Google’s Android 7.1 Developer Preview starts rolling out to beta testers

Freshly made nougat for sale No major surprises here: earlier this month, Google announced that the Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview and its SDK tools would roll out to developers sometime later this month — and now that we have passed the middle of the month, the preview is indeed rolling out to those who have signed up for the Android beta program. While the Android Beta Program is mostly geared toward… Read More

Pixel’s best features aren’t coming to the new version of Android

pixel7 At Google’s hardware event this week, the new version of the Android operating system, Android 7.1 (Nougat 7.1), was barely mentioned. As it turns out, there was a reason for that: some of the new Pixel smartphones‘ best features won’t be arriving in the new OS. This includes features like Google Assistant, the built-in customer support service, unlimited and free backup… Read More

Facebook launches pared back Android chat app to keep growing its messaging empire

Messenger Lite Facebook is seeking to fill in some of the gaps in the reach of its messaging app empire, announcing today a new standalone version of its Messenger app, Messenger Lite, specifically designed for older Android devices with limited storage and for slower, data-constrained Internet connections. Read More

Here’s how you can stop jumping back and forth between Google’s calendar and map apps

Google Brings Quirk And Clout To New DC Digs Logistics are difficult, especially when every day you’re trying to keep track of 9 meetings, 13 phone calls, a dinner, a post-dinner, and a post-post-dinner. In a recent update, Google has decided to do its part to make daily logistics easier by more fully integrating its Maps and Calendar offerings for Android users worldwide. Now when you open Google Maps, you’ll be able to… Read More

Allo brings Google’s smarts to messaging

allo-head Google first announced Allo and Duo, its new messaging and video chat apps, at its I/O developer conference earlier this year. Duo launched about a month ago and today it’s Allo’s turn. With Allo, Google is combining everything it has learned from its previous messaging products with the company’s machine learning smarts. Indeed, Allo marks the first time you’ll be… Read More

Android Nougat comes out of beta

Various types of nougat strawberry and pistachio,Typical dessert of Italian cuisine, handmade and for sale in the days of celebration (Christmas, New Year, Carnival, Easter, etc.) in markets and shops of all cities. Here is Venice Google surprised everyone when it launched a public beta of the Android Nougat back in March. Annual updates are nothing new for Android, but not only did this announcement come very early, it also offered users the option to easily install the beta with an over-the-air update. Now, half a year later, Nougat is out of beta and available for Google’s own Nexus devices (the Nexus… Read More