Weekend Reading: Google Weekly 57 (Apr 24 – Apr 30)
How you doin’? 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 Assistant & Home, Google Pixel, Google Chrome 59, Google Play Store and more. So let’s dive right in.
Google Assistant & Home
With the latest update of this week to Google Home, Google Assistant now has step-by-step audio instructions for about 5 million recipes. Though the content is powered by various sources including Bon Appetit, The New York Times, Food Network and more. And furthermore there is no need to set-up anythings to do this. All user have to do is just send a recipe to your Google Home or start on the device and you’re ready to start cooking. You can find detailed guide here.
Google Pixel & Pixel XL
Everything will die eventually. Google revealed that Google Pixel and Pixel XL will get the security patches till late 2019. And that seems okay, and it would be 2 full years of guaranteed updates. Maybe till that company could launch couple of new devices too. And also successor of Android O. Who knows? Anything could happen in 2 years. But one thing is sure that the both device from Google will receive the security patches till October of 2019. Moving on!
Google Chrome 59
Google to bring couple of more exciting features in Google Chrome with Chrome 59 update. Chrome 59 will fully support animated PNGs. And in case if you don’t know then Chrome 59 is already in the Dev channel. If you are wondering about Animated PNG then APNG for short, is a relatively new file format that functions similarly to GIF. Unlike GIF, however, APNG supports both 24-bit images and 8-bit transparency. We will soon hear more about it from the company.
Google Play Store
Google bring few more UI tweaks in the Google Play Store. Google Play Store app now have A/B testing for scrolling ‘Similar apps’ panels. The Similar apps and Related Developer apps sections have been revamped. However they didn’t touched any other element. But you can now scroll horizontally in the related developer app section and of course that more button is still preset.
So that’s all for this Google Weekly. Thanks for joining us. Stay tune to Amaziness for more updates.