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Google allows Adblock Fast to re-enter the Google Play Store

Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0 Google has apparently changed its mind about how it interprets a section of its Developer Distribution Agreement. Last week, the Alphabet division blocked Adblock Fast from the Google Play Store citing Section 4.4 of the Developer Distribution Agreement. Other ad-blockers, like Crystal, had their updates blocked by Google. But Rocketship, the developer behind Adblock Fast, successfully appealed. A letter ... Read More »

Google Project Ara tablet spotted on GFXBench: Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM and more

Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0             Remember Project Ara, Google’s concerted effort to create a modular smartphone with swappable components? An idea that was once frequently in the news, we’ve heard little of its progress in quite a while. However, GFXBench has potentially uncovered a device-in-testing, which takes the form of a full-HD tablet. The notion of a modular ... Read More »

FT: Google to release a VR headset this year that won’t be made of cardboard

Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0 Google Cardboard is a cheap VR headset that is about to be replaced by a product made of higher quality materials. According to the Financial Times, the new Google VR headset will be made using a sturdier plastic casing, and will feature higher quality lenses and improved sensors. The newspaper said that the new VR headset will be similar ... Read More »

Google pulls the plug on ad-blocker for Samsung’s Android browser

Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0 It’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed by ads on your smartphone, whether in apps or just on the mobile web. So it’s little surprise that when a company announces a new way to give users control over just how they’re exposed to those ads, we’re quick to take advantage of it. That’s just what happened a few days back ... Read More »

Google already pulls Samsung-compatible adblocking app from the Play Store

Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0 Google makes a lot of money from advertisements, so it’s no surprise that when a developer brings a new adblocking app to the Play Store, it’ll be under close watch. Just a few days after Samsung announced that it was bringing adblocking support to its stock Internet browser, Google has already removed one of the debut adblocking extensions from ... Read More »

Google to develop Nexus devices entirely in-house as Apple does with the iPhone

Share1Share1Share0Share0Share0Share0           Google could be planning to alter the management of its much-vaunted Nexus line of smartphones and tablets. Celebrated throughout the consumer market for their running of stock Android, generally competitive price points and ease in which they can be modified, the Nexus brand has been the cornerstone of Android’s continued growth since inception. Where ... Read More »

Google releases February security update factory images for Nexus devices

Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0 Google has been doing a very good job at releasing monthly security patches to its Nexus phones, and this month is no different. If you happen to own a current Nexus device, you’ll be happy to hear that the company has just released factory images containing the February Android security update. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow builds are now available for the Nexus 6P, ... Read More »

Report: Google plans to take an ‘Apple-like’ approach to the Nexus line

Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0 Google’s Nexus line has been constantly changing ever since its inception. Are Nexus devices aimed at the high-end market, budget-friendly crowd, or somewhere in between? That’s sort of the beauty of it all, really, as each Nexus phone is different in its own way. This is thanks in part to OEM partnerships. Google has reached out to Samsung, Motorola, ... Read More »

Google is about to make image and audio recognition truly awesome

Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0 Google has already made significant strides in bringing the benefits of avanced deep learning and image recognition algorithms to average consumers with services such as Now and Photos. But when it comes to pulling off its software engineering mojo, so far, big G had only been relying on the exponential increases in computing power achieved by the top chipmakers ... Read More »