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Google is expanding a lot of Apple-like features for its own devices

10 days ago   |   By iMore

What you need to know
Google is releasing or expanding a lot of Apple-like features for Android, Chromebook, and PC.
The company is rolling out Nearby Share, Fast Pair, and watch unlock to more devices.
More Apple features are coming to the Google and Windows world.
Google is about to roll out a lot of Apple-like features across Android phones, tablets, Chromebooks, and more.
As reported by 9to5Google , the company announced at CES that it is rolling out the following new or expanded features:
Nearby Share
Fast Pair
Watch unlock
The company has announced that it will expand its "Nearby...
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Making sense of the latest rumors about Apple's looming AR and Mixed Reality headsets

Making sense of the latest rumors about Apple's looming AR and Mixed Reality headsets

10 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

In 2022, Apple is likely to enter a new product category with headsets. So far, there are two rumored products: the AR headset and the Mixed Reality headset, usually called AR/VR headset or “Apple Glasses.” With rumors gaining traction about these products, here's what we know so far about each of them.
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Google's 2022 Product Roadmap Includes Apple-Style Integration Across Devices

Google's 2022 Product Roadmap Includes Apple-Style Integration Across Devices

10 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Google today announced its 2022 product plans for the Android operating system, and several of the upcoming additions clearly mirror existing Apple features. The new functionality will allow Android smartphones and Google products to match capabilities already available with the Apple devices.
Fast Pair, a Google feature that enables Bluetooth accessories to instantly pair to an Android smartphone, is expanding to wearables, speakers, TVs, and smart home devices, so earbuds will be able to quick pair with Android TVs and Chromebooks, similar to how the AirPods work with the Apple TV and...
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Google planning Apple-like integration between its products to compete

Google planning Apple-like integration between its products to compete

10 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

As CES 2022 moves forward this week, Google has announced a handful of ways it plans to increase its focus on rivaling Apple's ecosystem integration. As reported by our colleagues over at 9to5Google , Google has features to rival Spatial Audio, AirDrop, AirPods-like fast pairing, Apple Watch Unlock, and much more.
Google's announcements today come as part of CES, and the announcements span its entire ecosystem of hardware. Here are the details.
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