Google Gboard for iOS gets dedicated GIF-making button

Google has silently rolled out an update to its Gboard app which brings the Gif-Making button to the main screen right next to the word suggestion bar. Though this feature is available since last September, it is hidden behind the emoji button on the bottom. With this new change, accessing the button is more convenient.  Continue reading “Google Gboard for iOS gets dedicated GIF-making button”

Google Allo v26 prepares for multiple-account support, customizable stickers, GIFs, new camera effect and more

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Google Allo V26 has started rolling out. While the update doesn’t bring in terms of customization, a teardown of the APK has revealed upcoming features like the support for multiple accounts, customizable stickers, Gifs, new camera effects and more. Continue reading “Google Allo v26 prepares for multiple-account support, customizable stickers, GIFs, new camera effect and more”

Google Play Books v4 hints at audiobooks with casting, Android auto support and more

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Google Play Books v4 just hit the Play Store, while the update didn’t bring many changes, it hints at the launch of audiobooks with Android auto, casting support and more. In fact, few users have spotted the banner of audiobooks on Play Store with 50% off on first audiobook offer listed.  Continue reading “Google Play Books v4 hints at audiobooks with casting, Android auto support and more”

Google’s Project Fi now offers Unlimited Data for $80 with Bill Protection

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Google has introduced a flexible unlimited data plan dubbed ‘Bill Protection’ on Project Fi making it heavy data user-friendly. Before the new plan, Project Fi charged $10 per GB no matter how much data the user consumes. Technically, the new plan caps the data speed to 256kbps once the user crosses the data limit threshold but still offers data connectivity.  Continue reading “Google’s Project Fi now offers Unlimited Data for $80 with Bill Protection”

Google Gboard v6.9 hints at Smart Reply suggestions, creating own GIFs and more

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Google rolled out a new update to Gboard bringing version number to V6.9, while the update doesn’t bring any major changes, it does hint at many upcoming features. The update hints at Smart Reply suggestions, new keyboard, creating own GIFs and more. Continue reading “Google Gboard v6.9 hints at Smart Reply suggestions, creating own GIFs and more”

Google to consider page speed as ranking factor for mobile searches starting June

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Google today announced that it would start considering  page speed as a ranking factor for mobile searches starting from June 2018. Google focused on desktop searches up until now, but for June it will start considering page speed for mobile searches as well. Continue reading “Google to consider page speed as ranking factor for mobile searches starting June”

Huawei partners with Google to integrate Android Messages app for SMS, RCS messaging on its phones

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Huawei today announced that it would be teaming with Google to integrate Android Messages across their smartphone portfolio. Huawei will combine Android Messages and RCS messaging to offer native messaging and communications experience. Continue reading “Huawei partners with Google to integrate Android Messages app for SMS, RCS messaging on its phones”

Google to roll out fix for WiFi network crashing issue on Chromecast and Home devices starting today

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Recently there were reports about the Home and Chrome cast devices crashing on WiFi Network and today Google has acknowledged the issue saying that it is aware of the Chromecast built-in devices may be affecting Wi-Fi network performance. Since it is a widespread issue, Google said that it is starting to roll out the update from today, January 18th. Continue reading “Google to roll out fix for WiFi network crashing issue on Chromecast and Home devices starting today”

Google expands its presence in China, opens new office in Shenzhen

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After announcing its plans to open its first AI lab in China last month, Google today has silently opened the 3rd office in Shenzhen in its latest expansion in China. Shenzhen city in China is known for being a global hardware hub, and the office isn’t a fully functional campus. Instead, it is just space within a serviced office and will start this week. Continue reading “Google expands its presence in China, opens new office in Shenzhen”

Google to expand Cloud infrastructure with 3 new undersea cables, 5 new regions

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Alphabet’s subsidiary brand Google Cloud has spent almost $30 billion to improve the infrastructure in the last three years. The company continues to overcome many technical difficulties using subsea cables, which is the new standard for the wired data transfer across the world. The story does not stop there, as the one of the leading cloud service provider has added three new submarine cables across fine new regions. Continue reading “Google to expand Cloud infrastructure with 3 new undersea cables, 5 new regions”

Google Home, Chromecast devices said to be crashing WiFi networks, Google is looking into it

Users of TP-Link, Linksys and Synology routers are reporting a consistent network crashes when the Google Home Max device is online. Many users took Google Product Forum and Reddit to report the issue which started off with Home Max device and later noticed even on the less expensive Google Home and Chromecast devices.  Continue reading “Google Home, Chromecast devices said to be crashing WiFi networks, Google is looking into it”

Google Duo can now make calls with users who haven’t installed the app, Allo message previews improved

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Google recently updated Duo app that brought a slightly updated look to the contact list, fun rearrangement of pixels. One of the most significant features in the update was the ability of Duo to call people that haven’t installed or registered with Duo in the past.  Continue reading “Google Duo can now make calls with users who haven’t installed the app, Allo message previews improved”

Google publishes list of Chromebooks patched with Meltdown vulnerability

Meltdown and Spectre are most talked about security vulnerabilities in the recent times that affected most Intel, AMD, and ARM chipsets. Biggies like Microsoft, Intel, Google have already fixed and progressing towards fixing. Today Google has published a list of Chromebooks that are affected but are now patched.  Continue reading “Google publishes list of Chromebooks patched with Meltdown vulnerability”

YI Horizon VR180 Camera with 5.7K stereoscopic 3D video and photo capture, 4K live streaming announced

Along with the Lenovo Mirage camera, Google in partnership with YI Technology introduced YI Horizon VR180 Camera at the CES 2018. It leverages Google’s new VR180 format so that the stereoscopic 3-D camera captures high-resolution, immersive 3D video in 5.7K resolution at 30 frames per second (fps). It also features instant in-device stitching and supports live streaming at 4k resolution. Continue reading “YI Horizon VR180 Camera with 5.7K stereoscopic 3D video and photo capture, 4K live streaming announced”