During CES 2018, Google announced that Android Pay would merge with Google Wallet and be phased into Google Pay. The branding change has been occurring in bits and pieces over recent weeks, but has now gone into full effect just about everywhere. This includes the Android Pay application, which has been updated with a complete overhaul including a new user interface and Google Pay as the name.
Over the weekend, there was an outburst in comments on a Reddit thread in the Google Pixel subreddit. A trusted source looked to see what was going on, and discovered that more than just a few Nexus device owners seem to be receiving email about a 20% discount on Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL.
Google has been testing screenshot-editing tools in its search application on Android for several months. However, the feature has finally made way to the public beta of the Google app for testers to try out. Sources claim that the next release will be completely public.
For Google Project Fi, the international coverage is wider now. Google announced last week that the cellular service has expanded out to 170 total countries, and you don’t have to pay anything additional.
IDC analyst, Francisco Jeronimo, tweeted recently regarding Google and Essential smartphone shipments. According to Jeronimo, Pixel shipments were double that of last year thanks to sales of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The figure for Essential is very, very disappointing. It’s not often we hear sales figures for mobile devices, so we’ll take it for what it’s worth.
Nest has been part of Alphabet for the better part of four years now. The company has come out with a variety of smart home gadgets over the years including both moderately priced cameras and thermostats. Nest and Google’s hardware team to some extent have benefited from an integrated relationship, but now, the two are taking this to the next step.
It’s that time of the year again. While significant others will get busy next week grabbing flowers and gifts for their loved ones, the engineers at Google seem to have jumped Cupid’s lovewagon a wee bit early to shoot love arrows straight into Google Photos.
Google could be next to join the game streaming service market. ‘Yeti,’ according to a trusted source, is the name or at least a code-name for Google’s upcoming project that may just be the PlayStation Now of the future.