Google Chrome for desktop gets image-search via Google Lens

Google Lens is a very powerful tool in Android that allows users to get contextual information from an image they took or uploaded. Google is now expanding upon Google Lens and integrating it with the desktop Google Chrome app, replacing the existing “Search Google for image feature”.

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Google’s ‘Backup by Google One’ begins replacing the Android backup service

Google is further integrating their Google One service into Android with a new update rolling out today, that will replace the existing Android backup service with a new “Backup by Google One” feature.

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Google Chrome update brings Per-site permissions, new Chrome actions and more

Google has rolled out a new update to their Chrome web browser, bringing three new features to their Desktop and Android platforms. These include per-site permissions, three new Chrome actions, and improved Site isolation and phishing detection.

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Google will soon begin upgrading all Hangouts users to Google Chat, but you can opt out for now

Google Hangouts is one step closer to become a software of the past as the company has announced that it will begin upgrading Hangout users to Google Chat, unless they explicitly opt out, starting from August 16, 2021.

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Google India opens new Google Cloud region in Delhi NCR

Google has today announced the opening of a new Google Cloud region in Delhi NCR to help India’s businesses accelerate their digital transformation and to support customers and the public sector in the country. Continue reading “Google India opens new Google Cloud region in Delhi NCR”

Android 12 Beta 3 with scrolling screenshots, privacy indicator APIs, enhanced auto-rotate and more released

Android 12 is one step closer to its final release as Google has rolled out Android 12 Beta 3 for supported devices. The Beta 3 features various improvements over Android 12 Beta 2, with features such as Scrolling screenshots, On-device search, etc. along with the final APIs and SDK. Google also released the Android 12 Beta 3 for TV with Refresh Rate Switching Settings, 4K UI support and more.

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Google Drive desktop refresh for MacOS and Windows starts rolling out

About a week ago, Google announced their new Google Drive for Desktop app, which will combine the existing Backup and Sync app and the Drive File Stream app. The app introduced multiple features such multi-account support, Google Photos backup, etc. and now Google has begun rolling out the app for both consumers and business users.

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Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro detailed specs surface, might get software updates for 5 years

Google is gearing up to launch its Pixel 6 (Codename: Oriole) and Pixel 6 Pro (Codename: Raven) smartphones later this year. We had already seen renders of the phones that revealed a 6.4-inch AMOLED display and dual rear cameras for the Pixel 6 and 6.67-inch curved AMOLED display and triple rear cameras for the Pixel 6 Pro. These phones are said to be powered by Whitechapel chip, which is a custom-chip being developed by Google. Now the detailed specifications of the phones have surfaced, thanks to leakster Jon Prosser. Continue reading “Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro detailed specs surface, might get software updates for 5 years”

Google faces new lawsuit that alleges app store monopoly in Android

Google is facing a fresh new lawsuit by a group of 37 states in the U.S.A., who are alleging that Google maintains monopolistic control over app stores in Android. In response, Google called the lawsuit as “meritless”, and shared details about how they support an open experience for app stores and developers on Android.

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Google Chrome will soon allow quick reopening of closed tabs

Accidentally closing a tab is very frustrating experience when your internet connection is less than ideal or when the webpage was heavy. Google Chrome is looking to mitigate this issue by caching the closed tab for a short period of time.

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Google Drive for Desktop update adds multi-account support, Google Photos backup and more

The Google Drive for Desktop app is receiving an update that adds support for a few new features such as Google Photos backup, Apple Photos library upload, connected USB storage support, and more.

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Google Meet gets support for cross-domain livestreams and live captions

Google Meet, the video conferencing app of Google Workspace, is getting two new features that will improve its live-streaming capabilities. Users can now invite people from other domains for their live streams, and they can also enable live captions for improved accessibility.

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Google Photos working on new Android widget for Memories

One of the many updates that are coming with Android 12 later this year is the redesign of widgets. In preparation for these new widgets, Google is reportedly developing a new widget for Google Photos that will show Memories from before.

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Google Messages update brings message organization tabs and OTP auto-delete features for India

Google Messages is getting a really nice update that introduces two new features for Indian users. Messages will now be organized under various categories for a better viewing experience and there is a new option to automatically delete OTP messages after 24 hours.

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Google confirms Pixel 5a 5G will launch later this year in US and Japan; cancelled in other regions [Update: Expected in August]

Update: According to a new Bloomberg report, the Pixel 5a is expected to launch in August. It is not clear if the company is planning to launch the 4G version of the phone for other markets like India. Continue reading “Google confirms Pixel 5a 5G will launch later this year in US and Japan; cancelled in other regions [Update: Expected in August]”