Hybrid Work Model To Be Adopted In Google

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, announced that the lockdown restriction in some areas is being eased out as day by day, Google will slowly adopt a “hybrid” workweek.

Pichai also said that most of the company’s employees from now on will be working three days a week from the office and two days from “wherever they work best.” This means that those two days they can work from home or anywhere they want. In short, they don’t have to go to the office and work those two days.

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Google To Launch Entertainment Space For Android Tablets

Google has brought in a new feature for Android tablets. This is called Entertainment Space and this will consist of movies, shows, videos games, and books from different places brought under a single place. This will give the tablet users a feel like using an Android TV. Last year, something similar called Kids Space was launched. Kids Space was for children under 9 years of age. Entertainment Space will be for “the rest of the family members.” According to reports by Google, there was a 30% increase in Android tablet users from 2019 to 2020.

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Design Of New Google Earbuds Accidently Revealed By Google

Google’s first TWS earphones- the Pixel Buds were released last year. This was very well received by all including the customers as well as the reviewers. It has now come out that the company is thinking of launching its successor this year which will be called Pixel Buds A-Series. This has come from an accidental tweet by the company. The company announced the Pixel Buds A-Series from the Twitter handle @Android. Although they deleted the tweet within 10 mins it was still too late. People at 9to5Google were fast enough to spot the tweet and do what was required. According to the report of 9to5Google, this tweet happened due to accidental scheduling.

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Instagram Now Made The Auto-Caption Feature Available In Stories

Instagram has brought forth a new feature. This is a captions sticker feature that will interpret the speech present in the videos. This will for now, be available in “English and English-speaking countries”. But it will soon be available in other countries and languages too. Instagram has also said that they will be testing this feature in Reels too.

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Apple Rolls Out New Update iOS 14.5.1

Just a week back the Apple iPhone got its iOS 14.5 update. Now, a new update iOS 14.5.1 has been rolled out. There was a bug with some of the iPhones. This was that those iPhones were not able to give prompts for app tracking if the feature was turned off before the update. The new update has fixed this problem. Also, there have been some security fixes. This has been divided into two parts- important and recommended for all users. The size of this update is around 120 MB to 130MB. Written on Apple’s release log for iOS 14.5.1 for iPhone is, “this update fixes an issue with App Tracking Transparency where some users who previously disabled Allow Apps to Request to Track in Settings may not receive prompts from apps after re-enabling it. This update also provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.”

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Google Pixel 6 To Be Having This Unique iPhone Feature

There have been a lot of speculations about Google Pixel 6 that is coming up. First and foremost, the most commendable feature is that it will be the first to run on Google’s in-house silicon. Not just this. Mishaal Rahman who is the Editor-in-Chief of XDA Developer has come across something which might be a groundbreaking feature in the case of Google phones. Looks like Google is testing a new API that allows ultra-wideband (UWB) functionality. Although this isn’t a new feature, if UWB support can be made available in Pixel 6 then it will open up a whole new market for Google hardware. Maybe Google can then produce devices much similar to Apple’s AirTags and Samsung’s Galaxy SmartTags and give them a tough competition.

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