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Here’s how Google is bringing Windows apps to Chromebooks – XDA Developers

Here’s how Google is bringing Windows apps to Chromebooks – XDA Developers

Earlier this year, Google revealed that high-end, enterprise Chromebooks will get support for running full Windows apps. In a new interview with The Verge, Google has finally provided more details for how everything will work.According to Cyrus Mistry, group product manager for Chrome OS, Parallels will boot a full copy of Windows so you can…
Google and Apple announce new privacy and functional improvements to their COVID-19 contact tracing API – XDA Developers

Google and Apple announce new privacy and functional improvements to their COVID-19 contact tracing...

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our habits have changed drastically. Social distancing is now the norm because of the sheer amount of asymptomatic people carrying the virus. Knowing who has tested positive and who came into contact with those persons is essential to containing the spread of the virus, and that’s why Google…
RIP Pixel 5 XL: Google app update confirms bad news – Tom’s Guide

RIP Pixel 5 XL: Google app update confirms bad news – Tom’s Guide

Home News Smartphones (Image credit: Sarang Sheth) If you've been hoping against hope that Google will release a Pixel 5 XL this fall alongside the Pixel 5, consider your hopes dashed. And it's Google that delivered the latest blow.Google hasn't announced anything official about its Pixel 5 plans, of course. Instead, it's letting its software…
Google ports its AirDrop-like Nearby Share to Windows via the Chrome browser – Android Central

Google ports its AirDrop-like Nearby Share to Windows via the Chrome browser – Android...

Source: Joe Maring / Android Central After years of pleas, Google has finally listened to its users and brewed up its own version of Apple's beloved AirDrop. And while quickly sharing large files between phones is fun, one of the biggest draws of AirDrop is its seamless integration across devices, whether that your iPhone, iPad,…
Pixel 4a to launch w/ Android 10 as Google prepares to drop support for Pixel 2 – 9to5Google

Pixel 4a to launch w/ Android 10 as Google prepares to drop support for...

Last year, Google set a strong precedent for their Pixel phones by extending a third major update, Android 10, to the original Pixel and Pixel XL. Today, we’ve confirmed that Android 11 will be the last update for the Pixel 2. Initially, Google only promised that their Pixel phones would receive two major updates, meaning…
Google is about to fix the most annoying thing about Chromebooks – Android Central

Google is about to fix the most annoying thing about Chromebooks – Android Central

Source: Daniel Bader / Android Central If you're one of the many people wishing your Chromebook could run legacy Windows applications like Microsoft Office, Google has your back. We learned earlier that Google planned to use its new partnership with Parallels, a company that specializes in making a lightweight virtual machine, to allow legacy Windows…
A Google Pixel 5a is Coming! – Droid Life

A Google Pixel 5a is Coming! – Droid Life

Mentioning a Google Pixel 5a at the moment seems so silly knowing that Google will announce the super-delayed Pixel 4a in a couple of days. Here we are, though, talking Pixel 5a (likely) for 2021 because Google has acknowledged its existence.First spotted at AOSP by 9to5Google, on a code page discussing a VPN compatibility with…
Apple and Google’s COVID-19 Exposure Notification API updated with improvements, Brazil launches app with alerts – 9to5Mac

Apple and Google’s COVID-19 Exposure Notification API updated with improvements, Brazil launches app with...

Apple and Google introduced a new COVID-19 Exposure Notification API in May this year, which allows public health authorities to offer apps that can alert users when they have been exposed to the virus. The API is now getting more improvements to allow more flexibility in how the data obtained by these apps is managed…
Google ‘Pixel 5a’ makes first appearance in AOSP days before Pixel 4a launch – 9to5Google

Google ‘Pixel 5a’ makes first appearance in AOSP days before Pixel 4a launch –...

Just yesterday, Google began teasing the mid-range Pixel 4a along with an August 3 date. Today, though, we’ve got our first glimpse at the mid-range Pixel phone for 2021 — the “Pixel 5a” in the Android Open Source Project. As of earlier this month, we’re fairly confident that we know the three Google Pixel phones…
Google: 20 US states ‘exploring’ COVID-19 Exposure Notification apps, first launches in ‘coming weeks’ – 9to5Google

Google: 20 US states ‘exploring’ COVID-19 Exposure Notification apps, first launches in ‘coming weeks’...

Google today provided an update on its work with Exposure Notifications to help combat COVID-19. This includes improvements to the underlying API, adoption by US states, and user-facing tweaks since May. To start, “16 countries and regions across Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America” have launched apps built on the Google-Apple standard. Canada just launched…

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Google Maps adds a new translation feature that speaks place names...

Google Maps is adding a feature that will make it easier for people traveling in foreign countries where they don’t speak the local language: built-in translation with text-to-speech support. The feature will allow users to tap on a new speaker button next to a place name or address, to have Google Maps say the name…

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