+ Monday August 19th, 2019

Apps, Games & Google Services

Google Play Cyber Week deals arrive offering discounts across books, movies, apps and games

While it’s easy to rail against the Americanisation of things at some level, getting great deals from their ‘Black Friday/Cyber Monday’ tradition around Thanksgiving isn’t one many people are willing to fight. Today Google has launched a bunch of great deals on Google Play to save you some dollars. Apps …

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Google could bring Android Q earlier, through Generic System Images (GSI)

Google held an Android Developers Summit last week. At the summit, it announced an earlier release schedule for Generic System Images. This move means we might get a taste of Android Q a little earlier. Generic System Images are stock, AOSP-based images of the Android framework. Handset manufacturers use GSIs …

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Niantic finally shows off more of their Harry Potter location based Augmented Reality game – says it will launch in 2019

It’s been just over a year since Niantic Labs, the makers of the massively successful Pokemon Go Augmented Reality game, announced they would be launching a location based Harry Potter game. Today, Niantic has released a trailer for the game, called Wizards Unite, as well advising the game will launch …

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Google announces many improvements for Assistant including Broadcast replies, Clock integration in routines and more

With their focus on AI, Google has been building out the functionality of the Assistant continually since it launched. Today they’ve announced a number of improvements to their Broadcast function, as well as building the Clock app on your phone into routines and much more. Broadcasts The Broadcast feature for …

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Google Maps is rolling out direct messaging to Businesses via Maps and Search

Google Maps has to be one of Google’s best and most consistent products with new and improved features coming out with a regular cadence. Today’s new maps functionality incorporates direct messaging with businesses (who have signed up) from Maps or search results. This feature was apparently rolled out last year …

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