OnePlus 5 review: as fast and smooth as Google Pixel, without the price tag

New smartphone continues phone’s USP of refined metal design and fluid user experience, but it’s not quite the bargain its predecessors were The new OnePlus 5 has big shoes to fill following, as it does, the excellent OnePlus 3 and 3T, which...

Google is killing off Android’s emoji blobs

The divisive icons have become a mainstay of Android, but now they’re being retired in favour of more conventional smiley faces The best emojis on the market are no more: Google’s weird blobs are being retired in favour of more conventional...

Google’s future is useful, creepy and everywhere: nine things learned at I/O

With Google Assistant coming to the iPhone, the company hopes to kill off Siri and wants to ‘see’ inside your home as it reiterates its AI-first approach There were whoops and cheers from developers as Google announced the incremental ways...

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...