• Drumroll please! The nominees for the Google Play Awards are...

    The Google Play Awards are back! Today we’re announcing the 2017 nominees for outstanding app or game across 12 categories, including Best VR and AR Experiences, Best TV Experience, Best App for Kids, and Best Game. The winners of each category will be announced at Google I/O in May. Nominees were selected by a set of specific criteria, including high star rating, technical ...

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  • Introducing the next generation of Jump

    Virtual reality video lets you experience the world in amazing ways—it can put you in the front row for your favorite band, take you on the field during the championship game, or bring you under the sea to explore coral reefs. However, VR filmmakers still face challenges bringing their stories to the world—cameras are bulky, post-production is time-intensive, and each step ca ...

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  • Local reviews in your language – wherever you are

    When you’re traveling somewhere new, two of your biggest challenges can be figuring out where to go and understanding the native language of wherever you are. The next time you’re in a foreign place and want to check out a restaurant or point of interest, Google will translate the review into the language you’ve set on your device. The best part is that users don’t have to do a thing.

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  • New ways to pay with Android Pay and PayPal

    We're thrilled to bring you even more options at checkout, thanks to a new strategic collaboration between Android Pay and PayPal, one of the world's leading online payment platforms. Millions of people already use their PayPal account to make online purchases, receive payments and send money to ...

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  • Remember where you’ve been and what you’ve done with Your Timeline on iOS

    What was the name of that antique store I popped into the other day? Where was that coffee shop we discovered on our last vacation? Did I drop off the dry cleaning on Tuesday or Wednesday? Answering questions like these used to take some guesswork (and a great memory). But with Your Timeline on Google Maps, Android and desktop users could quickly revisit the things they’ve do ...

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  • Google Earth’s incredible 3D imagery, explained

    Google Earth is an amazing tool that lets ordinary humans—sans wings or jetpack—zoom around the world. And, as you might know if you’ve checked out the new Google Earth, the 3D imagery looks insane. (As in, mind-blowingly realistic insane.) Grand Canyon Hong Kong Rome Tokyo But how does it get that way? I talked with a couple people from th ...

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  • Connect with cultures around the world in Google Earth

    Yesterday, we introduced a new version of Google Earth, along with Voyager—a showcase of interactive tours that help you explore our planet further. Over the next few days, we’re giving you a taste of what you’ll be able to find on Voyager, starting today with stories on the theme of culture, people and places around the world.

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  • Scan your printed photos in just one tap

    PhotoScan lets you save digital copies of your printed photos in just a few taps. Since we launched the app in November, you’ve all scanned a lot of photos—almost 50 million in fact! Today we're making a few updates to ensure these moments—once trapped in a photo album in your attic—are even easier to scan and share, so you can take them with you wherever you go.

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