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Highlights Of This Week-A Couple Of New Updates To Popular Apps, Google Drive App Deprecated By Google, Android One, And More. Let’s Start.
Google Takes The Next Step To Android One And Make Xiaomi Its New Program Partner, Xiaomi Launched Mi A1 Powered By Google. The Goal Of Android One Is To Provide High-Quality Affordable Phones. Mi A1 Will Be Available In Dozens Of Market Including India, Indonesia, Russia, Vietnam, And Taiwan.
Main Highlights Of This Android A1 Phone Is- Dual Camera, 5.5 Inches Display, Snapdragon 625, 4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM. Colors-Gold, Rose Gold, And Black.
Google Deprecated Its Old Google Drive App For PC/Mac. A New Application “Google Drive FIle Stream” Will Replace Old Drive App.
Drive File Stream is a new desktop application that allows you to quickly access all of your Google Drive files on demand, directly from your computer, meaning you use almost none of your hard drive space and spend less time waiting for files to sync.
Old Drive App Will Not Be Supported Starting On 11th December 2017. It Will Shut Down Completely On March 12th, 2018. You Can Also Use Back Up And Sync As An Alternative Of This Or Use Google Drive File Stream.
Google Play Store
Google Is Testing New Play Store UI For Better Navigation To Find Apps, Games, Movies, Music, Book Easily. The New UI Adds A New Tab As Sub-Menu Option, Side Menu Also Changed. Two Main Section Divided Into Their Own Role. Apps & Games Divided Into Home And Games. Movies/Music/Books/Also Divided Separately[Read More About This Update].
WhatsApp Stable Version Gets Picture In Picture Mode For Videos Calls. New Text Status With Colored Background Also Rolled Out. However Picture In Picture Mode Available To Only Android Oreo. You Can Also Add Filters To Photos Before Sending To Chat.[Read More About This Update].
WhatsApp Also Announced WhatsApp Business App For Small And Large Companies To Connect Their Customers Via WhatsApp. WhatsApp Is Building Tools For Business Via Its Business App. This Service Will Be Free Initially, In Future WhatsApp May Charge For This Service.[Read More About This Update].
Facebook Is Testing Two New Features: – Movies Section And Comments With Colorful Backgrounds. Users Will Be Able To Post Comments With Colored Backgrounds Similar To Text Status With Colored Backgrounds.
While Facebook Movies Section Provides You Info Of Movies Playing In Theaters Near You, List Of Show Times, Local Theaters Info. You Can Also Buy Tickets From This Movie Section.
Google Announced A New Design For Google Dashboard. Google Dashboard Provides Info Of All Of The Products/Services Detail That A User Use. For Example- How Many Files Are Stored In Your Drive. To Improve It’s Usability Or Privacy Control Google Decided To Provide A New Design To This Dashboard.[Read More ABout This Update].
Google Play Protect
Google Play Protect Widely Rolling Out To Billions Of Android Device With Version 8.1 Update Inside Play Store. You Can Force It To Scan Apps Anytime. Read More About This Update.