In this week’s top stories: Project Fi’s ‘Travel Trolley’ vending machines, Google Home updates and recommendations, ZTE Max XL arrives, Larry Page-backed Kitty Hawk demos its flying EV, and much more.
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We kick things off this week with new Project Fi ‘Travel Trolley’ vending machines bringing free travel goodies to nine airports.
Ben shows you the smart home products he’s using with Google Home as Assistant adds step-by-step audio instructions for 5 million recipes. Some Galaxy S8 owners are having trouble with fast wireless charging. And Google posts end-of-life dates for Pixel phones with security patches guaranteed through late 2019.
Qualcomm & Samsung are reportedly working on Snapdragon 845 to debut in Galaxy S9. Google-made Bluetooth headphones with noise canceling get revealed by FCC (but they appear to be for internal use only). And Larry Page-backed Kitty Hawk shows off its flying electric ‘car’ available later this year in this week’s top video.
These and the rest of this week’s top stories below:
- Android TV builds based on Nougat are now available for the Raspberry Pi 3
- ZTE Max XL brings near-stock Android 7.1.1 and a Snapdragon 435 for $129
- Some Galaxy S8 owners are having trouble with fast wireless charging
- No, Motorola is probably not switching to the ZUI skin for upcoming devices (in the US, at least)
- Casio’s Pro Trek WSD-F20 rugged Android Wear smartwatch is now available for $499
- Google Pixel excels at nighttime photography, though post-processing required [Gallery]
- Qualcomm & Samsung reportedly working on Snapdragon 845, to debut in Galaxy S9
- Google posts end-of-life dates for Pixel phones, security patches guaranteed through late 2019
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- These are the smart home products I’m using with Google Home
- Google Assistant now has step-by-step audio instructions for 5 million recipes on Google Home
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- Project Fi’s ‘Travel Trolley’ vending machines w/ free travel goodies are now at 9 airports
- Google-made Bluetooth headphones with noise canceling revealed by FCC [Gallery]
- Google adds more Indian languages to Translate & Gboard, neural machine translation in Chrome
- Google Play Store app A/B testing new scrolling ‘Similar apps’ panels
- Chrome 59 will fully support animated PNGs
- Nominees for 2017 Google Play Awards revealed, winners announced at I/O