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Google may sell audiobook on Play Store

Google might soon sell audiobooks on its Play Store, media reported.

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  • Google Play to introduce audiobooks
  • Audiobooks will be available on Google Play
  • It will compete with Amazon

In what could be a move to challenge Amazon’s domination in the market, Google might soon sell audiobooks on its Play Store, media reported.

News portal 9to5google reported late on Saturday that a banner appeared on Google Play for several users stating that audiobooks were now available on Google Play.

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This step of Google threatens Amazon's dominance over audiobooks. Wikimedia Commons
This step of Google threatens Amazon’s dominance over audiobooks. Wikimedia Commons

“At the time of publishing, that link doesn’t work and simply 404’s, but it seems to be appearing for all users both on the web and within the Google Play app on Android,” the report said.

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Although there is no concrete information regarding when the audiobooks would available on Google Play but it is speculated that the tech giant would soon push audiobooks live in the store. IANS

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Google Assistant Now Gives You a Personalized ‘Snapshot’ of Your Day

The overviews would be updated throughout the day and the updates could be checked by tapping the new icon located in the top right corner of Assistant

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The new feature is expected to reach to Android and iOS devices in a week's time in all the languages supported by the Google Assistant.
The new feature is expected to reach to Android and iOS devices in a week's time in all the languages supported by the Google Assistant. Pixabay

Google is adding a feature called “snapshot” to Assistant that would maintain a visual overview of your daily schedule and provide suggestions and personalised information to ensure you do not get late for your flight or miss the last date for payment of a bill.

“The new visual snapshot provides curated, helpful information based on the time of day, location and your recent interactions with the Assistant,” Deniz Binay, Product Manager, Google Assistant, wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.

The new feature is expected to reach to Android and iOS devices in a week’s time in all the languages supported by the Google Assistant.

With “snapshot”, Google Assistant would also send notifications on the phone to remind users of important upcoming events, bills, packages, flight delays and more.

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“As you scroll down, you’ll see your agenda, reminders, restaurant or movie reservations, your favorite stocks, upcoming bills, packages in transit, and suggestions for new Actions you should try,” the post added.

The overviews would be updated throughout the day and the updates could be checked by tapping the new icon located in the top right corner of Assistant. iOS users could check for updates after launching the app.

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“We’ll continue to add more useful features to your ‘snapshot’ over time like a new ‘discovery’ section to help you find activities nearby; reminders on where you parked; personalised recommendations for music and podcasts; and much more,” Binay wrote. (IANS)

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