Gboard For Android Gets Better With Support For Chinese, Korean, And More Languages

The Android version of Gboard gets updated with support for new languages. It now includes Chinese, Korean, and 20 other languages.

Google March 8, 2018

Google Lens Makes Its Way To Google Photos For Android

Google finally released Google Lens for Android smartphones other than its Pixel lineup. Users will be able to use the app via Google Photos with Google Assistant integration in a future update.

Google March 7, 2018

You Can Now Visit 11 Disney Parks On Google Maps Street View

Users are now allowed to view several Disney Parks on Google Maps Street View. A virtual tour of each park can help people plan for the actual trip in the future.

Google March 7, 2018

Android P Developer Preview Rumored To Roll Out Mid-March: Will It Be On Pi(e) Day?

Reliable leaked Evan Blass claimed that Google will roll out the first Android P developer preview in mid-March. Speculations on the operating system's official name may also hint on the specific date of the developer preview launch.

Google March 5, 2018

Google Sued For Allegedly Refusing To Hire White And Asian Men

Google is being sued by a former employee for alleged discrimination against white and Asian men. This is not the first time that Google has been sued by its former employees.

Google March 4, 2018

Make Music Directly Inside Your Browser With Google’s Chrome Music Lab

Google has added a new tool into Chrome Music Lab, its array of music creation experiments. Song Maker is a bit complicated than the others, but it’s still fun to play around with.

Google March 2, 2018

Hangouts Chat Now Available On G Suite: Learn About Google’s Messaging Platform For Teams

Google has finally included Hangouts Chat into its G Suite service, a tool dedicated to allowing teams to communicate with ease. It is its very own Slack competitor and comes at no extra cost.

Google March 1, 2018

Google Shopping Glitch Wouldn't Let People Search For The Word Gun, It Even Stopped Users From Searching For Gundams Or Wine

Google Shopping removed all searches that featured the word gun after the shooting in Parkland, Florida. This becomes problematic for products that feature the word gun in the title but have nothing to do with the weapon.

Google February 28, 2018

Google Clips AI Camera Goes On Sale, But Is It Worth It?

The Google Clips AI camera has officially gone on sale and is available now at the Google Store. The gadget costs $249 and touts smart features, but is it really worth it?

Google February 28, 2018

Google Deleted Only 43 Percent Of 2.4 Million 'Right To Be Forgotten' Requests

Google has been complying with the Right to be Forgotten ruling in Europe since 2014. An expanded transparency report revealed that the company has only deleted 43 percent of the 2.4 million URLs requested to be taken down.

Google February 28, 2018

Google 'Word Coach' Lets You Expand Your Vocabulary In The Search Results

Google delivered another update to its search platform with the 'Word Coach' mini-game. The feature aims to help non-native English speakers improve their vocabulary.

Google February 27, 2018

YouTube Live Now Offers Chat Replay And Location Tags, With Automatic Captions Coming Soon

YouTube Live introduced three new features for both content creators and viewers. The live streaming service now offers chat replays and location tags and will soon also enable automatic English captions.

Google February 27, 2018

Sorry, Folks: Android Dark Mode Isn't Going To Happen Just Yet

A Google engineer replied to a post that incorrectly confirmed the availability of a dark mode option in a future update. However, it was later clarified that it was misinterpreted by Android users.

Google February 25, 2018

Google Assistant Is So Smart, It Will Soon Detect Multiple Languages Seamlessly

Google has announced a bunch of important updates for its Assistant platform. By the end of the year, the virtual assistant will understand 30 languages and recognize multilingual command prompts.

Google February 24, 2018

Businesses Can Now Use Google's RCS Platform To Send Multimedia Texts To Android Users

Google detailed its plans to introduce RCS messaging service soon. The company intends to compete with Apple's iMessage and provide an interactive communication platform for Android users.

Google February 23, 2018

Google Pixel 3 Rumor Roundup: What We Know So Far

The Google Pixel 3 is one of the most highly-anticipated smartphone lines of this year, and leaks and rumors keep surfacing. While nothing is official yet, here's what we know so far.

Google February 21, 2018

Google Pay Guide: How To Use The New Payment System, How To Add Cards, And More

Google Pay is now rolling out and ready to use in the United States and the U.K. The new system replaces Android Pay and Google Wallet and further improves on the payment process inherited from the two.

Google February 21, 2018

Android P Will Not Allow Background Apps To Access Your Smartphone's Camera And Microphone

Android P code spotted by XDA Developers revealed that the upcoming operating system will prevent background apps from accessing the cameras and microphones of smartphones. This will make it much harder for hackers to invade the privacy of their victims.

Google February 21, 2018

Google Pay Begins Global Rollout, Unifying Android Pay And Google Wallet: Features And Perks

Google Pay launched worldwide and is available now on Google Play. The new payment solution unifies Google Wallet and Android Pay, offering a number of features and benefits.

Google February 20, 2018

Google Reveals Microsoft Edge Flaw: Foul Or Microsoft Is Just Too Slow To Create A Patch?

Microsoft seems displeased with Google's decision to publicly report a vulnerability with the Edge browser. Sources claimed the deadline was past due and that no action was taken by the Redmond firm.

Google February 20, 2018

Google Pixel 2 XL Rapid Charging Doesn't Work Below 20 Degrees Celsius

The Google Pixel 2 XL is apparently experiencing some issues with rapid charging. More specifically, the charging rate is dramatically slower in temperatures below 20 degrees Celsius, or 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

Google February 19, 2018

Google Is Helping 911 Save Lives With Improved Location Data For Responders

Google helped 911 acquire more accurate location data for emergency calls in a trial that involved tens of thousands of calls in the span of two months across several states. Google’s tech could help 911 operators save even more lives.

Google February 18, 2018

Google Removes 'View Image' Button, But Here's How To Bring It Back On Chrome And Firefox

Users found out that Google has disabled the 'view image' button. However, there is a way to bring the option back for some browsers.

Google February 18, 2018

Google Shaves 20 Percent Off Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL For 'Loyal' Nexus Owners

Google wants to reward 'loyal' Nexus fans by offering discounts on the Pixel 2 series. The company has been sending e-mails with 20 percent discounts on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

Google February 17, 2018

Google Expands Project Fi Coverage To Over 170 Countries

Google’s Project Fi is now available on 170 countries, indicating that the service nearly covers major locations around the world. Despite the expanded reach, Google assured there will be no fee adjustments.

Google February 16, 2018

Google Removes ‘View Image’ Button On Search Results As Part Of Getty Images Partnership

Google just made a decision that could upset a lot of people who depend on Google Search to look for and download images. The convenient view image button is now gone.

Google February 16, 2018

Google Is Testing A Robot To Reply To Text Messages From Friends

Google is testing a robot to respond to messages from friends and family members via Facebook, Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, Skype, and Twitter. Called Reply, the latest feature will make it easier for smartphone owners to focus on the real world.

Google February 14, 2018

Google Chrome Finally Gets Built-In Ad Block Feature: Here’s How It Works

Google is finally introducing a built-in ad blocker for Chrome, saving millions of users from seeing annoying ads. That doesn’t mean all ads will be gone, however.

Google February 14, 2018

Google Wants To Bring Its Smart Replies To All Your Other Messaging Apps

A development team inside Google’s Area 120 incubator wants to bring Smart Reply to a variety of third-party messaging apps. Pretty soon, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, and other apps will offer smart automated replies.

Google February 14, 2018

Google Pixel Sales Grew To 3.9 Million Units In 2017, But That's Less Than iPhones Sold Per Week

Google Pixel and Pixel 2 sales doubled to 3.9 million units in 2017. However, that figure barely makes a dent on the smartphone market, as Apple ships that many iPhones in less than a week.

Google February 14, 2018

YouTube CEO Tells Facebook To 'Get Back To Baby Pictures'

YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki goes after Facebook after she's questioned about the social media website's video ambitions. Wojcicki tells Facebook to stay in their lane.

Google February 13, 2018

Google Search Testing AMP Stories Format: What Is This?

At its AMP Conf 2018 in Amsterdam, Google announced that it's testing a new format: AMP Stories. These stories will feature visually-rich content optimized for mobile, and should load significantly faster.

Google February 14, 2018

Google Reportedly Plans To Overhaul Android P For iPhone X-Like 'Notch' And More

Google is reportedly working on Android P already and some big changes could be in store. Most notably, the next version of Android could embrace iPhone X-like notches to better accommodate minimal bezels.

Google February 13, 2018

Google Chrome Will Soon Mark HTTP Websites As 'Not Secure': Time To Switch To HTTPS?

Starting with Chrome 68, Google will blatantly mark all HTTP websites as 'not secure.' This should further push the owners of these websites to upgrade with HTTPS encryption, which provides protection against information interception and malware injection.

Google February 9, 2018

Google Photos Has Got Your Back This Valentine's Day With Special Movies For Your Partner

Google has upgraded its Photos app in time for Valentine’s Day. Users can now create themed movies to celebrate the love shared with a special someone, and the new feature is available for the mobile and PC platforms.

Google February 8, 2018

Nest Reunites With Google To Take On Amazon And Apple

Google is working with Nest again in an effort to supercharge the company’s range of smart home products and services, backed by artificial intelligence technology. The move will lead Google to take on Apple and market leader Amazon.

Google February 7, 2018

Google Video Game Streaming Service In The Works: Google Yeti Will Challenge PlayStation Now

Google is working on a video game streaming service similar to Sony's PlayStation Now for the PlayStation 4. Codenamed Google Yeti, the service will likely launch with a Google-made console and controller.

Google February 8, 2018

Google Makes Booking Hotels, Flights On Your Phone A Lot Easier

Google announced an incoming update intended to make traveling manageable via a smartphone. The new function will keep flights and hotel reservations accessible on a single page.

Google February 8, 2018

Google Entices Android Owners To Use Google+ With 'Brand New' Version

Google is scheduled to update Google+ for Android soon. The new version reworked the core program and other useful features.

Google February 8, 2018

Android Nougat Now The Most Used Android Version, While Android Oreo Finally Claims 1 Percent

Android Nougat, released in August 2016, is finally the most used version of the mobile operating system. However, the latest build, Android Oreo, is just at over 1 percent, revealing the severity of Google's infamous Android fragmentation problem.

Google February 6, 2018

Google Assistant Can Now Have You Wake Up To Your Favorite Tunes

Google Assistant is now able to set and sound alarms using one’s favorite tunes. In addition, users can play their music library through the digital assistant and watch televisions shows and movies on YouTube TV and Netflix.

Google February 2, 2018

Google Assistant Go vs. Google Assistant: What's The Difference?

Google just launched Google Assistant Go, and the app is now available in the Play Store. Users of Android Go Edition devices can now enjoy the virtual assistant app on their smartphones.

Google February 3, 2018

New Google Flights Features Rolled Out: AI-Powered Predictions For Flight Delays, Limitations On Cheap Tickets

Google launched two new Google Flights features that will make traveling easier for users. The first feature uses artificial intelligence to predict flight delays, while the second feature explains the restrictions of cheaper tickets.

Google February 1, 2018

Google Testing New Ways To Fix Snippet Function

Google is testing new features to remove inaccurate and offensive results from its snippet function. Late last year, the function came under fire when it produced offensive results as vital information on the topic.

Google January 31, 2018

Google Closes $1.1 Billion Deal To Bring In 2,000 HTC Engineers, Sets Sights On Apple And iPhone

Google closed its $1.1 billion deal with HTC to bring about 2,000 engineers into the fold. The new Googlers worked on the Pixel 2, and are expected to help Google chase Apple and the iPhone in the high-end smartphone market.

Google January 30, 2018

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