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Nokia 7 Plus Is a Nexus Phone That Google Stopped Making

HIGHLIGHTS The Nokia 7 Plus is priced at Rs. 25,999 OS updates are guaranteed with Google’s Android One Programme It has a metal body, good cameras, and a snappy processor Google pulled the plug on its Nexus lineup of smartphones about two years ago. This put an end to a popular line of affordable smartphones running stock Android, and getting updates straight from Google. While the ... Read More »

How to Install Android P Beta on Google Pixel Devices, Nokia 7 Plus Right Now

HIGHLIGHTS Android P beta is available for Pixel devices, some other phones We installed the beta on Pixel 2 and Nokia 7 Plus The steps are quite simple for Pixel phones but not for Nokia 7 Plus As we saw at Google I/O 2018, Android P beta is now available for more than a few Android devices, not just limited to the Google Pixel series of smartphones. If you ... Read More »

Google Updates Chrome Policy for Blocking Autoplay Videos, Personalising It

HIGHLIGHTS Chrome version 66 included autoplay video changes The new policy lets Chrome learn which sites you want to play sound If users don’t have a browsing history, a whitelist is used Google Chrome started blocking audio and video that automatically played on certain wesbites, with the launch of the Google Chrome 66 for desktops. Now, the company has modified the policy ... Read More »

Google to Verify Identity of US Political Ad Buyers

HIGHLIGHTS Google will now require identification proof from US political ad buyers It is designed to avoid being used to spread misleading or divisive ads Google in 2017 promised to make political advertising more transparent Google on Friday said that people looking to place US election ads on its platform will need to show identification, and make clear who is paying. ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 Receives Out-Of-Cycle OTA Update, Some Users Report

Days after releasing the January Android security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices, Google has now ostensibly pushed a new OTA (over-the-air) update for its Pixel 2 devices. Some users have confirmed the rollout of the new update that brings build number OPM2.171019.016. However, Google hasn’t yet listed the same version on its factory images or OTA downloads pages. Some Google Pixel 2 users have reported ... Read More »

Google Stole Data From 5 Million iPhone Users in the UK, Lawsuit Alleges

A consumer activist launched Thursday a lawsuit accusing Google of illegally collecting data on more than five million British iPhone users, who could possibly see a payout reaching into the hundreds of millions. A campaign group dubbed ‘Google You Owe us’ says the tech giant owes consumers “trust, fairness and money” after unlawfully placing cookies on mobile phones between 2011 and 2012. ... Read More »

Google Finally Fixes Pixel 2 Bootloader Issue, Here’s How to Unlock It

Adding to the long list of issues reported on Google’s latest set of Pixel 2 devices was the issue where some users received their units with bootloaders that could not be unlocked. One of the reasons why some Android fans prefer Pixel or previously Nexus devices was the ability to easily unlock their bootloader. The issue seems to have been finally fixed ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 Buzzing Sound to Be Fixed in an Upcoming Update, Says Company

Google’s latest smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, have been under fire from consumer complaints. The company, however, has been attempting to acknowledge the issues steadily, and has been prompt. A Pixel 2 issue, where users reported hearing a faint “buzzing sound” when the device was placed near their ears during a phone call, is finally being fixed. The company has ... Read More »

Google, Facebook Join News Organisations in ‘Trust Project’

Google, Facebook and other tech firms joined global news organisations Thursday in an initiative aimed at identifying “trustworthy” news sources, in the latest effort to combat online misinformation. Microsoft and Twitter also agreed to participate in the “Trust Project” with some 75 news organisations to tag news stories which meet standards for ethics and transparency. “In today’s digitized and socially networked world, it’s harder than ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 XL Now Available in India: Price, Specifications, and Everything Else You Need to Know

Google Pixel 2 XL is now available in India starting Wednesday. The new smartphone by Google will be made available online exclusively on Flipkart and it will be also available through offline channels. Pixel 2 XL (Review) can be purchased via Reliance Digital, Croma, Poorvika, Sangeetha Mobiles, Vijay Sales, and other offline retail stores across India beginning Wednesday. Google Pixel ... Read More »