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Google at 20: Garages, doodles, and all the heavy feels

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

On today's date in 1998, a little company named Google was formally incorporated. It was the nascent, literal garage effort of two Stanford grads as they worked on a search engine for the ol' World Wide Web. Twenty years later, Google is the third most valuable brand in the world — by at least one metric — and Android Police's raison d'être.

They grow up so fast, don't they?

Google's celebrating its birthday with a decidedly low-key doodle, showing off how Search has changed since things got started and providing a handful of fun examples of the more popular and humorous searches over the years.

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Google at 20: Garages, doodles, and all the heavy feels was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s Chromecast is five years old today

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Can you believe it's already been five years since Google finally got living room streaming right? The company spent years toiling on doomed products like Google TV and Nexus Q, and it was this little $35 dongle that did the trick. Today, there are newer, faster Chromecasts and a myriad of other devices with cast functionality included. It all started with that first unassuming dongle.

Google announced the Chromecast out of nowhere in 2013, and this was before Google and Amazon had their spat.

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Google's Chromecast is five years old today was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Happy Anniversary: Nine years of Android love

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Dear Android,

It’s been nine years already. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating Froyo. But Oreo just came out, and we've even got two more Pixels on the way. After all these years, Android, you’ve never looked better. So much has changed since we first met. 

I was in the phone shop back in 2008, and from across the room, I saw you: the T-Mobile G1. That was it, the beginning.

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Happy Anniversary: Nine years of Android love was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

A year and a day: The short history of Google’s Allo

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Allo was released on Google Play just over a year ago, on September 20th. It suffered a bit at the hands of hype between its early announcement at 2016's I/O and the actual release, which didn't come for months. But since then it has been a major part of the conversation when it comes to Android. Google made a big decision and faced a lot of criticism when it resolved to launch another messaging service.

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A year and a day: The short history of Google's Allo was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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