Epic Games has been fighting it out with Google and Apple in the courts for more than a year now. The legal battle started when Epic Games challenged the in-app purchase policy of Google and Apple’s app stores with its launch of a version of Fortnite – Epic’s world renouned game – that included its own in-built system for in-game purchases. Following the release, both Apple and Google promptly removed Fortnite from their app stores citing breach of rules, causing Epic Games to sue the two platforms. Epic Games’ legal filings from this week claim that Google formed an internal task-force to tackle the problem of Fortnite evading Google Play Store and its fees.Read More
In May 2021, Google’s YouTube App crossed a whopping 10 billion downloads with the second-highest downloads from India. That is more than the current population of the world, 7.9 billion. Android phones contain a Google suite of Apps one of which is YouTube, which could also be a reason for the high number of downloads.
This has moved apps like Facebook to the second position with 7 billion downloads. With a 1 billion difference, WhatsApp is at 6 billion downloads. Other common apps like Messenger are placed number 4 with 5 billion downloads and last in the top 5 is Instagram with more than 3 billion downloads. While Snapchat and TikTok continue to grow in the number of downloads per day with over 1 billion and 2 billion downloads respectively.
Google is currently working on a redesigned multitasking feature that enables Android 12 to open app pairs for users. Read More
Google Maps for Android has introduced a new feature that allows users to set a specific language for the app that may differ from their general device settings based on the preference of the people.
As stated in a report by 9to5Google, users can choose a different language for Google Maps For example, even if their phone’s language settings are in English, they can choose the Hindi language for the app for better use. Read More
A visit to the Googleplex in Mountain View is totally incomplete without a gift shop visit along with taking a picture with the Android statue and Stan. The Google Merchandise Store can be browsed online luckily, and a compiled list of the best gifts that should be bought is mentioned in this article. Read More
Breakout rooms are being introduced by Google Meet, although, presently, the availability G Suite Enterprise customers for Education. As much as breakout rooms seem like a really interesting feature, the accessibility is only for Enterprise for Education as we speak. Workspace, Essentials, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus customers, as well as G Suite Business and Enterprise for Education customers, are getting breakout rooms ensures Google. Workspace Business Starter, G Suite Basic, Education, or Nonprofits do not have the availability to it yet. Read More
“A new way to bank in Google Pay.” Google grandly announces Plex accounts. Google Plex will span over options from banks and credit unions including checking and saving accounts. The just-arrived new Google Pay app is available for both iOS and Android users. Once the app has been set up, through an info screen, users are welcomed with a greeting “Banking meets Google.” Read More
Amidst the I/O developers conference on Tuesday, Google announced smart displays with Google Assistant will soon be hitting store shelves in July, adding another extremely helpful device to bring ease to our daily lifestyle. Read More