Hey Whats-up guys Welcome to the 22nd episode of the Tech Updates, Let’s Get started. Google has removed the entire Android Wear category from it’s stores homepage though the actual page featuring smartwatches is still working. You can access it through a direct link. Later A Google spokesperson confirmed that it was removed as Google does not make Smartwatches and Google store will only include Made For Google products.
Microsoft with it’s Windows 10 launched a completely new browser called the Microsoft edge. Till now the browser has been limited to Windows 10 devices only but now the browser is coming to Android and iOS devices. You can sync your favorites, reading list and new tab pages across the devices and platforms. The preview version is out for testing for both Android and iOS devices. You need to be registered Windows Insider running insider build on your PC to be eligible for the preview.
Blackberry is all set bring another android smartphone to the market. The smartphone is it’s long rumored phone called the Blackberry Krypton which will be launched as Blackberry Motion. This is a full touch screen display smartphone with no QWERTY keyboard. There is a single button below the display which will act like a home button and the fingerprint scanner is also embedded in it. It is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM.
HP is one of the only third party smartphone maker Which uses Windows Mobile operating system for it’s Elite smartphone lineup and now the company has announced that it will not be making any new Windows powered smartphone. A spokesperson from HP said it doesn’t make sense” in continuing to build Windows Phone handsets when Microsoft itself doesn’t seem as interested in its own mobile operating system.
Google has released it’s Google Assistant app on the play store. The app acts like a shortcut to start the Google assistant instead of holding the home button on your smartphone. That’s it, it does nothing else. So if you were thinking that it will allow you to get Google Assistant on smartphones that doesn’t support it that is not the case. It is just a shortcut that you can place on your home screen or app drawer for easy access of the Google Assistant.