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    Date: 09 May 2019
    Author: Eray R
    Report #500

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    What's new for Search

    • AR models of objects as search results

    One hell of a good feature that is coming to Google Search will allow you to put live 3D models of objects, or per Google's demo - animals, right in front of you. Use cases for this may be visualizing goods when shopping, or studying, because of the real-world-like dimensions of the AR models.

    • Full news coverage and podcast results about topics you search for

    Searching for a topic/word will display contextual information from the likes of hot news articles and podcasts. Furthermore, podcasts can be added to a playlist for a later time listening.

    • How-to-optimized results

    Google Search is flooded with guides and how-to's, and to ease up the pain of those who do not prefer asking literal questions and instead go with only keywords, the giant company have gone a step further and added schemas for sites to comply with.

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    Date: 13 Nov 2018
    Author: Eray R
    Report #286

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    The Google app gets plenty of updates in the beta release channel, sometimes even daily, and with the past dozen updates there were numerous features and changes leaked. But there are none of those here. Instead, here are tiny improvements and yet somewhat helpful ones. Below is the changelog posted on the Play Store, and after that, we will go one-by-one and explain each bullet point.

    Changelog

    • Use voice commands while navigating – even when your device has no connection.
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    Date: 29 Oct 2018
    Author: Eray R
    Report #272

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    The Google App has seen a lot of updates this month, which were followed by many teardowns that shed light on some of the changes we are all yet to see.

    Let's begin with the changes/additions in each and every version of the app released this month.

    Version 8.24

    • Redesigned settings page

    There is a new revamp coming to the settings, with less clutter and no flashy colors - just plain white and grey, which now matches the recent Material Design UI changes that have come to many Google apps, including Phone, Android Messages, News, Play Games, maybe even more. There is also a lot nicer Assistant settings page that uses a bolder font for names and large profile images. Settings in there are also divided into four tabs in the following order:

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    Date: 26 Aug 2018
    Author: Eray R
    Report #184

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    The Google app is one of the essentials for an Android user, giving access to services like Google Feed and Assistant. Because TestingCatalog is a place meant for beta testing and reporting bugs, we are going to give you some tips on how to make better bug reports and particularly for the Google app. With that said, here are some very useful tips we prepared:

    Think of a bug report like a good tweet: You want it short, sweet, and to the point.

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    Date: 11 Aug 2018
    Author: Eray R
    Report #165

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    Subscribe using the opt-in URL

    1. First, you need to visit the Google app beta page on TestingCatalog and tap on the green colored 'BECOME A TESTER' button at the bottom of it.
    2. When you get to the Android App Testing for the Google App, you will see a button with the same 'BECOME A TESTER' label. If you have already been signed in, you'll be able to select it.
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    Date: 21 Jul 2018
    Author: Eray R
    Report #136

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    The Google app is updated with many Assistant related features which are in development for now and aren't available. There is a new Assistant voice coming and the At a glance widget goes out of beta.

    Cameo Assistant voice

    As Google recently switched to a color-based naming scheme for Assistant voices, there's now a new one called "Cameo". Cameo stands for a very light beige color that borders yellow. It could be a possible reference to the famous musician John Legend's cameo that he is set to make in Assistant with his voice.

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