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Android 7.0 Nougat running on only 0.4 percent of devices

There are more devices running Gingerbread than Android 7.0 Nougat, Google's latest Android version. These monthly numbers highlight Google's biggest issue with Android: Fragmentation.
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Google launches U.K. Android Pay promotions for the holiday season

Google's kicking off a few Android Pay promotions just in time for the holiday season. Tap to pay and you might be eligible for one of over 100,000 gift cards from retailers across the country.
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Google is hiring creative writers to make Assistant more personable

Google's artificially-intelligent bot, Assistant, is now available in a "Preview Edition" in Google Allo, a messaging app. Support for Hindi is coming soon, and here's everything you need to know.
Computing

Efforts from Google DeepMind and OpenAI Universe seek to make AI better

Today's artificial intelligence efforts are led by organizations like Alphabet and Elon Musk's OpenAI initiative. Both announced they are open-sourcing their machine- learning solutions to give them more exposure to the real world.
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Google Allo is now available in Hindi for users in one of its fastest-growing markets

On Monday, Google announced that both the Google Assistant and Smart Reply in Google Allo are now available in Hindi -- for new and existing users. More users than ever, particularly those in India, can take advantage of Allo.
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Tell your emergency contacts where you are with Trusted Contacts from Google

Google has just released an app called Trusted Contacts that allows you to share your location with your emergency contacts with a single touch. The company hopes it will help keep users safe.
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Google OnHub renamed to keep up with Google WiFi hardware release

Google introduced its OnHub initiative to bring easier management of high-end features. The search company introduced its own Google WiFi hardware in October, and now the firm has named the associated app to match,
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The countdown has begun: Google launches its Santa Tracker

The countdown to when Santa leaves in his sleigh to deliver joy around the world has begun. But before Santa departs, his elves are keeping busy, and Google is making it easy to see what they're up to with its Santa Tracker…
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Google unveils 'Best of 2016' Google Play winners

Google's giving presents a little early this year -- the company announced the best apps, books, movies, and shows of 2016 on Google Play. The winners represent global top-trending content and they span six categories,
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The Lenovo Moto Z could be getting a Google Project Tango mod

It looks like Lenovo isn't done with Google's Project Tango yet -- according to CEO of the Lenovo-owned Motorola, the Moto Z could get a Project Tango mod, allowing the device to map indoor areas in 3D.
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Apple sees a dip, but 4G smartphone shipments in 2016 are on the rise

Android will see a 5.2 percent bump in market share, but 2016 won't be kind to Apple. According to the IDC's latest forecasts for smartphone shipments, 2016 may be the "first full year of declining shipments for Apple's iPhone."
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‘Gooligan’ Android malware affects more than 1 million Google accounts

Chances are your Android phone is running an older version and unfortunately, there's a malware campaign dubbed 'Gooligan' affecting more than 1 million Google accounts. There is a tool you can use to check if your account is compromised.