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How to set up Google's braille keyboard on your Android phone

9 days ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Google offers a unique feature for visually impaired Android users: A braille keyboard. Braille, traditionally, is a system of raised dots that make reading and writing accessible to the blind or visually impaired. While there are external devices that make it possible to type something in braille on a phone, it's not exactly quick or a seamless experience. With that in mind, Google made the TalkBack braille keyboard. It's a virtual braille keyboard integrated directly into Android. Here's how Google describes the app: Our team collaborated with braille developers and users throughout the...
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Wear OS adds UV Index to make your skin happier

Wear OS adds UV Index to make your skin happier

9 days ago   |   By Android Central

UV Index info on Wear OS can help save your skin.
What you need to know
Google is updating the weather app on Wear OS.
It will now display the UV Index for your location.
This information can help Wear OS users to know the optimal time for outdoor activities.
Say what you will about the pace of software development on Wear OS, but Google has steadily continued to iterate on the product and has been dropping occasional updates to its users. As a case in point - today, the Wear OS team announced via its Twitter account that the weather app on Wear OS will now start including the UV Index for...
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Google Is Making A Big Change For Chromebooks With External Keyboards

Google Is Making A Big Change For Chromebooks With External Keyboards

9 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Google will reportedly soon let external keyboards attached to Chromebooks set at least one more custom shortcut key. That's based on a recent report from Chrome Story , which first noticed the change today.
Shared via screen capture and activated via an experimental flag, the change lets an “External Meta” key be customized.
What does this do and could this lead to other changes for external keyboards?
Like other custom keyboard shortcuts, the change does exactly what it says. Namely, it lets users set the ‘meta' key on external keyboards to do something different on linked Chromebooks...
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Google Adopting Rust for Android Will Make The More Stable And Safe

Google Adopting Rust for Android Will Make The More Stable And Safe

9 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

According to ArsTechnica Google is beginning to adopt Rust for Android more. Linux began taking steps toward supporting the language recently. For those who do not know, Rust is a memory-managed programming language. Google is in the same boat as Linux in adopting Rust.
The search giant says as much in a blog post they put out Tuesday, April 6. The Android Open Source Project now officially supports Rust for low-level components. Kotlin is the language that the Android team really pushes hard. Java is also pushed, but both Kotlin and Java rely on the Android Runtime to function.
C and C++...
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