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CES 2022: Making the most of your drive with GoogleCES 2022: Making the most of your drive with GoogleProduct Director, Android for Cars

Reading Time: 4 minutes Editor’s note: Google planned to attend CES 2022 but pulled out of having an in-person presence due to concerns over COVID-19. Google’s vision of helpfulness on the road is to provide a safe and seamless connected experience. Today, we’re introducing several updates for cars compatible with Android Auto and cars with Google built-in. Your Android […]

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Upgrade your drive with Google as your copilotUpgrade your drive with Google as your copilotProduct Director, Google AssistantProduct Director, Android for Cars

Reading Time: 4 minutes Do you drive with your phone clipped to your air vent? Or does your car have the latest built-in infotainment system? No matter what kind of car you own, Google is ready to make your drive better.  We’re bringing updates to Google Assistant driving mode, Android Auto and cars with Google built-in (welcome Honda!) to […]

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6 new features on Android this summer6 new features on Android this summerProgram Manager, Android

Reading Time: 4 minutes From keeping your account password safe to scheduling text messages to send at the right moment, we’re constantly rolling out new updates to the 3 billion active Android devices around the world. Today, we’re welcoming summer with six updates for your Android that focus on safety  — so you’re protected at every turn. 1. Android […]

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16 updates from Google I/O that’ll make your life easier16 updates from Google I/O that’ll make your life easier

Reading Time: 6 minutes Part of our mission is to help make your daily life easier. At I/O this year, we shared news about a wide range of products and services that’ll do just that, from starting your car with your phone to searching your screenshots using Google Lens. Here are just a few of the features you should […]

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Four Google smart home updates that MatterFour Google smart home updates that MatterSenior Director, Google Smart Home

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today, there are nine smart devices in the average smart home — in 2016, there were only three. While this is explosive growth, the industry is still evolving. Selecting the right devices or connecting them with the ones you already have can be frustrating.  It’s up to us to simplify the smart home, and to […]

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Your Android is now even safer — and 5 other new featuresYour Android is now even safer — and 5 other new featuresProduct Manager

Reading Time: 5 minutes It wasn’t all that long ago that we introduced Android users to features like Emoji Kitchen and auto-narrated audiobooks. But we like to stay busy, so today we’re highlighting six of the latest Google updates that will make Android phones more secure and convenient — for everyone. 1. Keep your accounts safe with Password Checkup […]

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The best of Google, now in new devicesThe best of Google, now in new devicesVP of Product Management

Reading Time: 3 minutes Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, technology should work for you. This week during a virtual CES and Galaxy Unpacked, we were introduced to a lineup of new products that do exactly that, all with the best of Google built in. Whether you’re heading out or staying in, there’s something new for you to […]

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6 ways your Android is getting more helpful this fall6 ways your Android is getting more helpful this fallDirector, Product Management for Google Assistant

Reading Time: 4 minutes   It was only a few weeks ago that we released Android 11, the latest version of the operating system. Today, we’re highlighting six of the latest Google features for Android—available even on older versions—that make your life a little easier and more enjoyable this fall. 1. Do even more with Google Assistant and your […]

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‘Hey Google’ now works with your Android apps’Hey Google’ now works with your Android appsProduct Manager

Reading Time: 2 minutes Google Assistant helps people get things done every day—and for people using Android phones, mobile apps are often the best way to help with tasks. So today, we’re extending the convenience of simple Assistant voice commands to work with your favorite Android apps. Opening and searching within Android apps using “Hey Google” is now available […]

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Say goodbye to hold musicSay goodbye to hold musicProduct ManagerProduct Manager

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sometimes, a phone call is the best way to get something done. We call retailers to locate missing packages, utilities to adjust our internet speeds, airlines to change our travel itineraries…the list goes on. But more often than not, we need to wait on hold during these calls—listening closely to hold music and repetitive messages—before […]

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Give your voice assistant a retro Raspberry Pi makeover

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you feel weird asking the weather or seeking advice from a faceless device? Would you feel better about talking to a classic 1978 2-XL educational robot from Mego Corporation? Matt over at element14 Community, where tons of interesting stuff happens, has got your back. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01OHLAjIXJE?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] Watch Matt explain how the 2-XL toy robot […]

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Action Blocks: one tap to make technology more accessibleAction Blocks: one tap to make technology more accessible

Reading Time: 2 minutes Think about the last time you did something seemingly simple on your phone, like booking a rideshare. To do this, you had to unlock your phone, find the right app, and type in your pickup location. The process required you to read and write, remember your selections, and focus for several minutes at a time. […]

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8 tips for a stress-free summer road trip8 tips for a stress-free summer road trip

Reading Time: 2 minutes Growing up, I always looked forward to summer and the road trips I’d take with family and friends. It didn’t matter if we were trekking from Chicago to Florida or taking a scenic journey to camp at Boulder Lake in Wisconsin. We’d always make a summer jams soundtrack (on cassette), pack the car full of […]

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At I/O ’19: Building a more helpful Google for everyoneAt I/O ’19: Building a more helpful Google for everyone

Reading Time: 5 minutes Today, we welcomed thousands of people to I/O, our annual developer’s conference. It’s one of my favorite events of the year because it gives us a chance to show how we’re bringing Google’s mission to life through new technological breakthroughs and products. Our mission to make information universally accessible and useful hasn’t changed over the […]