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,...

Google Pixel phone leaked before unveiling

Google’s own-brand phone revealed in promotional images by Carphone Warehouse before official unveiling on Tuesday Google’s new own-brand Pixel smartphones have been revealed a day before their official unveiling after Carphone Warehouse...

Google announces first smartphone Pixel – as it happened

Google launches iPhone rival emphasising Google Assistant as well as Daydream VR, Home smart speaker and more at live event Google Pixel phone launched to take on iPhone Google launches new Assistant and puts it at heart of Home 6.35pm BST...

Pixel is a direct challenge to Apple – and a referendum on Google

After fighting long proxy war the two tech titans are now in same arena, as Google bets big on its new phone brand transferring to a market dominated by iPhone Google has just launched a new smartphone, the Pixel, and for the first time this...

Google Pixel smartphone launched to take on Apple’s iPhone

Search company unveils first own-brand phone with 12 megapixel cameras and unlimited photo storage, pitting it directly against Apple Google Pixel phone launch – as it happened Google launches new Assistant and puts it at heart of Home Google...

Google launches WhatsApp competitor Allo – with Google Assistant

Google’s play for the future of chatbots and search includes smart replies, drawing on images, stickers and group chat Google has launched its latest mobile chat app, Allo, and with it Google Assistant – a chatbot that can be used in online...

Google cancels modular smartphone Project Ara

Company begins streamlining hardware businesses ahead of smartphone launch expected under its own Pixel brand Google’s ambitious Project Ara modular smartphone concept with interchangable components has been shelved. Reuters reports that Google...

Is it time to switch from iOS to Android?

With yet another iPhone in the pipeline, could it be time to make the change to Google’s operating system? These questions and answers may help you decide Apple is about to unveil its latest smartphone, likely to be called the iPhone 7. Plenty...

Android 7.0 Nougat review: longer battery life and faster operation

Subtle surface changes, including improved notifications and better multitasking, mask big improvements underneath in a solid step forward for Android Android 7.0 Nougat is the new version of Google’s mobile operating system, used by billions...