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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
Bogdan Petrovan / Android Authority:
LG confirms it has received investment offers after rumors surfaced about proposed ~$880M Google investment into its OLED display panel business   —  In a regulatory filing for the Korean stock exchange, LG confirmed that it received offers of investment for its OLED display business …
Apr 11, 2017, 9:15 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
Jimmy Westenberg / Android Authority:
Feb 26, 2017, 9:25 AMIn context
Kris Carlon / Android Authority:
The Information: Huawei shipped 139M smartphones in 2016, up almost 30% YoY; consumer division revenues grew 42% to $26B as profits declined ~10% to $2B   —  We've already reported on Huawei's dramatic growth over the last year.  The company sold 30 percent more phones in 2016 than in the year previous …
Feb 13, 2017, 10:50 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

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