This morning, Google announced that Google Search will soon (starting today) begin showing shortcuts to some of its most popular tools. This is the broader rollout of a feature that has been in testing for some time. In fact, we showed you these shortcuts back in early February.
The shortcuts, once they start showing on your device, will be found just under the search bar as you load up the Google app or swipe over into Google Now in the Now Launcher. You can see exactly what this looks like in the image above. (more…)
A new Android beta update is arriving today, according to Googler Orrin Hancock. The update will arrive as build NPG47I for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Nexus Player. (more…)
It’s St. Patty’s Day, so it’s understandable if many of you are already a few Guinness beers deep. We don’t judge here. Anyway, before you have too much fun, be sure to catch up on the latest Android news to take place this week. If you’re interested in the HTC U Ultra, Galaxy S8 or LG G6, it was a good week for you. (more…)
Google confirmed this week that Android tablets won’t receive support for Google Assistant. With all the excitement taking place around many Marshmallow and Nougat-sporting smartphones, it seems no one really took the time to ask about Android tablets. Gee, shocker. (more…)
Samsung announced complete availability and pricing details this morning for the Galaxy Tab S3. In the US, the tablet will go up for pre-order tomorrow for $599, with general in-store availability starting March 24. (more…)
The Gmail app on Android could be your new payment hub, assuming you are a fan of Google Wallet and need to send cash to people on the regular through email. Just like you have been able to on the web for some time, Google is adding an option in the Compose menu to send cash without much work. (more…)
Don’t want to wait until tomorrow to find out the details on the new TAG Heuer Connected watch? Can’t say I blame you! If the new Connected is anything like the original, it should be a heck of a smartwatch. Let’s dive into what TAG Heuer plans to unveil tomorrow.
UPDATE: You can buy it at TAG Heuer’s site.
The new smartwatch from TAG is called the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45, according to TAG’s own website that has outed the device early. That’s a mouthful, I know! The watch runs Android Wear 2.0 and features all of the specs you could want in a 2017 smartwatch, but it has an extra trick or two up its sleeve that allows the watch to become more than just a smartwatch. Yep, we’re talking about the “modular” part in the name, along with its Swiss background. (more…)
Let me guess, you got an update to Carrier Services on your Android phone today? You are not alone! Our Twitter feed and inbox are pretty filled up with a whole bunch of confused people. What is Carrier Services? Is this a CIA spy tool? What’s with the 2009 screenshots in the app listing? What. Is. Going. On.
Well, the app’s “What’s New” area doesn’t tell us much other than the update includes “Lots of new features, and a couple bug fixes.” But if you jump through to the description, Google reveals that Carrier Services “helps carriers provide mobile services using the latest networking capabilities.” More importantly, Carrier Services “includes support for enhanced features in the Android Messages app.” Ah, ha! (more…)