Watch out for the Multi-User support will be coming to Google Home anytime now

Google, originally known as BackRub is a search engine that begun development in 19966 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin as a research project at Stanford University to search for files on the web. Later, Larry and Sergey decided the name of the search engine has to change and decided on Google, inspired from the googol term. Later, the domain was registered on September 15, 1997 and the company integrated in 1998 on September 4. What makes Google stand out from the competition and helps it to continue to grow and the number one search engine is the PageRank technique, which sorts results. It also integrates a lot of its services, like Google Local and Google Maps to offer more relevant search results.

The Google Home is Google’s answer to Amazon’s Alexa. Furthermore, with the current news, it’s likely to get a multi-user support anytime now, if the messaging in the Google Home companion app device is any indication.

GOOGLE HOME NOW SUPPORTS MULTIPLE USERS

With Google Chrome, multiple users could now be supported. Now, everyone in the home could acquire a personalized experience from the Assistant on Google Home. Google first introduced the Google Home device during its yearly Google I/O developer conference last summer. During the time, it hinted at its plans to eventually add multi-user support to enable numerous people to access the individual calendars, acquire information on their commute and more via the device. The company is expected to provide consumers and developers an update on its smart speaker plans during this year’s Google I/O scheduled in the middle of May.

Furthermore, an update to Google Assistant today also means that shopping lists would no longer be saved on Google Keep. Instead, it would port over to Google Express or Google Home applications. The move aims for consolidating shopping-related voice commands into one place as well as sets Express up to more widely offer order as well as delivery functionality through the Home. Google added the functionality earlier this year, with over 50 Google Express retail partners, which include Staples, Costco, Walgreens and Google Store of course. Google Express typically requires a membership fee or a per-delivery charge. However, it is waiving the costs until the 30th of this month for purchases made via the Home. For those who have a running list on Google Keep, it’s necessary to see the contents ported over to Express of the Home application starting now.

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The multi-user support is a feature that users have long desired. Until now, Google Home can be linkie4d to just one specific user’s data, music and other accounts. Recently however, a card was spotte4d on the Home application, which suggests the connected speaker would support various users soon. The message that could be seen in the ‘Discover’ tab of the application tells users that they and others in the home could now get a personalized experience from Assistant on the Google Home. The feature is the most recent sign by the search giant, which signals that multi-user support possibly is on the way and would come soon. A tear-down of the code of the application previously has disclosed that the feature was in the works. Also, executives of the giant company have confirmed that the feature would be coming soon to Google Home.

The support website for Google Home declares that it is not launched officially yet. The announcement is to inform that it is lets users know about the next updated that the company would release that will allow multiple users. Moreover, the company states that users would get notifications and the latest app updated as soon as it’s released. At present, the Google Account settings page states that the device only support one account. The setting page reads that ‘the default Google Account is the account you used to set up Google Home. Currently, Home supports only one Google Account per Google Home device’. The word ‘currently’ indicates that soon this could change.

For home assistants such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa, multi-user functionality is very relevant, as these services could tap into all types of personal accounts, which include email, music and more. Just imagine each person in the home having a separate Google Home, which does not make sense at all. Devices such as the Google Home are created to be used by numerous people, rather than one single person. Nonetheless, things could get a bit complicated, since users have different needs and preferences. Google believes that adding a multi-user support can address these concerns. By adding the feature, Google wants to build a service that’s more personalized as well as caters to more of people’s preferences and needs. Hopefully, the new feature would also mean that the Assistant on Google Home is catching up to the one on mobile and will probably start to give options that previously were inaccessible because of privacy or security concerns, like sending messages, making calendar and setting personal reminders.

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Android Wear 2.0 watches to launch early

The much hyped news of Google’s upcoming Android Wear 2.0 smart watches were in rumored past July. The two smart watches were expected to run on Android Wear 2.0. The name of that watch was reportedly named as “Angelfish” and “Swordfish”.

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Before a year, Android Police reported the result of the Google’s first Android wear, which described about the prototype based on the description. Initially it was reported that both these Android watches will be released after the Nexus phones.

In one of the recent post, pictures were shown of the prototype of the Google Android Wear 2.0 watches along with the expected release date. Google’s push date to release the Android wear 2.0 will enable the firm for more time for refinement.

The Specs

The first Google’s Android Wear 2.0 was announced in Google’s IO conference. This new version includes handwriting support and full QWERTY keyboard of the OS. The Android Wear 2.0 will display the information about the other apps and one-touch smart replies. The replies would be based on the context of the received message. It will also feature on the Play Store exclusively for all the smart watches. It is yet to disclose the final date for publication. Need to stay tuned for the updates of the Google.

Google’s map has a catching Pokémon activity on the timeline

Niantic is not the technical part of the Google, but it seems that few people from Google are connected with Niantic as an old stomping grounds and keeping up with Augmented Reality development. Reporters noticed some juicy addition of the new features in the Google’s map. Users can now indicate that they were catching the Pokémon from their phone i.e. playing Pokémon from their phone. Users can now also update their timeline activity on the Android page. The flow is Go to your timeline > Tap on the travel icon > edit to it by catching Pokémon.

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Timeline feature is integrated with Google maps deep inside just in case if you are not aware of. Although a small fraction of the total users actually pays attention to this small integration. Timeline enables the users to check out his overview of where they are and if they somehow managed to use the Map’s navigation or driving mode to reach the destination, it would essentially give them step to step guidance of where they are and how they are traveling. Generally, Timeline used is mostly automatic but can be edited to a certain extent. Someone who is wheelchair bound can update their status or profile from walking to “by wheelchair” for more precision and accuracy.

Adding Pokémon catching to the list of activities is probably look fancier essentially just by walking with ta few shops just to throw the digital balls at polygon monsters. Recently, the news revealed that they have spotted a Poke ball graphics in a recent Google map for the Android month, but yet it is not sure that when Google would add this functionality.

This means Google is now better tracking Pokémon than Niantic is, at least until they roll out that new tracking function to more users. Which they should do. Niantic. Any time now.

Google looks to bring down Face Time with Duo app

In 2004, Google amazed the world with the introduction of Gmail. And today it is the top most form of electronic correspondence in the United States. With the high rise of the population, Google has done a quite struggles to release the newer messaging tools that resonate widely.

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Now, Google is up with the video chatting up called Google Duo. This would probably bring down the Apple FaceTime. As in the case with Instagram plagiarism of Snap Chat, Duo is not that similar to the FaceTime. Check out how Google’s Duo is different from the Apple’s FaceTime which is highly popular iOS video calling feature. On the other side of the coin, it was suspected that Google Duo is similar to the Apple FaceTime. Both has one to one video calling, the look is same, both supports end to end encryption. Video Quality depends on the how good is your Wi-Fi connection.

But Duo is up with some distinct features than FaceTime and one of the prime one is for Duo app has to be downloaded, while FaceTime is inbuilt in iOS device. Duo is released for Android and iOS both, this means your boundaries are just not stuck to Apple operating system when it comes to video calling.

Duo is a bit different from Google Hangout with some extra features and some easy to use interface. Duo wishes just to be a video calling app and not the jack of all trades in terms of communication. Another feature is, it enables knock knock feature which helps you to check out the live video of the user before you start the call. Google aims to create a scenario of what is up and why they want to chat. It may sound a bit creepy.

In a near future, it would be ready to download over at the Apple store as well as Play Store. Still people are not aware how Duo would work out. Google Hangout is amazing as it bridges out the gap between message and video chat which works for iOS and play store. The big competitors of this app are Facebook Messenger and Skype both having video calling function enabled. Users are curious to know, How Duo would motivate to switch over from the other video calling apps.

Google to pull support for Chrome apps for Linux, Mac and Windows

Recently, the news stated that Google has decided to phase out the support for the chrome browser apps for Linux, Windows, and Mac in the coming years. Chrome apps include Google Drive, Google store, calendar, Google news, Google Docs, Sheet and more. Most of these apps are hosted as regular web apps.

Many apps are integrated with the web store of Chrome. These apps can be downloaded and can be launched through the chrome browser. It enables to open in the separate window similar to the programs installed on the computer.

Very less percent of the users are active on Chrome apps for Windows, Mac, and Linux. All types of Chrome apps will remain supported and maintained on Chrome OS for the foreseeable future. Some new enhancements in the apps will be applicable to the Chrome OS devices including kiosks. For the developers, they are allowed and will continue to develop the Chrome apps for the Chrome OS, addressed by Rahul Roy-Chowdhury who is the VP product management at Google chrome.

The report stated that the new chrome apps will be will be available to the users on the Chrome OS starting later of 2016 and won’t be accessible on the Windows, Mac, and Linux. Existing apps will remain available and still be updated. The Chrome apps that are built till now and will remain accessible across all the platforms, with the developers having continued access to update them.

In the later quarter of 2017, Chrome apps won’t be available longer for Windows, Mac, and Linux but it will continue to surface the extensions and themes. Mr. Chowdhury also added to the post that in the first Quarter of 2018 users who are using these platforms will not be able to load the apps of chrome.

Google updates Hangouts for Android with video messaging

The update for the Hangout in Android long waited and finally it is over. Both Android and iOS have received the updates v11.0 for video messaging in hangouts along with some specific changes. You will now soon be able to send video messages to your peers even if you are using the Android devices. It has the video camera icon at the bottom which easily enables to send you the video. Still it is not out officially but still, you can get access to its APK. The updated version of iOS app is already listed on the app store. However, you need to wait for some time interval till it gets updated on the play store.

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The video feature of Google Hangout in iOS was updated on February 2014. The time limit for the video messaging was increased from 40 seconds to 1 minute in March 2016 and in the latest update you will find the duration of the video increased till 2 minutes on app store platform. If you are able to download the APK for the video messaging, you can use this feature by just tapping on the record video icon and user will able to view it another separate app.

It is reported that it lacks in the in-line playback system. Though there are a lot of things coming in the update of Android 11, conversation merging for the app is not propelling in the features. But to this, Google has updated that, “Merged conversations used to let you see your Hangouts messages and text messages in the same conversation. We have decided to remove it because it caused user confusion and had low usage.” The company has made sure that it won’t enable you to lose any messages, it will remain in the hangout itself.

On iOS, Google hangout 11.0 also got an updated for static gifs and square cropping for all the images.

Revolutionary changes by Google for it’s Ad product

Google’s AdWords is getting a makeover. The researchers of Google declared today that they have made a few upgrades make its promoting tools more appropriate for mobile.

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With an accentuation on location-related searches, Google says that it is growing 50 percent speedier than different quests, the organization is presenting new neighborhood search advertisements crosswise over Google.com and Google Maps. In the event that a client searches something like “coffee store,” organizations can pay for their location to appear.

Google is likewise presenting “advanced pins,” implying that an organization’s logo will show up on a guide, making it less demanding to distinguish the closest Walgreens area, for instance. (Google already offered comparative promotions for Google Maps in Japan, yet never conveyed them to a more extensive business sector).

These progressions are “intended to help you build pedestrian activity to your stores,” said Sridhar Ramaswamy, senior VP of advertisements and trade at Google. He says Google is “bringing neighborhood stock data into these business pages.”

New extended content promotions in AdWords will likewise take into account more substance to be obvious before a client taps on the connection. The 25-character feature is getting extended to 30 characters and the 35-character depiction line is getting moved up to 80 characters. The organization says it has found that view data navigate rates increases by 20 percent.

Google says it is additionally upgrading the symbolism of its advertisements, called “responsive promotions for presentation” for a local methodology, with the promotions coordinating the look and feel of the substance they are searching.

The offering procedure for promotions is likewise evolving. In the coming months, sponsors will have the capacity to set individual offer alterations for every kind of gadget. That implies they can pay an alternate cost for advertisements saw on portable versus desktop, as it effects clicks.

Promoting has dependably been a basic part of Google’s business. The organization is trusting this patched up methodology which will urge sponsors to spend more cash on its administrations..