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Google’s new emulator makes Android Automotive development easier

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Volvo/ Google With both the Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 set to launch sometime in 2020, there’s still sometime before the first slate of Android Automotive cars make their way to consumers. Thankfully, Google is making it easier for developers to create apps for the infotainment system to ensure a […]

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Google adds seasonal Nest doorbell ringers in time for Halloween

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Rawpixel via Getty Images If you’re the type of person who goes all out each Halloween decorating your home to make it the star of the neighborhood, Google wants to help. Starting today, the company is updating Nest Hello video doorbells to add a new seasonal ringtone to help create […]

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Pixel 4 and 4 XL review: A slightly flawed taste of the future

Engadget RSS Feed Pixel 4 XL Get more info Get more info 85 Scores Engadget 85   Critic Not yet scored   Users Not yet scored   Key Specs Type  Smartphone Operating system  Android Screen size  6.3in Internal memory  64GB Camera  Yes Pixel 4 Get more info Get more info 83 Scores Engadget 83   […]

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Google and Amazon approved home speaker apps that spied on users

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Privacy is a hot topic in the realm of smart speakers, from employees listening in on recordings and auditors accessing user locations. Now, another issue regarding speakers has been raised, after security researchers revealed that apps accepted by the Amazon Alexa and Google Home platforms could be used to phish […]

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Google will fix Pixel 4 face unlock issue with ‘eyes open’ update

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Engadget Shortly after Google’s Pixel 4 launch last week, the BBC discovered that its Face Unlock biometric security system would unlock your phone, even if your eyes were closed. That would mean that someone could unlock your phone even if you were sleeping, which makes the Pixel 4 a less […]

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Google to fix ‘bug’ that uploads free full-quality iPhone pics to Photos

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Jon Fingas/Engadget Google is about to patch a quirk in Photos that effectively gives iPhone users a free ride. The company told Android Police in a statement that it’s planning to fix a Google Photos “bug” that stores iOS photos in their original quality without counting toward Google Drive usage, […]

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Recommended Reading: The Google Stadia controller prototypes

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links An exclusive look at how Google designed its Stadia game controller Stan Horaczek, Popular Science We’ve known for months that Google built its own controller for the upcoming Stadia game streaming service. But Popular Science recently got a behind-the-scenes look at the design process, including a glimpse of the “hundreds” […]

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Alphabet’s Wing starts drone deliveries to US homes

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Wing Alphabet’s Wing has started making deliveries by drone to homes in the US for the first time. During a pilot program in Christiansburg, Virginia, drones will drop off packages from FedEx, Walgreens and local retailer Sugar Magnolia, which include over-the-counter medication, snacks and gifts. Alphabet says it’s the first […]

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The Engadget Podcast: What do we lose if Google is everywhere?

Engadget RSS Feed Google is all about ambient computing. That much was made clear at the company’s launch event this week. Its products were leaked so thoroughly that there were barely any surprises left. Yet, finally getting to see Google’s full portfolio of devices makes it clear: the company is very serious about getting into […]

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Verizon and T-Mobile aren’t supporting RCS on the Pixel 4 at launch

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Google has been pushing its SMS-alternative Rich Communication Services (RCS) for years. And it’s no secret that the roll out has been a bit of a mess. Now, in another set back, Verizon and T-Mobile will not support RCS messaging on the Pixel 4 at launch. Both Verizon (Engadget’s parent […]

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