Google received the bad news many of us saw coming from thousands of miles away. The search giant has been charged by the European Union Commission once again, but for a record high $5 billion fine.
Tuesday was World Emoji Day. It was a day to remember the coming of the emoji faces and symbols we’ve become so accustomed to over the years throughout various communications apps. How the holiday came about, we don’t know, but companies including Google actually celebrated the emoji holiday.
The FIFA World Cup concluded this weekend, and if you are a YouTube TV subscriber who experienced issues while trying to stream the global event, you were not alone. Interruptions were experienced by subscribers, later confirmed to be an outage. This is the first time Google’s YouTube TV service has experienced any kind of outage for its users, though it didn’t last long.
Last week, Google pushed its monthly security patch update for July out to supported devices and we brought the news to you in our weekly series. If you have one of four Google phones and had trouble pulling the update from settings, you were not alone. There seemed to be an issue and thankfully Google recognized it and got it fixed right away.
Google Pay started rolling out for web back in May. The service is receiving its first update as of this week, unlike the mobile app available on Android that is always getting better. The update consists of some redesign with new material design as seen in other Google apps and services. Everything is more rounded, which shouldn’t be surprising, and the experience is more consumer-friendly.
Last month Google introduced the first Android Beta update with Android P Developer Preview 3. Developers, manufacturers and enthusiasts with compatible devices have been testing the software with hope that bugs and issues get patched. Earlier this week, Google released its next platform upgrade of the mobile OS overhaul with Android P Developer Preview 4 and the second update to the beta program. Here’s everything to know and all the information you need to get started.
Google found itself in hot water with complaints from the public over privacy concerns about Gmail, the company’s popular email client. The search giant has responded on its blog as things were getting out of hand.
Google’s Play Movies service supports HDR Video, but few devices have been able to take advantage of it. While the selection is somewhat limited, it’s growing, and now, Android TV models support HDR playback through Play Movies.