Weekend Reading: Google Weekly 54 (Apr 3 – Apr 9)
Hey Yo! Welcome back to another Google Weekly, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Google and its product. In this Google Weekly we’ll talk about Google Daydream, Material Design, Gboard, Google Allo and more.
Google Daydream on Samsung Galaxy S8
Not so while ago Samsung launched Galaxy S8 and S8 plus. Both the smartphones are specially designed for the VR technology. But Google Daydream doesn’t work on the Galaxy S8. Well of course since the company have their own VR platform. Google’s Daydream VR platform, which debuted with the Pixel smartphones, runs through the Daydream View headset. In aother hanf Samsung’s Gear VR is limited to Samsung’s newer S-series and Note-series smartphones. Although Gear VR is packed with excellent content from a variety of sources.
New Tool in Material Design
Google adding more detailed guidance in Material Design on color systems and usability, with a new tool to easily design palettes when creating interfaces. New tool is web-based and features a simple, clickable interface. Designers are able to test color schemes on sample UIs and preview across a range of Material Design Components. Based on Web Content Accessibility Guidelines legibility standards, new tool provide suggestions for minimum text opacity. You can try it from here.
Google rolling out a new version of the Gboard for the Android beta users. Gboard v6.2 bring a draggable keyboard, rounded keys, GIF suggestions and more. The most notable addition in version 6.2 is a new pop-out mode. User can enable it from one-handed mode. You will see a new button in the bottom corner to pop the keyboard out. This will allow user to change the size of the keyboard. It consumes up to two-thirds of the screen. In addition size of the keyboard can be further adjusted by dragging the corners. You can get the beta version of the Gboard from here.
Google added the new feature in the Google Allo. They added a new button for quick access to Assistant for everyone. Last week we reveal that the Google Allo will get the ‘quick selfie’, backup and restore messages, add stickers on photos and many more. Those feature will soon be available for everyone. And in addition last month company also added the ability to share files in group chats. Previously we confirmed that the Google is working on a web version of the Google Allo. We’ll soon hear more details about it from company.
Android now the world’s most popular operating system as it overtakes Windows.
So, there you have it. That’s all for this Google Weekly. Thanks for joining us. Stay tune to Amaziness for more updates. And I’ll see you in the next one.