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Goodbye Android Q, hello Android 10: Google's dessert-based code names are over

Or you can just refer to Android 10 as Android Quit.This year’s release will be Android 10.

Google's stripped-back Go search app now available to download globally

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Google's stripped-back Go search app now available to download globally













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In 2017, Google launched a stripped-back version of its Android operating system for emerging markets like India and Brazil where spotty networks are a real issue.However, Google Go is no longer restricted to emerging markets – the app is now available on the Google Play Store globally, letting more Android users take advantage of the data-saving app.

How to use Google Assistant to watch TV

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How to use Google Assistant to watch TV




“OK Google, play season three of Stranger Things on Netflix”







Google Assistant can do many things, including answering your questions, checking your calendar for appointments, and playing your music though your Google Home speaker.The cheapest Google Home prices this monthWhich streaming platforms work with Google Assistant?

Google shows off Stadia streaming games: Cyberpunk 2077, Mortal Kombat 11, and more

Today Google hosted its third major Stadia event in six months, detailing more games coming to the service in the ambiguous “release window,” exclusive and otherwise.We now know that window stretches to at least April 2020, as Google led off with CD Projekt’s Cyberpunk 2077.

Sorry Samsung, the Google Pixel 3A is 2019's most important phone

That honor goes to the $399 (AU$649, £399) Google Pixel 3A.The Note 10 and Note 10 Plus, as the most recent examples, retail for $949 (AU$1,499, £899) and $1,099 (AU$1,699, £999) respectively.

Google Pixel 4 rumors: 'Face ID' and gesture controls: Leaks, design, specs, price and more

While we can only speculate as to why Google is being so open about the Pixel 4, we do know the success of the Pixel 4 would be crucial for Google.The Pixel 3 and 3 XL aren't selling very well despite their exceptional cameras and critical acclaim.

Forget the Note 10: The Google Pixel 3A is 2019's most important phone

That honor goes to the $399 (AU$649, £399) Google Pixel 3A.The Note 10 and Note 10 Plus, as the most recent examples, retail for $949 (AU$1,499, £899) and $1,099 (AU$1,699, £999) respectively.

Google Assistant can now remind other people to do things you don’t want to do

Instead of asking Google Assistant to set a reminder for you, you’ll now be able to set one for someone else in your family or household.So, instead of saying, “Hey Google, remind me to take out the trash on Sunday,” you’ll be able to say, “Hey Google, remind Susan to take out the track on Sunday.

Google attacks Windows by comparing it to a broken-down car

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Google attacks Windows by comparing it to a broken-down car













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The fight between the big tech companies can sometimes be vicious, and in a new advert for its Chromebook laptops, Google takes a sly dig at Microsoft’s rival operating system Windows 10, by comparing it to an old car that’s falling apart.How to run Android apps on your ChromebookGoogle Fuchsia release date, news and rumorsWhat is a Google Chromebook?

If you bought an original Pixel, Google owes you $20—and maybe a lot more

Among the notable flaws with the original Pixel was an issue with the microphone not recording when it was supposed to, and now Google is paying out a cool $7 million to make it right.That means anyone who ever bought a Google Pixel or a Google Pixel XL is eligible for a $20 payout, even if your phone never experienced any issues.

Three Years of Misery Inside Google, the Happiest Company in Tech

Finally, to a remarkable extent, Google's workers really do take “Don't Be Evil” to heart.But in many respects, Google's most vexing threats during that period came from inside the company itself.

Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft Had People Listen In

Several media outlets have recently published reports about how Amazon, Apple, and Google are using human workers (typically contractors) to listen in on people’s commands and use that precious voice data to improve their products.On Wednesday, Motherboard had the latest revelation, revealing Microsoft used contract workers to listen to conversations on Skype, which Microsoft owns, to improve its auto-translation feature.

Google, Amazon, Facebook Battle Locals For India Payments

As many Data Sheet readers will know, Nandan is a pioneer of India's 1980s tech revolution.Now, as the FT notes, he heads a government drive to bolster the nation's online payments.

Fight Android malware by quitting Google Play and using F-Droid for Android apps

"With so few tools, you can consider wielding one of the most effective ones -- opting out of the Google Play store.If you'd like to use both F-Droid and the Play store, we recommend enabling Google Play Protect if you haven't already.

Google chops 'www' off URLs in Chrome's address bar, to widespread annoyance

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Google chops 'www' off URLs in Chrome's address bar, to widespread annoyance













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If you use Google Chrome, you might notice your address bar (or the 'omnibox' as Google calls it) looking a bit less busy than usual.That's because the browser is chopping what Google calls 'trivial subdomains' off URLs, including 'www' and 'https' prefixes, and 'm' for mobile sites.

Google's Pixel 4 offers a glimpse into a hands-free future

The upcoming Pixel 4.By slowly gliding your whole hand over the phone's camera, you could navigate through photos in the Gallery.

VMware strikes public cloud partnership with Google Cloud

Up to now, Google’s cloud arm was the only major public cloud provider to not support VMware.Enterprise customers will, however, from later this year be able to run VMware workloads on the platform.

Android Auto has a new dark mode, but Google is killing the smartphone version

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Android Auto has a new dark mode, but Google is killing the smartphone version













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The in-car version of Android Auto has a new dark mode and more streamlined interface rolling out now, but Google is planning to kill off the companion smartphone app.According to Android Police, Android Auto for phones will be replaced by the existing Google Assistant app, which will receive a new interface (called Google Assistant Driving Mode).

Google's Pixel 4 hands-free gestures is a feature we don't need

The upcoming Pixel 4.My first conscious encounter with touchless controls was with the iMotion CarPlay Direct Connect.

Google's Chrome 76 arrives, blocking Flash in its entirety and stealthing incognito mode

By next year, the plan is for Flash to be entirely removed from Chrome.You can still turn it on via the settings menu, though each site must explicitly be given permission to run Flash.