Power down with Google Fit

August 2nd, 2019

I recently took up running to improve my overall health and wellbeing. And let me tell you, it’s harder than it looks. I’ve learned that it’s not just about building my mileage every week, but it’s also about making bigger lifestyle changes like getting more sleep and building healthier habits. The Google Fit app already…

An update on Android for search providers in Europe

August 1st, 2019

Earlier this year, we presented Android users with an option to download additional search and browser apps in Google Play. This follows the changes we made to comply with the European Commission’s decision on Android.  Next year, we’ll introduce a new way for Android users to select a search provider to power a search box on…

With a tap on your phone, get help in an emergency

August 1st, 2019

A quick, informative conversation with an operator during an emergency call is critical, but in some cases, people are unable to verbally communicate, whether they’re injured, in a dangerous situation or have a speech impairment. Soon, you’ll be able to share information about the assistance you require, along with your location, to the emergency operator…

Finding fresh, helpful information through featured snippets

August 1st, 2019

Sometimes when you use Google, you’re seeking information when timeliness matters, even if your query doesn’t spell that out. For example, when you search for something like “income brackets,” it’s likely that you’re looking for this year’s tax information, not last year’s. U.S. income brackets were updated for 2019, so recent information is most helpful….

Flutter Create’s big winner is a self-taught “beginner”

August 1st, 2019

When Zebiao Hu found out he won the $10,000 Flutter Create grand prize, he didn’t even tell his own wife. She learned about it through his posts on social media. He says he didn’t boast about his big win because he still sees himself as a beginner: He taught himself Flutter just weeks before the…

100 million people free up phone space with the Files app

August 1st, 2019

Every month, 100 million people around the world use the Files app to free up space and manage the content on their phones. Files was built for peoplewith low phone storage, many of whom live in places like India, Nigeria and Brazil and often run out of space on a daily basis. However, in the…

A new way to unify app and website measurement in Google Analytics

July 31st, 2019

People expect to interact with businesses when and how they like, such as browsing a brand’s website to research a product and then purchasing it later using the brand’s app. Getting insight into these cross-platform journeys is critical for businesses to predict customer needs and provide great experiences—but it can be very challenging. Currently, many…

Get help from the Google Assistant on your DISH Hopper

July 31st, 2019

Surfing through the list of TV shows or movies for a night at home is often time consuming. You can try typing out titles from the on screen keyboard, but that can be equally frustrating. Now, the DISH Hopper family of receivers can help you find content faster with the Google Assistant, which can be…

New innovations to grow your app business with ads

July 31st, 2019

App developers around the world are pushing the limits of innovation to meet consumers’ high expectations. In an increasingly competitive global market, it’s more important than ever for app developers to find better ways to build and grow their businesses. Today at Think Games at ChinaJoy, we are sharing innovations that help you find more…

8 tips for a stress-free summer road trip

July 30th, 2019

Growing up, I always looked forward to summer and the road trips I’d take with family and friends. It didn’t matter if we were trekking from Chicago to Florida or taking a scenic journey to camp at Boulder Lake in Wisconsin. We’d always make a summer jams soundtrack (on cassette), pack the car full of…