Google Duo’s Picture-in-Picture Mode Is Now Live for Android Oreo Devices

Google Duo's Picture-in-Picture Mode Is Now Live for Android Oreo Devices

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  • Google Duo gets picture-in-picture mode
  • The mode will be available only to Oreo users
  • More apps supporting picture-in-picture mode likely coming

One of the biggest Android Oreo features is the picture-in-picture mode which was briefly showcased during Google’s I/O developer conference earlier this year. Now, the feature is officially available in the Google Duo app, but only for Android Oreo users.

With Android Oreo, Google allows video and chat apps to play picture in picture when minimised. The news was confirmed by Google Duo’s technical lead Justin Uberti on Twitter. Picture-in-picture mode is also available to Android Nougat users though it’s limited to chat apps.

With Android Oreo, the apps that will support the feature will go into the picture-in-picture mode when a user presses the home button. The floating window can then be pulled to the bottom of the screen to close the app. Notably, users running Android Oreo won’t need to do anything to use the new picture-in-picture mode with Google Duo app.

For those unaware, the picture-in-picture (PIP) mode is new multi-window mode mostly utilised for video playback. It will let the user watch a video in a small window pinned to a corner of the screen while navigate between apps or browsing content on the main screen. “An app can enter PIP mode when the user taps the home or recents button to choose another app,” says Google’s Developer page.

Some of the other Android 8.0 Oreo features include redesigned settings, which doesn’t bring major design changes though enhances the overall look of the OS; redesigned Quick Toggles and Notifications, Android O handles quick toggle differently and with improvements; Notification Dots, are basically notification dots are tiny visual cues on the app icon to inform you about pending notifications in the app; AutoFill with Google is a very handy feature and prompts the credentials if a suitable match is found, and Smart Text Selection, simplifies actions that require copy pasting.

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Nintendo is updating Super Mario Run with a new character, mode, and world

Nintendo will issue a new update to its iOS and Android game Super Mario Run on September 29th, which will include a new world, mode, and playable character.

The update will introduce a new mode called Remix 10, which randomly splices together 10 sections from the game’s various levels in quick succession and rewards players with rainbow medals. Completing the various stages will allow players to rescue Princess Daisy and subsequently play as her throughout the rest of the game. Players will also be able to unlock a new world called World Star, which includes nine new levels, enemies and some additional gameplay mechanics.

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Polygon notes that there’s some other minor updates: players can get new items to put in their Mushroom Kingdom, and can listen to their own music while they play — when they do so, their runners will wear headphones. Nintendo is also temporarily cutting the price in half starting on September 29th through October 12th.

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Google Maps for Android Getting Wi-Fi Only Mode and More

Google Maps for Android Getting Wi-Fi Only Mode and More

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Wi-Fi only mode is available to select Android users
  • The notifications for mass transit delays also available to select users
  • New features available to some users with Maps for Android version 9.32

Google Maps has started receiving new features such as a Wi-Fi only mode and a new notification option for mass transit delays. Unfortunately, the new features are not currently available to all users even with the latest v9.32 build, and instead are only limited to select users.

Android Police points out that the new features are being released as “staged rollouts” and can take some time before it is available for everyone. The new Wi-Fi only mode as the name suggests will limit the data usage and can be enabled via the Settings page of the Maps app. Notably, the Wi-Fi only setting will replace the option for “offline areas” and will essentially stop mobile data usage and will switch to Wi-Fi only. Android Police adds that when the Wi-Fi only mode is enabled for the first time, it shows a “quick reminder” that Google Maps may still use a “small amount of data.”

Another new feature that pops up for Maps users on version 9.32 for Android is the notifications for mass transit delays. The new feature seems targeted at users who take public transport such as bus or train (or Metro as well). Android Police says that the feature had some glitches and crashed the Maps app. We can expect to see some improvements to the feature before wider availability. For those who are eager to try out the app’s new features before their official rollout can sideload the Google-signed apk for Google Maps for Android v9.32.1 via APK Mirror, but do not that this is not a guarantee the new features will show up.

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Recently, Maps for Android featured a new section that allowed users to add more details about a particular location. Google was said to bring the feature to get a “deeper understanding of places.” Google Maps for Android last month added the navigation to multiple destinations option to Android.

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Opera’s New electricity Savbuilt-ing Mode Can ‘built-in pc Battery existence by 50 percentage’

Opera's New Power Saving Mode Can 'Extend Laptop Battery Life by 50 Percent'

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Opera on Thursday added a new function to its integrated and OS X browser that says will help make bigger the pc battery lifestyles by way of as much as 50 percentage as compared to built-in versions of the Opera browser built-in Google Chrome.

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