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Google assistant recordings are being listened by workers, confirms Google

Google admits workers listening to recordings from Google Home smart speakers Search giant Google on Thursday acknowledged that its third-party contractors are recording and secretly listening to conversations customers have with their Google voice-activated device after a new report from Dutch news outlet VRT NWS disclosed the findings. According to VRT NWS, […]

Google’s Fuchsia OS site goes live for developers

Developer website for Google Fuchsia quietly goes live It is no secret that Google is quietly working on a modern operating system (OS) dubbed as “Fuchsia” for some years now. While there has been news about the development of Fuchsia OS project on and off, it was finally confirmed by […]

Google to replace Android Beam with AirDrop-style ‘Fast Sharing’

‘Fast Share’ is Google’s AirDrop competitor for Android and Chrome OS Google is working on a new and faster way to enable sharing of multiple files between Android smartphones. The search giant is looking to replace its current denounced feature ‘Android Beam’ for Android with a file-sharing app called “Fast […]

Microsoft founder Bill Gates reveals the biggest mistake he made at Microsoft

In a recent interview at Village Global, a venture capital firm, Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates revealed that missing the Android opportunity to Google was his “greatest mistake ever”. Gates said that by allowing Google to develop Android even before Microsoft could develop a competing mobile operating system cost the company nearly $400 […]

Google accused of stealing song lyrics, caught using secret morse code

Google accused of unlawfully copying song lyrics from Genius website Genius Media Group Inc., an American digital media company that specializes in song lyrics, has accused Google of copying its content to power the Lyrics OneBox on the tech giant’s search engine results page for years without permission. According to […]

Google confirms some Android devices came preinstalled with Backdoor

Triada backdoors were preinstalled on few Android devices, Google reveals Google recently confirmed that some Android handsets were unknowingly infected with malware by smartphone manufactures even before they were shipped to customers. In a detailed study post, Google has explained how some hackers cleverly managed to put Triada, a malware designed […]

Google to launch Stadia cloud gaming service in November for $9.99 a month

Google Stadia game streaming service set for a November release at $9.99 per month Google has finally confirmed that Stadia Pro, which is the service’s premium subscription model, will be launching in November at $9.99 per month. For those unaware, in March this year, Google had announced its new cloud-based […]

Google stored passwords of G Suite users’ in plain text for 14 years

Google reveals G Suite users’ passwords were stored in plain text for over a decade Search giant Google has admitted that the company accidentally stored G Suite (formerly known as Google Apps) users’ passwords in plain text on its internal servers for 14 years. Suzanne Frey, Google Cloud Trust’s Vice […]

Google cancels Huawei’s Android license after Trump blacklist

Google withdraws support for Huawei devices including Play Store, Gmail and Google Play Service Huawei Technologies Co, the Chinese telecom equipment giant, received a yet another blow, as Google has decided to suspend transactions with Huawei following U.S. President Donald Trump’s blacklist order. Reuters who was the first to report the […]

Kotlin Is Google’s Preferred Programming Language For Writing Android Apps

Google suggests using Kotlin programming language to build a new Android app In May 2017, Google at I/O 2017 had announced Kotlin as an officially supported language in its Android Studio IDE that would make it easier for developers to create apps for Android, while also speeding up the development […]