Tag: Search

Google is splitting up Chrome, Search, and Android for the European Union

Google Search has been a key component of Android since the OS was first released, and Chrome has become increasingly important in recent years. All three products are now intertwined, but the European Union wants them to be separate. Google recently was hit with a $5 billion fine from the EU, and to avoid more […]

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Google breaks Settings Suggestions out into its own app

The Settings menu/app on Android phones has evolved quite a bit in recent years. Starting in Android 8.1 it got a search bar that made digging for individual settings a bit easier, and in Android N it got suggestions to help encourage you to enable things like a lock screen, finish the setup process, or explore […]

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Google Search is testing a mobile scroll overlay featuring relevant subtopics

Google recently revealed new Search features that mark, in its words, a “fundamental transformation” in the way users look for and find content on the web. The updates all focus on a shift towards more tailored, personalized results. One major addition is activity cards, which surface pages you’ve already visited related to your current search. […]

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Google estimated to be paying $9 billion to be Safari’s default search engine

For search engines, there’s nothing more lucrative than being the default provider on a popular web browser. In the past, companies have paid massive amounts of money for the position; Yahoo gave Mozilla over $300 million to be the default engine for Firefox, but the company was later outbid by Google. A new report estimates […]

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Google Search will make trip planning even easier with more personalized information

Travel is not a new area of interest for Google, with lots of customized cards in Search aimed at getting you the best deals on flights and hotels, as well as the dedicated Google Trips app to bring all of your bookings together and offer additional recommendations and guides. Further enhancements to Google Search are […]

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Android Messages 3.6 brings richer search interface, better automatic previews, and an updated icon [APK Download]

Article Contents Yesterday, Google announced an update to Android Messages that would bring a new richer search interface with people and categories front and center. Today, the new version of Messages is starting to roll out with that change and a few more things in tow. New app icon The first thing you may notice about Android […]

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Android Messages’ search feature is getting an overhaul this week

Android Messages is getting a big upgrade to its searchability. You can already search in Messages using the magnifying glass icon at the top of your conversation list, but right now, the functionality is limited to text. Soon, that icon will access a much richer search function, allowing you to easily find photos, videos, and […]

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Lens is coming to Google Images, ‘featured videos’ in search cards, and more

Google continues the day’s deluge of announcements. Next up with a pile of new features is Google Images, with changes including Lens integration, image ranking tweaks, and expanded captions for context. A new “featured videos” card for automatically played results will also appear for some queries. The biggest change to Google Images announced today is […]

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Google Feed is now ‘Discover,’ and it’s coming to the mobile Google homepage

Today Google has announced that it’s rebranding its well-known Feed — a source of news for consumers and referral traffic for providers like Android Police — under the new name “Discover.” With the change in name comes the formal announcement of the redesign that’s been in testing for a while now, plus more granular control […]

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Google Search desktop UI showing refreshed Material Design with rounded corners and persistent search bar

I’ve been noticing it pretty much since I arrived in Germany for IFA 2018, and now we’ve had a few tips from readers to confirm it. Google’s desktop search UI is being updated to more closely follow the latest evolution of the company’s Material Design guidelines — this means rounded corners everywhere, more white than […]

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Google makes it easier for veterans to find jobs, as well as businesses led by other service members

As with many other large businesses in the US, you’ll find plenty of former military personnel working at Google. Some of them have put their heads together to come up with some ways to make things easier for veterans as they move on to the next phase of their life. The first new initiative, through […]

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Google reportedly plans to release a censored search app in China

Google is planning to release a censored version of its search app in China, according to a report from The Intercept. The project, apparently code-named Dragonfly, has been in development since last spring. The app will limit searches to exclude information not approved by the Chinese government, like results about sex or political dissidence. The […]

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Google is reportedly planning a censorship-friendly search service for China

Google’s search service could be poised to make a dramatic return to China next year, according to an explosive report from The Intercept. Google yanked its search service from China in 2010 in the face of pressure over censorship, but now the publication reports that it has developed a censored version that could launch in […]

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Google overhauls events in Search with recommendations and more detailed overviews

Last year Google implemented a new card interface for event-related searches, giving you a straightforward overview of the many ways to fill your free time locally. Today Google has announced that it is adding a few more features to Search that make finding events even easier, showing more information like time, location, and ticketing, as […]

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Assistant can now read sections of news stories highlighted by publishers

Google Assistant is good at performing actions and answering questions for which there’s a straightforward answer. If you give it a more open-ended query, Assistant needs to scan the internet for something relevant. Now, it’ll be a little better at that thanks to a new structured data specification called “speakable.” Google worked with schema.org to […]

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Twitter may be making it harder to find the worst people on its site

Is Twitter taking a stand and demoting its worst users? Or is this just a temporary bug that’ll soon place far right trolls back in your search results?Image: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images By Matt Binder2018-07-23 15:08:40 UTC Twitter may not be outright banning its most toxic users, but it appears to be making it […]

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