Skip to main content

This week’s top stories: Android 7.1.2, Google Home, Chrome 56 for Android, Google execs protest Trump’s immigration ban & more


In this week’s top stories: Android 7.1.2, Google Home, Chrome 56 for Android, Google execs protest Trump’s immigration ban, and much more.

We kicks things off this week with the roll out of Android 7.1.2. Google shoots down rumors that Pixel production has stopped. Motorola teases upcoming announcements as an LG G6 prototype surfaces ahead of Mobile World Congress later this month. And we run down the best of the over 70 apps and services now available for Google Home as AutoVoice for Google Home brings fully custom commands.

Google execs speak out on Trump’s immigration ban as Google employees around the country stage walkouts.

Chrome 56 for Android arrives with new download features, performance improvements and more. We go hands on with Colorware’s new skins for Google Pixel/Pixel XL. And we check out Google’s Super Bowl commercial for Google Home in this week’s top video.

These and the rest of this week’s top stories below:

Android |

Alphabet | GOOG

Apps |

This week’s top videos |

Subscribe to get all 9to5Google’s stories delivered to your inbox daily. And to 9to5Toys for the best deals from around the web.

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

You’re reading 9to5Google — experts who break news about Google and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Google on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel



Avatar for Jordan Kahn Jordan Kahn

Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s weekly Logic Pros series and makes music as one half of Toronto-based Makamachine.