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At least they come in multiple colors. From left to right: Coral, Lemongrass, Fog, and Charcoal. (Image source: Google)

Pixel Buds Pro: 4 features Google blatantly borrowed from Apple

At its annual I/O event, Google revealed the new Pixel Buds Pro. Available for preorder this July, take a look at what Google’s high-end headphones offer for US$199. Are the Pixel Buds Pro an innovative leap forward or simply AirP...
Brahm Shank, 16 May 2022 08:32
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The Pixel 6a is a great phone when considered in a vacuum — unfortunately it does not exist in a vacuum. (Image source: Google - edited)

Mediocre Pixel 6a: 3 older flagship phones that pummel Google's newest midranger

Google's latest stab at a midrange phone is lackluster at best — sure, it has Google's custom SoC, but the camera system is a rehash of last year's Pixel 5 and 5a, it only has a 60 Hz display, and now it's arguably less durable th...
Julian van der Merwe, 15 May 2022 10:18
Google Pixel 6 running Android 13 featuring enhanced Material You theming options that extend to app icons. (Image source: Google)

Android 13: 4 incredible new features revealed at I/O

At Google I/O 2022, the Mountain View tech giant revealed a number of exciting features coming to Android 13 later this year. Take a look at what to expect from the upcoming version of stock Android, including a more versatile Goo...
Brahm Shank, 15 May 2022 05:04
The Pixel Watch alongside the Pixel 6a, Pixel Buds Pro and the Pixel 7 series. (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel Watch to launch with older Samsung Exynos chipset predating the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic

According to reports, Google has utilised a Samsung Exynos chipset for this autumn's Pixel Watch. However, rather than the Exynos W920 or newer, Google is alleged to have opted for the chipset found in the Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Wat...
Alex Alderson, 14 May 2022 21:21
Google has not carried over the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro's fingerprint scanner to the new Pixel 6a. (Image source: Google)

Pixel 6a: Google confirms new mid-range smartphone has a different fingerprint sensor from those in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

The Pixel 6a may not contain all the glamorous features of the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro, but Google claims it has a hidden benefit up its sleeve. According to Rick Osterloh, Google has equipped the Pixel 6a with a new under-dis...
Alex Alderson, 13 May 2022 17:47
The P:ixel 6a. (Source: Google)

Pixel 6a prices for regions outside the US are revealed

Google has officially debuted the Pixel 6a, albeit with pricing in US dollars (US$) only, leaving consumers in additional countries where the new mid-range smartphone might also become available wondering how much they have to pay...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 13 May 2022 15:45
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Google introduces its latest Wallet. (Source: Google)

Google launches a new Wallet with support for digital IDs and more

Google has announced a second-gen Wallet in the course of its I/O 2022 keynote. This app is slated to support more than just payments this time around. It will also support the Mountain View giant's growing capacity to turn mobile...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 11 May 2022 23:02
The Pixel Buds Pro will launch in four colours for US$199. (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel Buds Pro: Premium earbuds revealed for $199 with ANC, Bluetooth multipoint and automatic audio switching

Google has announced the Pixel Buds Pro, a premium answer to the Pixel Buds A-Series. Launching this summer for US$199, the Pixel Buds Pro will be available in four colours, all with ANC and Bluetooth multipoint. The Pixel Buds Pr...
Alex Alderson, 11 May 2022 22:13
The Pixel Tablet will not arrive until 2023, at the earliest. (Image source: Google)

Google I/O 2022: Google Pixel tablet previewed ahead of 2023 release

Google has taken the unusual step of previewing a product over a year before its release. Not only has the company teased the Pixel Watch, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, it has also highlighted the design and features of next year's Pix...
Alex Alderson, 11 May 2022 21:49
Rick Osterloh wearing the upcoming Pixel Watch. (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel Watch: Teasers and availability showcased at Google I/O 2022

Google has lifted the lid on the Pixel Watch, its long-awaited smartwatch. While the company has highlighted the smartwatch's design and a few features, it will not be ready for a few more months yet.
Alex Alderson, 11 May 2022 21:16
The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will join the Pixel Watch at a separate launch event in the autumn. (Image source: Google)

Google previews the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro at Google I/O 2022

Google has teased the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro at the start of Google I/O 2022. So far, the company has confirmed a practical few design changes from the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, as well as hinting at a next-generation Google Tenso...
Alex Alderson, 11 May 2022 21:01
The Pixel 6a sports the design of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro but in a smaller package. (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel 6a: Mid-range and compact take on the Pixel 6 series launches for $449 with Google Tensor chipset

Google has unveiled the Pixel 6a, a handset that follows the design language of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Accordingly, the Pixel 6a features a Google Tensor chipset, but in a more compact chassis and for considerably less money...
Alex Alderson, 11 May 2022 20:44
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The Pixel 6a will continue with the Pixel 6 series' design language. (Image source: Techxine)

Google Pixel 6a: Leaker reports weaker than expected specifications ahead of anticipated Google I/O 2022 reveal

According to reports, the Pixel 6a will not feature as stellar specifications as some had hoped. The Pixel 6a is rumoured to be arriving later this week at Google I/O 2022, potentially with the Pixel Watch and a vanilla version of...
Alex Alderson, 09 May 2022 17:52
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The Pixel 6a will look similar to the Pixel 6. (Source: Google)

Google Pixel 6a reportedly enters production ahead of I/O

The Google Pixel 6a will make its debut soon as a Tensor-powered mid-range phone. While it's unknown when exactly the 6a will be announced, the rumor mill claims the phone has now entered production in Asia, which could indicate w...
Ricci Rox, 07 May 2022 08:01
The Pixel 7 series is not expected to arrive until the autumn. (Image source: AliExpress)

Google Pixel 7 Pro: Third-party cases are already orderable for Google's next-generation flagship smartphone

Google's next-generation flagship Pixel 7 series is not expected to launch for a while yet. Still, a third-party case maker has begun selling cases for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, showcasing largely unchanged designs.
Alex Alderson, 06 May 2022 19:36
The Google Pixel Watch in its 40 mm form. (Image source: u/tagtech414)

Google Pixel Watch battery capacity and connectivity options surface

Battery details for the Pixel Watch have leaked, as have the smartwatch's connectivity options. While the Pixel Watch may have a larger battery than the 40 mm and 42 mm versions of the Galaxy Watch4 series, it will only match the ...
Alex Alderson, 05 May 2022 00:16
The Pixel Buds 2. (Source: Editorial el Pirata)

Google Pixel Buds Pro set to take on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 2

A year after launching the mid-range Pixel Buds A, Google looks set to bring yet another TWS earbud device to the market. Supposedly, it will be branded as the Pixel Buds Pro and is coming soon—likely as a rival to the upcoming Ga...
Ricci Rox, 04 May 2022 21:36
The Pixel Fold as seen in Android 12L code. (Image source: 9to5Google)

Pixel Fold: Display details leak with Google first foldable smartphone set to feature a wider and smaller exterior display than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

Ross Young has outlined display differences between this year's Pixel Fold and Galaxy Z Fold4. While the pair are expected to feature similarly-sized interior displays, they may look quite different externally. Apparently, the Pix...
Alex Alderson, 03 May 2022 17:44
The Pixel 6 series should now deliver better haptic feedback in 'certain conditions and use cases'. (Image source: Jonas Elia)

Google releases May 2022 update to the Pixel 6 series and co. with improvements abound

Google has started distributing new updates to the Pixel 3a through Pixel 6 series. Dubbed the May 2022 update, the new software brings all eligible Pixel smartphones onto SP2A.220505.002, at least for unlocked handsets. The May 2...
Alex Alderson, 03 May 2022 16:12
Camera comparison: These Android smartphones take the most beautiful pictures

Camera comparison: These Android smartphones take the most beautiful pictures

Spring 2022. Currently, the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Find X5 Pro, Xiaomi 12 Pro, and Google Pixel 6 Pro are probably the best camera smartphones in the Android segment. We compared them in our test and got some surprising results.
Daniel Schmidt, 03 May 2022 02:05
The Pixel Watch joins the Galaxy Watch on its right and the Apple Watch on its left. (Image source: u/tagtech414 via reddit)

Pixel Watch leak: 4 eye-opening takeaways

Recently, #TeamPixel fans were given an alleged sneak peek at Google’s first dedicated smartwatch. In true iPhone 4 fashion, a near-final version of the device was found left behind at a bar in the US. Take a look at what to expec...
Brahm Shank, 02 May 2022 12:00
They are calling it Android 13 Tiramisu and I cannot write about Android without getting hungry...(Image source: Android Dev Blog/Unsplash - edited)

Android 13 Beta 1: 5 undeniably sweet features

With Android 13 Beta 1 rolling out to eligible developers ahead of its “platform stability” phase this June, many stock Android enthusiasts cannot wait to learn what is new in the latest build. Let’s take a closer look at what to ...
Brahm Shank, 29 Apr 2022 23:25
The Pixel Watch. (Source: Android Central)

More Google Pixel Watch details surface including pricing information

The Pixel Watch will be Google's first attempt at a smartwatch and is expected to rival the Apple Watch and Galaxy Watch series. The first-gen smartwatch leaked earlier, but new reports have now provided further information on the...
Ricci Rox, 29 Apr 2022 00:23
The Pixel Watch has a relatively small display, despite its 40 mm housing. (Image source: u/tagtech1414)

Google Pixel Watch: On wrist pictures arrive as leaker provides details about proprietary bands and remarks that it is the 'most comfortable watch ever'

The Reddit user who leaked hands-on photos of the Pixel Watch has finally shown what the smartwatch looks like on a wrist with its official bands attached. While Google's watch bands are a 'pain to attach the first time', the Pixe...
Alex Alderson, 27 Apr 2022 13:21
The Pixel Watch in between an Apple Watch and a Samsung Galaxy Watch. (Image source: u/tagtech414)

Pixel Watch rumoured to launch with the same sensors as the Fitbit Charge 5 and Fitbit Luxe

According to new rumours, the Pixel Watch relies on the same health tracking sensors that Fitbit includes in the Charge 5 and the Luxe. The Pixel Watch could debut in May alongside vanilla Wear OS 3 at Google I/O 2022 alongside th...
Alex Alderson, 26 Apr 2022 13:19
The next version of Google Assistant for Wear OS nears, but only for Wear OS 3. (Image source: Samsung Spain)

Google files Pixel Watch trademark as next-generation Google Assistant seen in Samsung Galaxy Watch4 advert

All signs are pointing toward Google announcing something smartwatch related at next month's Google I/O conference. Not only has Google filed a trademark for 'Pixel Watch' in the US, but Samsung has also showcased the long-awaited...
Alex Alderson, 25 Apr 2022 22:55
For scale. (Source:Tagtech414)

Pixel Watch: Comprehensive hands-on information of Google's upcoming wearable surfaces

The Google Pixel Watch made its first real-world appearance yesterday after it was "forgotten" at a restaurant in Chicago. The leaker has now come on Reddit to provide a thorough look at the smartwatch, in the form of an enthusias...
Ricci Rox, 25 Apr 2022 18:04
It's the Google Pixel Watch alright. (Source: Android Central)

Pixel Watch: Google's first smartwatch appears in the flesh

The Google Pixel Watch is expected to debut alongside the Pixel 7 series in October. The first-gen wearable from Google has now made its first appearance in the flesh, after being conveniently forgotten at a restaurant in the US.
Ricci Rox, 24 Apr 2022 13:46
The Pixel Watch should launch with multiple watch strap colours. (Image source: Evan Blass & 91mobiles)

Google Pixel Watch: Fresh leak showcases curved display, a digital crown and Fitbit integration

A closeup of the Pixel Watch has leaked, just a few weeks ahead of the Google I/O 2022 conference. The Pixel Watch has a curved display, a digital crown and will support Fitbit integrations. The Pixel Watch is not rumoured to be a...
Alex Alderson, 20 Apr 2022 12:11
The Pixel 6a will reportedly be available in black, white, and green finishes. (Image source: Onleaks/91Mobiles)

Pixel 6a rumors: 4 highly intriguing specs

Google is expected to debut a more affordable smartphone to join its Pixel lineup, dubbed the Pixel 6a, at its Google I/O event on May 11. Offering many of the same features and performance for a fraction of the price, here is wha...
Brahm Shank, 20 Apr 2022 03:52
The Pixel 6a will not support all of Google's latest camera features, despite the inclusion of a Google Tensor SoC. (Image source: @OnLeaks)

Pixel 6a: Google's next mid-range smartphone will not support all Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro camera features, even with the same Google Tensor SoC

Reportedly, Google will reserve some of its latest Pixel camera features for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, even after the Pixel 6a arrives. The Pixel 6a will feature at least of its sibling's cameras though, plus their Google Tenso...
Alex Alderson, 19 Apr 2022 17:45
Google Pixel 6 Pro with triple-camera array

Google Pixel 6 Pro: Good smartphones do not have to be expensive

The Google Pixel 6 Pro is another high-end smartphone that is not only cheaper than many of its competitors but one that also comes with the promise of a long update cycle. And while it does have some minor shortcomings most of th...
Daniel Schmidt, 15 Apr 2022 19:12
The Pixel 7 Pro could have the same cameras as its predecessor, pictured. (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro camera details outlined with no hardware changes from the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are thought to be a few months away from being released. Still, a leaker has revealed information about the cameras expected to feature in both devices and the lack of changes from the current Pixel 6 s...
Alex Alderson, 15 Apr 2022 15:50
Brands like Google, OnePlus, Redmi, and Samsung are really driving the midrange phone segment forward. (Image source: various - edited)

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G and 3 other sub-US$450 phones that deliver in the photography department

Most people may not realise that you can get great quality photos and videos for a fraction of the price of the top-dog iPhone 13 Pro Max or Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. While they may not feature 10x optical zoom lenses or ProRes vi...
Julian van der Merwe, 14 Apr 2022 20:34
Google Pixel 6 Pro Review - Eye Candy with Vanilla Android

89% Google Pixel 6 Pro Review - Eye Candy with Vanilla Android

More Premium. Google's Pixel 6 Pro offers more features than its smaller sibling, mostly focused on cameras and display. Find out in our review whether or not the premium is really worth it.
Google Tensor | ARM Mali-G78 MP20 | 6.70" | 210 g
Daniel Schmidt, 13 Apr 2022 19:12
The Google dLight at the FCC. (Image source: FCC)

Google dLight: Employee only smart lamp detailed in FCC photos

The FCC has published photos of the dLight, a Google work from home (WFH) initiative for its employees. The dLight contains numerous features for sprucing up a home office and is designed for use in video calls. Sadly, Google has ...
Alex Alderson, 12 Apr 2022 16:44
The Google Pixel 6 series. (Source: Techidroid)

Update | Face unlock option appears in Google Pixel 6 screen lock settings

The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro still do not have face unlock, six months after they were released. That may be set to change shortly, though, as a Pixel 6 owner has revealed sighting of a face unlock option in their phone's se...
Ricci Rox, 10 Apr 2022 14:48
iFixit considered the Pixel 6 Pro a 'mixed bag' for repairability. (Image source: iFixit)

Google and iFixit announce DIY repair partnership for Pixel smartphones up to 5 years old

Google will soon allow iFixit to sell replacement OEM parts for Pixel smartphones. Starting with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the repair initiative will include 'common Pixel repairs' like batteries, cameras and displays.
Alex Alderson, 09 Apr 2022 18:44
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Inside Handy: Öko-Athlet im Ersteindruck, Inside Handy: Der Preis-Leistungs-König?, Inside Handy: Die goldene Mitte?, Inside Handy: Das ist das 1.000-Euro-Budget-Flaggschiff, Inside Handy: Oppo klappt am klügsten, Inside Handy: Ein 08/15-Überflieger?, Area DVD: Allrounder mit Gaming-Qualitäten?, HardwareLuxx: Gutes, aber teures 2-in-1 mit wenigen Anschlüssen, Chip.de: Das beste Display und eine starke Leistung, Chip.de: Xiaomi 12, Chip.de: Highend-Handy vom neuen Shooting-Star, Chip.de: Convertible für Content Creator, WinFuture: Erste Eindrücke zum Flaggschiff, WinFuture: Smartes Workphone mit Wärmebildkamera, Techtest.org: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, sehr groß und mächtig!, Tech Stage: Schnell, schick, 200 Euro, Tech Stage: Viel Power, tolle Kamera, mäßiger Akku, Tech Stage: Flottes Einsteiger-Handy mit 90 Hz, Tech Stage: Schick, schnell, gut, chancenlos, Tech Stage: Das theoretisch beste Kamera-Handy der Welt, Der Standard: Leider am falschen Ende gespart, Spiegel Online: Microsofts Dreifachklappstulle, RP-Online: Motorola Edge 30 Pro viele Stärken, kleine Schwächen, Spiegel Online: Dieses Tablet ist großes Kino, n-tv: Lohnen sich 1250 Euro fürs Galaxy S22 Ultra?, A1 Blog: Samsung Galaxy S22, Go2 Mobile: Ist teuer auch immer besser?, Stadt-bremerhaven: Ein edles Smartphone-Flaggschiff, Chinahandys.net: Black Shark 4 Pro, Chinahandys.net: Doogee V20, Chinahandys.net: Poco M4 Pro 4G, Chinahandys.net: Xiaomi 12X, Chinahandys.net: Realme 9 Pro 5G, Chinahandys.net: Realme 9 Pro+, Chinahandys.net: Oppo Find X3 Lite, Nextpit Germany: Ein starker erster Eindruck, Nextpit Germany: Xiaomi 12 Pro Dieses Handy spielt in der ersten Liga mit, Nextpit Germany: Xiaomi 12 Schöne Größe aus China!, Nextpit Germany: Realme schaltet einen Gang höher, Nextpit Germany: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Das Note ist zurück!, Nextpit Germany: Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Das beste iPhone aller Zeiten?, Nextpit Germany: Erster Test hinterlässt Stirnrunzeln, Nextpit Germany: Pro bei der Leistung und mini beim Preis
The Google Pixel 6 Pro. (Source: Pocket Lint)

The Google Pixel 6 Pro appears to adopt the Mi 10 Ultra's camera

The Google Pixel 6 Pro offers 4x optical zoom thanks to a periscope lens. According to a new report from Tech Insights, that lens may be shared with a rather unlikely device—Xiaomi's 2020 flagship, the Mi 10 Ultra.
Ricci Rox, 07 Apr 2022 09:17
The Xiaomi 12 Pro. (Source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi 12 Pro supposedly matches the Google Pixel 6 and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in camera tests

The Xiaomi 12 Pro remains Xiaomi's most premium smartphone for the year until the Xiaomi 12 Ultra or Mix 5 series debut. The flagship has now been put through DxOMark's camera tests, and appears to keep up with traditional heavy h...
Ricci Rox, 01 Apr 2022 18:24
Concept renderings of the Google Pixel 6a have been floating around online since 2021. (Image source: 91Mobiles/@OnLeaks)

Purported Google Pixel 6a retail box leak confirms design and hints at upcoming launch

The alleged retail box for the Google Pixel 6a has been shared online. Although the supposed real-world image doesn’t offer a full view of the Pixel 6a or even of the retail box itself, it does seem to confirm the expected design ...
Daniel R Deakin, 31 Mar 2022 17:35
iPhone 14 Pro renders. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

iPhone 14 Pro: Camera details of Apple's next-gen flagship phones surface in the wild

The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are tipped to launch with a big camera upgrade over the iPhone 13 Pro models. A new leak has now provided some details of the main sensor that will debut on the flagships, with most of the h...
Ricci Rox, 31 Mar 2022 12:52
Google included references to face unlock in Pixel 6 Pro marketing images. (Image source: Google)

More hints about face unlock for the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro emerge

Google could be bringing face unlock to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro after all. The feature seemed destined to be ready in time for the Pixel 6 series' launch, although it would not be as accurate or secure as the functionality tha...
Alex Alderson, 29 Mar 2022 16:21
The Pixel Watch's launch is tipped for Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro's hardware event in October. (Image source: Jon Prosser - edited)

The Pixel Watch and Wear OS 3 may not be ready until the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro launch event in October

Jon Prosser has dashed hopes that the Pixel Watch could launch in time for spring 2022. Instead, the leaker claims that Google has pushed the device's formal release way back to October, when it will also unveil the Pixel 7 and Pi...
Alex Alderson, 25 Mar 2022 16:30
The Pixel 6a may not reach people until the end of July. (Image source: @OnLeaks)

The Pixel 6a could be back on for a May announcement at Google I/O 2022

New rumours claim that the Pixel 6a and Pixel Watch could both make appearances at Google I/O 2022 in May. Unfortunately, we may only be treated to a fleeting visit from the Pixel Watch, while it could take the Pixel 6a another tw...
Alex Alderson, 25 Mar 2022 11:26
The March Android 12L update apparently comes with some unwanted side effects for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users (Image: Jonas Elia)

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users complain about weaker haptic feedback after recent Android 12L update

Besides new features some urgently needed bug fixes, the Android 12L update for the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro apparently also introduces a new issue that results in much weaker haptic feedback coming from the otherwise decent...
Enrico Frahn, 24 Mar 2022 23:10
The Google Pixel 6a could be priced competitively against the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G. (Image source: @OnLeaks/Samsung - edited)

Pixel 6a price expectation pits the upcoming Google smartphone against the Samsung Galaxy A53

A new price expectation for the Google Pixel 6a could leave the upcoming device as a strong rival for the Samsung Galaxy A53 in the mid-range sector of the smartphone market. It seems the Pixel 6a could be priced at a similar leve...
Daniel R Deakin, 22 Mar 2022 15:16
Wear OS 3 has spent a long time in development, having been showcased at Google I/O 2021. (Image source: Jon Prosser)

Wear OS 3: More details about Pixel Watch launch software revealed with next-generation Google Assistant, Fitbit, Google Pay and YouTube Music services detailed

Wear OS 3 is still not ready for existing smartwatches, but more screenshots of the upcoming OS have emerged. Google's next smartwatch OS will launch with a next-generation Google Assistant, among other changes from Wear OS 2.
Alex Alderson, 20 Mar 2022 11:22
Android 13 will be here soon. (Source: Google)

The latest Android 13 Developer Preview can now push notification permissions and much more

The next major upgrade to Android seems right on track with the release of its second developer-preview version (or DP2). It now provides a system pop-up for users to allow or prevent apps from sending notifications. Android 13 DP...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 18 Mar 2022 17:12
Google is expected to use it I/O 2022 event to launch the Pixel Watch. (Image source: Jon Prosser)

Google I/O 2022: Event dates announced for possible Pixel 6a and Pixel Watch showcases

Google has announced the dates of this year's I/O Developer Conference, which returns to the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Google I/O 2022 will start with a live broadcast, which Google has used to present n...
Alex Alderson, 17 Mar 2022 18:52

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)