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Dynamic Material You themes coming to the Play Store according to teardown

Dynamic Material You themes coming to the Play Store according to teardown

Although the Android 12 update is a few months away, Google's Material You design is already making its way to the company's popular apps, with Contacts, Gboard, and Chrome leading the way. Now the app that houses all these apps seems set to showcase Material You elements in a future update.

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Google Tasks is about to make it even easier to sort through your most important to-dos

Google Tasks is about to make it even easier to sort through your most important to-dos

Google has no shortage of ways to manage your task list, with the standalone Tasks app chief among them. Although the service hasn't quite caught on with a general audience — if its meager install count is anything to go by — it's still actively improving with each update. The Android app is getting a new addition soon, one that should make even the strictest of task managers feel a little more in control of their to-do lists.

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Galaxy Wearable update reveals new Galaxy Buds in the works (APK Teardown)

Galaxy Wearable update reveals new Galaxy Buds in the works (APK Teardown)

The Galaxy Wearable app has been the hub for all of Samsung's wearable hardware, going back the past few years now. And that means that every time a new device is released, Samsung has to add support for it within that app. Sometimes, if we look really closely, we end up lucky enough to spot the changes Samsung makes in anticipation of a still-unannounced device. Sure enough, Samsung's latest Galaxy Wearable update has dropped, and we've managed to spot some references to the upcoming Galaxy Buds2.

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Google to expand Street View user contributions with Photo Path

Google to expand Street View user contributions with Photo Path

Google Street View is a handy tool that can help you get accustomed to a place even before visiting it. Most of what you see is shot using dedicated cars with multi-cam setups. It was only recently that the public was allowed to contribute to the imagery. Seemingly wanting to increase public contributions for even better coverage, Google is preparing yet another feature called Photo Path.

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Digital Wellbeing might soon help with physical wellbeing when you text while walking

Digital Wellbeing might soon help with physical wellbeing when you text while walking

Google's Digital Wellbeing mostly focuses on helping people get a healthier relationship with their phones, warning them when they're staring on their screen for too long or subtly hinting when it's time to wind down for the night. It looks like Google might soon expand that to ensure your physical wellbeing, too. XDA Developers' Mishaal Rahman discovered that the company is working on a feature that warns you to stop using your phone while you're walking.

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Messages v6.2.031 promises end-to-end encryption over RCS and expanded web features for Google Fi (APK Teardown)

Messages v6.2.031 promises end-to-end encryption over RCS and expanded web features for Google Fi (APK Teardown)

Google Messages has become the app to watch now that new leadership has been tasked with cleaning up some of sprawl created by projects of the past. A new dogfood build of the app made it into circulation, and it contains signs for some important features people have been looking forward to. For those with a desire to keep their messages private, Messages will soon support end-to-end encryption over RCS. And if you're a Google Fi user, get ready to see some huge improvements to the Messages for Web service that will bring browser-based access to calls and voicemail.

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Google Phone v47 prepares to add Flip to Silence gesture (APK Teardown)

Google Phone v47 prepares to add Flip to Silence gesture (APK Teardown)

While some of us spend very little time on the phone, it's still very important that we can make and respond to calls in the most intuitive ways possible. That might involve knowing where buttons are and what direction to swipe, what to look for on a screen, or how some things will react to gestures and button presses. The latest update to the Google Phone app reveals it's about to get a popular feature for muting call ringers by simply flipping the phone over.

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Gmail will be adding travel and purchases labels to the sidebar (APK Teardown)

Gmail will be adding travel and purchases labels to the sidebar (APK Teardown)

Gmail is one of the longest lived projects to come out of Google after the success of Search. During its life, the development team has been working on countless projects to make sense of the deluge of incoming email and help users manage it. We've seen everything from smart spam filtering, intelligent interpretations of importance and priority, grouping and categorizing based on sources, and with Inbox, even things like smart bundling. The latest update appears to be surfacing a couple of those automatically detected email types so you don't have to remember any hidden tricks to use.

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Play Store teardown reveals automatic install for pre-registered titles may be coming

Play Store teardown reveals automatic install for pre-registered titles may be coming

According to a recent teardown by the folks at XDA Developers, the Play Store might be picking up a new feature someday that allows it to automatically install titles, like apps or games, that you pre-register to be notified about. That could mean that the next time you want to check out an upcoming mobile game, instead of just being sent an easily-dismissed notification when it finally comes out, it could just be installed on your phone automatically.

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Google Camera v7.3 prepares for 24 fps video, Pixel 4a codenames, and automatic Do Not Disturb mode (APK Teardown)

Google Camera v7.3 prepares for 24 fps video, Pixel 4a codenames, and automatic Do Not Disturb mode (APK Teardown)

The camera remains one of the top selling points for Pixel phones, so it's only natural that updates to Google's Camera app are going to be worthy of a close eye. The latest version bump brings some changes that will save you from ruining a video when new notifications would pop up and tweaks the UI in a subtle way. Diving deeper with a teardown, we get to see that 24 fps recording is on the horizon along with some of the codenames for upcoming devices, most likely the Pixel 4a lineup.

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