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Google modernizing Workspace Status Dashboard, improving outage alerts for admins

Downtime among Google’s largest services is typically rare, but it does occur from time to time. Google is now updating the Workspace Status Dashboard and other tools that admins can use to keep track of outages. The Google Workspace Status Dashboard is getting a brand new design that is already available for Cloud products and the Maps Platform. The previous UI very much dated back to early…
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Twitter Beta now lets you log in with your Google Account

After initially being spotted in testing, the latest Twitter beta update for Android now lets you log in using a connected Google Account. Google Account integration with Twitter is definitely long overdue, with the social media platform similarly working on Apple Account…
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2nd-gen Pixel Buds ‘out of stock’ in the US and Canadian Google Stores [Update: Delisted]

Pixel Buds A-Series officially launched in the US and Canada last week after being announced at the start of June. The 2nd-gen Pixel Buds are now completely “out of stock” in those two countries in a possible sign that Google has discontinued the headphones. Update 7/19: While the 2nd-generation Pixel Buds have been out of stock in the US and Canada since last month, Google is only now…
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Android is getting a homescreen widget for Chrome’s famous ‘Dino Run’ game

Google’s next Android homescreen widget is a dedicated shortcut to Chrome’s Dino Run game, matching the iOS widget. In the last few months, Google has been putting a new emphasis on Android homescreen widgets, no doubt in response to widgets being a hallmark feature of iOS 14. In fact, Google themselves offered some widgets on iOS that were not available on Android, and the Android apps have…
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Google app beta loses built-in browser and regains Chrome Custom Tabs [Update: Again]

Google has been working on an in-app browser for Search on Android for quite sometime now. After being widely rolled out to the beta channel for the past few months, it has disappeared and reverted to Chrome Custom Tabs. Update 7/19: Over the weekend, a server-side update on Google app 12.27 curiously restored Chrome Custom Tabs and that change has persisted with the latest 12.28 beta. Update…
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