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Upcoming Honor Smartphones To Feature Google AI Tech

Honor will include Google AI features in upcoming devices, despite geopolitical tensions between Washington and Beijing

3 weeks ago

Google To Pay $700m To Consumers In US Antitrust Settlement

Google agrees to pay $700m to US consumers in antitrust settlement with users and states as Epic presses to 'open…

6 months ago

Fortnite Maker Epic Wins Antitrust Case Against Google

Legal win against Google for Epic Games may force Android maker to allow more app stores and alternative payment methods

6 months ago

Global Smartphone Market Grows After Two Year Slump – Counterpoint

Global smartphone market returned to growth in October after a slump of more than two years, new research from Counterpoint…

7 months ago

Apple To Add RCS To Improve Texting Between Android, iPhone

Cross platform texting improvement on the way, as Apple says it will add support for RCS messaging in 2024

7 months ago

Japan Opens Probe Into Google Search Domination

More bad news for Alphabet as Japanese competition watchdog begins investigation into Google's search domination

8 months ago

Apple iPhone Ousted As Top Ranking Mobile In China – Report

Analyst report says Huawei has replaced Apple iPhone as smartphone leader in China, despite iPhone 15 launch

8 months ago

Google Takes Android Antitrust Challenge To Indian Supreme Court

Google challenges Indian antitrust regulator's directives on Android dominance in Supreme Court as it looks to protect key market

12 months ago

Android Feature ‘Behind Deluge’ Of 999 Calls

Police forces urge users to turn off Emergency SOS on Android phones, saying it is behind sharp increase in 'silent…

12 months ago

Google I/O: Pixel Tablet, Pixel Fold, Pixel 7a

New hardware device offerings include a budget Pixel 7a smartphone, a foldable Pixel smartphone, as well as a Pixel tablet

1 year ago

Indian Start-Ups Demand Delay For New Google Payment System

Group of Indian start-ups claims new Google in-app payment system allowing third-party providers charges 'unsustainable' fees

1 year ago

South Korea Fines Google £26m For Blocking Rival App Store

South Korean regulator fines Google 42.1bn won for attempting to block the growth of rival app store One Store through…

1 year ago

Judge Rules Google Deleted Chats In Antitrust Case

US federal judge rules Google intentionally sought to “hide the ball” in high profile antitrust case by automatically deleting evidence

1 year ago

Qualcomm Partners Iridium For Satellite-Based Messaging On Android

Bye-bye mobile not-spots? Partnership will deliver satellite-based messaging for premium handsets running Android OS

1 year ago

WhatsApp To Stop Working On Older Mobile Phones

Millions of users of older iPhones and Android handsets are to lose access to WhatsApp, after support ends 31 December

1 year ago

Donald Trump Truth Social Gains Google Play Store Approval

Return of the Donald? Truth Social app from former US President gains approval for release on Google Play Store

2 years ago

Google Unveils Flagship Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, And Pixel Watch

New Pixel 7 smartphones unveiled today by Google, including first-ever Pixel smartwatch with Fitbit included

2 years ago

Google ‘Pressured In India’ Over Illegal Lending Apps

Google reportedly pressured in India to help block spread of illegal lending apps targeting vulnerable groups

2 years ago

EU Court Upholds Antitrust Android Ruling Against Google

European Union’s General Court upholds punishing antitrust ruling against Google over its Android operating system

2 years ago

Tim Cook Dismisses Google Pressure To Adopt RCS

Apple CEO Tim Cook suggests 'buy your mom an iPhone,' in response to question about no RCS support or integration…

2 years ago

Meta To Shutter Facebook Gaming App

That didn't last long. Meta is to close its Facebook Gaming app later this year – two years after it…

2 years ago

Google Seeks To Shame Apple Over RCS Refusal

Good luck convincing Tim. Google begins publicity campaign to pressure Aple into adopting the cross platform RCS messaging protocol

2 years ago

Samsung Unveils Two New Folding Smartphones

Foldable updates from Samsung. include new versions of its pocket sized square (Galaxy Z Flip 4), and the bigger folding…

2 years ago

Google To Delete Location History Of Users Who Visit Abortion Clinics

Google to automatically delete location history of users who go near sensitive locations such as abortion clinics following Roe v…

2 years ago

EU To Agree Universal Mobile Charger Port On Tuesday – Report

Apple's developer conference may be overshadowed by possible EU agreement for common charging port for all mobile devices

2 years ago

Google Unveils Smartphone, Watch, Tablet, Glasses At I/O Conference

Bunch of hardware reveals from Google at its I/O developer conference, including new Pixel smartphones, smartwatch, tablet, earbuds, and AR…

2 years ago

Pixel Watch Render Suggests Fitbit Integration

After years of rumours about potential Google’s Pixel Watch, render from respected leaker is revealed, touting name from the Lord…

2 years ago

EU Committee Agrees Common Charger For Mobile Devices

Apple not happy. Protracted effort by European Union to create universal charger for mobile devices nudges one step closer

2 years ago

Google To Limit Ad Tracking On Android Apps

More bad news for advertisers? Google announces the Privacy Sandbox will be expanded from web browser and will include Android…

2 years ago

Apple Releases ‘Tracker Detect’ For Android AirTag Detection

Preventing AirTag stalking? 'Tracker Detect' app lets Android users search for nearby active trackers such as Apple's AirTag

2 years ago