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Steam to launch apps for streaming videos and games to Android and iOS devices

Video game developer Valve has recently decided to continue to expand the streaming capabilities of Steam to include Android and iOS powered mobile devices that connect to the same network as the host system. Valve is planning to achieve this by the upcoming release of a pair of mobile apps.

A guide to Google Maps’ exciting upcoming improvements

Apart from releasing the beta version of Android P during this year’s I/O developer conference, Google also took the opportunity to present new improvements for its Google Maps service. Chief among the cool stuff is the new augmented reality feature, which should help prove that AR is not only for fun, but also for real world applications.

You can now purchase movie tickets with the help of Google Assistant

Thanks to a collaboration with Fandango, Google Assistant now helps movie loving mobile users purchase their movie tickets. Indeed, by way of a new Action on the virtual assistant service, cinephiles can just tell Google Assistant to get their tickets to any theater anywhere (okay, almost -- the Fandango feature on Google Assistant lets people buy movie tickets on over 30,000 cinemas across the United States).

Owners of Pixel phones and select Nexus devices can now connect to Android Auto using Wi-Fi

Before, users had to utilize a USB connector in order to use Android Auto, the platform developed by Google to give car owners an easy to use Android powered interface that offers directions, entertainment (including the user’s favorite tracks), and even incoming mobile alerts. 

 

Google now working to make AMP a standard that everyone can use

Everyone can basically agree that Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is a swell idea -- after all, we do most of our googling (and all other Internet surfing activities) through our mobile devices nowadays, and having websites load faster on smartphones or tablets certainly makes super sense.

Android Go phones: What you need to know

This year’s Mobile World Congress event had not only given us two new Galaxy devices (the impressive Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus models), but also showcased the first Android Oreo Go Edition smartphone devices in the face of the planet. This might be awesome news for hardcore Android fans, but for those casual consumers, some of them might be scratching their heads with regards to what Android Go is all about. This post should help.

 

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Introducing Huawei’s new MediaPad M5 tablets

It is no secret that the popularity of Android powered tablet devices has been decreasing in the last several years, and while mobile users do get the occasional high end offering like Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3, most of the more recent releases in the market have been of the budget friendly kind. 

The Galaxy S9 devices, and everything that Samsung unveiled at this year's MWC

Much has already been said about how Samsung is poised to rule this year’s Mobile World Congress event (currently being held in the beautiful city of Barcelona in Spain), and the world’s biggest seller of smartphone devices did not disappoint. Without further ado, here are the South Korean tech giant’s latest flagship device offerings, and every other new announcements …

The Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus

Google testing a system that provides more accurate caller locations during 911 calls

Whenever a person dials 911 from a mobile device, that user’s wireless service provider usually transmits the location of the caller to the call taker. But there are times when the location information that is being sent is far from being accurate, and in an emergency, having the correct location can spell the difference between life and death for the person needing the 911 assistance.

Project Fi’s international data now covers 170 countries

Google has recently announced that its Project Fi wireless service is now providing data coverage in no less than 170 countries across the planet. That new number is 35 more than the previous 135, with new nations such as Belize, Monaco, Nigeria, Tunisia, and Myanmar now enjoying international data.

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