This week we talk about Made by Google Smart Display, reportedly sluggish Google Pixel 2 XL issues, Material Theme redesigns (including Android Messages!), and much more.
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- Report: Google to open ‘flagship’ retail store in Chicago
- Google details more free storage, faster boot in Android 9 Pie (Go edition), launching this fall
- Pixelbook may be the only current Chromebook to get Windows 10 support
- Google may deliver Windows 10 dual-boot support on multiple Chromebooks w/ ‘Campfire’
- Google reportedly developing a fitness and health ‘Coach’ for Wear OS
- Google wants to increase Wear OS app quality with mandatory Play Store review
- Android Messages 3.5 rolling out w/ Material Theme and dark mode [Gallery]
- Google Duo 38 adds Material Theme, removes screen sharing & vibration toggle [APK Insight]
- Google Phone gains Material Theme redesign with latest beta [Gallery]
- Google Contacts 3.0 brings Material Theme redesign to Android [Gallery]
- Android Messages 3.5 preps custom ‘Minis’ avatar stickers, revamped search [APK Insight]
- Google One now publicly available, new Google Store perks coming soon
- Google Voice w/ tweaked navigation & Contacts tab rolling out to Android via server-side update
- Google Voice redesigned w/ new icon, Contacts tab, & Calendar-set DND, rolling out now to iOS
- Revisiting the Essential Phone w/ Android Pie – A love letter to my favorite underdog
- Googlers petition for transparency, ethical review of censored Chinese search engine
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