Google app Stories May 19

At I/O 2018, Google previewed a number of upcoming features for several major products and services. Assistant is slated to get a more visual experience, with version 8.4 of the Google app today providing a first glimpse at that revamped interface. Meanwhile, work continues on Feed reactions, Read Later, and more.

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Google app Stories May 11

After a packed week that saw a number of new Assistant features, the latest beta of the Google app shows the company working towards even more. Assistant for Households returns, while the app may soon add the ability to save articles for offline reading and more Pixel Buds gestures.

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Google app Stories May 4

The podcast industry has been relatively active in recent weeks from the announcement of Pocket Casts being acquired by a consortium of public radio stations to Google’s grand plans involving machine learning. After rolling out a homepage and subscriptions, the Google app is now gaining the ability to download shows for offline listening.

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The latest beta of the Google app is rolling out this morning following last week’s update that made the Pixel’s “At a glance” widget available on other Android devices. Version 8.2 reveals work on setting a default Notes and List app for Assistant, some renamed sections, and other features.

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Google app Stories April 27

One of the more useful features of the Pixel Launcher is the “At a glance” widget that shows your calendar appointments and acts as a shortcut to Google’s built-in Weather app. In the latest beta version of the Google app, this widget is available on the latest Android phones.

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The Google Assistant can do a lot, with the company touting “over 1 million actions to try.” Since launch, one way to find out the smart assistant’s capabilities was by viewing the aptly named “What can you do?” section. However, in recent days, Google has removed and swapped that help screen out.

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