Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen expands new emoticons in Android 13 beta 2

Google I/O 2022 introduced new hardware and software, and also led to Android 13 Beta 2, the next major milestone in Google’s OS development. Gboard users can merge different existing emoticons to create a new emoji. Google has maintained this functionality with subsequent updates that have expanded emoji compatibility. And as part of Android 13 Beta 2, Google has upgraded Emoji Kitchen anew, so now more emojis can be kitchenized. Continue reading “Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen expands new emoticons in Android 13 beta 2”

Google Health Connect can sync between Fitbit, Samsung Health and more

Google unveiled Health Connect, an Android app developer platform and also an API. A single set of APIs can securely access as well as share health and fitness data across all Android devices, with user consent. Continue reading “Google Health Connect can sync between Fitbit, Samsung Health and more”

Google announces upcoming Multi-device features for Android ecosystem

Google yesterday unveiled new improvements for their consumer goods and services at Google I/O 2022, including some very important changes to multi-device functionality for the Android ecosystem in 2022. Continue reading “Google announces upcoming Multi-device features for Android ecosystem”

Google Assistant can now reset your compromised passwords

Working to ensure your online passwords are safe and protected will now be simpler and easier than before due to the new Android upgrade from Google. The company is releasing an update for Chrome for Android that will keep users safe. It will use its Duplex on the Web technology to change any credentials that it thinks have been stolen in an exploit or data breach. Continue reading “Google Assistant can now reset your compromised passwords”

Google acquires microLED startup Raxium for its AR headset

Today, Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh announced the company’s acquisition of Raxium, a five-year-old tech startup with MicroLED technology that could be critical in developing a new generation of augmented, virtual, and mixed reality headsets. Continue reading “Google acquires microLED startup Raxium for its AR headset”

Google Pixel Watch’s battery size surfaces, could support cellular connectivity

The Pixel Watch new leak movement seems to be in full bloom, with the device expected to be announced at Google I/O next month. We’ve also seen a production version left inside a restaurant, on the inside of a box, but without a charger. This was a clever way to show the world the new hardware without revealing any of its software. Continue reading “Google Pixel Watch’s battery size surfaces, could support cellular connectivity”

Google lets you remove personal data from search results

Google now allows users to request that their phone numbers, physical addresses, and email addresses also known as personally identifiable info (PII) be removed from the company’s search engine results Continue reading “Google lets you remove personal data from search results”

Google Pixel Watch Trademarked; live images surface

In a USPTO trademark application, the moniker ‘Pixel Watch’ has indeed been trademarked by Google for smartwatches and smartwatch accessories. It gives no more details regarding the product, but the live images have surfaced. Continue reading “Google Pixel Watch Trademarked; live images surface”

Google introduces “reject all” tracking cookies option in Europe

Just after the existing dialogue boxes were found to have violated EU data laws, Google is introducing additional options to prevent browser cookies in Europe. Previously this year, Google was sanctioned €150 million ($170 million) by France’s data protection agency CNIL for using imprecise syntax in cookie banners. Continue reading “Google introduces “reject all” tracking cookies option in Europe”

Google to kill call recording Android apps starting May 11

According to reports, Google is clamping down on third-party call recording apps for Android devices. As of May 11, third-party apps will no longer be able to offer the call recording ability. One such change has been made to the Google Play Store, one of which aims to eliminate call recording apps on Android. Due to the new policy, apps on the Play Store are no longer allowed to use the Accessibility API for call recording. Continue reading “Google to kill call recording Android apps starting May 11”

Google multisearch lets you search using text and images at the same time

Google has announced the launch of a new multisearch feature aimed at assisting users with challenging web searches. While searching for something in a different color or even a new piece of furniture that matches what you currently have in your home is normally a simple procedure, it’s not always the case. Google is attempting to make those searches easier with multisearch by utilizing AI. Continue reading “Google multisearch lets you search using text and images at the same time”

YouTube is testing emoji-based ‘Timed Reactions’ for videos

YouTube has begun testing a new feature that allows users to express reactions during certain points in a video. Similar in style to Facebook Live and Twitch, each video’s comment section will have a separate reaction pane that will display emoji reactions by the time. Continue reading “YouTube is testing emoji-based ‘Timed Reactions’ for videos”

Google’s ‘Switch to Android’ iOS app might bring iCloud to Google Photos transfer

The latest report from 9to5 Google suggests that Google may introduce the option to transfer photos from iCloud to Drive by introducing a proprietary app named “Switch to Android”. The report comes as a result of decompiling the latest version of the Data Transfer Tool app, which is available on the Play Store for transferring data from Android to Android devices. Continue reading “Google’s ‘Switch to Android’ iOS app might bring iCloud to Google Photos transfer”

Google Chrome for Android to get ‘Close all tabs’ warning

To date, numerous new features have been tested on Google Chrome on the Android platform. One such feature that showed up recently is the “Close all tabs” function. However, there are reports that many are accidentally tapping on the option. Continue reading “Google Chrome for Android to get ‘Close all tabs’ warning”

Google reportedly working on a new Chromecast powered by Google TV

It seems Google is working on a new device similar to Chromecast with Google TV. In 2020, Google launched a Chromecast with Google TV support, but many criticised it for the lack of storage. Continue reading “Google reportedly working on a new Chromecast powered by Google TV”