September 30

Here’s every Google app getting an Android tablet UI, and what updates are live [U: Play Store]

At I/O 2022, Google announced that it will update over 20 of its first-party apps for large screens in a show of its commitment to the form factor. This will undoubtedly improve the experience for existing owners and is meant to encourage other developers to do the same. Here’s every Google app on Android that […]

September 12

Google Drive debuts new circular Material You widget design on Android tablets

Last week, Google announced that it was optimizing widgets for Android tablets. The updated Google Drive widget is now rolled out with an interesting circle design that’s new for Material You.

September 8

Google optimizing widgets for Android tablets, starting with Drive and Keep

Google is continuing its Android tablet push with widgets optimized for large screens. The first tablet widgets are coming from Google Drive and Keep.

September 23

Nothing confirms ‘Ear (Stick)’ earbuds are coming, ‘entirely new’ product from Ear (1)

Carl Pei’s Nothing hit the scene with its Ear (1) earbuds last year, and has since debuted its first Android smartphone. Now, the company has officially confirmed a new pair of earbuds set to arrive later this year, the Nothing Ear (Stick).

September 14

Google Workspace branding comes to Keep and other Android apps

In recent months, “Google Workspace” branding has been appearing on more Android splash screens, and Google Keep is now the latest example.

September 22

YouTube Music for Android bug keeps your screen on [U: Fixed]

A recent bug with the YouTube Music app on Android keeps your display on, regardless of the set screen timeout interval.

October 3

Pixel Watch ‘Active’ band will apparently cost $49 as early hands-on shows off proprietary connector

Google’s Pixel Watch is set to cost $349 as we’ve reported, but what about its bands? According to a new early hands-on, the Pixel Watch “Active” band will cost around $50.

September 9

Android 13 QPR1 adds animation to Quick Settings toggles

The brand-new Android 13 QPR1 Beta 1 update comes with a number of key refinements, the most notable being the addition of animation to common Quick Settings toggles.

September 27

Google Home app redesigning TV, fan, vacuum, and other controls [Update: Rolling out]

Ahead of a “next generation design,” the Google Home app is rolling out a redesign of “controls for popular smart home devices.” 

Today

Google launches Pixel Watch with Fitbit, 24-hour battery on October 13 from $349

Google previewed the Pixel Watch in May at I/O 2022 and is now ready to fully detail, as well as launch its first Wear OS device.

September 9

Galaxy Z Flip 4’s new hinge pops out of place in extreme torture test [Video]

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is a marvel in itself, and while it seems like the physics-defying phone is fragile, the Flip 4 can take a beating. That is, until you try to break the Z Flip 4 in half in a torture test.

September 7

Sony teases Android gaming ambitions that probably won’t revive the Xperia Play

With Android gaming on a major upswing as of late, Sony is preparing to announce new “gaming gear” that unfortunately still doesn’t look like the Xperia Play sequel we’ve been waiting for.

September 22

Here’s every app that supports Material You’s themed icons on Android 13

Google debuted the ability to have themed icons on the homescreen in Android 12, designed to help go all-in on Material You theming. Now, in Android 13, third-party apps can get in on the fun of themed icons; here’s an ongoing list of apps that support the functionality.

September 8

Upcoming Pixel tablet and dock appear in new Android 13 animations

We’ve now gotten our best look yet at the dock accessory for the 2023 Pixel tablet thanks to new animations in the latest Android 13 Beta.

September 12

These are the best cases you can get for the Galaxy Z Flip 4

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 can be a difficult phone to buy a case for. Because of the bending motion, there’s an added complication and if done wrong, can make for a case with a bad experience attached. Here’s our roundup of some of the best cases you can get for the Galaxy Z Flip 4 from brands like Incipio, Spigen, and Otterbox.

August 30

Google Search tests letting you bookmark pages directly from mobile results

Last September, the Google app redesigned its “Collections” tab, and the system built in to Search for bookmarks is now becoming more prominent with a save button directly on mobile web results. 

August 29

Google Docs now has an easy way to add emoji

Earlier this year, Docs on the web introduced emoji reactions and Google is now making it very simple to insert emoji as you’re writing. 

August 16

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides now offer individual control over accessibility settings

Google products are generally well-equipped when it comes to accessibility tools, but Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides are now picking up an enhancement to their existing tools.

Yesterday

Pixel Watch: All of the last-minute leaks [Video]

Google’s first smartwatch is highly anticipated to the point that it likely won’t be able to live up to unbearable expectations. After almost nothing for months, the Pixel Watch leaks have come thick and fast. Here’s everything you need to know.

August 24

Google Play Store not showing all your ‘Recently updated’ Android apps

Google recently addressed an issue where version numbers disappeared from the Play Store, and a similar problem in that vein has now appeared involving the “Recently updated” list.

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