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Presenting search app and browser options to Android users in Europe

April 18th, 2019

People have always been able to customize their Android devices to suit their preferences. That includes personalizing the design, installing any apps they want and choosing which services to use as defaults in apps like Google Chrome. Following the changes we made to comply with the European Commission’s ruling last year, we’ll start presenting new…

On World Heritage Day, explore historic sites in 3D

April 18th, 2019

Last year on World Heritage Day, CyArk launched Open Heritage on Google Arts & Culture to showcase the technology used for heritage preservation around the world. This year, we’re expanding the project further. Our goal isn’t just to digitally preserve heritage sites at risk, but to make their stories and the data we collected available…

Spring into healthy habits with help from Google Home

April 17th, 2019

Spring is (finally) here. Not only am I using the warmer weather and longer days as a reason to clean out my closet, but I’m also taking the opportunity to clean up my routine and stick to my wellness goals. I’d like to read one book per week, cook more healthy recipes for my family…

With the Roav Bolt, use your Google Assistant safely when driving

April 17th, 2019

I spend so much time on the road every day, whether I’m hustling to the office or picking up the kids at school. While I’m driving, it can be very tempting to pull out my phone to check text messages, make phone calls or fumble around to find my favorite podcast.  One way to safely…

At Tech Day, hundreds of kids dive deep into STEM

April 16th, 2019

On April 13 and 14, Google’s Mountain View campus suddenly had a much younger population. That’s because 875 high school students stopped by for Google’s fourth annual Tech Day. Over 150 Google and Alphabet volunteers joined the kids in 129 interactive STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities to empower them with knowledge and inspire…

New research shows how Android helps companies build a digital workforce

April 16th, 2019

IDC reports that by 2022, 75 percent of CIOs who don’t transition their organization to flexible IT product teams that use technology to solve problems in new ways will fall behind the competition. According to IDC, mobility is the key to building a connected workforce that’s agile, particularly when the organization is going through rapid…

Gathering insights in Google Analytics can be as easy as A-B-C

April 15th, 2019

Today’s customers are deeply curious, searching high and low for information about a product before making a purchase. And this curiosity applies to purchases big and small—just consider the fact that mobile searches for “best earbuds” have grown by over 130 percent over the last two years. (Google Data, US, Oct 2015 – Sep 2016…

Want to Change the Game? Design your own with Google Play

April 15th, 2019

Calling all future game creators and designers! We’re looking for teens to share their game idea and vision for the future of gaming for a chance to see their game come to life on Google Play. Today, we’re opening up our second annual Change the Game Design Challenge with Girls Make Games to inspire teens…

Suit up with Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame and Pixel

April 15th, 2019

Want to defeat a villain like Thanos and save the world? Now #teampixel can, with a little help from Marvel Studios and Playground, a creative mode in the Pixel camera that gives you the power to create and play with the world around you using augmented reality. Just in time for the upcoming release of…

How we’re supporting economic opportunity in Iowa

April 15th, 2019

For some, Iowa may call to mind images of rolling cornfields, or the Field of Dreams. But those in the know will tell you that the Hawkeye state has a storied history of technological innovation. The first electronic digital computer was created in a lab at Iowa State and Lee de Forest, the “Father of…