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Google Assistant may soon come to feature phones

One year ago   |   By Phone Arena

Android Go is not the only important thing announced by Google earlier today. An important improvement with the potential to impact a much larger pool of mobile phone users only briefly mentioned by Google.
Apparently, Google Assistant will be customized to work on feature phones. To show it's serious about it, Google announced that it's bringing its Assistant to a feature phone that's only available in India, the Reliance JioPhone. The handset is powered by a custom operating system called KaiOS, based on Firefox OS, and has its own voice assistant - HelloJio. ...
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Apple Adds New 'Search Ads Basic' Ad Option for Developers

Apple Adds New 'Search Ads Basic' Ad Option for Developers

One year ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple last year started displaying ads in the App Store when a user searches for a particular app as a way to provide developers with a way to improve app discovery via keyword search.
Searching for a term like "to-do" or "calendar" or even something specific like "Tweetbot" surfaces ads that are purchased by developers.
Starting today, Apple is expanding search ads with a new ad product called " Search Ads Basic ," while also renaming the existing search ad feature to " Search Ads Advanced ," reports TechCrunch .
Search Ads Advanced, like the initial Search Ads option, requires developers...
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Google Improves Search With New Featured Snippets & More

Google Improves Search With New Featured Snippets & More

One year ago   |   By Android Headlines

Google is improving Search with new Featured Snippets and more, like an updated Knowledge Panel for easier access to more relevant searches on the results pages of a current query and additional related search topics that are perhaps suitable followup searches to your current search topics. That last part refers specifically to suggestions for more search topics. So for example, if you're searching for information on a particular destination you want to visit, like Paris, and then you search for topics on the Eiffel Tower, Search could end up potentially giving you suggestions on what to...
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