Google Photos for Android gets advanced movie editor, reorganized bottom bar and more

Google Photos

Google is rolling out a new update to Photos app for Android which brings advanced movie editor, reorganized bottom bar and more. The advanced movie editor was earlier spotted in a teardown of v3.16 and now it is finally started rolling out in the v3.18 release. Continue reading “Google Photos for Android gets advanced movie editor, reorganized bottom bar and more”

Google expanding its policies to take on violent and hateful search autocomplete predictions

Google Search autocomplete Predictions

Google autocomplete predictions more often than not return funny and wild queries. Though they are fun at times, most of the times they tend to surface inappropriate predictions. However, Google is vowing to expand its policies to take on violent and hateful search autocomplete predictions.  Continue reading “Google expanding its policies to take on violent and hateful search autocomplete predictions”

Google to evolve Android Messages into ‘Chat’ using RCS, to pause Allo development

Android Messages

Despite many attempts to launch a unified messaging system, Google failed every time. Its  Google Talk, Google Voice, Google+ Huddles, Hangouts, Allo never witnessed the success that Google was hoping for. In its latest attempt to stand still against the mighty Apple’s iMessages, Google instead of bringing a new app to the table is said to introduce a new system called “Chat” that will be built directly into the default Android Messages app. Continue reading “Google to evolve Android Messages into ‘Chat’ using RCS, to pause Allo development”

Spreadtrum announces support for Android Oreo (Go edition)

Android Oreo Go Edition

Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA today announced that its high-performance mobile chip platform Spreadtrum SC9850 and SC7731E fully support Google’s Android 8.1 (Go version). The company’s collaboration with Google for Android Go will provide devices with robust security and a better performance experience.
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Gmail for iOS gets two-Step verification prompts

Last Google replaced SMS based verification with device-based Prompts. However, that was not the case for iOS, and they had to rely on Google app for two-factor authentication when logging in. To save them from the trouble, Google is now rolling out the 2-Step verification prompts for iOS Gmail app. Continue reading “Gmail for iOS gets two-Step verification prompts”

Microsoft Windows Defender Browser Protection released for Chrome

Google Chrome

Microsoft today has launched the Windows Defender antivirus scanner for Chrome. It is a Chrome extension that includes a list of malicious URLs that will be blocked in Chrome. If the malicious link matches one on the list, Windows Defender Browser Protection will show a red warning screen letting you know that the web page you are about to visit is known to be harmful, giving you a clear path back to safety with one click.

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Google Translate gets offline translation, instant camera translation in 7 Indian languages

Google_Translate

Google Translate gets a new update which brings some useful features if you are a constant traveler. It gets an offline translation, instant camera translation from English to 7 Indian languages, and more. Continue reading “Google Translate gets offline translation, instant camera translation in 7 Indian languages”

Chrome 66 for Android gets autoplay restriction and ‘Home Duplex’, option to export saved passwords for iOS

Google is rolling out a fresh update to Android and iOS. The update to Android brings the Chrome version number 66 and includes features like restricting autoplay, rounded material design, adds ‘Home Duplex’ and several design tweaks.  Continue reading “Chrome 66 for Android gets autoplay restriction and ‘Home Duplex’, option to export saved passwords for iOS”

Google’s Nest reportedly looking to acquire Nokia’s Health division

nokia withings

Nokia’s Health Division is up for sale yet again. The health division mostly consists of the assets of Withings which it acquired in 2016. Nest is one of the potential bidders according to the sources. Nest is Alphabet’s smart home subsidiary which was merged back in Google back in February.  Continue reading “Google’s Nest reportedly looking to acquire Nokia’s Health division”

Google Android Things developer preview 8 with visual storage layout, group sharing and more released

android-things

Google Android Things OS is a lightweight version of Android, designed to run on the Internet of Things devices. It received its first developer preview update back in 2016 and has been getting the update since then. Android Things will power the upcoming Google Assistant smart displays which were first showcased at the CES 2018. Continue reading “Google Android Things developer preview 8 with visual storage layout, group sharing and more released”

Android Oreo adoption rate climbs to 4.6%, Nougat is now on 30.8% devices

Google Android Distribution

Google is out with Android distribution numbers for the month of April with an Oreo adoption rate now at a decent 4.6% which  includes the Android 8.1 Oreo as well. With Android P right around the corner, this isn’t an exceptional adoption rate. Continue reading “Android Oreo adoption rate climbs to 4.6%, Nougat is now on 30.8% devices”

Google said to be testing gesture-based navigation in Android P

Google Android P navigation

Google is said to be testing gesture-based navigation in Android P much like the iPhone X. The screenshots of the navigation bar have surfaced which gives a glimpse of a short little bar in place of the home button, a back arrow that’s now hollowed-out, and no app-switcher at all. We have already seen brands experimenting with gestures including OnePlus, Xiaomi that quite resemble the iPhone X style. Continue reading “Google said to be testing gesture-based navigation in Android P”

Android Messages desktop client expected to release soon, could let you link Google Account

Android Messages

Back in February, there were reports that Google is working on a web-based client for Android Messages. It looks like Google might be rolling out this very soon. The code hinted at compatibility with all major desktop browsers like Chrome, Opera, Safari, etc., rather than a stand-alone app. Continue reading “Android Messages desktop client expected to release soon, could let you link Google Account”

Google Lens in Assistant and Photos can now detect cat and dog breeds

 

Google Lens Preview

Google made an announcement that the Lens in both Assistant and Photos would get new features like improved support for recognizing animals and this ability to detect cat and dog breeds is now rolling out to users. Earlier Google was only able to generically reply with “looks like a cat.”  Continue reading “Google Lens in Assistant and Photos can now detect cat and dog breeds”

Revamped Gmail for Web with Smart Replies, Snooze, and more surfaces

Redesigned Gmail

Just yesterday there were reports that Gmail is being revamped with new web U.I, smart replies and more. Today we are having the first look at the updated Gmail and how it looks once it is rolled out. The new design is said to bring it closer to the company’s tweaks for Gmail on mobile devices. Continue reading “Revamped Gmail for Web with Smart Replies, Snooze, and more surfaces”