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Google family groups make it easy to share photos, calendars, YouTube TV, and more

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Google has added a number of family-oriented features in recent years, and now it's bringing it all together under "family groups." This feature plugs into family sharing for YouTube TV, Google Play Family Library, and adds easy family sharing to a few other Google services. Setting up a family group is easy, but there are a few restrictions.

To set up a family group, just head to the Google family page.

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Google family groups make it easy to share photos, calendars, YouTube TV, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google family groups make it easy to share photos, calendars, YouTube TV, and more

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Google has added a number of family-oriented features in recent years, and now it's bringing it all together under "family groups." This feature plugs into family sharing for YouTube TV, Google Play Family Library, and adds easy family sharing to a few other Google services. Setting up a family group is easy, but there are a few restrictions.

To set up a family group, just head to the Google family page.

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Google family groups make it easy to share photos, calendars, YouTube TV, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Jamboard, Google’s cloud-connected whiteboard, is now available in the US for $4,999

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Back in October of last year, Google announced a rather interesting product - a whiteboard. However, the Jamboard is no ordinary whiteboard; it's a cloud-connected digital whiteboard with an ultra high-definition display. For just $4,999 plus annual fees in the hundreds, you can have a Jamboard of your very own.

Jamboard was tested at Dow Jones, Whirlpool, and Pinterest. This allowed the team behind it to get great feedback before its launch, which included how the board made them collaborate more efficiently.

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Jamboard, Google's cloud-connected whiteboard, is now available in the US for $4,999 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google is adding an option to disable all network media notifications on Chromecast and Google Home devices

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The addition of Chromecast network notifications probably seemed like a good idea at the time. They allow you to control media even if you aren't the one who started playback. However, you see those notifications on your device even if you're not watching or listening to the content, and you can end up with multiple cast notifications on a busy network. Google is finally making these notifications optional with a toggle that turns off all the network notifications for your Chromecast or Google Home.

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Google is adding an option to disable all network media notifications on Chromecast and Google Home devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Pay is official for Russia, with 15 banks supported at launch

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

After some speculation, it's now official - Android Pay has just launched in Russia. 15 banks and thousands of organizations are supported at launch, and more will obviously be added as time goes on. This makes Russia the 11th country that Google's tap-and-pay solution has been set up in.

Starting on May 23rd (which is already today in Russia), you'll be able to use Android Pay in Russia so long as you have a smartphone with Android 4.4 KitKat or above that has NFC onboard.

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Android Pay is official for Russia, with 15 banks supported at launch was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

SMS support for Hangouts officially ends today, excluding Google Voice and Project Fi subscribers

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

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Today is the day that Hangouts finally loses SMS support. We were warned by Google about it months ago when Hangouts started showing a warning that it would no longer support the feature. But, as of today, it's finally set to happen. For anyone that isn't on Project Fi or Google Voice — both of which will continue to support SMS in Hangouts — this is the end of an era.

Many people, myself included, made the final push into Hangouts over other services when SMS support was added.

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SMS support for Hangouts officially ends today, excluding Google Voice and Project Fi subscribers was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Editorial: Assistant is the key to Google’s Android Automotive project

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Google spent much of the I/O 2017 keynote talking about machine learning. In fact, we heard the phrase "AI first" as a description of Google's current plans. You probably have a little sliver of Google's AI capabilities in your pocket right now—Google Assistant. There's one place in particular Google really wants Assistant to live, and that's in your car.

Voice commands in general are extremely well-suited to the car, so it should come as no surprise that Google had two Assistant-infused "Android Automotive" demos on-hand at I/O—one from Volvo (above) and another from Audi.

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Editorial: Assistant is the key to Google's Android Automotive project was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android O feature spotlight: The notification shade fingerprint swipe gesture now matches device orientation

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Since the Pixel was released last year it's been possible to swipe down on the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor to pull down the notification shade. Those who use the feature may have noticed that while holding your phone in landscape you would need to swipe horizontally to bring down the notifications, which seemed counterintuitive. The release of the second developer preview for Android O (DP2) changes this, and you can now logically swipe down from whichever side of the device is currently the top, depending on how you're holding it.

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Android O feature spotlight: The notification shade fingerprint swipe gesture now matches device orientation was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android O feature spotlight: Downloads of system updates can now be paused

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Downloading massive files isn't always convenient, especially if you don't have great Internet. And unless you've still got an unlimited data plan, letting the download continue while you're on the move without WiFi is just a bad idea. Google seems to agree, as Android O's second developer preview now features a 'pause download' button.

 

Pausing downloads on Android isn't exactly new; for instance, it's been in Chrome's built-in downloader since Chrome 50.

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Android O feature spotlight: Downloads of system updates can now be paused was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s new photo books are already live in the Photos app for some

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Photo books were announced at Google I/O 2017 just three days ago, and could be ordered that same day - but on the web only. However, the feature was said to be rolling out to the Google Photos Android and iOS apps 'in the coming weeks.' It seems like that estimate was just a tad conservative, as it's already showing up in some people's Photos apps.

 

The 'photo books' option recently appeared in our fearless leader Artem's Photos app.

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Google's new photo books are already live in the Photos app for some was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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