Google rolls out preview build of Android 7.1 for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Pixel C

On Wednesday, Google rolled out the Android 7.1.1 'Nougat' Developer Preview files for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P handset, and the Pixel C tablet.

The release of the developer preview build of Android 7.1.1 by Google is an apparent indication of the fact that the Google Nexus devices are getting Android 7.1 concurrently with Google's new Pixel and Pixel XL handsets. The new devices, with Android 7.1, are scheduled to arrive in Verizon stores probably on Thursday, October 20.

Google releases new open-source font --- ‘Noto’

In an announcement made via a blog post released on Sunday, tech biggie Google said that it has rolled out a new open-source font called 'Noto.'

The new font has been named 'Noto' literally for "no more tofu." Noto is essentially a single typeface family which covers more than 800 languages and 100 writing scripts, and ensures a "harmonious look and feel" for all supported languages.

Google announces 4K version of its Chromecast streaming device

During the course of the Google Pixel launch event in San Francisco on Tuesday, Google announced a new 4K version of its hugely popular Chromecast streaming dongle. The new version of Chromecast is called 'Chromecast Ultra.'

In announcing the new Chromecast Ultra streaming device, Google also disclosed its pricing and availability details. The device will become available for purchase in 15 countries across the world in November; and will be priced at $69 in the US.

EC gives Google another extension to file its response to antitrust charges in Europe

In a Monday report, Reuters has revealed that the European Commission (EC) has granted another extension to US tech giant for filing its response to charges related to the misuse of the dominance of its Android mobile platform.

According to the antitrust charges, Google has been trying to shut out competition in Europe by misusing its dominant hold of its popular Android mobile operating system. The company has allegedly been promoting its own products and services over those offered by its rivals.

Google may announce Android-Chrome OS hybrid software at Oct. 4 event

According to some recent reports and rumors, tech biggie Google may announce its Android-Chrome OS merger at the company's product launch event scheduled to be held on October 4.

Though the forthcoming event is expected to mark the unveiling of Google's two new handsets - likely to be called Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones - as well as the Google W-Fi router, among other hardware, recent reports have hinted that the spotlight at the event will probably be on software, not hardware.

Google will reportedly announce new home router product on Oct. 4

According to an Android Police report, tech giant Google is apparently getting ready to launch a new Wi-Fi router - likely to be dubbed 'Google Wi-Fi' - next month, at an event in San Francisco.

The new Google Wi-Fi home router product being prepared by Google will reportedly be one of the products which the bigwig tech company will announce at its multi-device release event scheduled to be held on October 4, 2016.