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Google One quietly rolls out a new 5TB storage plan

Google One is the umbrella branding for all of Google's paid cloud storage options, giving you a single shared bucket of storage for all Google services. The service has likely become more popular as free storage for Google Photos came to an end earlier this year, and now Google is starting to roll out a...

Files by Google app adds “Smart Storage” to automatically delete backed-up photos and videos

If you want to clear up some storage space on your phone quickly, the Files by Google app can really come in handy. The app offers cleaning suggestions that help you get rid of junk files and large media files with a single tap, making it a great alternative to other third-party file managers out...

Google Phone app is the latest to pick up Material You theming on Android 12

Google is steadily updating its vast portfolio of apps to conform with the new Material You design guidelines. Ahead of the first stable Android 12 release, the company has rolled out Material You design elements in Google Calendar, Gmail, Google Calculator, Google Clock, Google Translate, Google Lens, Chrome, Google Contacts, and more. The company has...

If your phone’s alarm clock didn’t go off recently, the Google Clock app could be to blame

If you happened to miss an appointment recently because your phone's alarm didn't go off, the Google Clock app could be to blame. Several one-star reviews on the app's Play Store listing suggest that a bug is causing many users to miss pre-set alarms. Along with the one-star reviews, a thread on Reddit (via Android Authority) includes numerous reports...

Google Translate is testing a big Material You redesign

Google Translate is one of the most useful Google apps, allowing you to seamlessly translate text, bilingual conversations, webpages, and more between so many languages. Although the app has continued to gain new tricks such as letting you transcribe real-time speech, it hasn’t seen a major UI refresh in a long while. But that might be...

EU is reportedly investigating if Google Assistant is being forced on Android phones

The European Commission is reportedly investigating whether or not Google is forcing Android device makers to ship Google Assistant on smartphones. According to a report from MLex (via Reuters), EU regulators have asked multiple unnamed device makers to provide evidence that they have been forced by Google to make Google Assistant the default voice assistant service...

Epic asks Apple to reinstate Fortnite on iOS to abide by new Korean law

Following the passage of a new law in South Korea that forces Apple and Google to accept alternative payment options, Epic Games has asked Apple to allow Fortnite to be reinstated on the App Store in Korea. Should Apple allow Fortnite to be re-released on iOS in Korea, Epic Games intends to let users choose...

Google Search on desktop is officially getting a dark theme

Google has begun testing a dark mode for Google Search on Windows 10 and macOS. As is usually the case with Google’s feature rollouts, this one too seems to be part of an A/B test, and as such, it’s not available for everyone just yet. Many users on Windows and macOS are receiving a notification (via...

Developer ports YouTube Music to Wear OS 2.0 smartwatches

After shutting down Google Play Music last year, Google was criticized for failing to have its replacement — YouTube Music — ready for Wear OS, Google's smartwatch platform. We only learned about Google's plans to launch YouTube Music on Wear OS this May, but sadly, the app requires the latest version of Wear OS —...

Material You support comes to Google Calendar, Gmail, and more on Android 12

In a few weeks from now, Google will release the first stable builds of Android 12 for Pixel phones. Before the Android 12 update rolls out, product teams across Google are working diligently to redesign their apps in accordance with Material You, the latest evolution of Google's Material design language. The latest Google apps to...

Flutter 2.5 released with full-screen Android app and Material You support

If you're into cross-platform development, chances are you've heard of Flutter. Using the Dart language, Flutter is a cross-platform UI framework that aims to make developing for anything from iOS to the web as easy as possible. Yesterday, Google announced the release of Flutter 2.5 and Dart 2.14, and there's a lot that's new. This article...

These are the Best 5G Phones you can buy in September: Samsung, Apple, Google, and more!

5G rollout continues to happen around the world, so if you're buying a new phone, it might be worth picking one up that supports this fifth-generation network. Most of the phones in our Best Phones and Best Android phones list already support 5G – but you don't have to spend flagship money to get that...