Google Images Search to integrate Knowledge Graph information in results

Google’s Knowledge Graph was launched in 2012 and since then, Google has collected over 500 billion facts about 5 billion+ entities. They have now announced that they are integrating the Knowledge Graph into the Google Image Search on mobile for users in the USA.

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Android 11 official launch set for September 8?

Google released the first Android 11 Beta update last month for its Pixel devices and few other OEMs also rolled out the Beta update. While the launch date of the stable release was not announced, now a new video posted by Google has revealed the official launch date of stable Android 11. Continue reading “Android 11 official launch set for September 8?”

Google rolls out dark theme for Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android

In the last few years, the shift to dark mode support in apps has become extremely popular. The latest to join the trend is Google’s suite of Docs, Sheets, and the Slides app on Android, which will all now support Dark theme across their UI.

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Google Chrome for Android finally switching to 64-bit with v85

Back in 2014, with the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google announced support for the apps running with 64-bit architecture. Many apps running these days are 64-bit, however Google Chrome was one native app that stayed with a 32-bit design. That is changing finally, as Chrome v85 is moving to a 64-bit version on phones running Android 10 and higher.

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Google Messages beta gets bubble notification support in Android 11

As promised a few days back, the bubble support is rolling out on Google Messages beta in Android 11 through a server-side update. Similar to Facebook Messenger, a bubble will appear on the screen if the message comes up with a photo of the person or the first letter if there is no photo. Continue reading “Google Messages beta gets bubble notification support in Android 11”

Google discontinues Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

As per a recent report, Google has confirmed the discontinuation of the Pixel 3a series – Pixel 3a and 3a XL. Right now, both the smartphones are not available for sale in the official Google Store. From now on, it will be available only through 3rd party retailers as remaining units sell-through. Continue reading “Google discontinues Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL”

Google introduces Jurassic World dinosaurs AR experience in Search for mobile

Sitting at home during the pandemic lockdown can get sometimes get boring. So why not learn about dinosaurs from Jurassic World? Google has rolled out a fun new AR experience in Search for mobile where users can view and learn about 10 different dinosaurs from the Jurassic World.

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Google acquires smart glasses developer North

It was in 2014 when Google released their first augmented reality (AR) smart glass called the Google Glass. The product ended up being unpopular, but it seems like Google has not given up on the idea. Now they have announced their acquisition of North, which is a company that specialises in human computer interfaces and smart glasses.

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Google Search will now show free retail listings in the US

Free listing of retail is an excellent way to connect consumers with more merchandise from businesses. Earlier, Google showed free listings in the Shopping Tab, but now will show them in the main Google Search results page, in a move to increase consumer interaction.

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Google adds support for Group calls in Duo and Meet on Nest Hub Max

The number of group calling apps have increased a lot across many platforms since the pandemic, and now, Google announced that they will be supporting group video calls on Duo or Meet on their Nest Hub Max. Previously, users could only have one-on-one video sessions with their friends and family.

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Google Photos update brings major UI redesign, Map view and more

Google has released a major UI update to its Photos app, shifting the focus of the app to highlight a user memories rather than just being a photo gallery. In the update, Google is simplifying the UI with a three-tab structure, introducing Map view of the stored photos and added new types of memories.

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Android 11 Developer Preview for Android TV released; Reveals upcoming Made by Google dongle

Weeks after the release of Android 11 beta for the Pixel phones, Google has released first Android 11 Developer Preview for Android TV. This brings several privacy, performance, accessibility, and connectivity features, but it doesn’t bring visible changes compared to Android 10 for TVs. Continue reading “Android 11 Developer Preview for Android TV released; Reveals upcoming Made by Google dongle”

Google will now auto-delete location, search data by default for new users after 18 months

Last year, Google rolled out a feature that gave users the option to auto-delete their user data from some of Google’s core services, namely Location History, search, voice and YouTube activity data. Today they announced that Google will be turning on this option by default, instead of the data being kept until the user chooses to delete it themselves.

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Google Keen is an app to store and explore long term interests

Thanks to the pandemic and quarantine measures taken up around the world, a lot of us have time to explore our passions and interests online. Keeping track of these explorations can sometimes be hard and that’s where Google new app Keen comes in.

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YouTube introduces new direct response tools to make video ads more shoppable

YouTube advertising is one of the many popular ways used by brands to advertise their products online and since more people are online now, using the right avenue for advertising has become crucial. To help them, YouTube has introduced a number of solutions that can make video ads more shoppable, use automation to drive conversions, and better help advertisers understand attribution.

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