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Google Messages bringing ‘Profiles’ to add user name and photo

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Google Messages has been working on a new feature called “Profiles” for several months. The feature is currently in beta and allows users to set up a name and a photo on their profiles.

The Profile feature will allow users to further customize their profiles to enhance the messaging experience. The new beta update of Google Messages that arrive with version 20231106_01_RC00 shows the ability to “Choose your profile name and picture so people can recognize you.”

Furthermore, it will offer on/off toggles to control “Profile Sharing” and “Visibility”. You can receive notifications when new contacts are found, as well as “contact updates.” The profile name and photo will likely appear at the top of the conversation. Currently, tapping on it opens the Google Contacts app.

Apart from this, the Google Messages app is also testing other features like Google account-based device pairing and voice recorder redesign which the company has not yet announced officially. Hopefully, Google will bring these features to the Messages app soon to enhance performance and experience.

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MediaTek and Google bringing Gemini Nano to more smartphones

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Google‘s Gemini Nano is an on-device AI model and only a few devices could support this as it requires a lot of computing power and memory. Now, the company is planning to expand its availability to more devices.

MediaTek has announced that some of its chips are now optimized for Gemini Nano. According to the information, MediaTek and Google have collaborated to integrate and optimize Gemini Nano on the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 and 8300 chipsets, which are designed for high-end and mid-range smartphones, respectively.

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The press release states that this optimization includes using MediaTek’s NeuroPilot toolkit and porting Gemini Nano to MediaTek’s APU. This will enable Gemini Nano to run more effectively and efficiently on MediaTek-powered devices, without compromising battery life or performance.

MediaTek also says that it will soon release an APK for developers and OEMs to help them deploy Gemini Nano applications on their devices. Additionally, MediaTek will showcase its on-device generative AI capabilities using Llama 2 LLM at the Mobile World Congress 2024 next week.

With this partnership, MediaTek and Google aim to bring on-device generative AI to more users and create new possibilities for smartphone applications and experiences.

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Gmail is here to stay: Don’t be fooled by fake Gmail ‘sunsetting’ email

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A fake email that claims Google will shut down Gmail in 2024 has been circulating on social media platforms like Twitter/X. The email looks like an official announcement from Google, but it is not. It is a fake email that has no truth to it.

The viral fake email says that Gmail will be “sunsetting” on 1st August 2024, and suggests users switch to other email services. However, this is a lie and Gmail is here to stay. The official Gmail account on Twitter/X has confirmed that “Gmail is here to stay.”

The only thing that Google has announced about Gmail is that its classic “HTML View” will be discontinued in 2024. This is a simple version of Gmail that has fewer features and is used as a backup option. Most users will not be affected by this change, as they use the normal Gmail interface.

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Gmail is a reliable and secure email service that will continue to serve its users for years to come. Therefore, users can ignore the fake email that is widely spreading online and enjoy using Gmail. Gmail is not going away.

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Google Play Store verifies government apps with a new badge

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Google Play Store has started to show a government-verified badge for apps that are affiliated with the government. This badge helps users identify and trust the official apps that provide various government services and schemes.

The government-verified badge feature of the Google Play Store arrives with version 39.7.34. It appears next to the app name on the Google Play Store listing. It is rolling out gradually to provide the badge to all eligible apps.

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Currently, the badge is available for apps in 12 countries, including India. Some apps like UMANG and ABHA have received the badge in India. However, Google has not disclosed the full list of eligible countries.

By verifying the government apps, Google aims to provide users with a more secure and reliable experience, especially to reduce fraud and spam on the Google Play Store.

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