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Attackers exploit 0day vulnerability that gives full control of Android phones

Enlarge Maurizio Pesce Attackers are exploiting a zeroday vulnerability in Google’s Android mobile operating system that can give them full control of at least 18 different phone models, including four different Pixel models, a member of Google’s Project Zero research group said on Thursday night. There’s evidence the vulnerability is being actively exploited, either by …

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Deluge of Pixel 4 photos confirms a few of the phone’s key specs

Sponsored Links D Store Mobile If you thought the torrent of detailed Pixel 4 leaks was over, you have another thing coming. Vietnamese phone shop D Store Mobile has sent nearly two dozen photos of a pre-release Pixel 4 XL to The Verge that appear to confirm some of its previously rumored specs. Notably, the …

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Google will pay owners of faulty original Pixel phones up to $500

Sponsored Links Engadget A group of OG Pixel and Pixel XL owners filed a lawsuit against Google back in 2018 accusing the company of knowingly selling devices with faulty microphones. Now, the tech giant has agreed to settle the class-action complaint and will pay those customers up to $500. Some early adopters of the first …

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Why Google believes machine learning is its future

Enlarge / Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the Google I/O Developers Conference on May 7, 2019. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images One of the most interesting demos at this week’s Google I/O keynote featured a new version of Google’s voice assistant that’s due out later this year. A Google employee asked the Google Assistant to …

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Our readers tell us what’s wrong with the Google Pixel Slate

Though he’s well-known around the Engadget office for being a Chromebook enthusiast, deputy managing editor Nathan Ingraham found little to recommend about Google’s Pixel Slate. It would appear, given the responses from our user reviews page, that many real-world owners feel the same. Despite having a lovely 12.3-inch display, a comfortable keyboard folio and solid …

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iFixit peeks inside the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL to see what’s missing

Sponsored Links Now that Google has come back to the midrange phone market, the folks at iFixit have peered inside the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL to see what you do (or don’t) get for your money. Just like their more expensive Pixel 3 counterparts, both of these pack Samsung OLED displays, as well …

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Here’s all the important stuff Google announced at I/O 2019

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS A better, faster, stronger Google is in store for 2019. During its I/O developer conference on Tuesday, the company unveiled dozens of updates to every corner of the Google ecosystem; from search and Google Assistant to the next generation of Android. In the keynote, Google CEO Sundar Pinchai said the company’s …

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Google’s real-time speech recognition AI can run offline on Pixel

Jon Fingas / Engadget You can now dictate your texts with Google’s Gboard keyboard even when you’re offline, at least if you use a Pixel. Google’s AI team announced that it updated the Gboard’s speech recognizer to recognize characters one-by-one as they’re spoken, and it is now hosted directly on the device. By no longer …

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Android ‘Slices’ start offering control over phone settings

Engadget Android’s Slices have typically only offered shortcuts for functions in third-party apps (and then only in limited form), but they’re now ready to control the phone itself. The team at 9to5Google has noticed that Slices are rolling out for device settings on Pixel phones using Android 9 Pie. If you want to turn on …

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