Google street view now works in outer space. Google Street View partnered with the European Space Agency to create a walk-through of the International Space Station. Taking the street view a little outside the planet Earth, Google now lets you pay a virtual visit and explore the entire habitable portion of the ISS and the interiors of two commercial spacecraft, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus and SpaceX’s Dragon.
While the regular street view let us see places like the Mount Everest, London. etc. navigating the ISS street view image is a bit different from the typical setup. Google also [...]
The original Google Glass was designed to log everyday life events, answer random search queries etc. The Glass designers expected people to live their lives in tandem with a wraparound frame and a tiny computer screen hovering over their eye. The glory of the consumer version of Google Glass was expected to take the streets by storm. But this glory was short lived as the initial users faced many problems with the Glass, delivering less than it promised and was further criticised for privacy violation. After three years of efforts to keep the product afloat, Google’s parent company, Alphabet and its sister company, the “moonshot factory” decided to shut down the [...]
The unveiling of Google’s Flagship smartphone, the Pixel XL 2 is still a couple of months away, so here’s some pixel respite for those craving for a sight of the new Pixel XL .
An exclusive report from Android Police reveals that Google’s 2nd-generation Pixel XL features an LG-made 6″ AMOLED display with a 2:1 aspect ratio with minimal bezel and rounded corners. This gives the next-generation XL a contemporary look. The “3D” glass effect with a flat screen is an interesting feature. Next up are the wide speaker grille at the top and the front-facing camera, however, unfortunately we are unaware of the status on the headphone jack. Google [...]
With no releases yet, from Google this year, recent reports have claimed that Google will be launching two Pixel successors codenamed “muskie” and “walleye” in 2017. A separate fresh report has, however, taken the number up to 3. Rumors suggest that Google might launch a third device along with the Pixel successors, and it will most likely be codenamed, “Taimen”. This seems legit, considering codenames of previous Google Pixel smartphones (read Sailfish and Marlin).
The report claims that “Taimen”, which is actually the name of a fish, will have a larger screen than “Muskie” and “Walleye”. Google [...]
Google recently announced its decision to roll out the Google Assistant for Android Marshmallow and Nougat smartphones. At the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Google’s Product Management Director Gummi Hafsteinsson hinted that Google Assistant might also be launched across iPhones.
Hafsteinsson revealed at MWC that Google Assistant will now be available on Android TV, Android Wear 2.0 and Android Auto.
I don’t think we have anything to announce at this point, but I think the general philosophy is that we would like to have the Assistant available to as many people as possible.
While the search engine giant made a prominent move in introducing [...]
The Mobile World Congress 2017 is finally wrapping up, and the event was marked by the presence of many representatives of major tech companies . One of them was Google’s newly appointed hardware lead, Rick Osterloh.
The Google Pixel was launched on 20 October, 2016 and since then, the rumors about its successor have been doing rounds. At a round-table, Osterloh confirmed that the Pixel was not a singular experiment, and a Pixel 2.0 is expected. While speaking to Eric Hermann from Android Pit, Ostreloh said, “There is an annual rhythm in the industry. So, you can count on us to follow it. You can (also) count on a successor this year, even if you don’t hear a [...]
In a YouTube video, Google announced that it will start rolling out Google Assistant for eligible Android Marshmallow and Nougat devices today. Google’s plans of rolling out the Google Assistant for Android devices was initially unveiled during the Mobile World Congress 2017.
The availability of the update will not be in the form of an app. Instead, Google will introduce the Google Assistant to Android devices through the inclusion of a functionality in the Google Play Store. An update to Google Play services will pop up in the Google Play Store, which means you’re getting the Assistant on your device. Users must be using an Android Marshmallow or Nougat device [...]
Google has partnered with the Indian Government to launch a toilet finder built into Maps in India. India has one of the worst toilet problems in the world. With over 70 % households lacking basic toilet facilities, this tool aims to help people with access to smartphones, which surprisingly is more than those with toilets.
Google and the Ministry of Urban Development in India have made this tool simple enough that a user can search in multiple Indian languages for words like “toilet,” “lavatory,” “swachhata” and “shulabh.”
This is also a crowd sourced platform which will populate the condition and availability of toilets [...]
the Google Pixel phones have finally gone on sale in India, with preorders ending today. The Pixel is the Google’s attempt to make mainstream flagship handsets killing the Nexus line in the process. The new Pixel and Pixel XL phones feature some of the latest specs and the newest build, Android 7.1 along with Google Assistant pre-loaded.
We recently unboxed the Google Pixel Xl, which is the bigger variant of the Google Pixel. Prices for the Google Pixel phones start at Rs. 57000 and go upto Rs. 76000 for the Google Pixel XL with 128 GB storage.
The phones run on Snapdragon 821 and is optimised heavily with the hardware and the new Android 7.1 Nougat which is [...]
Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL leave the Nexus in their dust, defining a new category for Google and their proprietary smartphone. Much like Apple with their iPhone, Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are made by the company from the ground up. http://fkrt.it/Pd1OjTuuuN
The packaging for the Pixel will be very iconic of Google colours, we are unboxing the Quite Black Google Pixel XL , while the phones are available in three colours (Quite Black, Really Blue, Very Silver) in the US and two colours worldwide the black and silver variants.
Inside the Box:Google Pixel XL Stereo In Ear Earphones + Tips Wall Charger 3AMP USB Type C to USB [...]
The Google Pixel is a successor to the successful Nexus line of phones which started to dwindle in popularity towards the end of their cycle. Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL are what iPhone and iPhone Plus are to Apple, proprietary phones, designed to work perfectly well with their software. The Google Pixel and Pixel XL also break the traditional price barrier for Nexus devices pricing them upwards of US$ 649 and in India starting at a Rs. 57000 slightly short of the iPhone 7 price tag. However, the Google Pixel has failed to excite the Indian consumers like the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus did, according to our source at Flipkart. The company has received little pre-orders and [...]
As promised the Google Pixel has gone up for Pre-Order in India starting 13th Oct. The Pixel and Pixel XL which are priced between Rs. 57000 and Rs. 76000 are a far cry from the pricing norm surrounding Nexus devices, which the pixel phones are replacing. The Phones will be available online on Flipkart and through several other outlets including Reliance Digital , Tata Croma among others. Flipkart is offering Rs. 27000 Exchange offer for a trade in of your old phone.
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are Google’s answer to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus. DXOmark rates the Google Pixel’s camera at 89 a 3 points above the iPhone 7. The [...]