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Google Images testing new web interface w/ rounded design & card-based photo viewer

In recent months, Google Images has picked up a number of interfaces tweaks and other functionality changes. The latest sees Image Search testing a new design on the web that features a card-like photo viewer and pill-shaped carousel.

YouTube Music, the latest in Google’s long history of attempts at breaking into the music streaming market, launched last month in 17 countries. However, it may be too late for Google’s latest attempt at music streaming, as the competition is fierce between veteran services like Spotify and Pandora, newcomers like Deezer and Tidal, and of course Apple Music from Google’s biggest competitor. Since launch, we’ve been using YouTube Music extensively to see how it truly fares against some of these rivals.

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The latest version of Android Messages is rolling out today with Google continuing development on two exciting features. The first involves the “dark mode” that we’ve previously spotted, but now functioning alongside the Material Theme redesign. Work also continues on Chromebook pairing for closer integration between phones and laptops.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Instagram DM now lets you see when your friends are online

Instagram has today rolled out a new feature to let users see when their friends are on the platform and available to chat.

Google bringing back the Android Dev Summit w/ 2018 conference set for November 7-8

Back in 2015, Google hosted an Android Dev Summit that solely focused on the mobile platform. Compared to the larger scope of I/O, many Android developers enjoyed this smaller format, and Google is now bringing it back for 2018.

Google Play Store testing card-based search interface w/ thumbnails

Google is constantly testing out new tweaks to its interface in various applications, and today a new Play Store search UI is rolling out to some users.

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