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Canadians can now use the Pixel 5’s “Hold For Me” feature to stay on the line

Alongside the launch of the Google Pixel 5 and the Google Pixel 4a 5G last year, the company debuted a new Pixel-exclusive feature called "Hold for Me". It activates once you call a business and get put on hold, and you can either choose to stay on hold, and wait and stay attentive for when...

Android 11’s auto-reset permissions feature is coming to older OS versions

With Android 11, Google introduced auto-revoking permissions that barred unused apps from accessing sensitive permissions granted by the user. While this privacy feature currently remains exclusive to Android 11 and above devices, it will soon be trickling down to older versions of Android — all the way back to Android 6.0. Today, Google announced it is...

Google Chrome may soon automatically fetch discounts coupons for you

Google Chrome is working on a new feature that may help you save money while shopping online. This new feature will automatically fetch discount coupons for items saved in your shopping cart, saving you both time and money. Folks over at Chrome Story have spotted a new commit on Chromium Gerrit that reveals a new shopping...

Google Calendar widgets finally get a button to quickly add events

One of the new highlighting features that Google showed off in I/O 2021 coming to Android 12 is Material You. It's Google's next big UI design update that aims to customize the user experience on every device in a unique way. With the Pixel 6 series and the stable release of Android 12 right around...

Google’s Material You rollout continues with an update to Google Keep

Soon after showcasing the new Material You design language at I/O 2021, Google started rolling out design changes to its apps based on the new guidelines. With the Android 12 stable release right around the corner, the company has significantly ramped up the Material You rollout. In the last week alone, Google has rolled out...

Google TV is reportedly going to add free TV channels soon

Everyone wants a slice of the online streaming video pie, and it seems that Google is the latest to want in on the trend. It appears that the company is looking to add free TV channels to Google TV, the Android-based smart TV platform that powers the Chromecast. It also powers some smart TVs from...

Google Drive’s Material You update also brings a new X-shaped widget

We're expecting to see Android 12 released soon, as Google will likely be releasing the first stable builds of Android 12 for Pixel smartphones in just a few weeks. Before that update rolls out, product teams across Google are working to update their apps in accordance with Material You, the latest evolution of Google’s Material design...

Google Duo is the latest app from Google to get a Material You makeover

Android 12 is just around the corner, and Google will soon be releasing the first stable builds of Android 12 for Pixel smartphones. Before that update rolls out, product teams across Google are working to update their apps in accordance with Material You, the latest evolution of Google’s Material design language. Recently, we saw a ton...

Google Play Services now lets you delete your advertising ID when you opt out of ad personalization

Google Play Services generates an advertising ID for all users who opt-in for ad personalization. This ID not only helps Google push relevant ads to users, but it also comes in handy for analytics and fraud prevention. When you turn off ad personalization on your account, Google stops using your advertising ID to push personalized...

Google Home app adds a built-in speed test for your Nest WiFi network

You can now use the Google Home app to test the connection speed between your devices at home and your Nest Wi-Fi router, making it easier to pinpoint and troubleshoot connectivity-related issues. The feature was initially part of the Google Wifi app, but now Google has added the feature to the Google Home app —...

Energy Ring adds a battery bar to your Galaxy Z Flip 3, Z Fold 3, or Pixel 5a

As manufacturers have tried to push the limits of bezel-less design, we're now seeing the gradual rise of under-display cameras. Until that becomes mainstream, the hole-punch camera cutout will remain the most popular design choice among smartphone makers. However, the reaction to these display holes has been rather polarizing — some people want to hide...

Google’s Pixel 6 Pro may actually have a variable refresh rate with Samsung’s new display

Google will unveil its flagship Pixel 6 lineup in a few weeks. Ahead of the launch, the company has shared a few teasers showcasing both the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro. While these teasers don't reveal much about the phones, except for their design, we have seen quite a few leaks about both...