Google Docs gets multiple text selection for faster formatting

Google has made a big change to the way formatting works in Google Docs. With the latest update to Google Docs, you can now select multiple words or phrases and copy, paste, etc. on all of them at once. This makes formatting much quicker by getting rid of the need to make the same changes over and over, you’ll be more productive overall as well. Recently, Google updated Workspace with AI features. Continue reading “Google Docs gets multiple text selection for faster formatting”

Google Street View celebrates 15 years with a new camera and features

Street View by Google toasted its 15th birthday with a few new features and a brand-new camera to record a 360-degree view of the world. As a major feature, Google Maps Street View can now display historical photographs of many other famous locations on Google Maps. Continue reading “Google Street View celebrates 15 years with a new camera and features”

Google Calculator v8.2 brings optimized UI for tablets

The Google Calculator app has been updated to version 8.2 with a new update that hit the Google Play Store. The update adds a better user interface, which should benefit those with bigger screens as well as give tablet users the flexibility they need. Continue reading “Google Calculator v8.2 brings optimized UI for tablets”

Android distribution chart May 2022: Android 11 has 28.3% share

Google has updated its Android distribution chart, importing the data into Android Studio rather than displaying the percentage of devices running a specific version of the OS or higher on their website. The graphic is meant to help developers decide which Android version to support. The Android Studio chart is now updated every six months to a year, with the most recent version released in November and a new one on May 9. Continue reading “Android distribution chart May 2022: Android 11 has 28.3% share”

Google Pixel Watch could feature a co-processor, 32GB storage

Google has confirmed that the Pixel Watch will be released this fall, which means it will most likely be around the end of October at the earliest. After a few months of leaks, the latest one, from about a week ago, said that the Pixel Watch would be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9110 processor. Continue reading “Google Pixel Watch could feature a co-processor, 32GB storage”

YouTube rolls out most replayed parts, single loop and more

YouTube has introduced a new feature that will help users discover the most popular portions of a video they’re viewing, as well as a number of other updates to its video player. According to the company, it will be adding a graph that will allow users to quickly identify and watch the most replayed segments of videos. Continue reading “YouTube rolls out most replayed parts, single loop and more”

Google Messages might get context-aware star, schedule soon

Google Messages application will soon get some new features like Star messages, ‘Schedule in the moment’, and more. According to a decompilation by APK Insight, the latest beta version of the Messages app hinted at these possible upcoming features. Continue reading “Google Messages might get context-aware star, schedule soon”

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”

Pixel Watch will reportedly use an old Exynos processor

The long-awaited Google Pixel Watch has finally been announced at this year’s Google I/O, though specifics were limited. However, a report published by 9to5Google claims it might feature the Exynos 9110 chip, which launched four years ago. Continue reading “Pixel Watch will reportedly use an old Exynos processor”

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”

Pixel 6a won’t feature Pixel 6’s fingerprint sensor

We don’t know yet how fast the Google Pixel 6a’s fingerprint sensor will be. While the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro’s fingerprint sensors have been criticised recently, the upcoming Pixel 6a’s sensor might indeed perform better. Change doesn’t always address things, and yet Google has revealed that the forthcoming mid-range device won’t use the same in-display fingerprint scanner as the Pixel 6 series devices. According to Android Central, Google’s senior VP of devices and services, Rick Osterloh, acknowledged the change, yet no specifics were revealed. Continue reading “Pixel 6a won’t feature Pixel 6’s fingerprint sensor”

Google TV is getting new features powered by Android 13

On the second day of its developer conference, Google revealed further details about Google TV and Android TV OS, where Android 13 Beta for TVs came out a few days before Google I/O. Continue reading “Google TV is getting new features powered by Android 13”

Android Auto is getting a new design and features

In addition to all the major hardware and software announcements made during the I/O 2022 keynote presentation, such as the Pixel 6a and details regarding what’s to come with Android 13 later this year, Google has also announced long-awaited improvements to Android Auto, including a redesigned interface as well as brand-new features. Continue reading “Android Auto is getting a new design and features”

YouTube Shorts gets Green Screen Remix feature

With the help of Shorts, YouTube has been taking on TikTok. The company has been consistently adding new and creative features  to attract creators. Now it has unveiled Green Screen, the latest option to remix with other eligible Shorts videos. The gradual rollout of the Green Screen feature has already started on the iOS YouTube app today, and the Android rollout will begin in the upcoming months. Continue reading “YouTube Shorts gets Green Screen Remix feature”

Google Play prepaid subscription targets emerging markets

Google Play subscription model was updated yesterday at Google IO 2022, and it is now more flexible than ever, making it a developer-friendly model. A developer can now configure multiple base plans and offers to sell subscriptions in a variety of ways, lowering operational costs by eliminating the need to create and manage an ever-increasing number of SKUs. The company recently launched Play Pass premium subscription in India. Continue reading “Google Play prepaid subscription targets emerging markets”