Google Maps now shows real-time transit info for WBTC buses in Kolkata

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Google Maps already has transit feature in 16 Indian cities, today Google has announced a partnership with the West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC), to add real-time information about bus arrival times for Kolkata on Google Maps. Continue reading “Google Maps now shows real-time transit info for WBTC buses in Kolkata”

Google Search update makes it easier to discover events happening in your city

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Google has updated Search to make it easier for you to find all the popular events that are happening in your city. The popular events feature is available via Google Search app and the mobile web. The feature was first launched in the US in May. Continue reading “Google Search update makes it easier to discover events happening in your city”

Google Motion Stills GIF-making app launched for Android

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Google has finally launched Motion Still app for Android. Introduced for iOS last year, the app uses video stabilization technology to freeze the background into a still photo or create sweeping cinematic pans to remove shakiness for creating smooth GIFs. You can simply tap the camera button that will automatically capture a three-second clip as a looping GIF. Continue reading “Google Motion Stills GIF-making app launched for Android”

Google starts rolling out Play Protect to all Android devices

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Google had announced the Play Protect feature security at this year’s I/O conference. Now, the company has started rolling out the feature to all Android devices. Play Protect automatically scans the phone in the background to check if there are any malicious apps. Continue reading “Google starts rolling out Play Protect to all Android devices”

Google Glass Enterprise Edition with improved camera, battery life goes official

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Google is back with second iteration of Google Glass. The company has officially announced Google Glass Enterprise Edition. It was first surfaced back in 2o15 in FCC documents. Google X, the company’s research and development arm has developed the latest Google Glass.

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Google is bidding adieu to the beloved blob emoji

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Google had announced earlier that Android O will replacing the classic blob emoji in favour of circular emojis. On the occasion of World Emoji Day, the company has officially announced ditching the blob emoji and it will now be available in the form of a sticker pack for its messaging app Allo. Continue reading “Google is bidding adieu to the beloved blob emoji”

Google is urging SMS two-step verification users to switch to prompt

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Last year in June, Google updated its two step verification with a new feature dubbed as prompt that enabled easier sign-ins. Now, Google is urging SMS two-step verification users to switch to prompt.
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Google Play Music’s New Release Radio is now available for everyone

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Google has released the New Release Radio to Play Music for all users. The company had rolled out this feature for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ last month. However, a workaround allowed non Samsung users to access the feature.

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Google wins tax case in France, not liable for $1.3 billion tax bill

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Google has won a legal battle and is not liable to pay $1.1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) in back taxes demanded by the French authorities. The courts stated the company did not have a “permanent establishment” in France to justify the large amount of money.  Continue reading “Google wins tax case in France, not liable for $1.3 billion tax bill”

Google Play Movies adds support for 4K HDR streaming

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Google has added support for 4K HDR streaming for Play Movies. However, the support is currently available for users of the Chromecast Ultra streaming dongle. HDR (High Dynamic Range) video essentially improves color reproduction and contrast in videos. Compared to HD quality (1920 x 1080 pixels), 4K UHD has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Google Pixel XL 2 with 6-inch AMOLED display with narrow bezel surfaces in render

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Details about the second-generation Pixel XL smartphone condenamed Taimen surfaced last month, and the specifications of the phone surfaced a few weeks back, now the first render of the new Pixel XL has surfaced, thanks to Android Police. This shows a large 6-inch LG-made AMOLED display on the front and rounded corners. Even though this looks like a curved display, the screen is flat, says the report. Continue reading “Google Pixel XL 2 with 6-inch AMOLED display with narrow bezel surfaces in render”

Android Nougat is now installed on 11.5% of all Android devices

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Android Nougat adoption has finally crossed the 10% mark and is now installed on 11.5% of all active Android devices, according to Google’s Android distribution numbers. Last month Nougat adoption was at 9.5%. Continue reading “Android Nougat is now installed on 11.5% of all Android devices”