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Google’s new tappable shortcuts eliminate the need to search on mobile

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Kashin / Shutterstock.com Starting today, Google is rolling out “tappable shortcuts” in the US, making it possible to find information on the weather, sports, food and entertainment via a quick tap on the home screen of its search app or mobile site. The shortcuts eliminate the need to search, providing …

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Google Assistant to roll out across newer smartphones

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Google is rolling out the Google Assistant to more devices. The announcement coincides with the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain. Currently available on the Pixel smartphone, Android Wear, Google Home and its messaging app Allo, it will soon be available on Android 6.0 and 7.0 devices. Google Assistant …

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Google Maps updates Android app with real-time traffic info, nearby places & bus schedules

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Google updated its Google Maps app for Android today, adding three new tabs that display real-time info on nearby places, traffic conditions and public transit schedules. According to the announcement, swiping up from the bottom of the Google Maps home screen will display a Places tab, a Driving tab and …

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Google Android search app will keep trying your searches when your internet connection is poor

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Kashin / Shutterstock.com Google announced that the new version of the Google Android search app will work better for you when you are in a poor internet connection area. Now, if you do a search using the app and your internet connection drops, Google will keep trying until the internet …

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Google says 20 percent of mobile queries are voice searches

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Alexander Supertramp / Shutterstock.com Earlier today, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced during his Google I/O keynote that 20 percent of queries on its mobile app and on Android devices are voice searches. He spoke about this in the context of introducing Google’s new Amazon Echo competitor, Google Home. This 20-percent …

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