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Google app v8.9.9 beta prepares search bar for settings and corrects mismatched Podcast icon [APK Teardown]

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Google is rolling out its first significant update since launching Podcasts this week. For the most part, this appears to be primarily a bug fix and polishing release. There are little tweaks here and there related to Podcasts, including a corrected icon. There's also the start of a search feature for settings so people won't have to wander through several screens to configure the app as they want it.

Podcasts icon

Left: v8.8.

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Google app v8.9.9 beta prepares search bar for settings and corrects mismatched Podcast icon [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Podcasts ready to launch globally on Android with 2 million indexed podcasts

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Changes have been afoot with Google and podcasts for many months. Cody has discovered sign after sign of the Google app adding podcast support, there was a long exposé of Google's podcast plans a couple of months ago, and podcast subscription and management then downloads started showing up. The wait is over now and it seems that Google is finally ready to reveal its podcast app and plans.

Before you get over-excited, this new Google Podcasts "app" appears to be the same podcast functionality that's been there in the Google app and that we've covered before, with a few more recent changes that started rolling out with the latest beta.

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Google Podcasts ready to launch globally on Android with 2 million indexed podcasts was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google app v8.8 beta prepares to arm your security system with a routine, mentions ‘Dreamliner’ codename [APK Teardown]

Monday, June 18th, 2018

After the last update to the Google app brought very little to discuss, version 8.8 is now in circulation and it is continuing the trend of smaller but more frequent updates. In this round, the teardown brings up the curious "dreamliner" name that was also spotted in AOSP after Android P Developer Preview 3. We can also see that there's a new command in the works for Routines that will allow users to control their security systems.

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Google app v8.8 beta prepares to arm your security system with a routine, mentions 'Dreamliner' codename [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google will help you keep track of all the 2018 FIFA World Cup action

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Unless you've been living under a rock in recent weeks, you may have heard about some soccer thing that's happening soon (football, to those of us this side of the Atlantic). The 2018 FIFA World Cup is almost upon us, and Google has some tricks up its sleeve to assist fans around the globe. As the tournament kicks off with Russia vs Saudi Arabia next Thursday, new features in the Google app will help you keep up with all the action.

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Google will help you keep track of all the 2018 FIFA World Cup action was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google app v8.6 beta prepares to add useful details to friends and members of your household, hints at something called Dragon Glass [APK Teardown]

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Google is gearing up for the weekend with another beta update to its self-named app. The latest version brings some very minor visual tweaks, but as usual, it's the teardown where the real activity can be found. The latest update expands a bit on the previously seen Your People screen and Google Assistant for Households by adding personal details to contacts. There will also be an option to enable or disable Assistant on the Pixel Buds while your phone's lockscreen is active.

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Google app v8.6 beta prepares to add useful details to friends and members of your household, hints at something called Dragon Glass [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Assistant screen search isn’t working for some

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Long before Google Lens could be used to understand text and objects in photos you take, a feature called Now on Tap was introduced to analyze what was on your screen and bring you relevant search results relating to what it found. Of course, Google Now is no longer, and Now on Tap has morphed into a screen search function as part of the Google Assistant. It appears to be broken for some people at the moment, however.

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Google Assistant screen search isn't working for some was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google app v8.4 beta reveals more details about Read Later feature [APK Teardown]

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

It doesn't matter that it's Friday night, Google is still readily rolling out updates to its apps. The latest is a beta release for the Google app, bringing us up to v8.4. Changes are pretty sparse on this one, but there are a few cosmetic tweaks, plus we're getting some more details on the nature of the Read Later feature discussed in the previous teardown.

What's New

Strictly speaking, there aren't any functional changes in this update that have shown up in our examination so far, but it's worth noting that the case of the disappearing text and broken settings seems to be fully resolved.

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Google app v8.4 beta reveals more details about Read Later feature [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google app v8.3 beta prepares Read Later feature, Direct Reply notifications for messages, and much more [APK Teardown]

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Google began rolling out a more-beta-than-usual update to its search app a couple days ago. Despite following the rush of I/O announcements, it doesn't look like this version brings any new features to users. However, like almost every update, it comes with an assortment of clues about upcoming changes.

A Note on Bugs

Lest we forget that these updates come out through the beta channel, we've got a good reminder that you can sometimes expect some bigger bugs to creep in.

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Google app v8.3 beta prepares Read Later feature, Direct Reply notifications for messages, and much more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google app v8.3 beta prepares Read Later feature, Direct Reply notifications for messages, and much more [APK Teardown]

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Google began rolling out a more-beta-than-usual update to its search app a couple days ago. Despite following the rush of I/O announcements, it doesn't look like this version brings any new features to users. However, like almost every update, it comes with an assortment of clues about upcoming changes.

A Note on Bugs

Lest we forget that these updates come out through the beta channel, we've got a good reminder that you can sometimes expect some bigger bugs to creep in.

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Google app v8.3 beta prepares Read Later feature, Direct Reply notifications for messages, and much more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google app v8.2 beta prepares switching note and list services in Assistant, trimming silence from podcasts, and more [APK Teardown]

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Google has been rolling out updates to its flagship app at a record pace, with a significant updates landing only a few days apart. The latest may be a sign that the developers are nearly done, as the additions appear to be slowing down. In this update, we can see small visual tweaks, but nothing else too major. As usual, it's in the teardown where the changes are racking up, including signs that users will get to choose their own services for lists and notes taken by Assistant, an ability to trim the silence from podcasts, and a small follow-up regarding Google Doodles.

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Google app v8.2 beta prepares switching note and list services in Assistant, trimming silence from podcasts, and more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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