Google Home Hub to Serve As Nexus of Our Digital Lives
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Google today announced the Google Home Hub, a new smart display that features a 7-inch screen for use in the home. The Hub features the Google Assistant and dedicated tools to help people manage their other devices, content, and accounts. The Hub uses custom fabrics, features rounded corners, and comes in four different colors. Google specifically chose to not include a camera with the device so the Home Hub can be used in bedrooms and other private spaces. Voice-based commands will let people access YouTube, play music, search for recipes, control smart home gear, and much more. An ambient light sensor on the top ensures the screen is always optimized for the lighting conditions. Google has worked to create a step-by-step guide for recipes that can be controlled via voice. The idea is to let people access the recipe even when their hands are dirty during cooking. The Hub is based Android. It is available for pre-order starting today for $149 and will reach stores October 22.
Andy Rubin's Essential PH-1 Boasts Titanium Frame, Magnetic Mods
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Essential Products, the startup being run by Andy Rubin, who helped create the Android operating system, announced its first smartphone today, the PH-1. The PH-1 is a high-end handset crafted from a titanium shell that Rubin claims is more robust than aluminum and more resistant to damage when dropped.
Motorola Updates Affordable Lineup for 2018
Apr 19, 2018
Motorola today announced four new affordable Android phones coming to the U.S. market before mid-year.
Huawei P10 to Come in Eight Pantone Colors
Feb 26, 2017
Huawei today announced the P10, its new mid-size flagship phone for 2017. The phone is similar in size to last year's P9, but with more rounded sides and corners to make it feel thinner.
Google Assistant Lets Device Makers Create Custom Actions
Mar 9, 2018
Google today introduced new Custom Device Actions for Google Assistant that will give devices native functionality specific to their hardware. Custom Device Actions build on the Assistant's existing Actions tool for issuing specific commands.
Google Reveals When Nexus Phones Will Cease Receiving Android Updates
Jun 22, 2016
Google revised its Nexus support page and provided more information on how long Nexus-branded phones will receive future software updates. Google says Nexus devices will get Android version updates (Lollipop, Marshmallow, etc.) for at least two years from when the device became available on the Google Store.