+101 - Vote for the best Android Apps


101 Best Android Apps Archive

Posts Tagged ‘google app’

Google Podcasts finally starts rolling out Cast support

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Google Podcasts received a fair amount of criticism at launch for a variety of valid reasons, but the biggest issues stemmed from a lack of support across Google's ecosystem. The app, somewhat absurdly, launched without proper Android Auto or Cast support — and offered little else to recommend it, including no option for creating podcast playlists. Now, after addressing the Android Auto issue, the app is beginning to roll out support for Cast.

Read More

Google Podcasts finally starts rolling out Cast support was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Update Notes for YouTube, Duo, Drive, the Google app, and more (September 16, 2018)

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Every week, I examine somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred app updates while looking for changes. The most interesting things turn into APK Teardowns or Download posts. Many of the remaining updates are unremarkable, amounting to a few bug fixes, routine updates to libraries, or even just pixel-level adjustments to layouts and images. However, there are usually a few updates that land somewhere in between. I don't want to spam readers with dozens of short posts, but I hate to ignore things that people might want to know about, so I'm going to wrap up the leftovers for a little weekend reading and call it Update Notes.

Read More

Update Notes for YouTube, Duo, Drive, the Google app, and more (September 16, 2018) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Personal Search results resurface in Google app as dedicated section and app shortcut

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Searching for your personal information inside the Google app has been possible for a while. It first showed up as the In Apps tab back in 2016, but was later renamed to Personal and started appearing on the desktop as well, then disappeared again. But recently, Google seems to have given personal searches more prominence inside the Google app on Android by dedicating a shortcut to them in the menu and on the app icon.

Read More

Personal Search results resurface in Google app as dedicated section and app shortcut was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google app testing ‘Top Apps’ section resembling Google Go interface

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

If you feel like you're pretty comfortable with the navigation in the Google app, you'll be sad to learn that a shake-up might be on its way. Google introduced bottom tabs last year, settling on five options: Home, Upcoming, Search, Recent, and a hamburger menu leading to more. The latest UI being tested replaces Recent with a new Top Apps section that looks like it's been borrowed from the Google Go app.

Read More

Google app testing 'Top Apps' section resembling Google Go interface was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google app v8.16 beta hints at spoken notifications in more places with ‘Eyes-free’ project [APK Teardown]

Monday, August 13th, 2018

An update to the Google app landed early Saturday morning, but as is standard, there aren't any recognizable changes. The teardown reveals about a dozen minor tweaks to text, but only a little bit of it actually has anything to do with upcoming features and changes.

Teardown

Disclaimer: Teardowns are based on evidence found inside of apks (Android's application package) and are necessarily speculative and usually based on incomplete information.
Read More

Google app v8.16 beta hints at spoken notifications in more places with 'Eyes-free' project [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Feed tests an option to request more or less articles like the one you’re viewing

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Most social and news aggregation services nowadays offer you an easy way to request seeing more or less of something to tune the content to your liking. When Google News launched, the "More stories like this" and "Less stories like this" options for every article immediately caught my eye because such a setting doesn't exist in Google's other news-like service: the Feed. But it seems that Google is aware of that omission and is already testing a way to implement these granular controls.

Read More

Google Feed tests an option to request more or less articles like the one you're viewing was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Assistant’s Now-like visual snapshot is getting gesture activation, among other tweaks

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

The one-swipe convenience of the old Google Now was one of the most magical parts of using Android back in the day, and its devolution into the Feed was a reason of sadness for many, including myself. Although most of its features were still hidden away in the Google app, checking your calendar, package tracking, or flight status was no longer just a swipe away. Thankfully, Google pretty much brought it back last month in something it calls "visual snapshot" via the Assistant.

Read More

Google Assistant's Now-like visual snapshot is getting gesture activation, among other tweaks was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Assistant’s Now-like visual snapshot is getting gesture activation, among other tweaks

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

The one-swipe convenience of the old Google Now was one of the most magical parts of using Android back in the day, and its devolution into the Feed was a reason of sadness for many, including myself. Although most of its features were still hidden away in the Google app, checking your calendar, package tracking, or flight status was no longer just a swipe away. Thankfully, Google pretty much brought it back last month in something it calls "visual snapshot" via the Assistant.

Read More

Google Assistant's Now-like visual snapshot is getting gesture activation, among other tweaks was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Assistant’s Now-like visual snapshot is getting gesture activation, among other tweaks

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

The one-swipe convenience of the old Google Now was one of the most magical parts of using Android back in the day, and its devolution into the Feed was a reason of sadness for many, including myself. Although most of its features were still hidden away in the Google app, checking your calendar, package tracking, or flight status was no longer just a swipe away. Thankfully, Google pretty much brought it back last month in something it calls "visual snapshot" via the Assistant.

Read More

Google Assistant's Now-like visual snapshot is getting gesture activation, among other tweaks was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google app v8.15 beta hints at ‘Memory Aid Locker,’ conversational translation on smart displays, and categories in Top Apps [APK Teardown]

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

It's Friday afternoon and that means there's probably going to be a Google app update. The latest version doesn't appear to change much on the surface, so we'll be looking to the teardown for more information. Details are a bit thin with this update as most of the topics are little more than breadcrumbs, but we'll take a look at a new feature called the Memory Aid Locker, the first substantial pieces of a Top Apps view, and a cut-and-dry implementation of Google Translate for smart displays.

Read More

Google app v8.15 beta hints at 'Memory Aid Locker,' conversational translation on smart displays, and categories in Top Apps [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Other Stuff

Sponsors

Apps Jobs - Search and advertise android apps jobs