Google Introduces ‘Instant Tethering’ In Play Services 10.2 Update

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Google has recently introduced Instant Tethering  for Nexus and Pixel devices running Android 7.1.1 Nougat as a part of the Google Play Services 10.2. When you have multiple devices logged into the same account and one loses a connection, it will automatically offer to share another device’s internet connection. This is an effort so as to automate the process and simplify the setting up of a mobile hotspot. Read More

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What To Expect From Google In 2017

In 2016, Google displayed its vision for a more pervasive and conventional way of interacting with technology. This year, we experienced the company’s focus on more of hardware offerings and launch of top notch devices such as The Android Wear 2.0, Daydream View VR headset, Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, Google Home Speaker, Chromecast Ultra and Google Wi-Fi router, were met with a good market response.

Google also announced improvements to Android by launching a new major update to the software, Android Nougat 7.1.1, which will be available for most of the android devices by early 2017. There was Google Duo as well, the FaceTime competitor, dedicated to a video-only experience, and not to forget Google Allo, the messaging app with a resident chatbot, the Google Assistant.

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Cyanogen Fails To Kill Android, Shuts Down Itself

The ambitious startup that aimed to build a better version of Android than Google, has laid off staff, let go of its CEO and parted ways with another co-founder, and is now shutting down its services and nightly software builds on December 31. The company revealed that the move is a part of the ongoing unification of Cyanogen. With this, CyanogenMod will be killed though the company has also confirmed its next open-source initiative designated as LineageOS.

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Google Announces New Self-Driven Minivan

Waymo, formerly known as the Google self-driving car project, is a self-governing car developer and an independent company under Alphabet Inc. The company began in 2009 as a project under Google. In 2015, the project completed its first driverless ride on public roads, giving a ride to a sole blind man in Austin, Texas.

In December 2016, Google evolved the project into a new company called Waymo, furnished under Google’s parent company Alphabet.

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Moto Z And Moto M To Get The Latest Android Nougat Update

The latest reports on the Android Nougat operating system suggested that Samsung, Motorola, and OnePlus will soon release the updated software for their respective gadgets.

Lenovo launched the K6 Note smartphone for the offline market, just a day after the official launch of the Moto M Smarthphone. The company has now made an important update regarding the Moto M confirming that the phone is now officially announced to get the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update soon. Motorola’s release of its Android Nougat update for its Moto lineup seems to have finally caught up with the Moto Z Play too.

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Nokia To Enter The Android Market in 2017

Smartphone owners are curious and excited to see what Nokia Android phones 2017 has in-store for them. After many years of being dominated by Samsung and Apple, Nokia plans on going head to head with big tech brands with its new range of Nokia Android Phones in 2017.

Nokia’s re-entry to smartphone segment was confirmed with HMD Global licensing the Nokia brand for mobile devices. The Finnish company also confirmed that the first Nokia-branded Android smartphone will make its way in the first half of 2017.

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Google Play Store Redesigned

 

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Great news for all you Android users – a new and transformed Google Play Store design is on its way.

Kirill Grouchnikov, the software engineer at Google, recently shared a few pictures of the new Play Store on his Google+ account. Even though it’s not very clear what can be expected, it’s certain from the pictures that it’s renewed, with smooth animations and a fun new layout. Read More