This could greatly improve discoverability for developers As one of the most important apps on a smartphone, Google is always making tweaks to the Play Store to improve its usability and design. Earlier this month, a controversial test was spotted that took hamburgers off the menu. Now the Play Store is experimenting with a new change that shows direct comparisons between similar apps to let users decide which best fits their needs. The "Compare apps" section shows up on individual app listings near the bottom of the page, though it seems to be limited to a few popular media players at the moment. Read More Google compares similar apps head-to-head in new Play Store experiment was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Plus integrated messaging and voice chat capabilities In preparation for the PlayStation 5 release, Sony rolled out an update for its Remote Play app earlier this month. Now the main PlayStation app itself is getting an overhaul that's been built to compliment the gaming experience on both PS4 and PS5 consoles. The PS app has been entirely redesigned and given new features like voice chat and, of course, native PS Store integration. The first thing users will probably notice is that the UI itself has been updated. Read More Sony redesigns the PlayStation app with a new look and exclusive PS5 features was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
It takes a real daredevil to edit Microsoft files in Google's editor Google might prefer you to use Docs, Sheets, and Slides, but it also knows that a lot of people are dedicated users of Microsoft Office tools. Enhanced native editing for Office files starting rolling out to Google's Android apps last month, and now the company is making it easier to enter the Office editing mode from Google Drive on the web. Now when you double click on an Office file, Drive will open the file up directly in Office editing mode. Read More Google makes editing more accessible for Office files stored in Drive was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
The new name was selected based on 'user feedback' Google is renaming that keyboard button on Chromebooks that lives just above the left shift and below tab. And nope, it's not "caps lock." On Chromebooks, it was previously called the Search or Launcher button, but now Google is rebranding it as the Everything Button and changing other shortcuts to make better use of it. The news comes courtesy of a low-key announcement made to Google's Chromebook Community forums, which claims the new name was selected based on "user feedback" to better highlight what the key does. Read More Chromebooks are getting a rebranded Everything Button as Google transitions more shortcuts to use it was written by the awesome team at Android Police.