WELCOME TO Google Updates! For new readers, this is our weekly "rest" summary of the news from Google, Android and the larger Alphabet group that does not have the chance to shine in longer articles during the week – articles like these. It's a bit like that drawer in the kitchen with shopping bags, birthday cake candles, batteries that could be loaded or not, and the key you know is something, so you do not want to throw it away just yet .
So, what do we have for you this week?
Well, first of all, and a bit out of the way (but we know you care a lot about this), Jensen Yuang has finally made known that the Tablet Shield Nvidia is, at least for now, a former product, without plans for a successor to the (probably best) 8-inch Android device with a powerful CPU and a 192-core GPU for startup. However, this does not affect the TV version, which seems to be getting louder with more features coming up.
Return to Google Correct and Chrome OS. After being impressed with the promise of compatibility with Linux, it emerged that integration could go deeper than we thought. The latest news from Mountain View is that the Linux apps will be treated like any other – this means that you can start them from the app launcher, which is more interesting than we expected.
From an advertising perspective, it appears that Google is trying to advertise get-rich-quick schemes. Some territories are now banning the word "Ethereum" from the ad text based on various reports. Google has neither confirmed nor denied this, but advises people to check the cryptographic section of its policy documents.
From a more favorable point of view, Google Maps has added icons and acoustic warnings from Waze to Google Maps. We never understood why they are two separate products, but there you are, there are even more ways to beat the police in Google Maps. Apparently it is a trial launch, but there will soon be a more complete one. Google does not leave long functionality in the public beta. More.
And finally for this week, we all already know that the best way to download apps on Android is the Play Store, to avoid annoyances, right?
Well, unfortunately, it's not as clean as we hoped after it emerged that a virus has surpassed Google's security hopes. It works by activating only its payload, a bank trojan, if it detects motion sensors used on the device. Doing so will disrupt anyone by testing the app on a computer turned on in an emulator. It's pretty sneaky, eh? μ