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The Pixel 6 will run on a chip developed by Google itself

Google’s phones coming out this autumn, including the presumed Pixel 6, will be among the first to run the GS101 “Whitechapel” chip. On an earnings call last fall, Google CEO Sundar Pichai preached “some deeper hardware investments” and a “great road map” to 2021. Many interpreted this to mean that Google would develop its own …

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Android 12 now has a device search API

Google released Android 12 Developer Preview 2 a month ago, and it gives us some hints that Google may be adding some features to the final release. Among those features is a new search widget, for Pixel Launcher, that will let users search for apps and contacts, Settings, and more on the device. It looks …

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Android Auto gets navigation, parking, and charging

Thanks to Google, Android Auto is getting support for a range of new apps, including navigation, parking, charging, and more. These apps include ChargePoint and PlugShare for electric and plug-in vehicles, navigation app T Map and A Better Route Planner, to name A few. What’s different is that drivers don’t need to sign up for …

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Google recommends that developers write system code using Rust

As a fairly complete mobile operating system, Android system involves many components. Broadly speaking, it can be divided into two parts, the application ecosystem and the operating system itself. For developers, the programming language of choice will vary depending on the part of Android being developed. Java and Kotlin are popular choices for application developers; …

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The iPhone 12 is half as strong as the Galaxy S21

Apple’s iPhone 12 series, released last fall, is holding up better than Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series, released earlier this year, according to Sellcell’s latest April 2021 mobile phone coverage rankings. In other words, if you want to trade in after about 12 months of use, the iPhone 12 series is still the best relative store …

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A Google Fi user in Hawaii received several messages from his friends on Monday night wishing him a happy Easter. The problem is that the messages were sent on Easter Sunday, April 4. Google acknowledges that there is a messaging issue and has issued a notice to Fi users who receive SMS messages via Hangouts …

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Google acquires 3D audio startup Dysonics

Dysonics, a 3D audio startup, has been quietly acquired by Google, Foreign Protocol has learned. A number of Dysonics employees have joined Google in recent months, and they are now working on audio hardware development at Google. Google has also acquired the DySonics intellectual property, including some patents for tracking binaural sound — patents that …

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