Google Maps’ newest feature brings information about electric vehicle charging stations to the Map. It’ll include the types of ports available, charging speeds, and how many ports there are. You’ll also see information about the station from drivers, including photos, ratings, reviews, and questions.
Credit where credit is due, Material Theme, Google’s new Material Design style, is making its way to various Google apps and services much faster than the original Material Design did when it launched back in 2014. The latest app to get the redesign is Keep Notes.
Google was greeted by the European Union with a hefty fine back in July due to allegations of using its dominant position in search to exploit other competitors in the search industry. Following the ruling and to avoid future fines like this in the EU, Google is setting in motion a restructuring that could potentially mean more expensive phones for consumers in the EU.
Android—and any OS for that matter—would be nowhere near as popular as it is without the great support of the many developers making apps for the market. However, Android developers are now claiming that Google’s behavior and policies for making apps are “ridiculously unsustainable.”
Google’s Area 120 group ran an experimental app called “Reply” that brought Allo’s smart replies to the notifications of other messaging apps. You had to be invited to be able to use it, but many got around that restriction by simply downloading the APK from APKMirror. For those accustomed to smart replies in the notifications, unfortunately, the experiment has ended.
AI is becoming increasingly popular. It spans from companies like Asus going crazy on the word for marketing to Google integrating it with every single product. With all the use of AI, the most popular SoC maker, Qualcomm, had to equip native support for it on their SoCs. That’s what it’s doing with the upcoming Snapdragon 855.
The design of the Google Home app has largely been a mess. Often, the important stuff is buried within several subsections, while the less essential stuff is more prominent. With version 188.8.131.52 of the Home app, Google has updated the app’s entire design.
Nokia has a product launch scheduled for tomorrow in New Delhi, and the big reveal is expected to be the Nokia 7.1 Plus. Nokia Mobile India released a teaser on their Twitter page with the hashtag “MegaLife” which may indicate a bigger screen and a bigger battery than its predecessor, the 6.1 Plus.
Google’s yearly hardware event launch is now over and the ‘Made by Google’ brand of devices has now expanded. There have been a couple of big announcements, so in case you missed them, here’s a quick recap of everything released today.
It’s that time of the year again, and Google’s third annual hardware event, Made by Google, is finally here. Are the Pixel 3 XL leaks actually fake? Today’s the day we’ll find out for sure.