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January 7

Google Chrome for iOS freezing for some users following latest updates

While many iOS users default to Safari for their browsing needs, Google Chrome is ready for cross-platform syncing and more. However, an update rolling out over the past few days is causing issues for Google Chrome users on iOS that result in the app freezing entirely.

January 8

Google exec gives harshest rebuke yet of iMessage lock-in effect in push for RCS on iOS

Hiroshi Lockheimer oversees all of Google’s operating systems as Senior Vice President of Platforms and Ecosystems. In recent years, he has been very critical of Apple not supporting the RCS standard to make iOS messaging more interoperable with Android, and the latest salvo on iMessage is the harshest yet.

January 11

Gmail for iOS gets inbox widget as Google Meet gets Picture-in-Picture, more [U]

Google is rolling out a trio of productivity updates to its iPhone and iPad productivity apps. Notably, Gmail will get a homescreen widget, while iOS Picture-in-Picture is now available for Google Meet.

January 10

Google says it’s not asking for iMessage on Android in needling Apple to adopt RCS

After critical comments on Saturday, Android chief Hiroshi Lockheimer is back with some “thoughts and clarifications” on RCS and iMessage.

January 17

Some Google Keep users notice issues with numbered lists; Google is working on it

Google Keep is a simple but delightful note-taking app that Google offers across Android, iOS, and the web. However, it seems some recent updates have spurred up an issue with some Google Keep owners who are seeing numbered lists repeat numbers unexpectedly.

January 10

Here are all of the times Google has tried, and failed to stick with an iMessage competitor

Messaging is a core part of any smartphone, and it’s something that Apple has really nailed with the iPhone and iMessage. Googlers have voiced their frustration recently over how Apple uses iMessage as a tool for lock-in and while Apple’s resistance to RCS and other cross-platform standards is certainly annoying, the context of Google’s countless […]

Comment: iOS should support RCS, but Apple has no incentive to make iMessage work with Android

Over the past year, Google has publicly pressured Apple to support Rich Communication Services. The latest salvo this weekend was the harshest yet, but RCS on the iPhone is not the panacea to Google’s historical messaging woes, nor will support lead to a transformatively better experience for Android users when interacting with their iPhone counterparts.

December 24, 2021

Google Fit for iOS can measure heart & respiratory rates using just your iPhone’s cameras

At the start of this year, Google rolled out the ability to track key vitals directly on your Android device. Google Fit on iPhone has now quietly received the same ability to measure your heart and respiratory rate using just cameras.

January 13

GeForce Now brings Fortnite back to iPhone and Play Store with new touch controls

Fortnite is still a massive hit, but Epic Games’ war on app stores has left the popular game absent from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store for a long time, with no signs of returning. Today, Nvidia and Epic Games have announced that touch controls are coming to Fortnite on GeForce Now.

January 17

How to contact Google support and give product feedback

No Google app on Android or iOS is without bugs and issues. Fortunately, there’s a way you can contact support and leave feedback for Google app developers. Follow this guide to learn how.

December 30, 2021

Report: Google is indeed working on AR smart glasses with a new project

In recent years, Google has notoriously kept its work on augmented reality hardware secret. That has started to change recently, while a new report today provides explicit confirmation that “Google is working on a new iteration of smart glasses.”

January 10

Now you can learn what’s new in each Google Play system update for Android

Google has begun sharing details of what’s new in each month’s Google Play system patch, the new update system for recently released Android phones, tablets, and more.

December 30, 2021

Google Tasks web sidebar getting a list-focused redesign, favoriting

Back in August, Google updated Tasks for Android and iOS with tabs that let you quickly jump between lists. The instance of Google Tasks that exists in the web sidebar of Gmail, Docs, and other Workspace apps now looks to be getting a similar redesign, as well as the ability to favorite items.


YouTube Music will soon work for supervised kid accounts enrolled with Family Link

In an email to Family Link parents today, Google previewed that kids will soon be able to access YouTube Music and more parts of the video site.

January 13

Google Meet ‘Companion Mode’ rolling out on the web, starting with Nest Hub Max calls

Back in June, Google previewed a second screen experience for video conferencing. Google Meet’s Companion Mode is now beginning to roll out “when joining a meeting using Google Meet hardware or the Nest Hub Max.”

January 14

Twitter recording and replay support for Spaces rolling out to Android users

After a limited beta for iOS users, Twitter is now rolling out recording and replay support to all Spaces users on Android.

January 2

You can disable grid autoplay in Google Photos for Android

In mid-2019, Google introduced live previews for videos in the main timeline of the Photos app. This autoplay behavior in the Google Photos for Android grid can now be disabled. 

January 19

Google’s updated Calculator web app will work on almost any device, not just Chrome OS

Google has rebuilt Chrome OS’s built-in Calculator app, making it available for all devices, not just Chromebooks.


Twitter Communities arrive on Android, months behind iOS and the web

Over the past couple of years, Twitter has been trying out new methods of interacting with followers, including Spaces and more tweet controls. Last year, the social network launched “Twitter Communities,” and now the feature is finally making its way to Android.

December 14, 2021

Google Calendar for Android, iOS adding standard account avatar and switcher

Google is making a straightforward tweak to the Calendar mobile apps so that the first-party account switcher now appears in the top-right corner.

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