New ways to stay connected and entertained in your carNew ways to stay connected and entertained in your carSenior Product Manager

Reading Time: 3 minutes Our work in cars has always been guided by our goal to help make your driving experience easier and safer. Today, we’re introducing several updates for cars compatible with Android Auto and cars with Google built-in to help you stay connected and entertained while enhancing your experience on the road.A brand-new look for Android AutoSince…… Continue reading New ways to stay connected and entertained in your carNew ways to stay connected and entertained in your carSenior Product Manager

New Android features for messaging, entertainment and moreNew Android features for messaging, entertainment and moreProduct Manager

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Android team has been busy working on a suite of updates that add new dimensions to the apps you already love. From huge updates to messaging (including more connection with your iPhone friends) to powerful photo editing tools and even smarter ways to pay for parking, these upgrades bring more helpful technology to messaging,…… Continue reading New Android features for messaging, entertainment and moreNew Android features for messaging, entertainment and moreProduct Manager

CES 2022: Making the most of your drive with GoogleCES 2022: Making the most of your drive with GoogleProduct Director, Android for Cars

Reading Time: 4 minutes Editor’s note: Google planned to attend CES 2022 but pulled out of having an in-person presence due to concerns over COVID-19.Google’s vision of helpfulness on the road is to provide a safe and seamless connected experience. Today, we’re introducing several updates for cars compatible with Android Auto and cars with Google built-in.Your Android phone as…… Continue reading CES 2022: Making the most of your drive with GoogleCES 2022: Making the most of your drive with GoogleProduct Director, Android for Cars

Upgrade your drive with Google as your copilotUpgrade your drive with Google as your copilotProduct Director, Google AssistantProduct Director, Android for Cars

Reading Time: 4 minutes Do you drive with your phone clipped to your air vent? Or does your car have the latest built-in infotainment system? No matter what kind of car you own, Google is ready to make your drive better.  We’re bringing updates to Google Assistant driving mode, Android Auto and cars with Google built-in (welcome Honda!) to…… Continue reading Upgrade your drive with Google as your copilotUpgrade your drive with Google as your copilotProduct Director, Google AssistantProduct Director, Android for Cars

6 new features on Android this summer6 new features on Android this summerProgram Manager, Android

Reading Time: 4 minutes From keeping your account password safe to scheduling text messages to send at the right moment, we’re constantly rolling out new updates to the 3 billion active Android devices around the world. Today, we’re welcoming summer with six updates for your Android that focus on safety  — so you’re protected at every turn.1. Android Earthquake…… Continue reading 6 new features on Android this summer6 new features on Android this summerProgram Manager, Android

16 updates from Google I/O that’ll make your life easier16 updates from Google I/O that’ll make your life easier

Reading Time: 6 minutes Part of our mission is to help make your daily life easier. At I/O this year, we shared news about a wide range of products and services that’ll do just that, from starting your car with your phone to searching your screenshots using Google Lens. Here are just a few of the features you should…… Continue reading 16 updates from Google I/O that’ll make your life easier16 updates from Google I/O that’ll make your life easier

Four Google smart home updates that MatterFour Google smart home updates that MatterSenior Director, Google Smart Home

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today, there are nine smart devices in the average smart home — in 2016, there were only three. While this is explosive growth, the industry is still evolving. Selecting the right devices or connecting them with the ones you already have can be frustrating. It’s up to us to simplify the smart home, and to start…… Continue reading Four Google smart home updates that MatterFour Google smart home updates that MatterSenior Director, Google Smart Home

Your Android is now even safer — and 5 other new featuresYour Android is now even safer — and 5 other new featuresProduct Manager

Reading Time: 5 minutes It wasn’t all that long ago that we introduced Android users to features like Emoji Kitchen and auto-narrated audiobooks. But we like to stay busy, so today we’re highlighting six of the latest Google updates that will make Android phones more secure and convenient — for everyone.1. Keep your accounts safe with Password Checkup on…… Continue reading Your Android is now even safer — and 5 other new featuresYour Android is now even safer — and 5 other new featuresProduct Manager

The best of Google, now in new devicesThe best of Google, now in new devicesVP of Product Management

Reading Time: 3 minutes Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, technology should work for you. This week during a virtual CES and Galaxy Unpacked, we were introduced to a lineup of new products that do exactly that, all with the best of Google built in.Whether you’re heading out or staying in, there’s something new for you to get…… Continue reading The best of Google, now in new devicesThe best of Google, now in new devicesVP of Product Management

6 ways your Android is getting more helpful this fall6 ways your Android is getting more helpful this fallDirector, Product Management for Google Assistant

Reading Time: 4 minutes  It was only a few weeks ago that we released Android 11, the latest version of the operating system. Today, we’re highlighting six of the latest Google features for Android—available even on older versions—that make your life a little easier and more enjoyable this fall.1. Do even more with Google Assistant and your favorite appsClick…… Continue reading 6 ways your Android is getting more helpful this fall6 ways your Android is getting more helpful this fallDirector, Product Management for Google Assistant

‘Hey Google’ now works with your Android apps’Hey Google’ now works with your Android appsProduct Manager

Reading Time: 2 minutes Google Assistant helps people get things done every day—and for people using Android phones, mobile apps are often the best way to help with tasks. So today, we’re extending the convenience of simple Assistant voice commands to work with your favorite Android apps.Opening and searching within Android apps using “Hey Google” is now available to…… Continue reading ‘Hey Google’ now works with your Android apps’Hey Google’ now works with your Android appsProduct Manager

Say goodbye to hold musicSay goodbye to hold musicProduct ManagerProduct Manager

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sometimes, a phone call is the best way to get something done. We call retailers to locate missing packages, utilities to adjust our internet speeds, airlines to change our travel itineraries…the list goes on. But more often than not, we need to wait on hold during these calls—listening closely to hold music and repetitive messages—before…… Continue reading Say goodbye to hold musicSay goodbye to hold musicProduct ManagerProduct Manager

Give your voice assistant a retro Raspberry Pi makeover

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you feel weird asking the weather or seeking advice from a faceless device? Would you feel better about talking to a classic 1978 2-XL educational robot from Mego Corporation? Matt over at element14 Community, where tons of interesting stuff happens, has got your back. Watch Matt explain how the 2-XL toy robot worked before…… Continue reading Give your voice assistant a retro Raspberry Pi makeover

Action Blocks: one tap to make technology more accessibleAction Blocks: one tap to make technology more accessible

Reading Time: 2 minutes Think about the last time you did something seemingly simple on your phone, like booking a rideshare. To do this, you had to unlock your phone, find the right app, and type in your pickup location. The process required you to read and write, remember your selections, and focus for several minutes at a time.…… Continue reading Action Blocks: one tap to make technology more accessibleAction Blocks: one tap to make technology more accessible

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