Google I/O 2020 scheduled from May 12-14, Android 11 and more expected

Google, following the trend it follows every year, has set the I/O conference at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California this year too. The event will kick start on May 12th and go through until the 11th. At the conference, Google is expected to introduce Android 11 and updates to its products. Continue reading “Google I/O 2020 scheduled from May 12-14, Android 11 and more expected”

Google Search update now makes it easier to find previously searched topics

Google search has now been updated to be able to find previous searches easier when needed later. Collections was introduced by Google as a way to group search results when searching a particular topic. It has now been updated with Suggested Collections, the ability to search related collections and the ability to share collections.

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Google introduces 3 new interesting Digital Wellbeing experiments to help reduce smartphone usage

Google’s Digital Wellbeing experiments are interesting quirky little experiments designed by Google that are aimed at reducing the usage of smartphones in our daily lives. Today Google introduced three new experiments; Envelope, Activity Bubbles and Screen Stopwatch that use unique concepts to help users detox from their smartphones.

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Upcoming 2020 Google Pixel Buds Gen 2 spotted in Bluetooth SIG listing

The 2020 Pixel Buds were revealed back in October during the Made by Google event 2019 that was primarily held to launch the Pixel 4. Google stated that were slated for a 2020 launch and now a listing has been spotted in the Bluetooth SIG, confirming its imminent arrival.

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Airtel partners with Google Cloud to offer G Suite apps to Indian SMBs

Bharti Airtel has announced a partnership with Google Cloud to offer G Suite with its integrated ICT portfolio, designed for small to medium business (SMBs). The move will help accelerate productivity and digitisation of SMBs across India that use Airtel as its telecommunications provider.

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Google Chrome brings global browser media controls to Windows, Mac and Linux

Media controls on Chrome browser have now become easier with a new update. With many users these days having multiple tabs open on their browsers, it sometimes difficult to figure out where the audio is coming from. Now users will be able to control audio and video at all times in the browser.

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Google announces timeline to kill Chrome apps in favour of Web apps

It was in 2016 when Google announced that it is planning on ending support and killing Chrome apps, in favour of the more advanced Web apps. Citing the advancement in web browsers and the web platform in general, Google has now confirmed the timeline for when they will stop accepting registration of new apps and when they will completely stop support for Chrome Apps.

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Shopping on your smartphone with Google Search now easier with new update

Google Search has now received an update that enables a faster and easier shopping experience for users. Users who wish to shop for clothes, shoes and accessories can Google Search to see these items from across the web and different stores all in one place on Search on your mobile device.

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Google Advanced Protection Program now lets you signup just using phone without backup key, adds support for iOS security keys

Last year, Google built-in advanced security keys into Android phones as a part of its Advanced Protection Program. The program consisted of Google’s strongest security protections against the constantly evolving phishing attacks. Now, Google has announced that they are supporting iPhone users with these advanced security keys.

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Google announces Scheduled Actions, household notes, and more for the Assistant at CES 2020

Google is bringing a bunch of new updates to the Google Assistant today at CES 2020 that will be coming to everyone later this year. This includes features like Scheduled Actions, a central place for sticky notes, interpreter mode for businesses and support for the Assistant on more devices.

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Xiaomi says it has fixed Mi Home Security Camera bug that displayed pictures from other cameras on Google Nest hub

Xiaomi launched its Home Security Camera earlier this year which supports 1080p recording with AI motion detection, infrared night vision, and more. While there has been a rise in the use and adoption of home security cameras and other smart home devices recently, there are issues related to privacy and security. On similar lines, today, a Xiaomi Security Camera displayed pictures from other cameras on a user’s Google Nest Hub and this issue has affected a group of users.

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Google Pixel 4a with flat punch-hole display, square camera module, 3.5mm audio jack surface

Google launched the Pixel 3a smartphone last year in India and brought back the 3.5mm headphone jack after removing it from Pixel 3. The company recently launched its flagship Pixel 4 recently and it did not launch in India. Now renders of the upcoming Pixel 4a have surfaced revealing the design and key details, and it could launch in India too if it does not come with Project Soli.

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4K and 8K video recording to get easier as Android 11 to remove 4GB file size limit

Soon, you might be able to record larger video files for 4K recordings as code has been spotted in Android 11 AOSP code that removes the current 4GB file limitation. This will update a decision taken by Google back in 2014 to set the 4GB approximate file size limit as that was all that required at the time.

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Google testing pinch-to-zoom in videos in Photos

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Google Photos has been adding new features off late like movie editor for web, search for text in pictures, manual face tagging, and more. On similar lines now, Google Photos v4.33 update lets users zoom in while watching videos and as of now, it is an unreleased feature.

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Google Translate offline update with transliteration support, more accurate translation rolling out globally

Google Translate offline is a pretty nifty feature for those situations when your data connection is unreliable or non-existent. Now Google has pushed an update that makes offline translation about 12% more accurate for 59 languages and added transliteration support for 10 languages.

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