Google Updates Gmail, Calendar, Maps for Android
Google today made a wide range of updates available to core applications for the Android platform. Gmail was updated with improved sync and outbox behavior, new contact photo behavior, and a new look. Google Calendar was updated with bug fixes and performance improvements. Google Translate was updated with wider device support for voice input, improved stability, and improved discovery of the keyboard. Last, Google Maps was updated with the ability to see flight, hotel, and restaurant reservations from Gmail. All four apps are free to update from the Google Play Store.
Google Maps and Google Home Updated for iPhone X
Google today delivered updates to its Google Maps and Google Home applications for the iPhone X. Both apps have been adjusted to account for the iPhone X's taller screen aspect ratio.
Latest Google Maps Update Makes It Easier to Locate Your Events
Google has updated Google Maps and now lets users access more personal information regarding their locations with a quick search. Google Maps culls more data from users' Gmail accounts and will automatically make event details available to Maps.
Gmail for Android Earns Rich Text Formatting
Google today updated its Gmail app for Android devices and gave the communications tool several useful features. Gmail users can now add rich text formatting to emails, such as bold, italic, or underlined text.
Gmail for Android Gains Microsoft Exchange Support
Google today said the global Android Gmail app is set to add support for Microsoft Exchange. "Whether you're on Google Apps or Exchange, you can use the Gmail app on any Android device to send and receive mail," said Google in a blog post.
Google Maps Now Warns If Destination May Be Closed
Google pushed out a minor update to Maps for Android devices this week and added several new features. Chief among the new powers is the ability for Maps to send a warning when the place users have chosen to navigate to (such as stores or restaurants) will be closed by the time they arrive.