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[Deal Alert] Nab a free Google Home Mini with $119 purchase on eBay

Friday, July 13th, 2018

We've seen deal after deal after deal on Google's donut-sized smart speaker, the Google Home Mini, and they just keep coming. The latest: just about any order of $119 or more on eBay will net you a free Mini in one of two colors.

The online retailer offered a similar freebie deal in May, but this one doesn't require as large a purchase. To get your speaker, just add items that total up to $119 (anything except paper money, coins, or a few other excluded items) and the Mini to your cart.

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[Deal Alert] Nab a free Google Home Mini with $119 purchase on eBay was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Home can now read your imported and iCal calendars

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Multiple calendar support on Google Home has been available since last November, but the feature has been very limited. You couldn't choose your birthday or holiday calendars, ones created from a G Suite account, or imported calendars from URLs/iCal. That last part has recently changed, even though the support page hasn't caught up to it yet.

If you head over to your Calendar section in the Google Home app (under More settings), you should find a list of all your personal and shared calendars, plus the ones you've imported via a URL or iCal.

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Google Home can now read your imported and iCal calendars was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Home v1.30 rebrands Backdrops to Ambient Mode, continues work on Google Assistant for Households, and more [APK Teardown]

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Google Home v1.30 is rolling out today with a minor feature rebranding and some internal changes that show continued development on Google for Households, possibly with support for multiple homes. There are also more features for the smart home remote control, and Smart Displays will use the Google Home app to set up Duo calling. As always, download links are at the bottom.

What's New

Unofficial Changelog: (the stuff we found)

  • Renaming Backdrops to Ambient mode

Backdrops becomes Ambient mode

  

Left: v1.29.

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Google Home v1.30 rebrands Backdrops to Ambient Mode, continues work on Google Assistant for Households, and more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Have a phony Pixel? A counterfeit Chromecast? Google now wants you to report it

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Counterfeits are a sad reality for any moderately popular company. Not only does it lose all the sales that go to fake products, it also has to tend to its reputation which might get destroyed when consumers buy a fraudulent item and blame it for a faulty build or function. Google is trying to catch fakes by launching several pages for you to report them.

There are now dedicated pages for reporting fake ChromecastsPixel Buds, Google PixelbookGoogle Clips, Google Wifi, plus a general page to report any other fake Google hardware.

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Have a phony Pixel? A counterfeit Chromecast? Google now wants you to report it was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Deezer Premium comes to Google Home in the US, Australia, Canada, and Italy — US Home and Chromecast owners get $0.99 for 3 months offer

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

It's been a long road for Deezer's support on Google Home. First announced during last year's I/O, the service launched in Germany and France in August of 2017, then took its sweet time to arrive in the UK this April. Now, it has finally crossed the Atlantic and become available in the US and Canada. It also came to Australia and Italy.

If you live in one of these countries and head over to your music providers in the Google Home app, you should see Deezer among the potential music services you can link.

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Deezer Premium comes to Google Home in the US, Australia, Canada, and Italy — US Home and Chromecast owners get $0.99 for 3 months offer was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] Google Store running sale including Home Mini for $34 ($15 off), Clips for $169 ($80 off), and various other discounts

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

The Google Store just had a nearly site-wide sale last month, but Google has decided it's already time for another one. The deals are a bit different this time around, though, with highlights including the Home Mini for just $34 ($15 off), the Clips camera for $169 ($80 off), the Pixel 2 XL for $749 ($100 off), and several other Home and Chromecast deals.

Here's everything on the Google Store that is currently discounted, consolidated into an easier-to-read bulleted list:

However, the Google Store isn't the only retailer offering discounts on Google products.

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[Deal Alert] Google Store running sale including Home Mini for $34 ($15 off), Clips for $169 ($80 off), and various other discounts was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Home app will soon get a much-needed makeover

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

The Google Home app is a hot mess right now, to say the least. It's primary purpose is to set up new Chromecasts and Google Home speakers, but the company has also added content discovery and other functionality. The app has seen a few visual tweaks in the past, but now the UI is being overhauled to match Google's new Material Design theme.

This is a server-side test discovered by Quinny899 on the XDA Forums - there's no APK that will force the new design to appear.

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Google Home app will soon get a much-needed makeover was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Fix rolling out] Having Google Home or Chromecast problems? Widespread outages reported, still ongoing for some

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Last night many people, including some of us here at Android Police, started running into problems with their Google Home and Chromecast devices. Content could not be cast to either, and many Google Homes and other Assistant-powered hardware were unable to accept commands.

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[Update: Fix rolling out] Having Google Home or Chromecast problems? Widespread outages reported, still ongoing for some was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Having Google Home or Chromecast problems? Widespread outages reported, still ongoing for some

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Last night many people, including some of us here at Android Police, started running into problems with their Google Home and Chromecast devices. Content could not be cast to either, and many Google Homes and other Assistant-powered hardware were unable to accept commands. For some, the issue may be ongoing. 

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Having Google Home or Chromecast problems? Widespread outages reported, still ongoing for some was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Tip: You can ask Google Home to play songs like a certain artist or title

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Despite how much we know about Google Home, every day brings a little nugget of information that we may have missed before. Take for example playing a "radio" of songs similar to an artist or title. When Google Home launched, I could have sworn there was a support page that explained how to do that, but for the past few months I have looked and looked and didn't find anything. I also tried several commands that I thought would work, to no avail.

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Tip: You can ask Google Home to play songs like a certain artist or title was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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