Android Wear 2.0 starts rolling out to three smartwatches

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Google had announced Android Wear 2.0 at I/O developer conference in May last year following which it was launched in February. The company has finally started rolling Android Wear 2.0 but to only three smartwatches. Continue reading “Android Wear 2.0 starts rolling out to three smartwatches”

Google Search Knowledge Graph now available in Bengali language

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Google today launched its Knowledge Graph in Bengali language, increasing the Knowledge Graph language count to 41 languages. This will be useful for over 200 million Bengali speakers to search for things, people or places such as landmarks, celebrities, cities, sports teams, buildings, geographical features, movies, celestial objects, works of art and more. Continue reading “Google Search Knowledge Graph now available in Bengali language”

Google Search app for iOS now comes pre-installed with Gboard

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Google launched Gboard for iPhone and iPad in May last year following which it was also released for Android. The company has added Gboard to its Search app for iOS, meaning it will now be pre-installed with the app.

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Google is said to be working on a new social app for sharing and editing photos

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Google is working on a social app that will allow users to edit and share photos in small groups, according to a latest report from TechCrunch. Earlier this week, Apple launched Clips video creation and sharing app for iPhone and iPad. The report says Google’s new app will come with some of the same features as Clips.

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Google Talk will be replaced as Hangouts on June 26

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Google is streamlining Hangouts experience for users. The company has announced that it will shut down Google Talks aka Gtalk/GChat feature in Gmail on June 26 and it will be replaced with Hangouts. Users will be  will automatically be transitioned to Hangouts.
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Google to kill SMS support for Hangouts for Android on May 22

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Google added SMS support in Hangouts for Android back in 2013 to encourage use of Hangouts so they can read instant-messages sent them over SMS in case they don’t have an internet connection. After some reports in 2014 and 2015 that said that Google will kill support for carrier SMS and MMS, Google has decided to kill SMS support for Hangouts in May, 2017. Continue reading “Google to kill SMS support for Hangouts for Android on May 22”

Google adds audio calling for Duo, file sharing to Allo and updates Photos

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Google has announced an array of updates to a bunch of its apps, at an event in in São Paulo, Brazil. The company has added new feature to Duo, Allo and Photos apps. Continue reading “Google adds audio calling for Duo, file sharing to Allo and updates Photos”

Google Maps now lets you share your location in real-time

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Google is making it easier for its users to share their location. The company is rolling out real-time location sharing feature to Google Maps on Android and iOS. The person you are sharing your location with will be able to see it on Android, iPhone, mobile web, and even desktop.

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Google Search app gets shortcuts for restaurants, news, popular tools and more

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Google has added quick shortcuts for popular tools, points of interests, cafes, restaurants and more to its Search app on Android and iOS and on Google.com. Additional shortcuts like translate, nearby attractions, flights, hotels, internet speed test, currency converter, and more are available for Android users. These shortcuts will be present below the search bar. Continue reading “Google Search app gets shortcuts for restaurants, news, popular tools and more”

Android O Developer Preview images with Notification channels, Adaptive icons, PIP and more now available

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Google has released developer preview images for Android ‘O’, the next major Android release, ahead of Google I/O 2017 in May, just like it did last time for Android N. Google said that the next version of Android will bring new power and performance optimizations and many new ways to extend your apps. Continue reading “Android O Developer Preview images with Notification channels, Adaptive icons, PIP and more now available”

Google’s Guetzli open source algorithm can reduce size of JPEG images by 35%

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Google today announced Guetzli, a new open source algorithm that will reduce the JPEG image by 35%, compared to currently available methods while maintaining the same quality. Continue reading “Google’s Guetzli open source algorithm can reduce size of JPEG images by 35%”

Gmail for web will now let you stream video attachments

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Gmail for web has received a new update that makes previewing video attachments smoother and quicker. Desktop users can now stream video attachments instead of downloading them. The latest feature comes after Gmail increased the attachment limit to 50MB earlier this month.

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