Actions on Google

‘Actions on Google’ are coming to iOS and Android

Google has announced a new feature for Assistant called ‘Actions on Google’. This feature acts similarly to Amazon’s Alexa Skills, but is now being made available for iOS and Android.

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Android 101: Shortcuts are the best Android feature you aren’t using

If you’re an Android newbie, we’re sure you’ve already figured out how to move around and set up icons on your homescreen to your liking. That’s the easy part. In this Android 101, we wanted to educate you on one of Android’s most underused features: shortcuts.

App Updates

3 Big New Google Photos Features

Google Photos is receiving some tender love and care as announced at Google I/O 2017, with three amazing new features headed our way.

Smart Reply is coming

Smart Reply is coming to Gmail for Android

Google has announced that Smart Reply is coming to Gmail for Android after it was initially introduced with Inbox, and migrated to Google Allo.

new stuff

4 awesome new Google Home features

Google Home was one of the big announcements from I/O 2016. This year, Google is adding some polish to home with a ton of new features.

iOS Apps

Google Assistant goes to the iPhone

Much to the chagrin of Android users in countries where Google Assistant still isn’t available, Google has just announced that the Google Assistant is headed to the iPhone.

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honor 5X review

If there’s anything history has taught us, it’s that it’s really hard for manufacturers to build a great smartphone for under $200. Somehow Huawei managed to do this with the honor 5X which on paper, appears to be the best budget Android device on the planet. But is it? Find out in our review.

News

Android now has over 2 billion users

Sundar Pichai opened up the Google I/O 2017 keynote with a very interesting stat: Android now has over 2 billion users. This is the big milestone leap that Google promised when the company professed their interest in having Android reach the next billion users. It’s clear by now that Android isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, …

let the fun begin

Google I/O 2017: We’re here!

For many people in the Android world, Google I/O is like Christmas. There will be a bunch of new stuff for developers and consumers alike. As the first Android blog in the world, of course, we are in attendance at the big event!

Hey Alexa

Alexa will soon be able to recite notifications

Amazon Alexa is great at providing information when you ask for it, but not when you don’t initiate the conversation. Amazon has announced that it’s working on bringing notification support to Alexa.

hello moto

New render shows off the front of the Moto Z2

The Moto Z2 family has started to show up in leaks. We’ve already seen the Moto Z2 Play and Moto Z2 Force, but the flagship Moto Z2 hasn’t been spotted. That is until now.

For the Fanatics

LG V20 Review

The LG V20 is the successor to the V10. Once again, the unique Second Screen has been invited to the party, along with Android Nougat and pretty much everything else you can imagine.