Rumors, leaks, teasers

Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL surface in high-res renders

June 29, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are two of the most anticipated smartphones of the year. While we’ve seen a few leaks and heard many rumors, the first renders are giving us a better look at the two devices. The pair of high-end phones is expected to launch in October at a dedicated Made By Google hardware event with a release following soon after in November.

Rumors, leaks, teasers
Google App Updates

Google Maps updated with Material Design changes

June 13, 2018 Doug Demagistris

There have been many updates to go around in the Google ecosystem over the last several weeks. One service that continues to receive treatment is Google Maps. The super popular mapping service isn’t just for navigation anymore, and that became clear at this year’s Google I/O having learned about location suggestions and lots more features. Some of these have already begun to roll out, but not everything is coming at once. This week, some users are receiving a chunk update [Read More]

Rumors, leaks, teasers

Report: Upcoming Google Pixel 3 XL will use OLED display

May 31, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Google is expected to announce Pixel 2 successors this fall. Two unconfirmed devices, a Pixel 3 and a larger Pixel 3 XL, are just beginning to hit the rumor mill as we dive into June. It’s going to be a summer full of leaks and reports, and after seeing screen protectors in the wild earlier this week, there’s now reason to believe that Google’s Pixel 3 XL will boost an OLED display.

Gadgets

Samsung might give Google’s Wear OS platform another try

May 28, 2018 Doug Demagistris

A trusted source believes Samsung could be on to something nobody would have expected. Evan Blass reported on Twitter that some Samsung employees were caught wearing Wear OS powered Gear smartwatches. This is the first time we’ve heard of the possibility of a Samsung Gear smartwatch with Google’s Wear OS platform, though we’re not convinced just yet that it’ll happen.

Event Wrap-Ups

Google I/O 2018: Event Wrap-up and all you need to know

May 13, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Another May, another Google I/O now in the books. It has been one helluva Google-packed week in Mountain View at the company’s HQ for all of us working behind the scenes at Droid Turf given the amount of important coverage rolling off at Google I/O 2018. Now that the event has concluded, it’s time to reflect on what we learned this week, what’s coming in the next year and some things we wish Google had spent a little more time addressing during this year’s three-day [Read More]

Google App Updates

Smart Actions and more will make Google Photos even better

May 12, 2018 Kaushik Boggarapu

Google has wrapped up Google I/O 2018 in Mountain View, California, but a handful of new features are just beginning to roll out to many of the search giant’s popular apps and services. As it does every year, the company introduced new features coming to Google Photos on Android, iOS and web.

Google News

Watch the replay of Google’s I/O 2018 Developer Conference right here

May 8, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Watch Google take its own stage at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area for the Google I/O 2018 Developer Conference keynote on May 8 beginning at 1:00pm EDT. The search giant’s venue is known to have held some great events in the past with the ability to hold as many as 22,500 people. Like usual, demand to attend was off the charts so Google ran its lottery for people just to have a chance [Read More]

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