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Google will implement a Microsoft-style browser picker for EU Android devices

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager during one of the Google antitrust announcements. John Thys/AFP/Getty Images Back in 2009, the EU’s European Commission said Microsoft was harming competition by bundling its browser—Internet Explorer—with Windows. Eventually Microsoft and the European Commission settled on the “browser ballot,” a screen that would pop up and give users a choice of browsers. […]


Google reveals gaming platform Stadia

Google has unveiled a new digital gaming platform called Stadia which will stream better-than-console-quality games that have traditionally had to be either downloaded or purchased on disc. At launch it will work on existing desktops, laptops, TVs and phones, said the firm’s Phil Harrison. Google also revealed a controller. It looks like a traditional console […]


Here’s all the news from the Google Stadia GDC presentation

[embedded content] During its Game Developers Conference keynote presentation on Tuesday, March 19, Google unveiled the final version of its “Project Stream” technology. Called “Stadia,” the streaming platform does not feature a dedicated hardware box, but it offers players, video creators, and developers the chance to interact like never before. What is Stadia? Google’s Stadia […]

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Google jumps into gaming with Google Stadia streaming service, coming “in 2019”

Enlarge / The Google Stadia controller, which includes a few custom buttons. The service will also support wired USB controllers and mouse-and-keyboard controls. Google SAN FRANCISCO—At the Game Developers Conference, Google announced its biggest play yet in the gaming space: a streaming game service named Google Stadia, designed to run on everything from PCs and […]


Google launches Android Q Beta 1

Google today launched Android Q Beta 1, available for download now at The first beta includes a preview SDK for developers with system images for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and the official Android Emulator. This is the fourth year running that Google has released […]