major hardware ambitions for wearables. Read more

How to translate conversations with Google Assistant's interpreter mode
How to translate conversations with Google Assistant's interpreter mode By Maggie Tillman

You can ask Google Assistant to translate your conversation with someone who doesn’t speak your language using the assistant's new interpreter mode. Read more

Google can now tell you if your logins have been compromised
Google can now tell you if your logins have been compromised By Dan Grabham

Google has said that it can now check the leaked information from third-party data breaches to make sure your passwords are secure. Today is Safer Internet Read more

How to manage your child's Chromebook screen time with Family Link
How to manage your child's Chromebook screen time with Family Link By Maggie Tillman

Google has had an app, called Family Link, that is designed to give parents more control over their children's Chromebook laptops. Read more

Google Home deals for February 2019: Google Home Mini now £29, Google Home £79
Google Home deals for February 2019: Google Home Mini now £29, Google Home £79 By Chris Hall

Google slashes prices on Google Home devices this February: Google Home mini £29, and Google Home £79 Read more

How Google Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier work
How Google Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier work By Maggie Tillman

Google is stepping up to the plate, introducing two Android apps for the deaf and hearing impaired. Read more

Say hello to The Rammus - Google's next mobile device?
Say hello to The Rammus - Google's next mobile device? By Dan Grabham

The Rammus is possibly Google's next device launch in the laptop-tablet realm. And no, it's not running Chrome OS... Read more

How to download your Google+ data before it's deleted
How to download your Google+ data before it's deleted By Dan Grabham

Google+ for consumers was already being killed off, but a late 2018 security issue meant that Google decided to move forward the date at which it was being Read more

Google Pixel 3 Lite and 3 Lite XL release date, rumours, features and news
Google Pixel 3 Lite and 3 Lite XL release date, rumours, features and news By Britta O'Boyle

Google is reported to be announcing a third device, dubbed the Pixel 3 Lite, also known as Sargo and Bonito. Here is everything we've heard so far. Read more

Pixel 3 Lite XL is actually Pixel 3a XL according to leaked benchmark
Pixel 3 Lite XL is actually Pixel 3a XL according to leaked benchmark By Cam Bunton

The long-rumoured Lite version of Google's Pixel 3 has a name it seems. Read more

The internet figured out when Google I/O 2019 will kick off
The internet figured out when Google I/O 2019 will kick off By Maggie Tillman

Google holds a developer conference every spring, and now thanks to a web sleuth, we know when this year's show will start. Read more

Google Coral: Pixel 4 revealed, or is Android Q coming to Chromebook?
Google Coral: Pixel 4 revealed, or is Android Q coming to Chromebook? By Mike Lowe

A Geekbench score of 'Google coral' suggests incoming device: but is it too early for Pixel 4, or does this spell Android is coming to Chromebook? Read more

Android Q release date, features, and rumours
Android Q release date, features, and rumours By Maggie Tillman

Android Q is already starting to leak out. It looks like it will include a dark theme and a desktop mode. Here's what else we know about the update. Read more

Google patent seems to show an all-glass, notchless Pixel 4 smartphone
Google patent seems to show an all-glass, notchless Pixel 4 smartphone By Maggie Tillman

A Google patent recently popped up showing an all-screen design for a smartphone, thought to be the next-generation Pixel smartphone (Pixel 4). Read more

Google Pixel 3 Lite vs Google Pixel 3: What might the Lite models miss out?
Google Pixel 3 Lite vs Google Pixel 3: What might the Lite models miss out? By Britta O'Boyle

Here are the differences and similarities between the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL and the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, based on the speculation. Read more

Google Pixel 3 Lite hands-on video shows phone from every angle
Google Pixel 3 Lite hands-on video shows phone from every angle By Rik Henderson

Lite versions of the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones are expected this spring and a video of the former has appeared online. Read more

Google Fi users with Android phones now get to use RCS chat
Google Fi users with Android phones now get to use RCS chat By Maggie Tillman

The biggest advantage RCS has over SMS - and the reason it will be implemented in the first place - is users can send rich, verified messages. Read more

Google Pixel 3 problems: The bugs, the fixes and do they actually matter?
Google Pixel 3 problems: The bugs, the fixes and do they actually matter? By Chris Hall

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL users have reported a number of bugs with the phone. Here's a rundown of what they are and what's happening to fix them 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

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

What is Google Assistant and what can it do?
What is Google Assistant and what can it do? By Maggie Tillman

How does Google Assistant work, what devices does it work on and what can Google Assistant do? Here's a complete rundown of Google's AI Read more

A Google Assistant microwave? Why not says Google in new device initiative
A Google Assistant microwave? Why not says Google in new device initiative By Stuart Miles

Google is to continue its push of getting Google Assistant on to even more devices with the announcement of a new initiative it is calling Google Assistant Connect Read more

JBL Link Drive adds always-on Google Assistant smarts to any car
JBL Link Drive adds always-on Google Assistant smarts to any car By Maggie Tillman

It can make any car with a cigarette lighter into a Google Assistant car. But the best part is it's not expensive and there's no distracting screen. 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's excellent Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have £50 off at John Lewis
Google's excellent Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have £50 off at John Lewis By Dan Grabham

Google's Pixel 3 is £50 off at John Lewis during the sales. You can get the 64GB version SIM-free for £589 or the 128GB version for £689. Read more

Best Christmas commercials 2018: Watch Google's amazing Home Alone Again and more
Best Christmas commercials 2018: Watch Google's amazing Home Alone Again and more By Rik Henderson

Watch Macaulay Culkin revisit his glory days in the Google Home ad, plus many more excellent festive commercials. Read more

Google Home Mini discounted to £29 on Boxing Day, and Google Home now has £40 off
Google Home Mini discounted to £29 on Boxing Day, and Google Home now has £40 off By Dan Grabham

There are some good savings on the Google Home and Google Home Mini this Boxing Day - down to £29 and £89 Read more

Google Chromecast: How to set up Chromecast and get started with it
Google Chromecast: How to set up Chromecast and get started with it By Maggie Tillman

The whole purpose of Google's HDMI dongle is that it's easy: easy for you to watch a YouTube video on your phone and wirelessly fling it to your TV. Read more

Google Chromecast tips and tricks: 15 ways to enhance your streaming experience
Google Chromecast tips and tricks: 15 ways to enhance your streaming experience By Maggie Tillman

You can use Chromecast to magically turn on your TV, play motion-controlled games, stream locally stored video to your TV, mirror websites, and more. Read more

Google says it won't sell its facial recognition tech (yet)
Google says it won't sell its facial recognition tech (yet) By Dan Grabham

Google has criticised other companies for selling facial recognition tech - and says it "has long been committed to the responsible development of AI (artificial Read more

Google Home tips and tricks: Master your Mini, Max and Hub
Google Home tips and tricks: Master your Mini, Max and Hub By Britta O'Boyle

Get the most out of your Google Home, Home Mini, Home Max or Home Hub with our top tips and tricks, helping you master your voice-activated speaker. Read more

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

Our guide to Google's smart home speakers. Read our comparison of Google Home, the Home Mini, the Home Max and Home Hub to find which you should buy. Read more

Google moves up Google+ death date due to second security breach
Google moves up Google+ death date due to second security breach By Maggie Tillman

Google+ will shut down in April 2019, instead of the original plan of August, and the API for the website will stop functioning in 90 days. Read more

Google Pixel 3 Lite and Lite XL phones fully revealed in crisp 5K renders
Google Pixel 3 Lite and Lite XL phones fully revealed in crisp 5K renders By Maggie Tillman

Feast your eyes on the more affordable models coming to the Google’s Pixel 3 range. 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

What are Google Home, Home Max, Home Mini and Home Hub and what can they do?
What are Google Home, Home Max, Home Mini and Home Hub and what can they do? By Maggie Tillman

This is everything you need to know about Google Home devices. What are they, how do they work and what devices work with them? Read more

Google Pixel 2 review: Clean, speedy Android in a minimal can
4.5 stars Google Pixel 2 review: Clean, speedy Android in a minimal can By Cam Bunton

With many of the Pixel 3's features coming to Pixel 2, it might be worth holding on to it a little longer. Read more

Google Pixel 3 review: Small yet mighty
4.5 stars Google Pixel 3 review: Small yet mighty By Cam Bunton

Is the Pixel 3 still the best small(er) flagship smartphone out there? Read more

Google Project Ara modular smartphone: Everything you need to know about the abandoned project
Google Project Ara modular smartphone: Everything you need to know about the abandoned project By Cam Bunton

Project Ara was Google's vision for making truly customisable smartphones. Sadly, it's no more. Read more

Google wants to officially ditch Hangouts for RCS messaging in 2020
Google wants to officially ditch Hangouts for RCS messaging in 2020 By Maggie Tillman

The app will still be available as part of the G Suite’s Hangouts Chat for workplaces. But the 2020 end-date has been assigned for consumers. Read more

Google Assistant now lets you call Santa and reply to Broadcasts
Google Assistant now lets you call Santa and reply to Broadcasts By Maggie Tillman

Google is pushing out a tonne of new updates to Google Assistant, including some holiday-themed tricks for families to enjoy. Read more

Google Home Mini review: Great voice-assistant, not-so-great speaker
4.0 stars Google Home Mini review: Great voice-assistant, not-so-great speaker By Cam Bunton

The Google Home Mini, is a smaller model of the Google Home that takes a similar design approach with all the same features. Here is our review. Read more

What is Google Fast Pair and how does it work?
What is Google Fast Pair and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Did you know Google has also been working on a way to simplify connecting Bluetooth devices to Android phones? Read more

Google Pixel 3 XL review: Android's new hotshot phone
4.5 stars Google Pixel 3 XL review: Android's new hotshot phone By Chris Hall

Google has announced its new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, looking to take the fight to Apple and show the rest of the Android fraternity how it's done Read more

Google Pixel Slate review: Notebook power, notebook feels
4.0 stars Google Pixel Slate review: Notebook power, notebook feels By Chris Hall

This Chrome OS tablet is more like a notebook once the (sold separately) keyboard is attached. How does it compare to iPad and Android competitors? Read more