But we will still make Pixels
Google CEO Sundar Pichai has moved to quash rumours that the search engine might be getting ready to stop making Pixels as sales slump.
Unified programming interface for public health
Tech giants Apple and Google have rolled out a COVID-19 exposure notification system, essentially a unified programming interface that will allow public health departments to create their own contact tracing applications.
Rare internal criticism
Two top executives left Google's Pixel team following the poor reception of the Pixel 4 and "rare internal criticism" of the phone.
Ready for June 3
Despite the lock-down Google still has a major Android event planned for this spring.
Announces partnership with EA Games
Google held its latest Stadia Connect Event where it announced updates for the platform, including 11 new games, a free Pioneer Edition of PUBG for Stadia Pro subscribers, as well as a partnership with EA Games.
Will do its own thing thanks
The UK's coronavirus contact-tracing app is set to use a different model to the one proposed by Apple and Google, despite concerns raised about privacy and performance.
We will know when someone opens his office door
John Martinis, who had established Google’s quantum hardware group in 2014, has cleaned out his office, put the cats out and left the building.
You must have expensive phones
The smartphone-based system proposed by Apple and Google to track whether a person has encountered a person infected with the coronavirus, and take appropriate action such as casting them out of their community with other lepers is controversial. But it seems we don’t really have to worry much about it, because the greatest software minds in Google and Apple are behind it and have assumed that the world is all buying the latest phones as they come out.
Whitechapel Development nearly done
Google has made significant progress toward developing its own processor to power future versions of its Pixel smartphone as soon as next year — and eventually Chromebooks.