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5 reasons, why I’m not interested in Google’s new hardware

5 reasons, why I’m not interested in Google’s new hardware

Google is becoming the new Apple: Hardware for prices starting at $700, big advertisements and big product presentations. But that’s why I don’t like their products. Here are 5 reasons why I’m not interested into Google’s new hardware: They are too expensive: I’m not willing to pay more than $700 for just a phone! The […]

Allo: Hope for more features

Allo: Hope for more features

Allo, Google’s new messenger, has been out for a while now and I’m really in love with it, especially the Google Assistant. Allo is a nice app with most of the features a messenger app has to have. Most of them, but not all users are missing from competitors like WhatsApp or Telegram. What’s missing? […]

Want a buggy Chromecast? Enter the Preview Program…

Want a buggy Chromecast? Enter the Preview Program…

This is like dope for all the beta junkies out there. Google just launched the Preview Program for Chromecast… What’s that? Simple answer: You’ll be able to test new features on your Chromecast, before they are released to the public. But keep in mind, they may be unstable and are risky to use. When you […]

Hopefully not pixelated: Pixel Launcher

Hopefully not pixelated: Pixel Launcher

Almost every product Google develops gets leaked before it’s official announcement. Same goes for the rumored Pixel devices, probably the alternative to Apple’s iPhones. Now there’s already the homescreen app of these devices available – the Pixel Launcher. Pixel Launcher The Pixel Launcher (originally leaked as Nexus Launcher – but now renamed) is expected to be […]

Google presents the perfect alternative to the Spotlight Search on iOS

Google presents the perfect alternative to the Spotlight Search on iOS

We probably all use our phones often to search for things. We want to get information from the internet and maybe also search on the phone itself, for example for chat messages. Google’s app offers this now too. With the Google app you can now also search for things on your phone, for example in […]

[Update: Factory Images] Nougat? Out now! Google finally released it! ?

[Update: Factory Images] Nougat? Out now! Google finally released it! ?

It’s a dream for every Android fanboy and fangirl! Android 7.0 Nougat is finally out now and is rolling out for Nexus devices as well as the Pixel C and the General Mobile 4G. But where are the new Nexus devices? There aren’t any! Google isn’t yet realising new Nexus devices and published on it’s website, that […]

Google likes copying: Allo’s voice message UI looks like a WhatsApp copy

Google likes copying: Allo’s voice message UI looks like a WhatsApp copy

It’s confirmed: Not only Facebook (Instagram) likes copying, Google likes it too. The team from Android Police got new screenshots from Google’s not-yet-released messaging Allo (which will feature Google’s new Assistant). In this screenshots it’s definitely visible, that Google got “inspired” by WhatsApp. The above GIF shows Allo’s voice messaging interface. It looks quite clean […]