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Google’s New Policy Boss Will Tackle Everything From AI Anxiety to Antitrust

HIGHLIGHTS Karan Bhatia will become Google’s next head of policy Google wants Bhatia to craft policy strategy on several issues These include AI, job creation, and critical infrastructure Alphabet’s Google announced Thursday it tapped General Electric Co. global affairs chief Karan Bhatia to become its next head of policy. Google wants Bhatia to craft the search giant’s public policy strategy on a wide range ... Read More »

Android 8.0 Oreo Makes Its Debut in Google’s Version Distribution Chart

HIGHLIGHTS Android 8.0 Oreo now powering 0.2 percent devices Android Nougat running on 17.8 percent devices Marshmallow powers 32 percent active devices Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest publicly available mobile operating system by Google, is now running on 0.2 percent of active devices. Google has updated its Google Play distribution data, providing figures for the seven-day period ending Monday, October ... Read More »

Google’s Pixel Phones Shine Despite Misgauging Demand

The Pixel phone, Google’s answer to Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy, is off to a promising start – but might have done even better had Google managed consumer demand as smartly as the device’s sleek design. Although Google hasn’t released sales figures, industry researchers say the Pixel has been a hot item since its October debut was greeted with mostly ... Read More »

Google’s ‘Verify Apps’ Could Protect 90 Percent of QuadRooter-Affected Android Devices

A set of vulnerabilities called QuadRooter was reported to affect almost 900 million Android devices. Through malicious apps, these vulnerabilities can give attackers access to all the sensitive data on a Qualcomm-based device. However, Google has announced that the ‘Verify Apps’ feature in Google Play Services effectively blocks all apps with QuadRooter vulnerabilities from installing. This ‘Verify Apps’ feature is ... Read More »

Google’s New Emoji Aim to Combat Gender Inequality

You can grow up to be anything you want to be – and now so can your emoji. Google unveiled a slew of female emoji characters Thursday that the tech giant says are designed to promote gender equality. They depict women with an array of skin tones in various professional careers, including rock star, doctor and welder emoji. “While there’s ... Read More »

Qualcomm to geared up Snapdragon Chips for Google’s Tango

Qualcomm has confirmed that it’s far optimising Snapdragon chipsets for supporting Google’s Tango (previously venture Tango) gadget vision framework for augmented and virtual fact. The chipset maker discovered that it’s been working closely with Google for over a year with the venture Tango group ensure it runs on Snapdragon processors. Qualcomm has showed that the high-cease Snapdragon 820 in addition ... Read More »

Google’s close by for Android suggests Apps, websites relevant to your vicinity

Google has added a new feature called close by to shows apps and web sites to users primarily based on their vicinity. those apps and services offer more facts about that area. this feature will roll out as part of the upcoming Google Play offerings launch, and could paintings for Android four.4 KitKat customers and above, Google said in a ... Read More »

Google’s Now on faucet replace Brings text select and picture seek

Google’s Now on tap became one of the spotlight functions of Android 6.zero Marshmallow delivered last yr. it is a Google search feature that receives prompted while a consumer holds the home button of the tool walking Android 6.zero Marshmallow and gives contextual facts across the subject matter mentioned inside the screen currently open. it really works within any app ... Read More »

Former Motorola chief Rick Osterloh to move Google’s New Unified hardware group: record

Rick Osterloh, former President of Motorola Mobility, left Lenovo final month and is now said to have rejoined Motorola’s preceding proprietor – Google. The document says that Osterloh has joined Google as Senior vp and will record to CEO Sundar Pichai. unluckily, there has been no formal declaration concerning the appointment. Re/code reports that Rick Osterloh will head a newly ... Read More »

Google’s April Android Security Update Fixes 8 Critical Vulnerabilities

Google on Monday started rolling out the April monthly Android security update for its Nexus range of devices. The company says that the security update is now available for Nexus devices through an over-the-air (OTA) update. The latest Nexus firmware images have also been released to the Google Developer site for download as well as changelogs have been published on ... Read More »