Pixelbook Goes Out Of Stock On The Google Store

First announced in the year 2017, the Pixelbook has now gone out of stock three years later. The first-party store in the US lists all three configurations and the refurbished model as “Out of stock.”

Although there is a chance that the inventory might return, but the current designation matches the Pixel 3a and Pixel 4. While the stock is completely exhausted in the UK, the Canadian Store only offers the highest-end model. Read More

Google To Launch Pixel 5, New Chromecast, And Smart Speaker On September 30th

Google is planning to launch its Pixel 5 smartphone, a new Chromecast, and a new smart speaker at a special event scheduled for September 30th. The company has started inviting members of the media to the said event, promising the launch of new hardware. The invite says, “We invite you to learn all about our new Chromecast, our latest smart speaker, and our new Pixel phones.” Read More

Google Groups To Revamp, Will Include Improved Mobile Site Among Other Features

Starting next week, Google Groups’ Material Design, which was in beta for months, will revamp to become the default version for all users. Google announced in a blog post about the new interface which will have several “highly requested features” on top of a new mobile design, updated collaborative inboxes, and replaces tags and categories in groups with labels. Read More

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YouTube Music Hits 500 Million Downloads, Set To Officially Replace Google Play Music On All Android Devices

Google’s latest venture at a Music Streaming App, YouTube Music, has just crossed 500 million downloads. YouTube Music was not very well received when it came out, with most users favoring Google’s old Music App – Google Play Music. But Google is discontinuing Play Music soon, and YouTube Music is the intended replacement app. Replacing such a widely loved application was obviously a very tough task, and reaching 500 million downloads on Google Play Store is a big achievement for YouTube Music, even after the service is being aggressively promoted by Google.  Read More

Users Can Now Send Directions On Waze From Their Computer To Their Smartphone

Google‘s Waze navigation App is being frequently updated to add important features. The newest one involves the option to send directions from the web to your smartphone in a few clicks.

For quite a while now, the online Waze Live Map has been available for users to check the traffic conditions before they step out. Now, the Live Map will allow users to send a navigation route from the Waze website to their smartphones. Read More

Create Your Own Virtual Music Room Through Google Magenta’s Lo-Fi Player

Lo-Fi Player, a new Google Magenta Project, lets users mix lo-fi, hip-hop music tracks allowing them to create a custom music room in their browser. It requires no prerequisite musical ability.

Magenta is designed for the creation of music and art. Lo-Fi Player is a typical example of what it can do using Google’s machine learning systems. Magenta is powered by Google’s open source TensorFlow system, part of an ongoing research project “explorting the role of machine learning as a tool in the creative process.” Read More

New Update To Bring Android Auto Wireless To Your Current Car Using Just A Dongle

Android Auto is a feature that enables you to connect your smartphone with your car if your car supports the feature already. Most cars use a cable to run Android Auto, but the new update enables you to use the feature with the help of a dongle. The dongle will connect into the USB port of your car and establish a wireless connection between your smartphone and your car. Read More

Google Maps Will Now Show COVID-19 Hotspots

Google has been a constant source of information and relief amidst the coronavirus pandemic. It has been providing useful data to its users through most of its services and Apps, among which Google Maps has had its fair share. Now, Maps is all set to introduce another layer which shows at what locations the outbreak has hit the hardest.

Jane Wong on Twitter discovered the new map layer that Google has been working on. This new layer, titled “COVID-19” shows alongside options like transit, traffic, Street View, etc. Read More

YouTube Adds Big ‘Create’ Button For Android To Prompt Users

YouTube is a primary source of all kinds of entertainment for all users, with only a fraction of users creating content through the mobile app. Google wants to encourage users to create more content, and for that they have made changes to the layout of the home page of the mobile app, emphasizing the “create” button. Read More

‘Dogfood’ Build of Google News To Roll Out Via Play Store

On opening the Google News App, users are seeing a notice that they’re using a confidential “dogfood” build of the App.

A never-seen-before update of Google News was rolled out to Android users via the Google Play Store. It seemed like Google accidentally released a “dogfood” build, complete with confidentiality notices and a tweaked icon featuring a paw print. Read More