Google forced to open up Android to rival search engines in Russia

The £6.2m settlement sets new precedent for pre-installation of third-party apps and search engines, including Russia’s Yandex Google has been forced to open up Android to rival search engines and applications in Russia, after settling a...

12 ways to hack-proof your smartphone

Protect your privacy, your data and your peace of mind with this guide to beating thieves, whether they’re online or on the street As we’ve recently seen from leaked CIA documents, no one is immune to hacking attacks. Here’s how to protect...

Google unveils Android O, promising better battery life

Developer preview version of new operating system released showcasing a suite of improvements Google has released the developer preview for the next version of its operating system (OS), Android O (which will eventually get a sweet-themed name...
YouTube Gaming Highlights New VR Videos

YouTube Gaming Highlights New VR Videos

At last, watch Clash of Clans from every possible angle. The post YouTube Gaming Highlights New VR Videos appeared first on Geek.com.

Amazon and Google fight crucial battle over voice recognition

The retail giant has a threatening lead over its rival with the Echo and Alexa, as questions remain over how the search engine can turn voice technology into revenue Amazon and Google always thrive in the fourth quarter as people get out their...

What does the future of Android look like in a world with the Pixel?

Google’s decision to make its own smartphone might have looked like a blow to the likes of Samsung but the reality is much more interesting Android, the world’s most used mobile operating system, is going through a step change. For years,...

Google to European commission: Android is key to mobile competition

Android-maker dismisses accusations that Google abuses its market dominance to hinder competition Google has dismissed the European commission’s charges that it abuses the market dominance of its Android operating system to prevent rivals...

Google Pixel XL review: very good phablet but with price tag to match

Supersized smartphone doesn’t really bring anything new to the table, but it ticks most boxes, with great screen, camera and latest Android 7.1 Nougat The 5.5in Google Pixel XL is the company’s first own-brand phablet, the bigger brother...

Google Pixel review: an iPhone beater but not quite an Android king

First smartphone designed by Google from scratch ticks many boxes, but isn’t quite the stellar world beater some might expect Google has finally launched an own-brand smartphone, the Pixel, to challenge Apple head on and provide a premium...

Apps to keep you in tune with the times

From your own digital DJ to making a ‘lip-dub’ video, there are lots of inventive new ways to enjoy music There has, arguably, never been a better time to be a music fan, with more ways to discover, listen to and share music than ever before,...