Tag: Google

Application Software, Software Category

Google takes on OpenAI with flashy text-to-image generator

May 25, 2022

Via: The Next Web

The AI imagery competition is getting personal. Google this week unveiled a new challenger to OpenAI’s vaunted DALLE-2 text-to-image generator — and took shots at its rival’s efforts. Both models convert text prompts into pictures. But Google’s researchers claim their […]

Application Software, Software Category

Google pauses threat to remove Bandcamp Android app

May 20, 2022

Via: TechSpot

This week, Bandcamp co-founder and CEO Ethan Diamond said Google has agreed to leave the music service’s Android app alone pending the court case between it and Epic Games, which recently acquired Bandcamp. Until then, Bandcamp will pay artists its […]

Mobile Apps

Google Maps immersive view lets you experience maps like never before

May 12, 2022

Via: BGR

Mapping and navigations are areas where Google shines thanks to products like Google Maps and Waze, which are must-have apps for so many people. Unsurprisingly, Google Maps got a short segment during the Google I/O 2022 keynote this week, where […]

Operating systems, Others

Google’s new Android Auto interface works with any screen size

May 12, 2022

Via: Ars Technica

Android Auto, Google’s car interface app for Android, is getting a new, more flexible design at Google I/O. Android Auto previously demanded a pretty rigid screen aspect ratio. It could not handle things like large, vertically oriented car screens and […]

Development Software, Software Category

Google Flutter 3 backs macOS, Linux

May 12, 2022

Via: InfoWorld

Google has launched Flutter 3, a major release of the cross-platform development toolkit that adds stable support for building macOS and Linux desktop apps. Flutter already provided stable support for iOS, Android, web, and Windows targets.Unveiled May 11, Flutter 3 […]

Application Software, Software Category

Google Wallet update adds support for storing and sharing ID cards, docs

May 11, 2022

Via: ZDnet

Google announced a major revamp to its Google Wallet platform that will turn it into a catch-all destination for your ID cards, payment cards, access badges, and much more. The massive expansion of its capabilities will see it crossing over […]

Application Software, Software Category

Google wants to build the next generation of web apps now

May 10, 2022

Via: TechRadar

Google has announced a new Advanced Web Apps Fund, which is set to include in its scope anything that “improves the web as a platform for advanced apps”. Google admitted that it doesn’t have a precise definition for what “advanced […]

Operating systems, Others

Google’s business-friendly Android phone list has a big problem

May 2, 2022

Via: Computerworld

Google’s incredibly serious about making Android appealing to the enterprise and the broader universe of business users. That’s the official company line, at least — and the narrative Google’s been pushing hard since launching its Android Enterprise Recommended program in […]

Operating systems, Others

Android 13 Beta 1 Available Along With Privacy Sandbox Preview

April 29, 2022

Via: InfoQ

Google has just introduced Android 13 Beta 1, aiming to improve privacy and security, as well as developer productivity. Alongside it, developers can start exploring the Privacy Sandbox Preview, a collection of technologies that improve user privacy while enabling personalized […]

Mobile Apps

New Google Play Store policy cracks down on call-recording apps

April 22, 2022

Via: TechRadar

Starting May 11, Google will begin rolling out a policy change to its Play Store that will prevent third-party apps from using the Accessibility API to record calls and some new consumer protections. This is the start of a year-long […]