Google Photos rolls out Archive feature on Android and iOS

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Google has rolled out a new feature for Photos that lets you hide photos from your main photos view. Dubbed as Archive, the feature is seen after tapping the hamburger menu represented by three lines on top left.  Continue reading “Google Photos rolls out Archive feature on Android and iOS”

Android Pay tipped to launch in India this year via UPI

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Google is planning to launch Android Pay in India later this year through Unified Payments Interface (UPI), according to a report from the Economic Times. A person familiar to the matter revealed Google has started testing UPI on its Android Pay platform.

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Google Family Group lets you share Photos, Calendar, Keep and more

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Google wants to make it easier for you share and stay connected with your family. The company has rolled out new Family Group sharing feature that lets you easily share calendars, photos, notes, and content subscriptions.  Continue reading “Google Family Group lets you share Photos, Calendar, Keep and more”

Google Daydream 2.0 Euphrates adds Chrome support, screen casting, YouTube VR and more

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Google announced Daydream 2.0 that is codenamed as Euphrates at the I/Oc conference. The update to the virtual reality platform brings features like Chrome VR, Google Cast support and more. Euphrates will be available on all Daydream compatible handsets later this year, including the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and LG’s upcoming flagship smartphone. Continue reading “Google Daydream 2.0 Euphrates adds Chrome support, screen casting, YouTube VR and more”

Google introduces new API tools for watch face complications, watch friendly UI

Android Wear Complications

Google introduced Android Wear 2.0 with revamped UI, standalone apps, gesture keyboard and more back in May last year at the I/O developer conference. On the second day of I/O 2017, Google released a suite of complication API tools, to make it easier for developers to add complication support to their watch faces, and a new Wear UI librar so that they can build watch friendly user interfaces. Continue reading “Google introduces new API tools for watch face complications, watch friendly UI”

Google announces Payment API, expands Android Pay to four more countries

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Google has announced Payment API that will allow people pay in app or online with any verified credit or debit card saved to their Google Account, via products like Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. This is independant from Android Pay and will allow any app or website to use the payment information stored in your Google account for making payments. Continue reading “Google announces Payment API, expands Android Pay to four more countries”

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and LG’s next flagship phone to get Daydream support

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Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are the first smartphones to support its Daydream View VR headset for an immersive VR experience. Later the Moto Z and Moto Z Force smartphones received Android Nougat update that added Daydream support. At the CES, Asus introduced Zenfone AR smartphone, which is the first smartphone to support both Google Tango and Daydream. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and LG’s next flagship phone to get Daydream support”

Android O to bring 2x faster boot time, app speeds and more

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At the Google I/O 2017 Stephanie Saad Cuthbertson, Director, Product Management Google announced that Android O will bring more fluid experiences, as well as improvements to what the company call “vitals” like battery life and security. Android Vitals focuses on optimizing battery life, start up time, graphic rendering time, and stability. On Google Pixel boot time will be 2x faster in Android O, compared to Android N.

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Google showcases new Visual Positioning Service for Project Tango

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Google has unveiled a indoor positioning tech dubbed as Visual Positioning Service (VPS) at its Google I/O developers conference. It is basically GPS for indoors that helps devices quickly and accurately understand their location. VPS can direct you right to the item you are looking for once inside.  Continue reading “Google showcases new Visual Positioning Service for Project Tango”

Android GO experience coming to all entry-level Android devices with 1GB RAM or less in 2018

Android Go

At the Google I/O 2017, Google announced Android Go for low-cost Android devices that have 1GB or less of memory. This is built into the Android O and upcoming Android versions, and promises smooth and efficient software experience. It also has better data management, offers better saving and also lets you top up directly from the data settings once data is over.

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Android O beta registration goes live, O Developer Preview 2 factory images, OTA now available

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Google released Android O developer preview images back in March. Today during Google I/O 2017 it has started registrations for the upcoming Android O beta. When it released Android O developer preview, Google said that Android O will bring new power and performance optimizations and many new ways to extend your apps. Continue reading “Android O beta registration goes live, O Developer Preview 2 factory images, OTA now available”

Google beefs up Android security with Play Protect

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Google has announced suite of Play Protect services to keep your Android devices secure. The security services aims at providing new protections and greater visibility into your device security. You will be able to see these service at work on your phone by navigating to the “My apps & games” section of the Google Play Store. Continue reading “Google beefs up Android security with Play Protect”

Google Photos get suggested sharing, shared libraries and photo books

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Google announced three new features for Photos at the I/O 2017 conference that are aimed at making sharing easy. Google Photos is getting suggested sharing, shared albums and photo books. Continue reading “Google Photos get suggested sharing, shared libraries and photo books”

HTC VIVE and Lenovo are developing standalone Google Daydream VR Headsets

HTC Vive and Lenovo Google Daydream Standalone VR headset

Google at the Google I/O 2017 announced its standalone Daydream VR headset, as expected. HTC’s VIVE and Lenovo will be building these headsets that are coming later this year. Google will also create a standalone headset reference design powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 VR platform. Since it is an untethered headset that doesn’t require a smartphone like the first generation Daydream headset, and this comes with positional head-tracking.
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