Google is hooking folks up with Auto Awesome gifts in the form of falling snow flakes and twinkling lights. Starting now on Google+, if you take a photo that features snow or a Christmas tree (or anything that sparkles), Google will automatically Auto Awesome the photo with shiny lights or falling snowflakes, turning them into pretty GIFs. (more…)
This morning, Google is pushing out a staged rollout of an updated Google+ application for Android through Google Play. The update isn’t your ordinary run of the mill bug fixer, though. Inside this update, Google is looking to take advantage of a few features that are uncommonly used on phones supporting the software, such as Daydream and Android Beam. (more…)
A new Google+ update has already begun to rollout as build 188.8.131.52778941, and we’re only a couple of hours removed from Google’s event. The update changes up a couple of items, most notably the photo area. That’s no surprise since today’s announcements all surrounded photo and video handling through the social network. If you want to start taking advantage of things like Auto Awesome Movie and better photo searching, feel free to sideload the update through one of the links below. (more…)
Google+ users, get ready for more Awesome. Thanks to updates announced this morning during a live Hangout, you can expect the photo and video experiences through Google’s social network to get additional muscle in the very near future. We’re talking Auto Awesome for videos, better control over Auto Enhance, new features for Auto Awesome photos, improved editing tools, full-size backups, and more. (more…)
At any moment, Google should begin their “A morning with Google+” event which is streamed live to the world on YouTube. We’d imagine we will see lots of Google+ talk, new features, both web and app related, and probably not much else. This doesn’t exactly scream “Nexus event!” to us. One report already suggests that we’ll see Auto Awesome for videos, a feature that has been available to photos on G+ for some time. Other than that, the rest is not confirmed.
There is apparently some sort of power outage at the Google-plex this morning, so the event hasn’t begun yet. It should start soon.
I think we now know why Vic Gundotra couldn’t sleep last night. Tomorrow, at 9:30AM Pacific, the Google+ team will hold a live event to discuss “a few updates.” That’s fun and all, especially since we’ve grown more and more attached to G+, but it’s not exactly what we were hoping for. Unless it involves Hangouts and Google Voice. Or comes on the heels of the big Android announcement.
Still interested in why he pinged Sundar Pichai last night. Maybe there is more? OK, I’m hypebeasting now. Move along.
Cheers Matt, Dan and Derrick!
This news isn’t necessarily Android-related, but YouTube is as big of a Google service as any, and we wanted to make sure you were aware. Comments on YouTube videos and in channel discussion tabs will no longer be quite as terrible thanks to the incorporation of Google+ comments. The discussion tab comment overhaul has already begun, but comments in actual video pages won’t rollout for some time, though you can see an example of what they will look like above. (more…)
A mostly minor, bug fixing update to the Android Google+ update is rolling out today that does include one feature worth a mention – Auto Awesome notifications. As many of you know, Auto Awesome is Google+’s photo feature that takes similar photos, or those taken at specific location or time, and then combines them into things like animations, panoramas, or filmstrips. As the name suggests, it does this automatically for you behind the scenes. While that’s awesome and all, knowing that Google+ was making behind-the-scenes magic was difficult to realize unless you went into your photos and searched for “#autoawesome.” Well, until this new update.
In the most recent update, that is obviously on a staged rollout schedule, you will be notified whenever Google+ creates a new Auto Awesome photos (see image above). And that’s pretty much it.
Have you gone and searched G+ photos for #autoawesome? You may not even know that Google+ has created a handful out of your own pictures. I was certainly surprised to find a few.
Via: +Virgil Dobjanschi