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Google Updates: Security in movement, Linux in launcher and Ethereum within the sin bin


WELCOME TO Google Updates! For new readers, this is our weekly round-up of the ‘relaxation’ of the news from Google, Android and the wider Alphabet institution that does not get a risk to shine in longer articles for the duration of the week – articles like these. It’s a bit like that drawer inside the kitchen with the carrier baggage, spare birthday cake candles, batteries which could or might not have feed in them, and that key which you realize is for something so that you don’t want to throw it away just yet.

So what have we been given for you this week?

Well, first off, and slightly off subject matter (but we realize you lot care a lot approximately this), Jensen Yuang has finally gone on document to say that the Nvidia Shield Tablet is, for now at the least, an ex-product, without a plans for a successor to the (arguably, best) 8in  Android tool with a strong CPU and a 192-center GPU to boot. This doesn’t have an effect on the TV model, however – that appears to head from electricity to power with more features at the way.

Back to Google proper, and Chrome OS. After wowing us with a promise of Linux compatibility, it has now emerged that the integration ought to run deeper than we thought. The modern news out of Mountain View is that Linux apps may be dealt with like all others – which means you may be capable of releasing them from the app launcher, that is cooler than we even predicted.


On the advertisements aspect, it looks like Google is cracking down on get-rich-brief schemes being advertised. Some territories at the moment are banning the word “Ethereum” from advert reproduction consistent with numerous reviews. Google has neither confirmed nor denied this, but is advising human beings to check the crypto phase of its coverage documents.

From a extra permitting point of view, Google Maps has brought icons and audible indicators from Waze to Google Maps. We’ve by no means quite understood why they are separate products anyway, however there you go, there are even more ways to conquer the cops in Google Maps too. It’s seemingly a test rollout, but there’s sure to be a fuller one quickly. Google does not depart capabilities in public beta for long. Any greater.

And sooner or later for this week, all of us understand already that the great manner to download apps to Android is the Play Store, to avoid nasties, proper?

Well lamentably, it is now not as smooth-cut as we was hoping after it emerged that a pandemic were given past the auspices of Google’s safety. It works through only triggering its payload – a banking trojan – if it detects movement sensors being used on the tool. That manner it’s going to scupper all and sundry checking out the app on a pc on in an emulator. Pretty sneaky, huh? μ

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