Weekend Reading: Google Weekly 59 (May 8 – May 14)
Welcome 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 Allo, Google Contacts 2.0, Google Chrome, Project Treble and more.
A major update is coming right up in Google Allo. The latest update in Google Allo version 11 prepares for Google Duo integration, adds group QR codes, more. This new version of Allo also prepares for Duo calls from conversations. Using these new buttons, you’ll be able to easily tap and make a Duo call from within Allo. With the all new QR code integration you can add friends to the conversation just by scanning a QR code. Additionally Google is also planning to bring Google Assistant into the app.
Google Contacts 2.0
Earlier this week Google rolled out an update for the Google Contacts app for the android devices. The new version of the app bring many design changes and improvements over the last version. They completely redesigns the people view, account switcher, more. They also added a new featured called “Move” which makes it very easy to save and transfer contacts between different Google accounts. You can get the latest version of the app via the Play Store.
Google Chrome for Android
Google is adding couple of new features in Chrome for the Android devices. They are making the search functionality of the app even more faster. User can put this new 4×1 widget to the home screen and it’s just like a very simple search bar to your homescreen which launches a search on Chrome immediately after tapping on the widget. Though it’s not a big thing but still it worth. We will soon hear more about upcoming features.
Few days before the Google I/O 2017 event, Google announces Project Treble. The Project Treble will allow OEMs to deliver faster Android updates. Starting with Android O, Google decided that completely re-engineered the OS to make updates easier, faster, and less costly for manufacturers. Though, the official documentation is not available yet, but Google will publish it with the launch of O later this summer. And hopefully company will demonstrate it at I/O 2017 event.
So, there you have it. That’s all for this Google Weekly. Stay tune to Amaziness for more updates.