BT and Google have announced a strategic partnership to take the cloud gaming industry forward. The firm will offer a free Stadia Premiere Edition with broadband deals directly to consumers.
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Stadia kicked off the new year with a features roadmap for Q1 2020, revealing that more than 120 games are coming in 2020. The promised features include support for additional Android phones.
Google announced that it is acquiring Irish retail startup firm Pointy which lets users to check local stores for stock availability. Pointy noted that this deal will grant them a "much larger scale."
Microsoft-owned GitHub has released its Android app in beta, letting developers collaborate while on the go. It is available to a limited number of developers who signed up for the waitlist.
Android users in the EU will be able to select their default search engine from a list of options when setting up their new Android devices. Google will always remain on the list of choices.
OnePlus announced a new feature, changing the way that its phones are charged. Now, the phones will wait to charge to full capacity just before the users wake up, taking sleep schedule into account.
Facebook announced that it will start banning deepfake videos from its platforms ahead of the U.S. presidential election later this year. This move is aimed to curb spreading misinformation.
Recently disclosed financial reports show that HTC's revenues have seen a 57% dip over the previous year. The Taiwanese firm grossed just $333 million in 2019 compared to $789 million in 2018.
Google has announced that Google Assistant's Interpreter Mode will be rolling out to Android and iOS users today. It helps users communicate when they are in a foreign country through text or speech.
Netflix announced in a press release that it would be partnering with the popular Japanese messaging service to create an original animated series based on Brown & Friends stickers.
Netflix is testing long-term discounted plans in India. As spotted by a Twitter user, the new three-month, six-month and 12-month plans offer discounts between 20% to 50% to new users.
A new microsite highlighting the top trending products spanning eight categories which include tech, gaming, and home goods among others went live today. Google Home is the most searched tech product.
Google Maps for iOS now has an incognito mode. This can be used to stop Google Maps from saving your location history. Android users will also be receiving a bulk delete option in the January update.
Google Calendar app is gaining the ability to move events between calendars in a server-side update. Previously, users needed to copy or duplicate event details and delete the original event later.
Google Stadia now permits buying games directly through the Stadia website which before could only be done through the mobile app. To buy a game, users need to click on the tab and follow the prompts.