Google developing native hearing aid support for Android

Google Hearing Aid

Google today announced that it is working with GN Hearing to create a new open specification for hearing aid streaming support on future versions of Android. Users with hearing loss will be able to connect, pair, and monitor their hearing aids, so they can hear their phones loudly and clearly. Continue reading “Google developing native hearing aid support for Android”

Gmail for Android gets ‘Confidential mode’

Google’s revamped Gmail has a brand-new feature “confidential mode’ that was limited to the desktop version up until now. Google today is rolling it to the Android app as well. Since it is a server-side roll out, you don’t even have to update the app.  Continue reading “Gmail for Android gets ‘Confidential mode’”

Google Search gets new information panels with subtopics, comparisons to help you find relevant information

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Google today is introducing a new way to get to search results that point to more relevant information and help you get a glimpse of multiple aspects of a topic with a single search. The next time when you search comparing two entities or products, the search result will show you a panel with a set of relevant subtopics to explore. Continue reading “Google Search gets new information panels with subtopics, comparisons to help you find relevant information”

List of phones Getting Android 9.0 Pie update

 

List of phones Getting Android 9.0 Pie updateAndroid Pie is official now! But is it for everyone? No. After numerous speculations and opinions, Google has finally confirmed that Android 9.0 ‘P’ will be called Pie. The potential successor of Android Oreo brings in some significant features that mostly revolves around Artificial Intelligence. Continue reading “List of phones Getting Android 9.0 Pie update”

WhatsApp data backups will no longer be counted against Google Drive storage limit

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WhatsApp today announced that starting November 12, 2018, WhatsApp backups will no longer count towards the Google Drive storage quota and also the WhatsApp backups that haven’t been updated in more than one year will be automatically removed from Google Drive storage. Continue reading “WhatsApp data backups will no longer be counted against Google Drive storage limit”

TensorFlow 2.0 open-source machine-learning system with support for more platforms announced

TensorFlow 2.0

TensorFlow is Google machine learning framework/library that allows developers to leverage the emerging technology to use on their products. The TensorFlow 2.0 is now announced with support for more platforms compared to previous releases.

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Google said to be developing wearable health and fitness assistant ‘Google Coach’

Google is said to be working on a health and wellbeing coach fittingly called “Google Coach.” Though the naming of the product might change before launch, Google, for now, is working on putting together all the ideas it has on how the service will work. Continue reading “Google said to be developing wearable health and fitness assistant ‘Google Coach’”

Google One cheaper paid storage plans now available for everyone in the US; starts at $1.99 a month for 100GB

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Google back in May had introduced the ‘Google One’ brand and it also converted all Google Drive paid storage plans to Google One. After a few months in invite-only beta, the Google One is now available in the U.S. It gives more storage across Drive, Gmail, and Photos. Continue reading “Google One cheaper paid storage plans now available for everyone in the US; starts at $1.99 a month for 100GB”

Google introduces Android 9 Pie (Go edition) with more storage, verified boot, dashboard and more

Google last year has introduced the Android Oreo (Go Edition) with an aim to provide a fast and smooth experience that is optimized for first-time and entry-level smartphone owners. Today it is introducing a brand-new Go edition upgrade; the Pie (Go edition). It brings up to an additional 500MB of storage available out of the box, faster boot times and more.  Continue reading “Google introduces Android 9 Pie (Go edition) with more storage, verified boot, dashboard and more”

Android 9.0 Pie brings support for Wi-Fi Direct printing

AOSP commits from early this year revealed that the Android 9.0 Pie would bring support for WiFi Direct. This would allow your phone to print documents over a peer-to-peer connection without being on the same Wi-Fi network. Though OEMs added support through their print service plugins, Stock Android didn’t support it until now. Continue reading “Android 9.0 Pie brings support for Wi-Fi Direct printing”

Google apps track your movements even if location services are turned off claim researchers

According to a press investigation from computer-science researchers at Princeton, Google services on iPhone and Android said to store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so. Continue reading “Google apps track your movements even if location services are turned off claim researchers”

Google said to be working on Apple’s Boot Camp-like Windows 10 dual boot for Chromebooks

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Google is said to be secretly working on a project dubbed ‘Campfire’ which is its mission to get the Windows 10 running on Chromebooks. Since then there have been references about this ability and latest we hear is that “Campfire” may be the Chromebook equivalent of Apple’s Boot Camp. Continue reading “Google said to be working on Apple’s Boot Camp-like Windows 10 dual boot for Chromebooks”

Google integrates News with Assistant to make it easily accessible on smart home devices

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Back at Google I/O, Google launched the new ‘Google News’ to help you keep up with the news that matters to you. To bring you news while your hands and eyes are busy doing some other thing, Google today is bringing the best of Google News to devices with the Google Assistant so that you can stay up to date wherever you are. Continue reading “Google integrates News with Assistant to make it easily accessible on smart home devices”

Google Pixel 3 XL with 19:9 notch display, Snapdragon 845, Android 9.0 Pie surface in live images [Update: New video reveals 6.7-inch display]

Google Pixel 3 XL

Update: The same Ukrainian blogger posted a new video before it was taken down. This reveals Antutu app showing some of the specs including a 6.7-inch (1440 x 2960) 19:9 aspect ratio display, Snapdragon 845, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, 12.2 MP rear camera, 8.1MP front camera and a 3,430mAh battery.

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YouTube Signature Device report recommends phones for best video playback experience

YouTube Signature Device

At the Samsung event yesterday, Samsung mentioned that the new Galaxy Note 9 phablet is a “YouTube Signature Device” for 2019. This is YouTube’s brand new initiative that suggests the best phones that offer superior YouTube watching experience. The company calls it “signature devices,” for watching YouTube. Continue reading “YouTube Signature Device report recommends phones for best video playback experience”