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Google Fiber will launch in San Antonio and Louisville without the traditional TV add-on; company says change does not apply to existing markets   —  Late last year, Google Fiber halted future deployment and in July lost its latest CEO after only five months.
Oct 5, 2017, 11:30 PMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Android One launches in the US with Moto X4, available on Project Fi at $399   —  Back in June, Project Fi unceremoniously announced via Twitter that a mid-tier device that supports Google's MVNO service would be coming soon.  This was in line with our reporting from earlier in the year …
Sep 20, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google to offer Play Protect branding for phones and tablets that follow Android security requirements, calling them “Certified Android devices”   —  To feature the Play Store and run Google's first-party apps, Android manufacturers have always had to meet certain requirements.
Aug 28, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
APK teardown shows Google may be developing Assistant-equipped headphones codenamed Bisto   —  The latest beta of the Google app is rolling out today and it reveals a great deal of new information about “Bisto.”  References to a new device type emerged with version 7.0 in April and only returned earlier this month to the app.
Aug 22, 2017, 11:50 PMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
HTC filing with FCC reveals Google Pixel 2 will have an “Active Edge” branded squeeze feature   —  While this year's Pixel XL successor widely rumored to be manufactured by LG, the smaller Pixel is expected to be again made by HTC.  Recent leaks points to the device looking near identical …
Aug 15, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google Photos rolling out archive feature that removes images from the main photos tab, but retains them in albums and search results   —  While a number of exciting features are in store for Google Photos in the coming months, the service is currently rolling out a simple, but very useful addition.
May 25, 2017, 10:25 AMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google debuts Family Group feature to easily share calendars, photos, notes, Google Play Family Library, Play Music, and YouTube TV among up to 6 people   —  Google has increasingly added family friendly functionality in its products.  Today, the company is introducing a “Family Group” …
May 23, 2017, 6:25 PMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google Home adds hands-free calling, proactive assistance, Bluetooth streaming, visual responses via connected devices, Spotify Free and SoundCloud support   —  At I/O 2017, Google has announced a slew of new features for their Home connected speaker.  Major new features include hands-free calling …
May 17, 2017, 1:59 PMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google Play Games Services to drop iOS support, remove Gifts, Requests, and more on Android by March 2018   —  Google Play Games Services (GPGS) has long supported iOS with game analytics tools and social multi-player features.  However, as part of a streamlining effort …
Apr 5, 2017, 12:25 AMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Apple updates its Apple Music for Android app with on-screen lyrics and refreshed iOS 10-style design organized around Library, Browse, For You, Radio sections   —  Apple Music for Android has received a huge revamp today following the release of iOS 10 for iPhone and iPad last September.
Apr 4, 2017, 6:05 PMIn context

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