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Honor Phones With Google Apps Announced For The First Time Since Split With Huawei

Huawei, the Chinese smartphone maker has been banned from working with US companies. The outcome of this is the Huawei smartphones do not have Google’s services and apps in them. It has been almost two years now. Now, Honor, a sub-brand of Huawei, has launched its first device containing Google apps after its split with Huawei. A state-backed group bought Huawei last year in November. This means that Honor can now again start working with Google. 

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Google Introduces Android Earthquake Alert System Along With New Features Of Android Auto And More

We already told you about some of the features that Google has announced. Here you bring before you some more features that have been announced by Google. These include the Android Earthquake alert system, Emoji Kitchen recommendations, and new features of Android Auto. Here are the details.

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Android 12 Beta 1 Launched At Google I/O

Google I/O started on May 18. The biggest announcement from the event is that Android 12 can now be downloaded as the first public beta on some selective smartphones of about 10 brands. Like always, the first on the list is the Google Pixel series, but this time along with them OEMs have also received the Android 12. According to Google in Google I/O, Android 12 is the next iteration of the world’s most popular mobile operating system and it is present on more than 3 billion devices across the world. However, most of these devices come from OEMs. They are working hard along with Google so that the Android updates come on time like the iOS updates. It might take a little more time but the brands that are involved in this and have strived to be there till the end includes Xiaomi, OnePlus, Nokia, Realme, Asus, etc.

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Google News Showcase Now Launched In India

Google has been releasing new products, features, and updates back to back. The recent news from Google is that they have launched their News showcase product in India. According to Google, this platform “helps participating publishers share their expertise and editorial voice” and lets readers “dive deeper into more complex stories”. Google had taken up a billion-dollar project, wherein they would be investing billion dollars globally to support quality journalism. The news showcase was launched last October and is a part of it.

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Google To Increase The Free Storage Deadline For Some Of Its Apps

The free storage of Google was supposed to end in June this year but Google has now extended the limit to February 2022. But this extension is only for some existing Google apps like Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, or Jamboard files limited to WorkSpace and GSuite users. For personal Google account holders, the free storage will be available till June 2021 only as decided earlier. Google in a blog post said, “High-quality photos will count towards the Drive quota beginning June 1, 2021. There is no change to this timeline.” It further continued, “Any newly created Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, or Jamboard files will count towards storage. Existing files within these products will not count towards storage, unless they’re modified on or after February 1, 2022.”

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Google Photos Ditches Unlimited Uploads Alongside Other Storage Changes

Google Photos recently went through a couple of storage changes, among which the company decided to put a limit on the uploads users get. Previously, Google Photos granted all users with unlimited uploads. Google recently accounted that they will be limiting the uploads 15GB storage per account that is shared by its popular apps like Gmail and Google Drive. If one wishes to use above the free storage limit, they will have to purchase one of the company’s storage plans. Read More