A report by Google has revealed that searches for 4G devices saw a spike of 200% with all the upcoming 4G services by telecom operators. While search for 4G increased, the search giant witnessed a drop of 35% for 3G. 4G devices constitute one third of the shipments in the July-September period.
It is a collaborative effort with publishers and key technology companies. Google claims that AMP loads an average of four times faster and use 10 times less data than equivalent non-AMP pages. Publishing houses such as Network18, NDTV, India Today, Hindustan Times and DNA among others have come on board.
Google has added 13 more languages to its Google Translate. The total number of languages Google Translate now supports to is over 100. Sindhi can now be translated and the speakers can type a phrase on their phone or computer and it will be translated into English, or vice versa.
Passengers travelling from Mumbai Central railway station will be able to use Google’s wifi service starting from today. The deadline set by Pichai was January for the first railway station. The first hour of the service will be free but then the speeds will be limited to give equal access to all passengers.
Reports say that 3 in 4 apps in India are malicious. Based on Trend Micro’s data, this distinction stands, showing that 13% of apps found in Play Store are found to be malicious while Google Play only registered 0.16% malicious apps. The mobile malware will reach the 20 million mark by 2016.
On Monday, the Government issued a circular asking all the departments not to use the google translator tool. The Government has also asked that the concerned person needs to be careful while translating and the content should be certified before one publishes it on the Government site.
‘Launchpad Accelerator’ will provide mentorship for mobile startups, along with training, support, and up to $50,000 in equity-free funding. Google will fly the hand-picked startups to Mountain View for a two-week bootcamp where they will meet mentors from both inside and outside Google.
CEO Sundar Pichai revealed that in 2016 India will have more Android users than the US—Google’s home market. In order to tap this expanding market, Google has decided to tweak their products for their Indian users and also plans to hire more employees in Bangalore & Hyderabad.
The users can search the location, download and save the location for offline access. Only when online, one can access full version of maps and check traffic.The updated feature is available only for Android while the iOS version will be launched soon. Google plans to bring more offline features.
The app which will be built into Google Maps, makes it easier for Delhi residents to get around on public transport even with poor connection.Once downloaded, the app makes the direction and time table information for Delhi Metro and buses available offline. It is currently available for Android users.