Welcome to the 472nd edition of Android Apps Weekly. Here are the big headlines from the last week:
- Samsung’s Camera Assist got an update this week. It’s also available for more Samsung devices. Camera Assist is a Good Lock feature, and it gives you more options for photo post-processing than its predecessor. One such feature is the option to change how softening works. The update is available now for select Samsung phones.
- Microsoft announced official Xbox support on Google Home. The support lets you control the console from the Google Home app and even gives you touch controls for navigation and media controls. Those with the February update on their Xbox consoles can use the feature now.
- Google Photos had a bit of an issue this week. It entirely broke on iOS devices. The issue caused crashes on version 16.3.1. Google rushed another update that fixed the issue, so it’s all good for now. It wasn’t the biggest deal and only lasted for a day or two, but it was big news this week.
- We asked our readers if they would consider switching to Bing. As it turns out, plenty of our readers said they would switch to Bing under certain conditions. Roughly one-third of our audience says they would switch to try out the ChatGPT integration, and another 23% said they would anyway. That’s over 50% of our readership, which is higher than we expected. Hit the link to see the full data.
- Word around the water cooler is that Google employees are unhappy with Bard and Sundar Pichai. The reasoning is that Bard was rushed to market, and that’s why it didn’t perform very well. They also blame Pichai for the rush, which caused all kinds of negative press. It’s the latest rub in the Google Bard controversy, and we suspect there will be more.
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