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Phoneless Google Maps navigation rolls out to Wear OS Galaxy smartwatches

Following last week’s announcement, Google is rolling out phoneless navigation support in Google Maps to Galaxy and other Wear OS smartwatches. This means Wear OS-powered smartwatches won’t require a paired phone for turn-by-turn navigation when using Google Maps just ...

Performers make pitiful returns on streaming their music, MPs say

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Google is testing a new option to let you force themed icons on any app

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You can easily access the transient taskbar in Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2

The Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 update is already released for the Google Pixel phones and brings some good-to-have features, including support for 21 Unicode 15 emoji. The Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 update reportedly brings easier access to ...

Here’s what’s inside Google Play System’s January 2023 update

Pixel smartphones have already picked up the latest Android security updates. Now, Google has detailed all the changes that it will bring to your devices with the January 2023 Play System updates. The update basically packs under-the-hood improvements to ...

Android 13 QPR Beta 2 update brings 21 new emojis

Google has released the Android 13 QPR Beta 2 update for Pixel devices. The update is bundled with multiple bug fixes and also brings support for Unicode 15 emojis. Before the Android 13 QPR2 update goes stable in March, ...

Google wants to bring new features to older versions of Android

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, BGR may receive an affiliate commission. Google wants to bring new features to older versions of Android Android-Logo Google wants to take some of the ...

Google Messages app gets more Material You design tweaks

Google has updated the account switcher in the Google Messages app with Material You design and Dynamic Colour feature, reports 9To5Google. The latest design change is available in the newly-released beta version of the app. The account switching panel, ...

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Seattle schools want Big Tech to pay up for harming kids’ mental health. Getty Images Seattle’s public school district is suing some of the biggest social media companies, demanding the platforms pay up for poisoning kids’ brains and making ...

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Android Auto redesign is finally rolling out for everyone

Google unveiled a brand new design for Android Auto at Google I/O in May 2022. After waiting months, the company finally released the public beta version of the redesigned Android Auto app in November 2022. Now, at CES 2023, ...

Google Maps now works on LTE versions of Galaxy Watches without a phone

Google has just announced that Google Maps will now work on Wear OS smartwatches with LTE connectivity even when they are not paired with a smartphone. That means Google Maps will now offer turn-by-turn navigation on Samsung’s LTE-enabled Wear ...

WhatsApp calling via Android Auto comes to Samsung and Pixel phones

CES 2023 brings a lot of good news, new products, and new technologies. A part of Google’s CES 2023 announcement was geared toward Android Auto, and the company finally released the redesigned version of Android Auto for everyone. The ...

Thanks to Wear OS 3, there are now 3x more active Wear OS devices

At Google I/O 2021, Google announced a refershed version of Wear OS (Wear OS 3), implementing the insights it got from its partner Samsung. Samsung also ditched its long-standing Tizen OS and adopted Wear OS 3 for its Galaxy ...

Android 13’s media switcher gets Spotify Connect support, some other media magic

At the ongoing CES 2023 expo, new products are being announced every day. Tech giant Google also revealed a new software magic that brings Spotify Connect support to Android 13’s media switcher. This feature is similar to what YouTube ...

Google’s big Android Auto redesign is rolling out now

Google is kicking off the year by launching the redesigned Android Auto software for cars. At CES 2023 on Thursday, Google began rolling out its “refreshed Android Auto experience,” which brings a new look to the car dashboard platform ...

Pixel 7a hands-on leak reveals a 90Hz display

Google’s affordable Pixel A series of smartphones has been well received since its inception and this year will see the Pixel 7a being launched – likely during Google I/O which is usually held in May. While we are still ...

Google Pixel 7a hands-on video leaks months before launch

Google’s utter inability to contain leaks appears to be alive and well in the new year. This week, a hands-on video featuring Google’s unreleased and unannounced Pixel 7a in the wild was shared in a Facebook group by someone ...

Google’s Galaxy Z Fold 5 rival coming in Q3 with Samsung’s help

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Google Home app now lets you control fans, air purifiers, TVs

The Google Home app lets you control compatible TVs running Android TV or Google TV. It can also help you control fans, air purifiers, TVs, and even vacuum cleaners. TV sets that are compatible with Nest Hub and the ...

Pixel 7 owners say the rear camera glass is spontaneously breaking

The Pixel 7 is easily one of the best Android phones on the market, and it also features one of the best camera systems of any smartphone. But it turns out the Pixel 7 might suffer from a severe ...

Circus clown ‘surprised’ at royal honour

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Google Nearby Share gets Material You makeover

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Google Chrome to block insecure HTTP downloads on your Samsung phone

When you visit an HTTP website, Google Chrome on your Samsung or other Android mobile marks it as “not secure” in the address bar. Recently, Google introduced a new toggle in Chrome that can be found inside the security ...

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Elon Musk (pictured), Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sergey Brin have seen their net worth dip this year. EPA The nation’s tech titans lost an aggregate total of more than $430 billion as shares of their once-hot companies plummeted ...

Google Assistant beats Bixby, Siri, Alexa in this voice assistant test

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YouTube Music testing live scrolling lyrics with a tweaked Casting UI

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Google adds a new Highlights tab to its Contacts app

After receiving the Material You makeover last month, Google is adding another feature, more specifically, a new tab, to its Google Contacts app on Android. Apart from the ‘Contacts’ and ‘Fix & Manage’ tabs in the new Material You ...

Android 14 will natively integrate Health Connect functions

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It has been evident over the past several months that not all Android features that Google previously made available only on Pixel phones will do so indefinitely. More Android handsets today are taking advantage of several features offered by Google ...

Google Calendar Bug Randomly Creates Events

All those who have Google accounts should have used Google Calendar at least once in their lives. It has a number of smart features, such as creating event entries based on emails in your inbox. Agree that this is what ...

How To Move Photos From Google Drive To Google Photos

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