Android glitch can block 911 calls. Here’s how to fix it

Google affirmed it’s dealing with a fix for an unnerving error that may impede some Android clients from calling 911 in a crisis.

The issue was first covered Reddit by a Pixel client who was attempting to find support for his grandma who gave off an impression of being experiencing a stroke.

“My phone got stuck immediately after one ring and I was unable to do anything other than click through apps with an emergency phone call running in the background,” the Redditor wrote. “This is all while the phone informed me that it had sent my location to emergency services. Sadly I couldn’t tell the person on the other end what apartment I was in, or what the actual emergency was as I was unable to speak to a human.”

Since the telephone rings, you may not understand the issue is on your end, reports Mashable. It simply seems as though the line is occupied and nobody is replying. In any case, when you check your call logs, the active calls don’t appear.

Subsequent to researching the detailed issue, Google affirmed it had the option to recreate the issue. The organization said the issue is disengaged to “few gadgets with the Microsoft Teams application introduced when the client isn’t signed in.”

“We determined that the issue was being caused by unintended interaction between the Microsoft Teams app and the underlying Android operating system,” the company said on Reddit. “Because this issue impacts emergency calling, both Google and Microsoft are heavily prioritizing the issue, and we expect a Microsoft Teams app update to be rolled out soon.”

Google said it would be delivering a fix to the Android working framework on Jan. 4. An update to the Teams application was delivered to fix the issue meanwhile.

The organization proposes Android clients do the accompanying to guarantee they are not impacted:

Check assuming that your gadget is running Android 10 or above. Just clients on Android 10 or later forms are conceivably affected.

On the off chance that you have Microsoft Teams downloaded, verify whether you are endorsed in. Just the individuals who have the application downloaded however not endorsed in are affected.

On the off chance that you are endorsed in to Teams, remain marked and update the application to the most recent variant.

Assuming that you are not endorsed in, uninstall and afterward reinstall the application, refreshing to the most recent adaptation of Teams.


Google brings the whole YouTube app experience to your old Chromecast

Google at last transformed the Chromecast into a completely fledged streaming box last year, complete with an all-new interface and a devoted remote for exploring through menus and applications. Obviously, a great many old fashioned Chromecasts are as yet connected to the backs of TVs. With another update, Google is making YouTube work more like a real application — a significant change for how these collectors typically work.

The organization declared the change on Twitter today, featuring a further developed strategy for perusing memberships or suggested recordings. Rather than showing a nonexclusive sprinkle screen, the exemplary TV-accommodating UI for YouTube is presently shown. Since these Chromecast gadgets do not have an actual remote, the YouTube application naturally changes to a virtual D-cushion with the goal that you can explore around recordings and playlists. It additionally upholds TV controllers through HDMI-CEC.

It’s a major improvement over the exemplary technique for choosing and projecting substance. Despite the fact that it’s simply restricted to one application at this moment, you need to contemplate whether Google is thinking about allowing other real time features to like Netflix or Hulu add in their own UIs also. While the most recent unit with Google TV has demonstrated to be a hit, there are a lot of third-gen Chromecasts and Chromecast Ultra contraptions actually being utilized by purchasers consistently — particularly as the organization has continued to give out 4K dongles with Stadia packs.

On the off chance that you’re utilizing a Chromecast, begin projecting from YouTube to check assuming you approach this update. Who knows — you could possibly put off moving up to the Google TV rendition for a brief period longer.


Presently You Can Store Private Images in a Locked Google Photos Folder on Any Android Phone

Over the mid year, Google presented the capacity for Pixel clients to adequately “lock away” photographs in a vault to keep them stowed away from meddlesome eyes. The included is called—what else?— Locked Folder, and anything put away there is secured by the gadget’s lock screen password. Locked photographs won’t appear in the Photos framework, recollections, or other applications with admittance to the camera roll.

Google recently began pushing out the component to more non-Pixel gadgets, including Samsung and OnePlus cell phones. You may even see a brief spring up in the warning shade. I ran into an alarm recently on my OnePlus 9, which appears to show it’s effectively carrying out this moment.

You can verify whether you have the Locked Folder by heading into Google Photos, tapping on Library, and choosing Utilities. You may need to look through a couple of prompts, however you should see a card for setting up the Locked Folder on your gadget.

Note that Locked Folder things are not reared up to the cloud, so anything you place in there will reside and bite the dust with the actual gadget. Assuming you erase Google Photos in the meantime, it will wipe away those records.

On a Pixel cell phone, you have the choice to save a caught photograph straightforwardly to the Locked Folder rather than the camera roll. In any case, you probably won’t approach this capacity on non-Google gadgets. The choice to snap a photograph straightforwardly into the Locked Folder is outstandingly absent from the OnePlus 9, since it utilizes the OnePlus-created camera application.

In case you approach it currently, require a moment to set up your Locked Folder. It’s extraordinary for putting away photographs of your driver’s permit, government backed retirement card, inoculation card, and whatever else that is too touchy to even think about having drifting around with the remainder of your photograph collections. The Locked Folder ought to likewise be accessible on iOS gadgets in the not so distant future.


Google may be making Pixel Watch for real

The rumor mill has been prodding Android clients for quite a long time with the chance of a Google-made Android smartwatch, and another report shows it may very be going on.

As indicated by an Insider report, Google is chipping away at a Pixel-marked smartwatch instead of a Fitbit one, which many had hypothesized may occur after Google’s securing of Fitbit was finished recently. That implies the watch will probably be along these lines as Google’s Pixel cell phones, which fill in as an exhibit of what Google programming is equipped for other Android telephone creators.

As indicated by the report, the smartwatch is alluded to as “Rohan” inside Google’s workplaces, which, OK! It’s round, not square like the Apple Watch, and it has no actual bezel. The watch is relied upon to offer fundamental wellness following elements like advance counts and a pulse screen, in addition to different highlights lifted from Fitbit. The Insider report references explicit Fitbit incorporation through an item called “Nightlight,” another inner codename that educates us little regarding what it may do.

It’s hazy whether this watch will be known as the Pixel Watch. The codename “Rowan” has likewise been thrown around a couple of times by leakers like Jon Prosser, who uncovered what suspected to be renders of Google’s smartwatch back in April (however who knows whether those are genuine).

Google has been enormously upgrading its wearables division in the course of recent years. It procured a portion of Fossil’s innovation and afterward purchased Fitbit, and however it a Pixel Watch appeared to be inescapable at a certain point, the watch has never emerged. All the more as of late, Google rebranded the Android-based Wear OS programming stage and collaborated with Samsung to move the last option’s watches over from an exclusive OS back to Wear OS. You would now be able to encounter the new Wear OS on select smartwatches, including the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. Deals of the watch have helped increment Android’s wearables portion of the overall industry in the beyond couple of months.

In any case, all that is as yet insufficient to move the needle to where it should be. Google brings to the table for something one of a kind to rival the Apple Watch, which has ruled the market for quite a long time and has driven smartwatches from simple telephone extras into all out wellbeing gadgets.

Google will probably incline hard on how its information can help your wellbeing and wellness. In September, the organization disbanded its wellbeing division, however it sounded more like a rebuilding as it sought after other wellbeing drives. Rick Osterloh, Google’s head of equipment, referenced for this present year at Google I/O (and afterward again in a meeting with The Verge) that the organization would combine its customer wellbeing endeavors into Fitbit so it could “grow and knit together.” Hopefully, what they sew is an Android smartwatch that is really worth wearing.


The difference between the Pixel 6a and the Pixel 6 could be the camera

More subtleties are streaming in with regards to Google’s next mid reach A series phone which will probably be known as the Pixel 6a. Prior, it was uncovered that the gadget would convey forward Pixel 6’s plan, and this prompted hypotheses that it would be kitted with similar cameras as Google’s most recent standard leader. That is obviously not going to occur.

Pixel 6a camera arrangement: Same primary snapper as the Pixel 5a and Pixel 6’s ultrawide and front shooters

9to5Google’s code trackers have found proof that the Pixel 6a won’t acquire the 50MP Samsung GN1 sensor that has been utilized for Pixel 6’s primary camera. All things being equal, it will utilize the very 12.2MP Sony IMX363 unit that Google has utilized in each handset from the Pixel 3 through the Pixel 5a.

The remainder of the cameras will be as old as found on the Pixel 6, which means the Pixel 6a, which is codenamed Bluejay, will utilize Sony’s IMX386 sensor for the ultrawide unit and the 8MP IMX355 for the front camera.

It was likewise being affirmed that the Pixel 6a would be controlled by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chip, however code bits imply that the gadget will be supported by the Tensor, the Google-made silicon that additionally powers the Pixel 6 team. This infers that the telephone will likewise offer Tensor-subordinate elements like on-gadget interpretation and Live HDR.

Thus, while it might come as a stunner that Google is apparently breaking the practice of utilizing a similar camera arrangement for its reasonable and lead handset, it’s a positive that the Pixel 6a will get similar chip as Google’s superior telephones.

Of course, that was additionally the situation with the Pixel 5a, however we should not fail to remember that the Pixel 5 was to a greater degree a mid-officer as opposed to a leader. Prior to that, Google used to prepare its mid-level telephones with a midrange SoC, and very good quality gadgets with a superior processor.

However, google will probably compromise somewhere else. For example, the Pixel 6a is supposed to accompany a somewhat more modest 6.2-inches screen, which isn’t really a downsize, particularly for the individuals who think the Pixel 6’s 6.4-inches screen is excessively large.

The gadget will most likely parade an in-show unique finger impression peruser. It’s likewise tipped to be the initial A-series Pixel telephone to not accompany a 3.5mm earphone jack.


Google Home application gets updated ‘Photograph Frame’ settings menu that adds a preview

As well as preparing a new “Google Weather Frog” choice for clock faces, the Home friend application currently has an upgraded UI while picking collections for your Nest Hub Photo Frame.

Rather than a network of late collections, you presently get a merry go round UI that fairly coordinates with the methodology taken by the on-Smart Display settings menu. “Select family & friends, “Recent highlights,” and “Favorites” show up first, with your made collections appearing backward sequential request after.

Choices are featured in blue with the capacity to choose as numerous as you need, however the past upper right mark was more clear.

The greater change is an auxiliary “Preview” merry go round. You can continue to look to see every one of the pictures that will ultimately push through your Nest Hub. On iOS, a model time and climate mockup shows up in the base left corner. Google Home for Android simply shows the photos.

This upgrade of Photo Frame settings carried out to the Google Home application by means of a server-side update. It’s not satisfactory when the new look was first presented.

In the mean time, Google seems to change the Home application in another manner. On the second gen Nest Hub, “Display” settings have an alternate button plan. Other than the corners being more adjusted, the blue feature/fill is dropped for dim. It’s ambiguously more present day, while the Ambient EQ slider has lost its addition markers. This change doesn’t show up for Hub Max inclinations. Ideally, this is important for the inevitable Material You upgrade.


Google rolls out instrument to assist minors removing photographs from search

Google is presently making it simpler for minors or their folks to have photographs of them erased from query items.

In a blog entry distributed Wednesday, the organization said it is carrying out an apparatus that lets guardians and children younger than 18 solicitation photographs be eliminated from its pictures tab or presently don’t show up as thumbnails in a pursuit request.

Despite the fact that Google (GOOG) recently offered ways for individuals to demand the evacuation of individual data and photographs that fit into classes, for example, “non-consensual express” or “monetary, clinical and public ID,” it’s currently stretching out this to pictures of minors.

“We know that kids and teens have to navigate some unique challenges online, especially when a picture of them is unexpectedly available on the internet,” the company said in the blog post. “We believe this change will help give young people more control over their digital footprint and where their images can be found on Search.”

The new structure permits clients to hail URLs of any pictures or query items that contain pictures they need eliminated. Google said its groups will survey every accommodation and connect if they need extra data to check the necessities for evacuation.

Nonetheless, the organization underscored this will not eliminate the picture from the web; individuals should contact a site’s website admin to request that substance to be taken out.

The organization recently declared the device in August as a component of a greater work to ensure minors across its foundation. Different provisions it presented at the time incorporated a private default setting for all recordings transferred by a young person and a device considered Family Link that assists guardians with observing their children’s records.

The endeavors come as Big Tech organizations keep on offering additional youngster security measures in the midst of analysis from specialists and legislators concerning what different stages mean for youthful clients. Recently, a chief from Google-possessed YouTube — close by pioneers from Snap and TikTok — was barbecued by Senators about the means the stage is taking to secure their young clients.

A few specialists commended Google’s most recent move to give minors more command over pictures, noticing their expulsion could likewise eliminate digital tormenting or forestall possibly unsafe data or photographs from enduring on the web.

“We’re glad to see Google take this overdue step to give children and teens and their families more control over what images show up in search results,” said David Monahan, crusade director at Fairplay, a kid support bunch. “We hope Google will go farther to reverse its collection of sensitive data and give families the ability to erase the digital footprint that Google and its partners maintain on every young person in the US.”

Alexandra Hamlet, a clinical therapist who works with teens, said Google’s solicitation interaction could likewise assist guardians with talking all the more transparently with their children about dealing with their web-based presence. That could incorporate talking about what’s deserving of thought for expulsion, for example, a photograph that could hurt their future standing versus one where they see to look not exactly “perfect.”

“While some parents may believe that their teen can handle the removal of various pictures without help, I do suggest that they still have conversations about values and how they tie into image online,” she said. “They could be missing out on a great opportunity to help their teen to build insight and assertiveness skills.”


Even Google desire you to purchase a Samsung foldable — for the time being

With the beginning of the foldable cell phone and each of the screens it can pack onto such a lot of surface space, Google wants to feature what proprietors of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip3 and Fold3 can do with its administrations.

The organization has set up a new With Google sprinkle site flaunting how you can utilize YouTube, Duo, Maps, and even exploit Google Play Pass on the new telephones for both work and fun.

At the highest point of the page, you’ll discover where you can get one of these novel phablets — Samsung, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, to be explicit — whenever you’re finished contemplating what they have to bring to the table.

Inquisitive with regards to the Z Flip 3? You’ll have the option to call companions on Duo, make the following viral YouTube Shorts cut, and explore this present reality in Google Maps AR. You’ll likewise will find out with regards to the telephone’s cameras, 7.6″ show, and quick 5G and Wi-Fi 6E network.

Be that as it may, the harder sell comes on with the $1,800 Z Fold3. Not exclusively are you probably performing multiple tasks all the damn time whether it’s messaging your companions while watching a YouTube video or bouncing between Maps, a Duo call, and Calendar, you’re likewise getting Google Play Pass pushed in your face, as well. Did we make reference to that you can associate a Bluetooth regulator to your telephone and get the entire day battery out of this thing? Only a couple of the numerous list items stacked up for the fancier item.

Apparently, there will be promotions driving individuals onto these sprinkles , in which case don’t say we didn’t caution you.

Partake in the collab while it endures, however, on the grounds that you probably will not see Google beating Samsung products in the event that it can begin making its own collapsing stuff.


Presently the new Google Pixel Stand has leaked in full

We actually have over seven days to go before we see Google reveal the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Nonetheless, we’ve found out such a great amount about them currently that Google will not have a lot to astound us with on October 19.

To add further to that heap, we currently have practically every one of the subtleties on a supposed impending Google Pixel Stand (by means of M. Brandon Lee). This remote charging stand would be the development to the first Pixel Stand from 2018.

The most remarkable update to the stand — other than its conspicuous overhaul — is support for 23W remote charging. This backs up the gossip that the Google Pixel 6 series would uphold remote charging at that speed.

As should be obvious, this hole doesn’t pass on a lot to the creative mind. Eminently, it parts with the supposed value, which is unaltered from the first model: $79.

Additionally, note that the Google Pixel Stand seems to come in two tones. We’ve seen a lot of Google items in the Fog tone (typically a grayish shade or some likeness thereof) yet “Rock Candy” is another one on us. We’ll have to stand by to perceive how that one looks.

In spite of the fact that there are huge loads of elements obliging the Pixel 6 series here, this stand will likewise charge Qi-viable items. In any case, it would be really senseless to burn through $79 on this in case you’re not going to exploit every one of the extraordinary provisions took into account Pixels.

We have no clue if or when Google would dispatch this Pixel Stand. However, it’s a sure thing it would land close by the Pixel 6 series on October 19.


Google is currently centered around causing its iPhone and iPad applications to feel more local to iOS

Google applications on iOS have for quite some time been censured for not feeling local to the stage. Recently, the organization’s fashioners explored their methodology for creating iOS applications and settled on a change.

Google applications on iOS have since quite a while ago looked and worked close indistinguishably from their Android partners. That in itself is fine and the organization’s privilege, however Apple devotees have grumbled about Google applications not regarding normal iOS shows and “feel,” along these lines bringing about a conflicting client experience among first and outsider customers.

In the background, this was because of the organization’s confidence in “shar[ing] UI components across Google.” In building their own libraries, another center was “filling gaps in UIKit,” Apple’s system for building applications.

This is as indicated by the staff designing lead for Google Design on Apple stages Jeff Verkoeyen in a Twitter string recently. All that work was at last publicly released as Material Components for iOS (MDC) to permit any outsider engineer to embrace similar UI components utilized by Google’s iPhone and iPads applications, such as gliding activity buttons (FABs), chips, and snackbars.

Google presumed that it was the ideal opportunity for the last course, and that Apple’s UIKit had developed enough for inward requirements. The organization as of now not needed to keep up with the greater part of the custom parts that it worked out throughout the long term, including application (top) bars, records, and menus.

All things being equal, it will embrace standard controls and apply “light marked contacts” to keep up with the Google look on iOS. Some custom parts are as yet required, and they will currently profit from “more consideration and concentration.” It stays not yet clear how much (or regardless of whether) Google’s iPhone applications will wander from the Android adaptations.

As a component of this shift, Google in July put Material’s iOS libraries in “support mode.” New deliveries and bug fixes will be restricted, with documentation as of now not refreshed. The organization’s true direction to past designer clients is to “keep Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines and consider utilizing present day UIKit parts or SwiftUI all things being equal.” That said, it additionally stopped Flutter as the way to “get a Material look and feel across all stages.”

Other than the vibe of applications, Google has rushed to embrace late iOS capacities. This incorporates gadgets for most significant administrations and backing for turning into the default program or mail customer. Truth be told, the Google Photos gadget originally appeared on iOS last year prior to coming to Android this August.

In the interim, it stays not yet clear what Material You will mean for Google applications on iOS. On Android, Gmail, Calendar, Docs/Sheets/Slides, Drive, Keep, and Meet have all been refreshed to Google’s customized plan language. Route is unaltered, yet there are changes to different route components, similar to the roundabout FAB transforming into an adjusted square. Be that as it may, the greater change is Dynamic Color where the whole application takes on a shading range dependent on your backdrop. It’s far-fetched that DC will come to iOS, and refreshed applications will simply wind up utilizing a blue color, as on more established renditions of Android.