Google Chrome for Android Now Auto-Downloads Articles for Offline Reading

Google Chrome for Android Now Auto-Downloads Articles for Offline Reading

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  • Google Chrome for Android has now received an offline-focused feature
  • It enables the browser to automatically download relevant articles
  • The feature is available in India and more than 100 other countries

Google Chrome for Android has received the ability to start making content offline for you. The browser essentially downloads relevant articles automatically when connected to an umetered Wi-Fi network, based on the popularity of any particular content in your location or your browsing history. Once downloaded, the content is available for access even if you don’t have a connection. The new offline-specific feature is available in the latest version of Chrome for Android. Early this month, Googlereleased Chrome 67 for Android with a horizontal tab switcher. The update also brought new augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) APIs, including WebXR Device API and Generic Sensor API, to bring Web-based AR and VR experiences to mobile devices.

The new feature, which has been launched for Chrome for Android users in India and more than 100 other countries including Nigeria, Indonesia, and Brazil, offers a way to surf the Web even when you’re not connected to a constant Internet connection. “When you’re connected to free, unmetered Wi-Fi, Chrome will automatically download relevant articles, based on what content is most popular in your location,” writes Amanda Boss, Product Manager, Offline Chrome for Android, in a press statement.

If you’re signed into Chrome, the new feature will push articles that are based on your history. The downloaded content is available for access alongside all your downloaded content through the Downloads section. You can visit the section by tapping the three-dot button from the top-right segment and then selecting the Downloads option.

Back in December 2016, Chrome for Android received the feature to let users download content for viewing offline. The browser at that time added the ability to download music, videos, and full webpages. But in May 2017, Chrome received a dedicated ‘Download Page Later’ option that made it more convenient to download and view webpages for offline use. That update also brought a ‘Download Link’ option that made downloading of content easier than its original version.

Having said that, the latest feature takes Chrome to next levels by automatically downloading relevant articles on the basis of their popularity in your location or using your browsing history logs. There isn’t any workaround to enable the new experience. However, you need to have the latest Chrome version on your Android device to start receiving articles for offline read. The app is available for download via Google Play.

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Google Translate Now Works in Any App on Android; iOS gets Offline Mode

Google Translate Now Works in Any App on Android; iOS Gets Offline Mode

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the new faucet to Translate function supports 103 languages.
Google Translate for iOS has Offline Mode that has 52 languages.
Google Translate additionally added phrase Lens in chinese language.
Google Translate on Wednesday added new upgrades to its Android in addition to iOS app. For Androidusers, Google Translate is including a brand newfaucet to Translate’ feature that we could userstranslate from inside any app. The iOS customers, then again, are receiving the Offline mode feature.

Google says that the tap to Translate function and advanced Offline Mode for iOS users may be rolling out over the next few days.

“Of the 500 million+ folks that use Google Translate, more than nine in 10 stay outside the U.S. we’vetalked with hundreds of you in India, Indonesia, Brazil, and Thailand to study what works and what doesn’tand these days [Wednesday] we’re rolling out a few huge upgrades,” said Barak Turovsky, Product Lead, Google Translate, in a weblog put up.

the faucet to Translate feature on Android will robotically provide a translation that’s handy via an icon overlay (like a facebook Messenger chathead) that pops up every time the person copies a chunk oftextual content in a talk, remark, or text field within every other app. Google says tap to Translate on Android works for all 103 languages on any Android telephone running Jelly Bean 4.2 and above.

Google Translate is also including Offline Mode to iOS, joining Android in the use of small offlineapplications. The organization in its weblog put up stated that considering the preceding applicationshad been too big to down load for smartphone‘s restricted garage they have shrunk it by means ofninety percent, – 25MB each.

iOS users can down load the language package by way of simply tapping the arrow next to the languagename on the Google Translate app. once packages downloaded, users might be provided texttranslations irrespective whether or not they are online or no longer.

Google says that with the addition of the Filipino language p.c.. the overall range of offline languages has reached 52.

For chinese language users, Google Translate added word Lens in chinese language. The business enterprise says that chinese is the 29th language for instant visible translation, and it can study both to and from English, for each Simplified and traditional chinese.

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Lenovo Looking to Expand Offline Sales and Support in India

Lenovo Looking to Expand Offline Sales and Support in India

Lenovo seems to be on a launching spree as the company has launched five smartphones in the last two days, namely the Lenovo A1000, the Lenovo A6000 Shot, the Lenovo K3 Note Music, the Lenovo Vibe P1, and the Vibe P1m. Considering all these devices have been launched in the price range between Rs. 4,999 to Rs. 15,999, the company is definitely trying to position itself in the minds of the budget conscious buyer given the ongoing festive season in India.

At the Lenovo Vibe P1 and Vibe P1m launch event on Wednesday, Lenovo India also announced plans to have 50 exclusive Lenovo and Motorola service centres by Diwali, which is on November 11. The company also revealed plans to expand the number to 100 by mid next year.

Head of Product and Marketing at Lenovo Smartphones in India, Anuj Sharma explained the need of a strong after sales channel and said, “From a service perspective, we have grown rapidly adding more number of devices and overall service cost in India is a lot high but then it is part of the buying experience. Although, in the recent past people have been ignoring it but somewhere down the line it does play a role.”

“It’s not just buying the product but life of the product and there it makes sense to have proper service centres, spread out service centres, and if you combine the Lenovo and Motorola stores you get a better reach,” added Sharma.

The Chinese company will be selling the Lenovo A1000, the A6000 Shot, and the K3 Note Music through retail outlets in the country starting last week of October. The Lenovo Vibe P1 and P1m, on the other hand, are exclusive to Flipkart and both will go on sale this month.

Sharma detailed one of the reasons the company chose to go offline was giving users the chance to experience the devices.

“The Lenovo K3 Note Music will come at a higher price than the K3 Note. So the first question would be why they are charging us more. Now, they can see it for themselves. They can play around with the device and then probably buy it based on experience,” he explained.

Further adding, Sharma pointed out that Lenovo India chose to sell the Lenovo Vibe Shot offline because “you can’t really gauge the camera on the device till you have taken a shot. So there’s something you can trust easily but few things require experience.”

On being asked why the company chose to sell its budget Lenovo Vibe P1m, priced at Rs. 7,999, through flash sales while the Vibe P1, priced at Rs. 15,999, through regular sale, Sharma explained, “P1m is little more aggressively priced and secondly we are also slightly tight on the stocks. So, the way we work is we look at the demand and supply. Ideal is the estimated demand we have on day one and for which the supply should match.”

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