Google Assistant, YouTube Go, Wi-Fi hotspots, Search updates, and more coming to Indonesia

At the second annual Google for Indonesia event today, the company announced a slew of updates coming to the country. Major production additions include Assistant now working in Bahasa Indonesia and YouTube Go, while Google also announced a number of humanitarian programs.

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Google has made application updates through the Play Store roughly 65% smaller

For most people, downloading and updating applications on their phones is a task that takes place while using WiFi, as the files can sometimes be large and use chunks of their monthly data plans. With a new update method being introduced into the Google Play Store, the size of application updates should be dramatically smaller…

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‘Check for update’ button will now actually push OTA updates to your Pixel, Nexus device

Until recently, repeatedly tapping — but really violently smashing — the “Check for update” button in Settings would not push OTAs to your device any faster. However, Google has changed its update system so that tapping the button will actually offer the download.

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PSA: Checking for software updates on your OnePlus 3 can expose your IMEI on open networks

With major updates for the OnePlus 3 on the horizon there’s no doubt many users are constantly checking for that update to hit their devices. While that’s usually completely fine, a flaw in OnePlus’ system could turn this average task into something a bit more dangerous.

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Google updates Firebase to be a complete solution for building and maintaining apps

At yesterday’s I/O keynote, Firebase received the most enthusiastic applaud from the crowd of developers. Purchased two years ago, Firebase is a cloud backend service that does the heavy lifting of managing an app’s data. Firebase is now a complete solution for building and maintaining an app on multiple platforms.

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This week’s top stories: LG Watch Sport vs. Watch Style, Project Fi VoLTE, Huawei Watch 2, LG G6 details, apps & updates, more

In this week’s top stories: We compare the new LG Watch Sport vs. LG Watch Style Android Wear 2.0 watches, Project Fi starts testing VoLTE, a Huawei Watch 2 tease, LG G6 details, new apps and updates, and much more.

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