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Google is now pushing its subscription services on its hardware store

Google is now pushing its subscription services on its hardware store

Google is an advertising business first and foremost, though over the last few years, the company has introduced many paid services: YouTube Premium, Google One, Fi, and Stadia Pro come to mind, among many others. There's never been a central hub where you could find Google's subscription offers, but that's now a thing of the past: You can see all of the company's paid services in one place on the Google Store.

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Google One's top-tier plans now cost 50% less

Google One's top-tier plans now cost 50% less

Last month, Google announced some wave-making changes to its storage policies across various products — the most striking one being the culling of free unlimited backups on Google Photos. Now, probably in a bid to alleviate some financial burden off of its heaviest users, Google is offering a 50% cut on its 10TB, 20TB, and 30TB Google One plans.

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Get a free Nest Mini by upgrading to 2TB of Google One storage

Get a free Nest Mini by upgrading to 2TB of Google One storage

Google has been giving customers more reasons to subscribe to Google One recently, from adding a dedicated VPN to ending unlimited Google Photos storage. Now the company is throwing a new perk into the mix, offering a free Nest Mini smart speaker to Google One subscribers who upgrade to an annual 2TB storage plan.

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Here's how to tell when your Google Photos storage will run out

Here's how to tell when your Google Photos storage will run out

It was only a matter of time before Google stopped giving out unlimited photo storage for free. The company announced the change yesterday, and along with the news came a nifty new feature to help give users an estimate about how long their existing storage plan will last. Here's how to find when you'll have to start forking over money to Google for more storage.

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Google confirms future Pixels won't get unlimited Photos storage

Google confirms future Pixels won't get unlimited Photos storage

One of the selling points for Pixel phones was unlimited original-quality backup to Google Photos, but starting with the Pixel 3a and Pixel 4, there was only an option for unlimited "high-quality" backup. According to a new report, future Pixel phones might not even have that, placing them on the same level as all other Android devices.

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Google Docs, Sheets, and other files will take up more account storage in 2021

Google Docs, Sheets, and other files will take up more account storage in 2021

Google is set to implement a major change to its consumer cloud storage policy. From June 1, 2021, new files created in Drive — including Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboard — will count against users' 15GB free allotment and any supplementary Google One storage. This is in addition to attachments in those files, which already do count. The news comes at the same time a similar revamp was announced for Google Photos storage.

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Google Photos is ending free unlimited photo storage for non-Pixels

Google Photos is ending free unlimited photo storage for non-Pixels

One of Google Photos' biggest perks is being nerfed next year. Unlimited "high-quality" photo backup is going away for non-Pixel phones as of June 1st, 2021. Folks using Google Photos to back up photos on other phones will see all uploads after that date count against shared Google storage.

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Google One passes 100 million installs on Play Store

Google One passes 100 million installs on Play Store

Android devices have to include at least some of Google's own applications if they want access to the Play Store (which is an issue on its own), so it's not too surprising when one of the company's apps reaches a significant number of installs. The management app for Google One is the latest application to reach 100 million installs, placing it in the same range as Google Classroom and YouTube Studio.

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Google's new VPN for Google One members is going live now

Google's new VPN for Google One members is going live now

Google has been working on making its Google One membership plans more attractive to potential customers. From upgraded Google Photos features to free Stadia Pro subscriptions, Google One members are getting a lot of perks these days. The company announced a free VPN last month, and now the service is rolling out in the wild.

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Google Photos 'color pop' feature will remain free, upgraded version in testing for Google One subscribers

Google Photos 'color pop' feature will remain free, upgraded version in testing for Google One subscribers

Google Photos is one of Android's most popular apps, but it was only a matter of time before Google started looking for ways to turn the storage hog into a money-making machine. A new teardown of Photos 5.18 reveals that Google is thinking about limiting certain editing features to Google One members, making a paid membership the only way to access them.

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