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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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Google One subscribers will get three free months of Stadia Pro

Google One subscribers will get three free months of Stadia Pro

According to a support document that was recently published (h/t @OriginalPenguin), Google is planning to offer One subscribers an extended three-month trial for Stadia Pro, matching offers that come with some Chromebooks and the new Pixel phones. This even applies to folks that took advantage of previous trials or who canceled a Stadia Pro membership, according to the published terms, though the promotion doesn't seem to be live just yet.

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Google One now comes with its own VPN on select plans

Google One now comes with its own VPN on select plans

Online privacy is more important than ever these days. Many people turn to a VPN (virtual private network) to help shield their data from prying eyes. Firefox has one, Opera has one, (*cough*Pornhub*cough*) and now Google is offering a free VPN to members of its Google One subscription plans — but only certain tiers qualify.

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New Pixel buyers get 3 free months of Stadia Pro, YouTube Premium, Google One, and Play Pass

New Pixel buyers get 3 free months of Stadia Pro, YouTube Premium, Google One, and Play Pass

Google's latest smartphones are more affordable than previous Pixel flagships (and most other 5G phones), but the big G is also throwing in some freebies to sweeten the deal. Purchases of the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G will come with three-month subscriptions to several Google services, and buyers in some countries can even snag a free set of Bose headphones.

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Android and iPhone backups now free to all with Google One app

Android and iPhone backups now free to all with Google One app

Google is letting every user back up their phone via Google One, its unified cloud storage scheme for services including Drive, Gmail, and Photos, for free. There will also be an iOS app for the first time while it and the Android one will soon include a storage manager for account holders to clear out old files on said services. These features are the bravest attempt yet to make Google's free users more aware of what One offers and convince them to subscribe.

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Check your email — Google is sending $5 Play Store coupons to Google One subscribers

Check your email — Google is sending $5 Play Store coupons to Google One subscribers

Perhaps you, like many others, are cloistered at home and getting a bit bored. If you're a Google One subscriber, you may have a little surprise in your inbox. Google is sending out $5 vouchers that you can spend on anything in the Play Store.

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