Google Assistant opens up to developers with ‘Action on Google’

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Google has been working on developer platform for Google Assistant in an attempt to enhance the user experience for past few weeks. In fact, Google Assistant is getting an API with the launch of ‘Actions on Google’, where developers can build Conversation Actions for Google Home. Continue reading “Google Assistant opens up to developers with ‘Action on Google’”

Google Search app update gets divided into Upcoming and Feed tabs

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Google has revamped its Search app with an aim to make it easy for you to keep a tab on all the information they see everyday on their phones. The Search app has been dividesd in two parts – Upcoming events and Feeds. Continue reading “Google Search app update gets divided into Upcoming and Feed tabs”

Google Duo gets video quality improvements and camera rotation in latest update

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Earlier this year, Google launched video calling app Duo along with its smart messaging app Allo. Google has now started rolling out an update to Duo which bumps the app to version 5.0. The update brings couple of new features for an improved user experience. Continue reading “Google Duo gets video quality improvements and camera rotation in latest update”

Google Pixel and Pixel XL get VoLTE support for Reliance Jio with Android 7.1.1 update

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Google today started rolling out Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) update for the Pixel, Pixel XL and compatible Nexus devices starting from today. The Pixel devices that were launched in India came with Android 7.1 (Nougat) but did not have option to enable VoLTE (Voice Over LTE) support. The latest Android 7.1.1 finally brings support for VoLTE for Reliance Jio in India and other operators worldwide that support VoLTE. Continue reading “Google Pixel and Pixel XL get VoLTE support for Reliance Jio with Android 7.1.1 update”

Android Nougat adoption crawls at just 0.4% after 3 months

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Google is out with the numbers for Android distribution for the month of December, last time in 2016. The latest figures suggest that adoption of Google’s latest OS, Android 7.0 Nougat is moving at a glacial pace. Nougat is currently present only on 0.4% of all the Android devices, up from 0.3% in last month.
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Google’s Trusted Contacts app lets your loved ones know you are safe

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Google has introduced a new personal safety app dubbed as Trusted Contacts. Available on Android, the app lets you share your location with loved ones in everyday situations and in case of emergencies. The app will work even if your phone is offline.

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Android 7.1.1 update starts rolling out for Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, 5X and more, factory images available

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Google has started rolling out Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) update for several Nexus devices and Pixel devices, as expected. The update brings new emoji that reflect the pivotal roles women play in the world, female welders and men getting haircuts for Nexus devices, option to send GIFs directly from your keyboard on supported apps such as Google Allo, Google Messenger and Hangouts. It also brings app shortcuts that can be launched directly from home screen. This is available in Twitter, Google Messenger, Google Maps and other apps that can be accessed by simply long pressing the app icon. Continue reading “Android 7.1.1 update starts rolling out for Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, 5X and more, factory images available”

These are Google Play’s best apps and games for 2016 globally and in India

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Google has announced the list of best games and apps for Android smartphones on Google Play during 2016. This list also includes best apps globally, in the U.S. and in India. Best App of the Year is Prisma and Best Game of the Year is Clash Royale. Continue reading “These are Google Play’s best apps and games for 2016 globally and in India”

Google Hangouts v15 gets GIF keyboard support on Android 7.1

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Google has started rolling out GIF Keyboard support for Hangouts on Android 7.1 devices. The update which bumps the app to version 15 allows users to send GIFs and spruce up your daily conversation.

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Google projected to sell 3 million Pixel smartphones by end of 2016: Morgan Stanley

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Google is projected to sell 3 million Pixel smartphones in the last three months of 2016, generating $2 billion, according to a new report from the financial firm Morgan Stanley. Continue reading “Google projected to sell 3 million Pixel smartphones by end of 2016: Morgan Stanley”

Google Pixel users receive distorted screenshots sent from iPhone 7 Plus

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Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL haven’t been out for long, yet some users are already facing issues with this smartphone. Just after the connectivity issues, some users are reporting of distorted images whenever the images are sent using an Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Continue reading “Google Pixel users receive distorted screenshots sent from iPhone 7 Plus”

Android 7.1.1 Nougat update will start rolling out for Nexus devices from Dec. 6

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Google released final Android 7.1.1 Developer Preview 2 for Nexus devices earlier this week. Now we have an idea of the exact release date of the update.  Continue reading “Android 7.1.1 Nougat update will start rolling out for Nexus devices from Dec. 6”