Netflix has confirmed that it will no longer allow users with a rooted Android device to download its app from the Play Store. It is a change that is likely to prove controversial amongst Android enthusiasts, given the enthusiasm that exists for custom ROMs.
Google Home can now recognise different voices, creating individual responses for members of a household. The change means that when someone speaks to Google Home, they will get an update that is relevant to them, rather than, for example, a list of another person’s appointments.
Google has officially confirmed that it will launch the Google Home speaker in the United Kingdom. The release is no surprise, but the search engine giant has now officially laid out its plan.
A number of new features have been introduced with the release of Chrome OS 57.0.2987.123. The additions to Google’s desktop operating system have been designed to better fit how Chrome OS is being used in 2017.
Samsung has soft-launched Bixby, its new artificial intelligence engine. The technology will see the South Korean company go head-to-head with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Google has sent out invitations to an event in the United Kingdom, which has been scheduled for 28 March. It is likely this will be used as a stage to launch the Google Home speaker, which is set to make its debut in the country.
Early interest in the 2017 edition of the Nokia 3310 is translating into consumer demand, according to UK retailer Carphone Warehouse. The company will be stocking Nokia’s new devices, and consumers are apparently eager to check out one product in particular.
Android users in Belgium now have a new option when it comes to paying for goods, as their country becomes the tenth market to receive Android Pay. The service will be available in a number of major retailers across the country, with H&M, Carrefour, Media Markt and McDonald’s all on board.
The Google Home speaker will launch in the United Kingdom, some eight months after it was first released in the United States. It will go on sale in June, although local pricing and sales channels have yet to be confirmed.
The hype surrounding Google’s messaging service Allo has died down significantly since launch. But the team behind Allo are still developing the project as they seek to build momentum, with a new desktop client in the works.