Google lays off roles in Assistant and Pixel teams
Google is going to lay off Assistant, hardware and engineering employees to reduce corporate expenses.
The round of layoffs will affect hundreds of employees in the Google Assistant division. Jobs are also disappearing within the teams for the Pixel phone, Nest smart home devices, Fitbit tracker... Read more
Google gives Android and Android 14 new look and feel
Google is putting the final touches to the official release of Android 14. In addition to user functionality, the operating system will also get a new look and feel with a revamped logo and updated avatar as of upcoming release.
Google is nearing the completion of the first release of Android 14... Read more
A lot of unknowns in costs, profits and advertising in AI Search
While the idea is intriguing, turning a chatbot into a viable business will be challenging. Google has had a chat search interface, the Google Assistant, for seven years but has been unable to monetize it. Furthermore, generating a chat session for every search will cost more than a traditional sea... Read more
Google integrates Calendar and Assistant into Google Tasks
Google Assistant and Google Calendar reminders will soon be displayed in Google Tasks. The tech giant currently offers three different apps for task lists and reminders. The upcoming integration will turn Google Tasks into a centralized view.
Google Tasks allows users to set up tasks and remind... Read more
Google Meet hardware will disable ‘Hey Google’ commands in meetings
Google is introducing a new feature for Google Meet hardware that deactivates the 'Hey Google' voice command prior to and during meetings.
Voice assistant commands are useful when you need them, but irritating when they go off by accident. Scheduled meetings are a good time to have voice comma... Read more
Google announces Frontline version of Workspace
Google has announced Workspace Frontline. It is a variant of the Workspace suite aimed at employees who do the real work at a company, such as warehouse managers, waiters and nurses.
Workspace Frontline comprises software found in most Workspace packages, such as Gmail, Chat, Docs and Drive. Thi... Read more
Google introduces smart features to control your personal data
Google introduced a new setting that users can deploy to control whether data within Gmail, Meet, and Chat can suggest products across the company's products suite. The function is called ‘Smart’ features.
In a blog post written by Maalika Manoharan, the product manager, users are encouraged... Read more
Google Assistant now predicts plane delays
Google has announced to add proactive flight notifications to the Google Assistant and Google Flights, the online flight booking service. More details about airlines, more search filters and other tools to plan a trip are also displayed in Google Search. That's what Venturebeat reports.
"Whether you... Read more