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The GM 8 Go with Android Oreo surfaces, could be heading to MWC

9 monthes ago   |   By Gizchina

Google through its senior VPs Hiroshi Lockheimer in a blog post earlier today revealed that some of its partners would be announcing new smartphones powered by Android Oreo and Android One next week at Mobile World Congress. While no specific names were mentioned, it now appears General Mobile would be one of the first few
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Google Assistant will soon detect what language you're speaking in

Google Assistant will soon detect what language you're speaking in

9 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

Google Assistant is getting some important language upgrades this year. By the end of 2018, Google says it'll be able to understand and speak 30 languages, enough to cover 95 percent of Android users. And sometime later this year, the Assistant won't be limited to speaking one language at a time. It'll automatically detect your language each time you speak and respond in kind. So if you're multilingual, you'll no longer have to pick only a single language to use with the Assistant.
The Assistant launched widely this time last year, but it was only available in one language - English - at...
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Google plans deeper Assistant integration with phones and wireless carriers

Google plans deeper Assistant integration with phones and wireless carriers

9 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

Google is announcing a bunch of forthcoming updates to Assistant today, but one arrives right away: routines , a feature announced back in October that'll allow Assistant to perform multiple actions at once from a single command you set up ahead of time. It's a simple concept, but it should be a handy addition for people with lots of smart home gadgets.
The other two announcements being made today will arrive throughout the year: deeper integration between the Assistant and both smartphones and carriers. The first may sound strange - Assistant is already integrated into your phone, after...
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5 Big Changes Coming to Google Assistant

5 Big Changes Coming to Google Assistant

9 monthes ago   |   By Tom's Guide

Google plans to add more skills to its digital assistant, from combining multiple tasks into a single command to supporting multiple languages at once.
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MWC 2018: Samsung's Galaxy S9 reveal and everything else you need to know

MWC 2018: Samsung's Galaxy S9 reveal and everything else you need to know

9 monthes ago   |   By PC World

The new phones are coming! Mobile World Congress is nearly upon us, and soon we'll be feasting our eyes on the latest and greatest Android has to offer. So whether you're attending the big show or just checking out the keynote streams online, here's everything we expect to see: MWC 2018: Samsung
Venture Beat
Renders of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ have leaked in all their glory. To read this article in full,
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GM Android Oreo Phone Leaks With 18:9 Display

GM Android Oreo Phone Leaks With 18:9 Display

9 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Several images depicting what's said to be General Mobile's upcoming Android Oreo smartphone leaked online earlier today, having been obtained by Android Authority. The phone maker will reportedly advertise the product as the GM 8 Go and launch it with Android 8.1 Oreo. While the handset is targeted at the entry-level segment of the market, it boasts a relatively modern-looking design centered around an elongated display panel featuring an aspect ratio of 18:9, i.e. 2:1. The budget-friendly nature of the device is still reflected on its regular-sized bezels and its largely plastic build...
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Does the Google Pixel 2 have Bluetooth issues?

Does the Google Pixel 2 have Bluetooth issues?

9 monthes ago   |   By Android Central

It all depends.
As great as the first-generation Google Pixel was, one thing it wasn't was a perfect phone. The Pixel had its fair share of issues, with one of the most annoying being inconsistent Bluetooth performance.
The Pixel 2 fixes a lot of the complaints people had with its older sibling, but how does it fare when it comes using Bluetooth?
One of our forum users recently asked this very question, and these are a few of the responses they received.
Almeuit 02-21-2018 02:56 PM

Some people have issues with various cars. With my 2017 F150 and my BT headset I use at work I have had no...
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Send in the clones: MWC gives us our first look at the Google smart displays to come

Send in the clones: MWC gives us our first look at the Google smart displays to come

9 monthes ago   |   By TechRadar

MWC 2018 may not have officially started yet at the time of writing, but that hasn't stopped French company Archos from unveiling its Google Assistant powered smart display that's going to be on show at the conference. Just when the world was starting to get used to the idea of smart speakers, along come smart displays and upset the market. Essentially a smart speaker with a screen, the smart display is already establishing itself as an essential part of the smart home setup. The first major smart display to hit the market was Amazon's Echo Show , and even with no YouTube it's still...
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Google: First sub-$50 Android Go smartphones will be out next week

Google: First sub-$50 Android Go smartphones will be out next week

9 monthes ago   |   By ZDnet

Google hopes cheap Android Go devices will convince consumers worldwide to upgrade from feature phones.
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First Android Go smartphone will be launched at the MWC 2018

First Android Go smartphone will be launched at the MWC 2018

9 monthes ago   |   By TechRadar

Google has finally made the decision to launch the first Android Go smartphone at the Mobile World Congress 2018 this weekend. Whispers of Android Oreo has been making the rounds for a while with the promise of an operating system designed specifically for budget phones that don't come equipped with extensive RAM or processing power. Google claims that the aim of Android Go is to make smartphones attainable in developing markets that have the largest populations of budget consumers. It does this by stripping out all the bloated features of the traditional Android interface and focusing on...
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MWC: Google to showcase first Android Go handsets starting at under 40 quid

MWC: Google to showcase first Android Go handsets starting at under 40 quid

9 monthes ago   |   By The Inquirer

Go Google Go, Go, Google be good
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Google confirms multiple Android One and Android Oreo phones are coming at MWC 2018

9 monthes ago   |   By Pocketnow

Google itself is probably not planning to unveil a lot of exciting stuff at MWC 2018, but multiple "partners" have Android One and Oreo phones in the pipeline.
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