Tag Archives: Google

Oracle Seeks $9.3 Billion in Damages From Google: Report

Global software and cloud major Oracle has sought $9.3 billion (roughly Rs. 61,873 crores) from search engine giant Google over software copyrights infringement, a media report said. Oracle claims that it should receive $475 million (roughly Rs. 3,160 crores) in damages in addition to $8.8 billion (roughly Rs. 58,546 crores) relating to “profits apportioned to infringed Java copyrights”, Fortune reported, ... Read More »

Google Acknowledges Vulnerability in Millions of Android Devices; Promises Fix

Millions of Android smartphones and tablets are vulnerable to security attacks, Google has warned. The vulnerability, if exploited, gives an app unfettered root access, circumventing various Android security layers. The Mountain View-based company has made available a patch to OEMs, and says it is currently working on a fix for the Nexus lineup. Security researchers spotted an app in the ... Read More »

Nexus 5, Nexus 6 to Get Mid-Month Security Update from Google

Google earlier this month rolled out its March Android Security update for Nexus devices. However, the search giant now is going to roll out a mid-month security patch as well after a critical Linux kernel flaw was discovered in a rooting app. Researchers from Zimperium found the flaw in a rooting application for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 6 ... Read More »

Google Hangouts 8.0 for iOS Lets You Record and Send 60-Second Videos

Google last week rolled out Hangouts v8.0 on Android and brought the same version to iOS earlier this week. However, the updated app iOS has brought an exclusive feature where users can record and send videos for a much longer duration than before. Hangouts 8.0 on iOS will now let users record and send videos for as long as 60 ... Read More »

Google Asking Users What ‘Android N’ Should Be Called

Google has started asking people what Android N should be named via its Google Opinion Rewards app. The move is in line with what Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed in December during his India visit, saying the company may use an online poll. Android Police reports that the Google Opinion Rewards Android app is now letting people answer few questions ... Read More »

Google Maps Integrates Ola and Other Ride Services

Alphabet’s Google on Tuesday announced a Google Maps update that would let you view more cab/ ride services and compare their fares, all inside a new dedicated ride services/ ride sharing tab. While the app until date had only Uber integration for users, it will now be showing cabs from other rival companies as well. This Google Maps update will ... Read More »

Google Search Results Will Soon Let You Try Android Games Without Installing Them

Google has announced a number of interesting features for Play Games, one of which is essentially an interactive ad. The feature, dubbed Search Trial Run Ads, will allow users to try out games for a few minutes without having to install them on your Android device first. The new feature is an extension of “app streaming” that Google had announced ... Read More »

Facebook, Google, WhatsApp Looking to Fortify User Data Security: Report

As Apple battles the US government over encryption to unlock an iPhone used by an attacker in a mass shooting in San Bernadino last year, top US companies Google, Facebook and Snapchat are expanding encryption of user data in their services, media reported. According to The Guardian, while WhatsApp is set to roll out encryption for its voice calls in ... Read More »

Russian Court Turns Down Google Appeal in Anti-Monopoly Case

The Moscow Arbitration court on Monday rejected an appeal from Google and upheld a ruling that the US firm broke anti-monopoly laws by abusing its dominant position with its Android mobile platform, Russia’s competition watchdog said. FAS, the watchdog, ruled last September that Google had broken the law by requiring pre-installation of certain applications on mobile devices running on Android, ... Read More »

Google Now to Soon Get Faster With Low-Latency Offline Voice Recognition

Google recently confirmed that it has developed a new offline speech recognition system that is seven times “faster than real-time.” The company published a research paper where it detailed the new offline speech recognition system, and also revealed that it tested the new system on the Nexus 5 without a data connection. The search giant’s abstract for the published paper ... Read More »