Google Hold ‘Single note’ widget rolling out on Android

Google announced a “Single note” widget at the stop of last thirty day period for Preserve on Android, and it’s now commonly rolling out.

9to5Google has a rebooted e-newsletter that highlights the most significant Google tales with extra commentary and other tidbits. Indicator up right here!

Other than the clover or toolbar-shaped “Quick capture” that promptly lets you develop a textual content, checklist, drawing, audio, or graphic note, Google Preserve has historically made available a “Note collection” widget. It lets you watch a feed of notes: All, Pinned, Reminders, or a specific label. You can scroll by way of the listing, with a faucet opening the app. It is basically a miniature Hold on your homescreen and just one of Google’s much better widgets.

Google Hold also now features a “Single note” widget to “Pin a precise note or list,” as nicely as images. In addition to scrolling to see a lot more articles, you can mark checklist products as complete. There’s also a FAB in the base-appropriate corner, and it can be resized to consider up your entire display.

The background matches what ever coloration you set, whilst Keep’s preset Backgrounds are not supported. If you didn’t use 1, Dynamic Coloration is leveraged. 

In terms of functionality, this matches the Google Duties “List” widget, which observed Substance You tweaks (Dynamic Coloration + heading flat + line separators eliminated) with that app’s broader redesign.

Model of Google Retain is commonly rolling out with the Solitary be aware widget, however there’s also a server-aspect element and you may well not see it quickly after updating.

Meanwhile, Google Retain for Dress in OS has still to insert two complications for immediately generating a take note or listing from your watch deal with.

Google Responsibilities widget, previous vs. new

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Google will hold a Search and Maps AI event next week

The company hasn’t shared many details about it just yet

Google has shared that it will host an online event on February 8 at 8:30 am ET, called “Live from Paris.” In the 45-minute event, the company will talk about how it will use AI to reshape search and how people interact with information, as the company told Android Police. It will be livestreamed on YouTube.

Google specifies in the YouTube description that the event will revolve around “Search, Maps, and beyond.” Further, exploring and interacting with information is supposed to become “more natural and intuitive than ever before to find what you need.”


The timing of the event is interesting, given that Google I/O is only about three months away when it takes place in its usual slot sometime in the beginning or middle of May. The developer conference itself is also rumored to primarily feature new AI features, with up to 20 to be released this year.

It’s possible that Google wants to react fast to AI advancements from other companies. OpenAI’s ChatGPT, a natural language chatbot, has taken the internet by storm, and Microsoft has announced that it will bring the tech behind it to its search engine Bing.

There are reports that ChatGPT caused an internal code red alert at Google, with founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page summoned for an emergency meeting on how to accelerate Google’s own AI projects. Google is reportedly now pushing internal teams tasked with overseeing fairness and ethics in AI to approve projects faster.

The last few years, Google made clear that it is heavily investing in natural language AI, with its own general purpose chatbot LaMDA making headlines last year with a now-fired Google employee claiming that it was sentient, which the company

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