Google to acquire Fossil Group’s smartwatch technology for $40 million

Committed to improving its smartwatch platform, Google is buying some of the intellectual property of Fossil Group’s smartwatch technology. The two companies have entered into an agreement, where Google will purchase intellectual property (IP) related to a smartwatch technology currently under development by the Fossil Group, for $40 million. The purchase is likely to be completed by the end […]

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Google starts eSIM program for phone makers

Google is moving forward with the eSIM technology that it embedded into the Pixel 2 (XL) and Pixel 3 (XL). eSIM is arguably a convenient solution for consumers “fumbling around to try to place [a nanoSIM] into a small slot”. But until the most recent security update, Pixel 3 support for eSIM is limited to […]

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Google Play app gets revamped with new, simpler UI

Google has been preparing the UI redesign of the Google Play app since the beginning of this year, but it’s only now that the stable update has been rolled out to the wider public. It adopts a more simplistic approach with less clutter and more Material Design-ish look. The first thing we’ve noticed is that […]

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Google Reportedly Working on Pixel-Branded Smartwatches; Specifications Leak

HIGHLIGHTS Pixel-branded smartwatch may arrive in October 2018 Devices reportedly codenamed Ling, Triton, and Sardine Specs include Bluetooth with apt-X, GPS, and VoLTE support Google is reportedly adding a Pixel-branded smartwatch to its hardware portfolio this Fall. The search giant, at its I/O 2018 developer conference announced it is introducing a couple of changes to its Wear OS by Google Developer Preview […]

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Every business should be an online business: Google

very business should be an online business,” said Kevin O’Kane, Managing Director of Google Marketing Solutions, Asia-Pacific at a recent Growing with Google event held in Singapore. These words reflect the digital times we live in and why businesses are seeking out the online space to innovate and grow. The simple reason being everybody is […]

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Google Doodle remembers Mirza Ghalib on his 220th birthday

Mirza Ghalib, one of the most popular and influential poets in Urdu and Persian language, wrote at a time when the Mughal empire was entering its last quarter and the British were taking over in India. Search engine Google on Wednesday celebrated one of Urdu literature’s most iconic poets, Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, popularly known […]

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Google in talks to buy HTC’s smartphone business

HTC hasn’t been financially successful for awhile now and it seems it’s now fully in danger of being consumed by a bigger company. In this case the rumors point to Google as the interested party. Apparently talks are being held between Google and HTC about a possible acquisition of HTC’s smartphone business (leaving the Vive […]

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