This week we compared Google Allo and iMessage, talked (a lot) about Verizon and AT&T's new unlimited data plans, and toured Verizon's FiOS Instant Internet Home. Here's the news of the week!
Google introduced a new search feature designed to instantly deliver fun facts about plants, animals, fruits, and vegetables. The post OK Google, Give Me Some Fun Facts About Animals and Nature by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Google is finally rolling out Android Instant Apps to some users. Here's how to use them!
Are we ready for apps that install from a search result? We need to be because they're here. Some folks are starting to see Google's Instant Apps feature roll out to their phones and it seems like Wish is the first company to use them. Back at Google I/O 2016 Google told us about Instant Apps. Show More Summary
Over the weekend, Google quietly began rolling out support for its previously announced Android Instant Apps to select smartphones and apps.
Setting up your Nexus or Pixel as a hotspot just got a lot easier thanks to Google's Instant Tethering feature.
The Tribe becomes available today on iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play/YouTube, Vudu, Xbox Live, Sony PlayStation, and Vimeo on Demand.
It's fairly common these days to use your phone as a internet hotspot for your tablet. While it's not super inconvenient to set up, automating the steps involved would certainly be a nice-to-have. Now, with Android 7.1.1 and a recent Google handset, you'll never have to worry about tethering again (well, almost never). More »
Instant Tethering is coming to save your tablet's internet. Google has just turned on a feature called Instant Tethering, allowing Nexus and Pixel phones and tablets to share internet connections automatically, as long as they are connected...Show More Summary
Google today added a feature to its Pixel and Nexus handsets that it hopes will help ease the process of using phones as mobile hotspots. Instant Tethering, as the feature is called, works because both the phone and secondary device (like a tablet) rely on the same Google account and can talk to one another via Bluetooth. Show More Summary
Instant Tethering, a feature created by Google to make the act of tethering two devices somewhat magical, is officially rolling out to a select number of devices. According to Google’s Omri Amarilio, the feature utilizes Bluetooth to establish a connection quickly between two devices signed into the same Google account. Show More Summary
Clicking pictures doesn’t require elaborate planning these days, thanks to our smartphones. Nothing beats iPhones when it comes to clicking instant high quality pictures. As easy it is to click, the downside is running out of storage...Show More Summary
While it isn't quite the endangered species that its big brother has proven to be, at the time of publication the Google Pixel is still a hard-to-find phone. Considering bailing for something that can give you instant gratification?Show More Summary
Google launched its AMP platform last year to make articles load more quickly from search results, in a move highly reminiscent to Facebook’s Instant Articles. Problem is, AMP pages are saddled with strange URLs that are different from the source article, which makes them a bit of a pain to share. Show More Summary
As more brands move to a see-now/buy-now collection model, Opening Ceremony and Google Pixel took instant access one step further.
AdAge reports that Google has partnered with Cloudflare and TripleLift to deliver instant loading ads on Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMPs). Cloudflare has developed a tool called Firebolt for delivering ads as fast as AMPs can load, while TripleLift is a native ad network which is now adding AMP support. Show More Summary
The app uses AR to immediately convert text by pointing your phone at it
Thanks to a new Google Translate update
Google Translate has received an update that adds support for Japanese to the iOS app's augmented reality Word Lens feature, one that allows users to see Japanese words and phrases replaced by English equivalents when viewed through an iPhone or iPad's camera.
Google Translates’s augmented reality feature, Word Lens, now works with Japanese. As with other supported languages, you simply point your iPhone camera at a Japanese sign, notice, menu or similar and it will instantly overlay the English text – even without a data connection. more… Filed under: Apple