Google continues its hardware bet with HTC

After weeks of speculation, Google has finally announced that it is absorbing HTC’s Pixel phone team into its own hardware organization. In a blog post by Google’s Senior Vice President of Hardware – Rick Osterloh, the agreement would see “a team of HTC talent” join Google as part of its hardware organization. He also revealed that the same team has worked closely with the company on its Pixel line of smartphone and that the agreement would include a “non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual property”. The US$1.1 billion deal will still allow HTC to…

Everything you need to know from Google I/O 2016

  In its annual Google I/O conference for developers, the company made several announcements on what it has been working on and showed a sneak peek of what’s coming on the software and hardware side of Google. Below are the biggest announcements from Google I/O 2016: Google Home Google’s answer to Amazon’s Echo home personal assistant cum speaker is finally here. The non-portable cylinder shape speaker comes with far field microphones that are always listening so that it can process your queries (“What’s the weather like for the next 5…

TOP 5 announcements from Google September Event 2015

If you’re still undecided on getting the iPhone 6s/6s Plus or iPad Pro for Christmas, Google just made it harder with its new Android software and hardware line-up! 1. Android 6.0 Marshmallow release date The new Android 6.0 focuses on mainly improving the search, notifications and privacy functions on its devices. It’s Now on Tap feature can now be integrated into specific apps, allowing users to use Google search and voice commands with it. For example, while chatting with your friend about a particular restaurant, Now on Tap will pull…