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The last Android Nougat developer preview is out, and the official launch is coming soon

Android Nougat Developer Preview 5 is now available and it signals that the final official version will be out soon. There's not much new, but here's everything you need to know about Android Nougat.
Mobile

Google adds support for 19 additional rural banks and institutions

Android Pay is Google's mobile payment system, which turns your phone into a wallet and negates the need to pull out your credit card in stores. It's now live in Australia, so here's everything you need to know about it.
Web

Google got more government data requests than ever at the end of 2015

According to Google's latest transparency report, the government asked the company for more data than ever at the end of 2016. Google also handed over more data in the second half of 2015 compared to the first half of the year.
Mobile

Google wants to make ads more useful by showing prices for services within them

Google is making looking for prices of services a little easier. The company today announced a change to search ads that will show the prices for some services on mobile. Prices will only show for ads in the top ad spot.
Mobile

Android 7.0 Nougat is coming soon as the final developer preview rolls out

The final developer preview is here and it should be rolling out to your compatible device Monday if you have signed up for the Android Beta Program. You won't find any new features in this release, just a lot of optimization and squashed…
Virtual Reality

Google's standalone headset may feature augmented, virtual reality

Google is working on a mobile virtual reality headset for its upcoming Daydream VR platform that will reportedly blend augmented and virtual reality features, but it's unclear if this is the same headset Google is releasing this fall.
Business

Google just made it easier to find travel deals and book them on your phone

Google is making it easier to find deals to book travel and shop on your phone. Soon, mobile search for both travel and retail will be enhanced to make using a mobile device to shop and travel easier.
Computing

No Internet? No Problem! How to use Chrome OS offline

Google's application suite is incredibly useful, sure, but did you know you can use a host of Google apps offline in Chrome OS? Here's how, so you can keep up your productivity even when an internet connection is nowhere to be found.
Virtual Reality

Google reportedly killed off an Oculus Rift competitor project to focus on mobile VR

According to recent reports, Google was working on a high-powered virtual reality headset but ended up canning the project in favor of developing its mobile virtual reality offerings.
Android Army

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Google have waived fees to France

Following the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, mobile carriers including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, and Google have waived fees temporarily.
Web

If you want to register to vote, Google would like to help

It has helped you find all the information you need to make an informed decision this November, and now, it's helping you put that decision to action. On Friday, Google announced a new search feature that will allow users to register to…
Mobile

Girl power: Unicode greenlights new emoji of professional women

Eleven of Google's 13 women at work emojis have been approved by the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee. But instead of having women-only emojis, Unicode will make male versions of and will add a variety of skin tones.