Google Trips Refreshed with More Manual and Automatic Controls
Google today announced several new features for its Google Trips tool. Trips already will automatically create travel cards based on user emails with flight, hotel, and car reservations. The new version of Google Trips now lets people simply and manually enter new details for these and other aspects of their trip, in addition to freeform travel notes, to accommodate last-minute changes. Travel cards can be shared directly with others via email so everyone has access to the trip details ahead of time. Trips gains better access to bus and train travel data, too, and can save previous trips, routes, and time schedules to help people plan new adventures. Last, Trips now allows people to download their travel data to their handset for offline access. Google Trips is free to download from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store.
May 30, 2017
Essential Products, the startup being run by Andy Rubin, who helped create the Android operating system, announced its first smartphone today, the PH-1. The PH-1 is a high-end handset crafted from a titanium shell that Rubin claims is more robust than aluminum and more resistant to damage when dropped.
Feb 6, 2018
Google today improved the way Google Search finds and sorts hotels and flights when planning trips. To start, searching for hotels should now include better price filters and quickly discoverable details, such as hotel amenities.
Sep 28, 2018
Google says it has updated how it handles search for travelers in a way that should make it easier to piece together trips over time. When searchers first look for certain travel destinations, Google will begin to show things to do and related travel articles.
Dec 14, 2017
Google today updated several of its travel tools in ways that should help people find the best, least-expensive options when traveling. Google Flights, for example, now includes tips under search results, such as when prices are abnormally low or high.