Google Intros Orkut App for Java Phones
Google recently unveiled a new application that will bring its orkut social networking service to most phones that can run Java (such as BlackBerries and S60). Beyond simply providing a mobile web-based experience to Java-capable phones, the new application gives orkut users the ability to upload photos directly to their orkut photo album, actively share or SMS photos to contacts, call or SMS orkut contacts from within the orkut application, and also view scraps, albums and messages from friends when offline. The application, which is in beta, is a free download.
Google Photos Debuts Suggested Sharing, Photo Books
Google today made it easier to share photos with others. The new suggested sharing tool relies on machine learning to recognize faces in photos and match them with known contacts.
Google's More Social Photos App Now Rolling Out
Google today made its new Google Photos app available to Android and iOS devices, as well as on the web. The revised photo management application adds several hallmark features, including suggested sharing and shared libraries.
Comments and Smart Suggestions Come to Google Photos
Google today said it is making Google Photos more social for both Android and iOS devices. The latest version of the app adds commenting and smart suggestions to shared albums.
Google Contacts App Works On All Android Phones Lollipop and Up
Google this week made its Contacts application available to Android devices other than the Nexus and Pixel lines. Moving forward, any phone running Android 5.0 Lollipop and up can download and use Google Contacts.
Google Photos Picks Up New Slideshow Feature
Google today made it easier to view photo albums online and on Android handsets with a new slideshow tool. Photos users need only open an album, click a picture, and select "slideshow" from the dropdown menu to initiate a slideshow of all the photos in that particular album.