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Stephen Hall

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Stephen is Managing Editor at 9to5Google. You can find more of his current work on the flip side at 9to5Mac, as well as at 9to5Toys and Electrek. If you want to get in touch with Stephen, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Google+. Or, you can send him an email at stephen (at) 9to5mac (dot) com, or an encrypted email at hallstephen j (at) protonmail (dot) com.

 

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Yesterday

Today we’ve got Google launches Android Messages for Web, YouTube Music and YouTube premium launch in more countries, and Google kills booking Uber rides through Google Maps.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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June 15

Today we’ve got some interesting new features/changes spotted in the Google app, our Kyle Bradshaw dives deep into Fuchsia’s “Machina” emulator for running Linux on top of of the OS, and deals from 9to5Toys.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

This week we talk about long-shot rumors on Google’s forthcoming products. What we want to see in a Pixel Watch, rumors about Google’s first-party smart display, Pixelbook 2, AR products, and more.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

Livestream archive embedded below starts at 5:20 ET, 2:20 PT. Audio format available via the above podcast platforms on Saturday mornings.

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June 14

Today we’ve got Samsung launches the Chromebook Plus V2, Google redesigns Ad Settings w/ its Material Theme, Google Tasks comes to G Suite as a core service, and more.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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June 13

Today we’ve got a handful of leaks pertaining to the Samsung Gear S4 and Galaxy Note 9, Google appears to be working on Windows 10 certifications for the Pixelbook, and Google is testing Google Sans in Search.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Google’s Material Theme is slowly creeping its way into every corner of the company’s products, and that continues in part today with Google testing its “Google Sans” font in Search on mobile.

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Last week images surfaced on the web showing what is likely to be the Google Pixel 3 XL in the flesh, which prompted many concept artists to imagine what the phone might look like in its official marketing material. Now, one of those artists is back with more images, this time showing what the phone would look like if given last year’s color options…

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June 12

Today we’ve got a Google Home update that lets it do multiple things with a single query, the Pixel’s AR stickers coming to the LG G7 ThinQ, and Google Podcasts gets an update w/ a new icon, dedicated episode pages.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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June 8

Today we’ve got even more leaked photos of the Google Pixel 3 XL, a standalone Podcasts app, Android Messages support in Chrome OS, and the latest deals from 9to5Toys.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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This week we talk with Francisco Franco about his experiences with Material Theming, this week’s round of Pixel 3 XL leaks, and what’s new in Android P Developer Preview 3 (beta 2).

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players. Or you can download directly here.

Livestream archive embedded below, kicking off at 12 noon ET, 9 AM PT. Audio format available via the above podcast platforms on Saturday mornings.

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June 7

After months of deafening silence, the Google Pixel 3 leaks have been popping up relentlessly for the last couple weeks. From the initial sketchy leaked screen protectors and reports last week to the in-the-flesh images that leaked earlier today, the picture can’t get much clearer. Now, right on cue, notorious phone mockup artist PhoneDesigner has shared their latest take based on today’s images.

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Today we’ve got the first in-the-flesh images of the Google Pixel 3 XL, Google publishes its AI principles in response to Duplex and Project Maven controversies, and eSIM and Fi support in Chrome OS.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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A photo of a Google Pixel 3 XL prototype leaked earlier today, showing its notch-and-chin design, its ‘crosshatch’ code name, and the first look at what seems to be an all-glass back. If you had any doubt in your mind that it’s a real Google prototype, then I think those doubts can be settled. I found the mystery placeholder logo on the device’s back on an official Pixel 2 prototype from last year.

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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL leak season is upon us, and today it’s kicking into full gear. A couple of images have leaked (via the XDA forums) that could very possibly be our first look at the elusive Pixel 3 XL in the flesh, showing the design of both the front and back, its display notch, and more. expand full story

June 6

Today we’ve got the release of the third Android P developer preview, the first leak of the Galaxy Note 9, and a couple new Android phones from LG and Moto.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Today marks the release of Android P Developer Preview 3, and we’re just getting started digging into all the changes. The first and perhaps most noticeable change you’ll see when you install Developer Preview 3 are some design tweaks to the multitasking screen and new haptic feedback.

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June 5

Today we’ve got the big lie that was the Lenovo Z5, Google adding Family Link support for Project Fi, Linux apps on the Samsung Chromebook Plus, and buggy Pixel 2 XL.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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June 4

Today we’ve got the first leak of the precise display sizes for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, the launch of a Google Lens shortcut app on the Play Store, and Apple’s WWDC 2018.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Summer means tech event season. Last month we covered everything Google announced at its big developer show, Google I/O, and today was WWDC, which our friends over at 9to5Mac covered in a similar fashion. Whether or not you’re an Apple fan, you’re probably impacted by their products and announcements in some capacity. So here’s everything you need to know about Apple’s big show…

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June 2

This week marked the beginning of Pixel 3 and 3 XL rumor season, and one of the few reports about those phones that brought us solid details came from WinFuture’s Roland Quandt‏. Now, he’s shared the first information on another mysterious Google device — and this one’s supposedly built around a new Snapdragon chip.

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