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The ability to make audio calls in Duo is rolling out worldwide

Previously limited to users in Brazil, Google is rolling out audio calling in Duo to users all across the globe.

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Why YouTube Music should be the future of Google's music ambitions

Google Play Music is a solid service, but it needs a major rethink for Google to gain traction against more popular streaming competitors.

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Gboard update brings text selection mode and resizing to Android keyboard app

The latest update to the Gboard app for Android brings a flurry of new changes, including a toolbar option for selecting and editing text, and better control over the size of your keyboard.

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Google tweaks its Photos’ info interface to quickly show who’s in a pic

The newest update to the Google Photos app includes a small feature that will make identifying the people in your photos a whole lot easier.

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No joke, Google lets you play Ms. Pac-Mac in Google Maps for April Fool's

As part of its annual April Fool's Day tricks and treats, Google has launched a playable Ms. Pac-Mac game right inside the Maps app.

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Great Google apps you didn't know you needed

All Android phones come with a bunch of pre-loaded Google apps, but these you'll have to download from Google Play.

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Updates to Google's Duo, Allo, and Photos apps bring small but important features

With a flurry of app updates, Google brings audio calling to Duo, file sharing to Allo, and smarter backups to Photos.

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Google will now let you share your location with friends in Maps

A new feature rolling out soon to all Maps users will let you easily and temporarily broadcast your location and share your journey with anyone you'd like.

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Google adds handy shortcuts to help with searching in Google app update

The latest update to the Google app adds an array of categories for quickly getting information about sports, weather, entertainment, and lots more.

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The Google Home app will now help you decide what song you want to hear

A new Listen tab in the Google Home app is dedicated to helping you find the right music to fit your mood.

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You can now send and receive money right in the Android Gmail app

While it has been available for years in the web client, Google has finally added an option to send money while composing a message inside the official Android Gmail app.

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Master the many ways to search with Google on your Android phone

Search faster and smarter by learning all of the various places and ways to perform a Google search on Android.

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Google eyes remote content controls for parents in YouTube Kids app

Hidden in the code for the latest version of the YouTube Kids app is a reference to Family Link, which would let parents block videos and change settings remotely.

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Gboard 6.1 beta refines voice input, GIF search

The best Android keyboard just keeps getting better.

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How to get started with the Google Assistant on your Android phone

No longer a Pixel exclusive, Google’s all-knowing oracle will transform the way you use Android.

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Google's Neural Machine Translation engine learns three new languages, with more on the way

Google is expanding its contextual Neural Machine Translation to Hindi, Russian, and Vietnamese, with more languages on the way.

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Gboard beta gains translation skills, revamped theme selector

Google's first public beta version of Gboard brings Google Translate right into the search row and changes the way you apple themes.

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Google app beta indicates Goggles-like Visual Search may be on the horizon

Hidden in the latest version of Google app beta is a feature that lets you search within pictures and a new Saved Images shortcut.

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Google tweaks Photos with white balance correction as it eyes image archiving

When you use the auto corrector in the Google Photos editing window, it will now adjust the color warmth to achieve proper white balance.

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Google makes it easier to summon Assistant in Allo, adds in-app GIF searching

A new update rolling out to the Android Allo app adds a new icon for bringing Assistant into a conversation, lets you search for GIFs, and upgrades some popular emojis.

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