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Abner Li / 9to5Google:
HTC filing with FCC reveals Google Pixel 2 will have an “Active Edge” branded squeeze feature   —  While this year's Pixel XL successor widely rumored to be manufactured by LG, the smaller Pixel is expected to be again made by HTC.  Recent leaks points to the device looking near identical …
Aug 15, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google Photos rolling out archive feature that removes images from the main photos tab, but retains them in albums and search results   —  While a number of exciting features are in store for Google Photos in the coming months, the service is currently rolling out a simple, but very useful addition.
May 25, 2017, 10:25 AMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google debuts Family Group feature to easily share calendars, photos, notes, Google Play Family Library, Play Music, and YouTube TV among up to 6 people   —  Google has increasingly added family friendly functionality in its products.  Today, the company is introducing a “Family Group” …
May 23, 2017, 6:25 PMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google Home adds hands-free calling, proactive assistance, Bluetooth streaming, visual responses via connected devices, Spotify Free and SoundCloud support   —  At I/O 2017, Google has announced a slew of new features for their Home connected speaker.  Major new features include hands-free calling …
May 17, 2017, 1:59 PMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google Play Games Services to drop iOS support, remove Gifts, Requests, and more on Android by March 2018   —  Google Play Games Services (GPGS) has long supported iOS with game analytics tools and social multi-player features.  However, as part of a streamlining effort …
Apr 5, 2017, 12:25 AMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Apple updates its Apple Music for Android app with on-screen lyrics and refreshed iOS 10-style design organized around Library, Browse, For You, Radio sections   —  Apple Music for Android has received a huge revamp today following the release of iOS 10 for iPhone and iPad last September.
Apr 4, 2017, 6:05 PMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google's Project Fi starts testing Voice over LTE support for a subset of its users, does not announce timeframe for a roll out to all users   —  Resulting in quality and usability improvements, Voice over LTE allows calls to be made and received over data networks.
Feb 21, 2017, 11:55 AMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Instant Tethering, which lets Google devices seamlessly share cellular data connections, is now officially available to select Pixel and Nexus devices   —  First spotted in testing last month, Instant Tethering automatically and seamlessly shares a cellular data connection through Wi-Fi.
Feb 12, 2017, 8:10 AMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
With Chrome 57, Progressive Web Apps will appear in Android's app drawer, settings, more   —  The ambitious goal behind Progressive Web Apps is to allow websites to have the same capabilities and features as a native app, but without the initial download.  Google has been a heavy backer …
Feb 3, 2017, 5:55 AMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google app for Android updated with offline search, will queue offline searches and run them when a connection becomes available   —  One area of focus that Google has been particularly working on for its apps and services has been better offline functionality.
Jan 18, 2017, 12:05 AMIn context

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