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...

Android 7.0 Nougat: 11 tips and tricks

From speedier replies, settings and app switching to more emoji, hidden settings and a weird cat collecting game Google’s latest version of Android is already rolling out to the company’s Nexus and Pixel devices and will begin launching...

BlackBerry to stop making Classic smartphone, killing keyboards for good

Company to stop making device it hoped would entice users who prefer a physical keyboard, a symbolic shift away from handsets and toward software The smartphone pioneer BlackBerry will stop making its Classic model, the company said on Tuesday,...

Duo video calling app: Google launches cross-platform answer to FaceTime

App for Android and iOS aims to be simple, friction-free alternative to Skype, using your phone number to quickly place free video calls Google has finally launched Duo, its super-simple video calling app for Android and iOS, after the company...

Google is trying to stop you having to put in passwords

New open source project hopes to remove burden of remembering passwords and instantly log you into apps on Android, with plans to roll out across every platform Google has taken the next big step forward in its war against the password – an...

HummingBad Android malware: who did it, why, and is your device infected?

Android malware created by a Chinese advertising company has put as many as 85m devices at risk – here’s everything you need to know about it When researchers revealed that a Chinese advertising company had created one of the most pernicious...