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Google is making it easier to search AOSP with a new Android Code Search tool

Android's source code resides at the Android Open Source Project Git repositories, and by extension, where the source code for every new Android version is uploaded. While having the source code open-sourced and available freely is definitely a major plus, searching through AOSP has not been a pleasant and effortless affair so far. If you...

Google App tests new Share Search option and recent search suggestions

Google I/O is still fresh in our minds, and we're already starting to see features in betas that we didn't hear about at the conference. At I/O, Google was focused on things like accessibility in search, and that trend appears to be continuing with these new features that are cropping up. Two of the major...

Google introduces search app and browser options for Android users in Europe

In July 2018, the European Union found Google guilty of violating antitrust regulations, and subsequently imposed a fine of $5 Billion. The EU held that Google "imposed illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators to cement its dominant position in general internet search." After the ruling, Google announced changes to how it...

[Update 2: Work has reportedly ended] Google plans to relaunch Search in China with censored results

Google and China haven't always been on the best of terms. China is very protective of the information they let into their country and will do whatever they can to block what they don't want in. On the other hand, Google feels that information should be free and that everyone should have access to as...

Microsoft adds Visual Search to Bing to compete with Google Lens

While Microsoft is leading the pack when it comes to its Azure cloud platform, there are many areas where they seem to be stepping on the heels of Google. We recently highlighted the redesigned Microsoft News application with its overhauled UI and AI suggestions. This came shortly after Google launched the redesign of their news...

Google Can Help You Find Your Next Job With New Search Features

Google has announced at I/O today a series of new features coming to Search, under the name Google for Jobs. These features aim to make searching for jobs or new employees as easy as possible, by pulling listings from services including LinkedIn, Facebook, CareerBuilder, Monster, Glassdoor, and other sites. Pichai explained “We realized the first step for...

PSA: Disabling Accessibility Services Breaks OK Google Audio Feedback on Nougat

"OK Google, what's the weather like tomorrow." The Google App's voice recognition feature is incredibly useful for answering many basic questions, though the feature tends to be underutilized in public spaces. Many phones with dedicated voice processing chips are able to summon Google Search with a simple hotword, and if your phone isn't silenced you'll...

YouTube App Prepares to Add Additional Filter Options in Search Results

Google's Android YouTube app has been lacking several of its desktop counterparts feature-set for some time (though the desktop version itself lacks from pretty major features), but it seems that Google is prepared to introduce some new filter options within the YouTube's app's search feature that will now allow you to filter by rating, relevance, and view count....

Tearing Down Google Apps Updates: What’s (Possibly) Coming!

Hello readers of our portal! As you might know, many applications are updated or released during the week of Google I/O. Most of these updates are pretty major and most of their features are detailed by the developer teams in the changelog. However, not every upcoming feature gets noted, so we're here to teardown the APKs...

Google Location Aware Search Goes Live

Google quietly announced a new addition to Google Now at an event in Paris today known as Location Aware Search. The new feature uses your real time location to modify its answers to various questions. It can now understand your location, nearby landmarks, businesses and geographical features such as rivers with only vague questions to...