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August 14, 2017

Google announces support for voice search in eight more Indian languages (updated)

Update, 08/14/2017, 11:10 ET: In addition to the new Indian languages Google announced voice support for earlier today, the company has also revealed a number of other languages now compatible with Gboard and Voice Search. In a blog post titled “type less, talk more,” Google highlighted 13 more languages now supported as part of its efforts to make the internet more inclusive. These are:

Amharic (Ethiopia) Armenian (Armenia) Azerbaijani (Azerbaijani) English (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania) Georgian (Georgia) Javanese (Indonesia) Khmer (Cambodian) Lao (Laos) Latvian (Latvia) Nepali (Nepal) Sinhala (Sri Lanka) Sundanese (Indonesia) Swahili (Tanzania, Kenya)

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July 14, 2017

Gboard’s latest beta throw in incognito mode and changes up its looks a bit

One of the more popular keyboard options available for Android, the beta version of Google’s homegrown Gboard keyboard received an update that brings incognito mode, along with other features and visual redesigns.

Starting with Gboard’s incognito mode, the feature will not remember any words and, as such, will not store those words in Gboard’s history. This feature was previously limited to Android O, but the update brings support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow and up. Interestingly, Gboard’s incognito mode seems to only work in Chrome, with no indication as to whether the feature will be usable in other apps.

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March 7, 2017

The next version of Android is rumored to add some new assistive features

It seems like Android 7.0 Nougat was just announced, but we are already getting close to the time when Google will likely announce the next major version of its mobile OS at its Google I/O conference in May. Today, a new report claims Google is working on some new smart assistive features for Android that may or may not end up in that next big update.

See also: Update: Google Assistant now rolling out to Nougat and Marshmallow phones 6 days ago

Copy Less will help cut down on the amount of copying/pasting from one app to another

According to a report on VentureBeat, using an unnamed source, the company is developing a feature called Copy Less. It’s [...]

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March 3, 2017

You can now try out beta versions of Gboard and Google Play Services

If you want to be one of the first to try out new features in Google’s Gboard Android keyboard, along with Google Play Services, there’s a new way to do just that. Google has launched beta versions of both Gboard and Google Play Services in the Play Store that can be accessed and used right now.

See also: The beta of VLC 2.1 for Android includes 360 degree video support and more 6 days ago

As with many of the other beta apps in the Google Play Store, you have first agree to download what are early versions of Gboard and Google Play Services, and not the ones that are the official stable versions. As such, the download links warn that users who access these [...]

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