It was reported earlier that Google is paying Apple US$3 billion to remain as the default search engine on iOS. Now the search giant is also renewing a similar licensing deal with Samsung which would secure them significant search traffic on the world’s number 1 smartphone brand.
Some might not realise this but whenever you use an iPhone or an iPad, Google is the default search engine for iOS. Whether it is on Spotlight or Safari’s address bar, iOS integrates Google whenever you need to search on the web.
According to a CNBC report, Google could be paying as much as US$3 billion this year just to maintain this arrangement on iOS. That’s a huge increase from US$1 billion paid to Apple 3 years ago.
Google is getting ready to launch its upcoming 2017 Pixel smartphone that will run on the latest Android O. A few days ago, Evan Blass, who is known for reliable leaks had revealed a couple of disappointing omissions on the new device. Now a new leak has emerged and it pretty much confirms what was speculated earlier.
The Google Pixel is turning a year old very soon and a new replacement is just around the corner. Earlier last month, we saw what appears to be its successor and it looked pretty good. It had a 18:9 display aspect ratio with ultra-thin bezels as shown above.
Evan Blass (@evleaks), famed for reliable leaks had just dropped more info on the upcoming device and it seems that final product will have some disappointing omissions. Read on to find out what would be left out on the next Pixel for 2017.
Amidst all the hype surrounding the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note8 and the iPhone 8, we nearly forgot that there’s one more device to get super excited for: The Google Pixel 2. And this, this looks like the most legit look we have at Google’s upcoming device yet.
Man, it’s a good time to be alive.
Google Drive is becoming more than just an online repository for you to store your photos, documents and working files. Soon, you’ll be able to use Google Drive to backup your entire computer with its new Backup & Sync feature. Whether you’re using a PC or a Mac, Google Backup & Sync will back up all your files including photos and you can access them from anywhere.
Google has been talking about connecting the next billion. These are basically users in the emerging markets that would access the internet for the first time on a smartphone. Previously, Google had initiated Android One with an aim to make smartphones more affordable. This was achieved by giving vendors a reference device template to follow while running on stock Android software.
Android has grown to become a massive platform. It has 2 billion monthly active users and that number will only continue to grow. Today, Google announced two big updates to their upcoming version of the wildly popular operating system: Android O.
At the Google I/O 2017, Google announced a whole bunch of new updates for their favourite AI, the Google Assistant. But they also announced something that many probably didn’t expect: The Google Assistant can now help you from your iPhone.
Oh boy, I wonder how Siri feels about this.