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Google Assistant is getting support for Material You dynamic colors on Android 12

Soon after showcasing its 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 its Material You rollout. In the last week alone, Google has rolled out...

Android is shifting to an “upstream first” development model for new Linux kernel features

When you see the words "Android" and "fragmentation" in the same sentence, your mind probably immediately jumps to the Android version distribution chart. There are a few entities that most people point their fingers at when complaining that Android OS updates are slow to roll out across the board, but there's only so much Google...

Google Camera Port Hub: Get the Best GCam APK for Samsung, Xiaomi, Redmi, and other phones!

Google Camera and its post-processing algorithms undoubtedly changed the game in terms of what we expect from smartphone cameras, elevating the Google Pixels to some of the best Android phones you can buy for the camera. That's the exact reason why Google Camera ports are so highly requested for non-Google devices. With the appropriate ported...

Exclusive: Here are the new and upcoming camera features of the Google Pixel 6 Pro

For many consumers, the camera is the most important piece of hardware in a smartphone. It's no surprise, then, that Google made the camera the marquee feature of the Pixel. While Pixel phones have never featured top-of-the-line camera hardware, Google's image processing pipeline and Google Camera app have consistently elevated the Pixel to a spot...

Google shares roadmap for the transition to Manifest V3 in Chrome

Earlier this year, Google introduced one of the biggest changes to the Chrome browser in recent years with Manifest V3. You might have heard of Manifest V3 before, as Google first announced all the way back in 2019. This is the new platform for Chrome browser extensions, and it changes up a lot about how...

How to take a full page screenshot in Google Chrome for Android

Google has updated the Chrome browser for Android with version 94 which brings some new features. One of the more interesting features currently hidden behind a feature flag is the ability to take full-page screenshots. If you're on a webpage that can scroll down and you want to capture the entire contents of the page,...

Google TV app adds a remote control for your Android TV

Google has been working on a virtual remote control in the Google TV app for quite a while. We first spotted the feature in version 4.25 of the app back in March. While the feature wasn't live at the time, we managed to enable it manually to give us a glimpse of what to expect...

Android’s latest accessibility features let you control your phone and chat with facial gestures

Google is adding new accessibility features to Android, called Camera Switches and Project Activate, to help users with disabilities control their phones with facial gestures. We first spotted the Camera Switches feature in a beta build of the Android Accessibility Suite app that rolled out with the first Android 12 beta release. And it's now finally...

Android Auto adds many new features, such as media recommendations and games

Today, Google released many new features for its apps and services, including Gboard, Google Photos, Google TV, and Assistant. Android Auto is also getting some attention, with Google announcing several new improvements for its smart driving app. The newly announced Android Auto features include GameSnacks integration, personalized content recommendations powered by Google Assistant, a redesigned...

Google Assistant adds a hub for your reminders and lets you pay for gas from your phone

While the Google Assistant supports a simple voice command to help you set up reminders quickly, it currently doesn't let you see all your reminders in one place. Google is now changing that with the latest update for the Google Assistant, which brings a new hub for all your reminders. Organize your reminders with the Reminders...

Gboard is adding 1500 Emoji Kitchen stickers and making typing faster for everyone

Gboard is often regarded as one of the best Android keyboards, and for good reasons. It’s fast, easy to use, comes pre-installed on most Android phones, and its word prediction game is on point. What’s more, it keeps getting better with new improvements and features. Today, Google has announced several new features for the Gboard...

Google Chrome is working on a Microsoft Edge-style “Side Search” feature

The latest experiment that the Chrome team is working on is a feature called "Side Search." Although it's not live yet in any Chrome branch, a recently merged commit on Chromium Gerrit has shed more light on this upcoming feature. First spotted by Chrome tipster Leopeva64, it looks like Side Search will display relevant search results...