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John Callaham / Android Authority:
Google says Pixel and Pixel XL are not guaranteed to receive Android OS updates after October 2018 or security updates beyond October 2019   —  As the saying goes, “All good things must come to an end.”  For owners of Google's Pixel and Pixel XL phones, the end for their Android and security updates won't be for a while, thankfully.
Apr 28, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context
John Callaham / Android Authority:
Google's Cloud Speech API, which recognizes over 80 languages and variants, comes out of beta, is now available to all developers   —  The same tools that handle the speech recognition features in Google Assistant can now be used by a larger audience.  The Google Cloud Speech API …
Apr 18, 2017, 8:35 PMIn context
John Callaham / Android Authority:
Google updates Play Store algorithm so that games get promoted based on continued user engagement instead of installs   —  As this year's Game Developer Conference gets underway in San Francisco, Google says it is making some changes to its Play Store tools specifically to help game developers bring more attention to their titles.
Feb 28, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
John Callaham / Android Authority:
T-Mobile rolls out update to Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones that prevents battery from charging, becoming the first major US carrier to do so   —  Samsung's previously announced plan to kill the battery in the remaining active Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in the US has begun.
Dec 27, 2016, 2:40 PMIn context
John Callaham / Android Authority:
Google acquires Cronologics and its smartwatch OS to help improve Android Wear   —  Google is still looking to improve its standing in the smartwatch industry with Android Wear .  Today, it was revealed that a smartwatch startup, founded in part by former Google employees, will now be working on Android Wear directly.
Dec 12, 2016, 10:35 PMIn context
John Callaham / Android Authority:
Samsung Pay adds Rewards program to incentivize its use, offering gift cards, products, and more   —  There's yet another incentive for people who can access Samsung Pay to use the company's digital payment service.  Today, the company officially announced Samsung Rewards …
Nov 14, 2016, 4:20 PMIn context
John Callaham / Android Authority:
BlackBerry launches 5.5-inch DTEK60 Android smartphone for $499 unlocked, compatible only with GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile   —  The BlackBerry DTEK60 is now official.  The company's third Android-based smartphone is available for the price of $499.
Oct 26, 2016, 1:35 PMIn context
John Callaham / Windows Central:
NVIDIA announces Ansel in-game photography feature letting users take 360-degree screenshots that can later be viewed with VR headset or mobile VR   —  NVIDIA's Ansel will let gamers take incredible in-game screenshots  —  NVIDIA has announced a new in-game camera photography feature called Ansel.
May 6, 2016, 10:45 PMIn context
John Callaham / Windows Central:
Microsoft plans to offer tool to port Chrome extensions to Edge browser   —  Windows Insider members can try out a few extensions in Microsoft Edge on the PC version of Windows 10, with more promised in the future.  However, a lot more could find their way to Edge if Microsoft sticks to a plan …
Mar 20, 2016, 9:55 PMIn context
John Callaham / Android Central:
Fewer than 700 Jolla Tablets will ever ship; 21K backers may eventually get a refund   —  Fewer than 700 Jolla Tablets will ever ship; 21,000 backers will eventually maybe get a refund  —  Just 540 additional Jolla Tablets will be shipped out to backers of the original Indiegogo crowdsourced campaign …
Jan 29, 2016, 11:30 PMIn context

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