Tech giant Google has discontinued the production of its midrange smartphones - Pixel 3 A and 3A XL.In a statement given to The Verge, Google said that the "Google Store has sold through its inventory and completed sales of Pixel 3A.
For people who are still interested in buying Pixel 3A, the product is available from some partners while supplies last." The decision by the tech giant might bring disappointment for people seeking affordable Google smartphones.
After the discontinuation of the Pixel 3A, the only mobile phone that the company now sells in its store is Pixel 4 which is its flagship phone released in October last year.
Apple and Google removed popular video game "Fortnite" from their app stores on Thursday for allegedly violating the companies' in-app payment guidelines, prompting developer Epic Games to file federal lawsuits challenging the two companies' rules. Gloria Tso reports.
Tech giant Google is experimenting with the new feature which will allow the display of domain names only in the address bar of Google Chrome and not in the full URLs. According to The Verge, this feature will help in protecting users against phishing attacks and scams which occur as a result of misleading URLs. The feature is currently being tested in the upcoming Chrome 86 release. It will be shown to a subset of users in the 86 version of Google Chrome.
Tech giant Microsoft on Thursday showcased the gameplay from its 13 new titles for its Xbox Series X. According to The Verge, the company had announced the new titles back in May but on Thursday they provided a clearer look of what the gaming console will have to offer gaming buffs. The Chief of Xbox Phil Spencer kicked off the showbase and noted that there would be titles from 9 of the total 15 Xbox developers on display. This also includes the five first-party games. The company also kicked off the 'Halo Infinite' which is the latest version of Halo.
Amazon is currently working on a new feature for its voice assistant service Alexa which will allow the software to launch Android as well as iOS applications through voice commands. According to The Verge, the new feature termed as 'Alexa for Apps' launched on July 22 in preview form which will allow only select developers to select the way the software will work. The new feature can be seen as a move by Amazon to make its voice assistant service more viable against its competitors -- Apple and Google.
After testing a new navigation feature for its shopping destination a more prominent position, tech giant Instagram on Friday moved a step ahead with its plans to promote the platform as a place for shopping as it launched the new Instagram Shop. According to The Verge, the Shop is a section in the Instagram application that can be accessed from the Explore menu and is a curated feed of all the items on sale by different merchants on the platform. The redefined Shop is powered by its parent company Facebook's payment gateway - Facebook Pay - for purchases and donations in America.