Google Rolls Out Update for Several Apps on List

Google Chrome Browser, one of the Google Apps

The Android operating system constantly receives updates to be in the best shape that it can be in. These updates introduce new designs and features. Besides these, though, they also bring security patches and various other bug fixes. But the OS is not the only thing that receives updates. Apps, too, get their fair share of updates. Over the course of the past couple of months, several Google apps have seen various updates.

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Google Improves Its App To Give iPhone Users A ‘Better Experience’

Google has never mistreated or given inferior treatment to iPhone users for its apps and services. In fact, apps and services are given first to iPhone users and then to Android users. Now Google is working to make the experience on iPhone even better. According to reports of 9to5Mac, the staff engineering lead for Google Design on Apple platforms, Jeff Verkoeyen, spoke about this in a long Twitter thread. He said, “as we continued on the pursuit of cross-platform pixel parity, our iOS components were slowly drifting further and further from Apple platform fundamentals because those fundaments were also evolving year over year.”

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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’s Failed Social Networking Service, Google+, Is Officially Replaced By Google Currents


Google shut down personal accounts from its social networking service, Google+ in April 2019 after a series of security concerns and its failure in keeping the audience engaged. The service was still available for enterprise customers to communicate within the organisation and launched Currents in beta version shortly after the shut down. Google+ is now officially gone and is rebranded to Google Currents. Google Currents has moved from beta and is now available widely for iOS and Android users. The tech giant had sent out a notice to G Suite admins last month about the rebranding and the general availability of the service. If you search for Google+ on App Store or Google Play, the result will show Google Currents with the Google+ logo changed to a blue waveform like icon giving it a Google Material Theme design. The existing plus.google.com URLs will continue to function and automatically redirect the users to currents.google.com. Read More