Google Fiber TV Gets an Updated App

Google Fiber’s deployment into new markets has been paused for now, but that hasn’t stopped Google from working on the service in areas it already exists. For example, today, Google Fiber TV gets a shiny new app!

Google says that the new Fiber TV app lets you both play and record favorite shows, sports, and movies with a single tap. It also shows you the next episodes of your favorite series, listings of sports as they are happening live with options to record them, more personalized recommendations, and will recommend recordings on your DVR.  (more…)

Google PhotoScan App Turns Your Old Photographs Into Digital Memories

A new application from Google called PhotoScan, which is part of a broader update for the Google Photos service, is making its way to Google Play.

With PhotoScan, Google is attempting to persuade anyone with a compatible smartphone to upload all of their old photographs to the Google Photos service. The process of scanning an old photo and uploading is made extremely simple, as a login for PhotoScan is not even required.  (more…)

Huawei Executive Confirms Reasoning Behind Company’s Refusal to Produce Google’s Pixel Phones

In early October, a report circulated that HTC was not Google’s first choice for manufacturing the Pixel devices. In fact, Google first approached Huawei, the makers of the Nexus 6P, but due to Google’s fierce desire to have no other branding on the devices besides its own, Huawei stepped away from the deal.

Confirmed this week by Huawei executive Colin Giles, having no mention of Huawei in any promotional or branding material was apparently a major turn off for the company. It is reported that years ago, Huawei decided it would not be a contract shop for other companies looking to produce handsets. Since Google was looking purely for this exact thing, the deal never took place.  (more…)

Google Daydream View Review

It’s November 10 and Google’s Daydream View headset is now available for purchase. I’ve been able to spend most of the past week with one to familiarize myself with the virtual reality headset and take in some content, like games and other experiences. As of today, Daydream View may only work with Pixel and Pixel XL, but it’s off to a great start for the mobile VR category.

Let’s take a deeper look in our Daydream View review.  (more…)

This is My Android: November 2016

Now that all of the major phones for 2016 have been released and are available for all to purchase, it seemed like the perfect time to catch up with another “This is My Android” segment. We tend to post these videos when things have calmed and we have had a chance to settle into a phone for a bit. That, of course, means that there is indeed a phone that will likely carry me through to next year’s Galaxy S8 and that phone is Google’s Pixel(more…)