It looks like the Pixel image from yesterday, only with a different wallpaper. It’s supposed to be bigger, though, hence the “XL” part of the name. So, use that brain and imagine this next to the previous leak and say, “Hmmm, yeah, bigger. Good, good. Yasssssss.”
October 4 is coming. (more…)
Google is introducing ways for people on slower data connections to better enjoy the Chrome mobile experience, as well as a Google News update. For Chrome, the changes are rather prominent, with the highlights being changes for downloads, Data Saver, and content discovery, while News is getting a new Lite mode. (more…)
In 2017, YouTube intends to launch a new application called YouTube Go. The app has been in the works at YouTube for some time, with teams of engineers, designers, and researchers travelling to India, collecting ideas and testing prototypes with hundreds of people across 15 cities. The goal, according to YouTube, is to offer those with slower data connections the ability to watch any video at any time, hopefully regardless of connectivity speeds. (more…)
If you want October 4 to be a surprise, cover your eyes very quickly. The above image is of the upcoming Pixel smartphone from Google, the smaller sibling to the Pixel XL. Both are essentially confirmed to be unveiled on October 4, along with a few other products out of Mountain View. (more…)
October 4 is going to be a big day for both Google and tech enthusiasts. Not only are we expecting Google to show off its first Pixel phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, we won’t be shocked if they unveil pricing and availability for Google Home, and introduce Google WiFi routers and a new Chromecast. That new Chromecast is said to be called the Chromecast Ultra and the folks at VentureBeat have given us pictures of it (above).
Ooooooh. Mmmhmmm. That’s nice. (more…)
Before Google launches the next version of the Chromecast, thought be called Chromecast Ultra, they are hosting a deal on the Chromecast Audio that has shaved $10 off the retail price (dropping it to $25). That’s easily the best price we have seen to date. Most discounts on Chromecast devices are $5, since they are already reasonably priced at $35.
As a recap, the Chromecast Audio wants no part of your video needs. Instead, Audio wants you to attach it to your old unused speakers to try and bring them back to life. Chromecast Audio works the same way as a regular Chromecast, in that you open apps (like Google Music) on your phone and Cast their content on over, but again, it’s an audio-only experience.
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Holy title. Apologies for that, but there is a lot to talk about when it comes to the potential future of Android and Chrome OS, thanks to numerous reports that surfaced over the weekend while the rest of us were on vacation, relaxing, consuming a half-dozen growlers of fresh hop IPA, and unplugging like all should do on weekends. Let’s catch up.
To start, we will need to take you back to October 2015 to a report from the Wall Street Journal that claimed Google was working on folding Chrome OS into Android to create a single operating system. The report suggested that Google had been working for at least two years on making this move happen, but they still wouldn’t be ready to bring it to stable until some time in 2017 after showing it off to the world in 2016. (more…)
As you now know from reading this report, Google is building its own wireless router called Google WiFi that will debut on October 4. The folks at Android Police first broke the news, but this is a product we have privately known quite about for some time. Now that the initial details have leaked, let’s share more good bits! (more…)