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Android Auto now supports Web conferencing apps, Prime Video, and more

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Google’s automotive-focused applications, Android Auto and Google Built-in for Automobiles, have received a flood of new improvements. The improvements largely concentrate on productivity- and entertainment-focused features, with the goal of enhancing the driving and parking experience on all supported vehicles. Now, drivers who have Android Auto-equipped cars may join Zoom and WebEx via Cisco audio-only conference calls.

Users will soon be able to access new entertainment alternatives while parked and participate in meetings over the phone using a few different meeting applications while moving. It is crucial to note that the apps we are discussing have audio-only features, preventing visual interactions that can distract the driver. It also now offers Prime Video access on some car models. The Prime offers award-winning shows like “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “The Boys,” as well as hits like “AIR.”

First, only parked vehicles are permitted to use the Prime Video app. The second is that just a limited number of models from Volvo, Renault, and Polestar are presently offered on the Google Play Store, and additional manufacturers are expected to join soon.

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Weather updates and digital car features:

Vivaldi, a safe internet browser, is also included in the most recent release. It is presently accessible for download on Google Play, facilitating in-car surfing. Through the Weather Channel app, Android Auto also offers hourly predictions, radar data, and real-time weather updates. With the aid of this useful function, you can now remain current on weather changes while traveling. To name a few, Google Auto now offers real-time weather updates through the Weather Channel app and also supports web conferencing.

The aforementioned app boasts hourly updates, real-time warnings, and a handy “Trip View” radar, making it one of the world’s most accurate in terms of weather forecasts. To put it briefly, this software has the advantage of not getting caught off guard by unexpected downpours.

The digital auto key, which enables smartphone-based vehicle unlocking, locking, and starting, is the final feature that Google is increasing support for.

Support for digital vehicle keys is now being made available on a few Hyundai, Genesis, and Kia cars in the US, Canada, and Korea for users of compatible Pixel and Samsung smartphones, including the Pixel 7 Pro and Samsung S23+. This feature has already been made accessible in various European nations.


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Google Introduces a Paid Version Of Chrome

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The study says that as of March 2024, 3.45 billion internet users use Google Chrome, which is about 63.87% of the global browser market. Maybe the free-of-charge is the key reason behind this. And now, to expand its versatility, Google has launched a paid version of Chrome called ‘Chrome Enterprise Premium.’ 

Chrome is a browser developed by the brand and is one of the most familiar pieces of software in its category, as well as one of the most preferred. All credit goes to its several features that suit the convenience of the users. The company consistently strives to improve the browsing experience through constant enhancements. Recently, Google has introduced the possibility of forcing dark mode on all sites, as both a function capable of bringing order to the multiple tabs open in the browser is arriving, or even as soon as the Incognito Mode of the software will surely protect the privacy of users. 

Now, Google is introducing a subscription plan, as it offers a business-oriented version of Google Chrome named Chrome Enterprise Premium. However, at the moment, the giants have not revealed detailed plan information or what features the premium version offers. 

Google has therefore decided to debut a new version of the paid Chrome browser, dedicated to business users. Chrome Enterprise now boasts two options, which are as follows: 

  • The Core Plan (free) 
  • The Premium Plan (paid) 

The brand’s ‘new browser can offer an extra layer of data protection to users while they are online, using tools such as automatic updates to protect against newly emerged vulnerabilities and personalized site permissions across all managed devices. But not only that, the new version of Chrome is specially introduced to block suspicious add-ons to better prevent any type of hacker attack. Both versions of Chrome Enterprise differ in some features; however, the Core version also represents a more than valid solution. The recently introduced Premium subscription plan can offer additional features such as: 

  • Deep malware scan 
  • Power to filter URLs based on website category 
  • Data loss prevention 
  • Context-aware access for Saas, Google Cloud, and private web apps through Chrome.

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Samsung Internet Gets New Update To Improve Webpage Translations

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Samsung Internet is a browser for Android devices that offers multiple features to improve web browsing; webpage translation is one of them. The Samsung Internet update is improving webpage translations. 

Samsung is rolling out a new update for Samsung Internet, which has arrived with version number 2.012.111. This update will delicately enhance the webpage translation facility. With this update, the brand is offering a redesigned UI and GUI that simplifies the process of translating web pages. 

With this update, the brand is improving the translation performance and stability of the web page translation, which means that Samsung Internet will now be able to deliver results with more accuracy in a faster way, significantly improving the user experience for those who prefer this webpage translation feature. 

However, recently, the translation feature on Samsung Internet has already received a major boost from Samsung with One UI 6.1 and the Galaxy AI update. Noticeably, to experience these features, users must have Samsung Internet running on Version 24.0 or newer. The Galaxy device supports ‘Galaxy AI’ and runs on One UI 6.1; for them, the translation feature is now integrated into the ‘Browsing assist’ menu. 

Interested parties can easily check out the update by just following the steps mentioned here: Galaxy Store >> Menu Option >> Updates. 


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VPN By Google One Will No Longer Be Available

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VPN by Google One will no longer be available as Google decided to shut down this service sometime later this year. 

Google informed Google One users through an email that it was shutting down the VPN Google One service. However, in the mail, the exact date to shut down the service is not mentioned; instead, it is just mentioned that the benefit will be phased out “later this year.” 

Google One VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. Until now, it has been a part of the Google One subscription service and is available on Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows. It just encrypts the web traffic and protects privacy online. Google One introduced this VPN as an optional service to other well-known virtual private networks, such as Nord VPN and Express VPN. 

Google made the VPN available on all Google One plans, even the cheapest $1.99 per month one. In an email, Google stated that it’s phasing out VPNs through Google One to make way for more in-demand features and benefits. Apart from all this, Google also confirmed that it is shutting down the VPN feature, and the aim behind this is that ‘people simply were not using it.’ 

However, Pixel users will still be able to access Google’s VPN through Pixel settings if they have a Pixel 7 or upper model, as Google confirmed. Also, free shipping for select print orders from Google Photos in Canada, the UK, the US, and the EU starts on May 15. 


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