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Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google denies Nikkei report about the relaunch of its China-specific map service and iOS app, says a web version has been available in the country “for years”   —  According to a Google spokesperson, the company has not made any announcements or changes to Maps for China.
Jan 15, 2018, 11:25 PMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google says its employees and its philanthropic arm Google.org donated $260M to nonprofits in 2017   —  In light of hurricanes, attacks, and other disasters this year, Google has provided aid through donations and employee matching initiatives.  In 2017, employees and the Google.org philanthropic arm gave $260 million to nonprofits.
Dec 8, 2017, 11:00 PMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google says Chrome will start blocking malicious auto-redirects in version 64, rolling out over the coming months   —  In recent versions, Chrome has implmented various measures to increase security and ensure a good user experience, like preventing content from autoplaying.
Nov 8, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google brings Science Journal data monitoring app to iOS and redesigns it to improve note taking   —  Last year, Google released a nifty Science Journal app that takes advantage of the sensors in your Android device to capture various scientific readings.  Google has now redesigned the app …
Oct 25, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
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

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