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Helping all your devices work better togetherHelping all your devices work better togetherVP of Engineering, Android

Reading Time: 4 minutes Phones are at the center of our digital lives. When purchasing a phone these days, we’re buying not only a phone, but also an entire ecosystem of devices that are all expected to work together — such as TVs, laptops, cars and wearables like smartwatches or fitness trackers. In North America, the average person now has around […]

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Blast off into Entertainment Space on your Android tabletBlast off into Entertainment Space on your Android tabletProduct Manager, Google Play

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tablets are the perfect device to stay entertained, whether you’re watching a movie from your bed, playing games on your daily commute or reading a book while you travel. The screen is bigger than your phone, but more portable than your TV.  In fact, over the last year, we’ve seen over 30 percent more people […]

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This new emoji has been years in the makingThis new emoji has been years in the makingContributor

Reading Time: 3 minutes When Jennifer Daniel, Google’s creative director for emoji, first joined the Unicode Technical Committee, she wondered, what’s the deal with the handshake emoji? Why isn’t there skin tone support? “There was a desire to make it happen, and it was possible to make it happen, but the group appeared to be stuck on how to […]

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Introducing Android Earthquake Alerts outside the U.S.Introducing Android Earthquake Alerts outside the U.S.Product Manager

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a natural disaster or emergency, every second counts. For example, when it comes to earthquakes, studies show that more than 50% of injuries can be prevented if users receive an early warning, and have the critical seconds needed to get to safety. That’s why last year, we launched the Android Earthquake Alerts System, which […]

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Our all-new TalkBack screen readerOur all-new TalkBack screen readerProduct Manager

Reading Time: 3 minutes To blind traveling bluesman Joshua Pearson, songwriting is more than just a good melody. “Songwriting gave me a language to talk about my frustrations. And by putting my music out there, I could hopefully let somebody else feel some of what I was feeling.” For Joshua, TalkBack is his main pen and paper for writing […]

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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 new ways Android can help this holiday season6 new ways Android can help this holiday seasonProduct Manager, Android

Reading Time: 5 minutes With the holidays around the corner, we’re sharing six new Google features for Android—a few more ways your phone gets more helpful over time, even outside of major OS updates. Whether you’re texting holiday greetings to loved ones or winding down with a book, here’s how Android can help. 1. Mix up more of your […]

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Use Voice Access to control your Android device with your voiceUse Voice Access to control your Android device with your voiceSenior Product Manager, Google Research

Reading Time: 2 minutes In 2018, we launched Voice Access, an Android app that lets you control your phone using your voice. The ability to use your phone hands-free has been helpful to people with disabilities, and also those without. Today, on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we’re rolling out an updated version of Voice Access, available in […]

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Emoji Kitchen cooks up a new batch of mashupsEmoji Kitchen cooks up a new batch of mashupsCreative Director

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a year when most of our relationships happen at a distance, digital communication can play a role in keeping us connected. When my brother shares pictures of his new puppy (when will I ever get to meet her?), Heart Eyes 😍 falls short of conveying just how cute she is. And not a day […]

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“The Mandalorian” in AR? This is the way.“The Mandalorian” in AR? This is the way.Head of Creative

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a galaxy far, far away, the Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire. But you don’t need a tracking fob to explore the world of the hit STAR WARS streaming series. Google and Lucasfilm have teamed up to […]

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5 ways to make the most of an Android tablet for the holidays5 ways to make the most of an Android tablet for the holidaysGroup Product Manager

Reading Time: 3 minutes Anyone else been glued to their tablet lately? You’re not alone. People around the world are spending 70 percent more time on their Android tablets since the beginning of the year, and in the U.S., Samsung, Lenovo and Walmart (Onn) tablet purchases have been up 30 percent. If you’re looking to get into the tablet […]

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More online protection with the new VPN by Google OneMore online protection with the new VPN by Google OneDirector

Reading Time: 2 minutes We’ve all done it. You’re sitting in a cafe browsing your favorite online store and you enter your credit card number while connected to an unsecured Wi-Fi network. While convenient, a public Wi-Fi network may be less secure than your personal one. This can put your personal information at risk of theft from hackers. To […]

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What to expect in Series 2 of the Apps, Games & Insights podcastWhat to expect in Series 2 of the Apps, Games & Insights podcastGlobal Marketing, Platforms & Ecosystems

Reading Time: 3 minutes Can apps become the key to education? Interest in e-learning has been growing over the last few years but, with the emergence of distance learning, it’s poised to change all types of education. In the first episode, we talk with Elliott Rayner, Head Of Product Marketing, and John Quintana, Head of Guided Learning Experiences, from […]