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Google Assistant on Pixel 4 can now open, search in, and control apps
Google Assistant on Pixel 4 can now open, search in, and control apps By Maggie Tillman

Google is updating Google Assistant for Pixel 4 users. It redesigned the AI so that it's more compact when visible on the phone's screen. Assistant also now considers the context of queries, and you can use it to launch apps, search in them, and complete in-app tasks by voice. Oh, and Google ditched the 'Hey Google' wake phrase for strings of questions. Here's everything you need to know about the update.... Read more

What are Google Pixel feature drops and when will your phone get them?
What are Google Pixel feature drops and when will your phone get them? By Maggie Tillman

Updated Through a new initiative called "feature drops", Google said it plans to regularly release software updates for its Pixel phones. These updates will bring new tools and fun things to enhance the devices themselves. The first feature drop is scheduled to roll out from December 2019.... Read more

What is Google Live Caption and how does it work?
What is Google Live Caption and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Updated Those of you who are hearing-impaired or love to watch videos with captions on will enjoy Google's new Live Caption feature now rolling out.... Read more

Google Pixel 4 tips and tricks: Getting the most from your Google phone
Google Pixel 4 tips and tricks: Getting the most from your Google phone By Chris Hall

The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are the latest phones from Google, a glittering showcase of Android 10's new features, pushing new methods of interaction,... Read more

Google Camera update brings Pixel 4's astrophotography mode to older Pixel devices
Google Camera update brings Pixel 4's astrophotography mode to older Pixel devices By Britta O'Boyle

Google has started to roll out an update to its default camera app that gives older Pixel users access to the astrophotography mode that launched on the... Read more

Google's first Pixel phone will get one last software update
Google's first Pixel phone will get one last software update By Cam Bunton

Google has confirmed that its first Pixel phone, launched in 2016, is only getting one more security and software update... 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

Google will fix the Pixel 4's 90Hz display so it'll stop dropping to 60Hz
Google will fix the Pixel 4's 90Hz display so it'll stop dropping to 60Hz By Maggie Tillman

Google has been forced to respond to this controversy; it's now providing more detail on why the screen changes its refresh rate, and it's promising a fix in the form of an upcoming software update.... Read more

What is Google Duplex, where is it available, and how does it work?
What is Google Duplex, where is it available, and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Google is beginning to roll out its human-sounding Google Duplex technology to Pixel users in the US.... Read more

Google will add eye detection to controversial face unlock feature on Pixel 4 phones
Google will add eye detection to controversial face unlock feature on Pixel 4 phones By Chris Hall

There's been a storm in a teacup recently over Google's new face unlock system on its new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL phones... Read more

Pixel 4 'Made by Google' event: Everything that happened
Pixel 4 'Made by Google' event: Everything that happened By Maggie Tillman

Here's what happened at the Pixel 4 launch event and how you can still watch it.... Read more

Google officially unveils the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL with boosted camera and radar Motion Sense
Google officially unveils the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL with boosted camera and radar Motion Sense By Chris Hall

Google has taken the wraps off its 2019 phones, revealing the often-leaked Pixel 4... Read more

What is Google's Soli chip and how does Motion Sense work?
What is Google's Soli chip and how does Motion Sense 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

What is Night Sight and what can it do on the Pixel phone?
What is Night Sight and what can it do on the Pixel phone? By Chris Hall

Everything you need to know about the Pixel night shooting mode... Read more

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

Announced on 7 October, it approaches its anniversary, dividing opinion, and ready to be replaced by the Pixel 4... Read more

Google could soon unveil a 5G Pixel 4 and a new smartwatch
Google could soon unveil a 5G Pixel 4 and a new smartwatch By Maggie Tillman

Google has likely made a 5G version of the Pixel 4, and it could debut next week, according to a new report.... Read more

Google is discouraging other Android phone makers from using their own navigation systems
Google is discouraging other Android phone makers from using their own navigation systems By Dan Grabham

Google is trying to keep Android as consistent as possible these days, and apparently that includes keeping its new Android 10 gesture navigation system... Read more

Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL pricing leaks, could be cheaper than Pixel 3 and 3 XL
Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL pricing leaks, could be cheaper than Pixel 3 and 3 XL By Britta O'Boyle

The Google Pixel 4 smartphones have pretty much leaked in their entirety over the last couple of months, but there is one detail we have been eagerly awaiting... Read more

Expect even better Night Sight from Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL with Pixel Neural Core
Expect even better Night Sight from Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL with Pixel Neural Core By Dan Grabham

The latest leaks around the upcoming Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL suggest there will be a new version of the Pixel Visual Core co-processor found inside Pixel... Read more

Videos of Google Pixel 4 Motion Sense gestures and new Google Assistant leak
Videos of Google Pixel 4 Motion Sense gestures and new Google Assistant leak By Britta O'Boyle

You won't believe it - there's been another Google Pixel 4 leak. This time it's a couple of Google-made videos showing the phone's Motion Sense gestures... Read more

Google Pixel 4 camera coming with dual exposure controls for even better shots
Google Pixel 4 camera coming with dual exposure controls for even better shots By Rik Henderson

Dual exposure controls will reportedly be added to the camera application that give a user the option to separately manage the highlights and shadows.... Read more

Pixel 4's voice recorder app will automatically transcribe for you
Pixel 4's voice recorder app will automatically transcribe for you By Cam Bunton

Pixel 4 is being updated with some intelligent stock apps, including a auto-transcribing recorder app, and emergency crash detection in cars.... Read more

This is the Google Pixel 4 XL
This is the Google Pixel 4 XL By Britta O'Boyle

Just a day after a press image of the smaller Google Pixel 4 smartphone leaked online, the Pixel 4 XL has appeared.The image was posted by serial leaker... Read more

Google Pixel 4 press image leaks online
Google Pixel 4 press image leaks online By Britta O'Boyle

Google is due to officially reveal all the details about its Pixel 4 smartphone at an event on 15 October. We say all the details as the company has already... Read more

Grab yourself a hefty bargain on Google devices with 21% off today only
Grab yourself a hefty bargain on Google devices with 21% off today only By Adrian Willings

For today only, to celebrate Google's 21st birthday, the company is offering up a bargain. If you've been holding off on buying a Google device, now is the time.... Read more

Every angle of Google Pixel 4 XL revealed in hands on images
Every angle of Google Pixel 4 XL revealed in hands on images By Britta O'Boyle

Google will announce the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL at an event on 15 October 2019, but there have been so many leaks over the last couple of months that we... Read more

Google Pixel 4 and Nest Mini appear on retailer listing early, with prices
Google Pixel 4 and Nest Mini appear on retailer listing early, with prices By Britta O'Boyle

Google's Pixel 4 and 4 XL have almost leaked in their entirety over the last couple of months, but there are still a few details we have been waiting to... 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

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 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

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 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

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

Android 10: New features, how they work and everything you need to know
Android 10: New features, how they work and everything you need to know By Maggie Tillman

Here's what's in Android 10 and how well it works... 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

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 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

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's Pixel 4 might feature a 90Hz 'Smooth Display'
Google's Pixel 4 might feature a 90Hz 'Smooth Display' By Maggie Tillman

It seems like Google has been trying to one-up the press by revealing details about the Google Pixel 4 before anybody else, but it clearly can't prevent all leaks from happening, as a new report has emerged detailing key specs of the upcoming smartphone.... Read more

Google will use recycled materials in all its hardware devices by 2022
Google will use recycled materials in all its hardware devices by 2022 By Maggie Tillman

Your next Google device will be partially made from recycled materials such as plastic bottles.... Read more

Pixel 4 will feature gesture controls and Face Unlock, reveals Google
Pixel 4 will feature gesture controls and Face Unlock, reveals Google By Britta O'Boyle

Google already revealed the Pixel 4 smartphone was in the works and would feature a rear camera system within a square housing in the top left corner of... Read more

Android will soon give you more control over your wireless earbuds
Android will soon give you more control over your wireless earbuds By Cam Bunton

Android is update its Fast Pair technology to offer more detail and control for your wireless earphones.... Read more

Google Pixel 4 screen panels suggest both devices will have top bezel packed with sensors
Google Pixel 4 screen panels suggest both devices will have top bezel packed with sensors By Britta O'Boyle

Google's Pixel 4 and 4 XL aren't due to be announced for another couple of months but there have already been several leaks surrounding the devices, including... Read more

Google's RCS messaging can be a little messy, but there is a fix
Google's RCS messaging can be a little messy, but there is a fix By Chris Hall

Google RCS messaging has been live in the UK for a couple of weeks - but there is a problem that causes messages not to send. Fortunately, you can fix... Read more

New Pixel 4 XL renders give us a glimpse at Google's forthcoming phone
New Pixel 4 XL renders give us a glimpse at Google's forthcoming phone By Chris Hall

Google wasn't going to let the leakers ruin the surprise, so made the unusual move of revealing its own teaser shot of its next phone many month before... Read more

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