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Google to Update Chrome 72 with New Features and Bug Fixes

Systems would be receiving the updates over the next several days, the post noted.

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CEO Sundar Pichai announced the news in a blog post Wednesday , emphasizing the company's growth. Pixabay

Google is rolling out the new update for its search browser, Chrome 72, with bug fixes, security updates and newer features like external storage access for Android apps including microSD cards and USB drives along with Picture in Picture (PiP) mode for Chrome sites.

With Chrome 72, Google has optimised the browser for touchscreen devices in tablet mode and added app shortcuts for Android apps that are now searchable in the launcher, the company wrote in a blog post on Saturday.

“Users can find an app shortcut by long pressing or right-clicking on an Android app,” the post said.

The update also brings Google Assistant and Android 9 Pie to more Chromebooks after a short testing period on the ‘Pixel Slate’ device.

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Google rolling out Chrome 72 with bug fixes, newer features. Pixabay

The update also features a page about touch-gestures in Chrome’s built-in screen reader — ChromeVox — tutorial.

“Within the screen reader, we have added a setting in the ChromeVox options page that would read anything under the mouse cursor,” the post added.

Additionally, Chrome 72 would allow files saved via Backup and Sync on Google Drive to be available in the Files app under the My Drive/Computers menu option.

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Systems would be receiving the updates over the next several days, the post noted. (IANS)

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Unintended Consequences if You Regulate us for The Sake of it: Google CEO Sundar Pichai

The news comes amid the debate on whether large technology companies like Facebook should be broken up

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, California.

Facing an anti-trust probe from the US government, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has cautioned against those who may want to regulate the tech giants “for the sake of regulating.”

In an interview with CNN Business, Pichai said his company had gone through similar situations in Europe, so the probe wasn’t a surprise for them. “For some of the other companies, maybe the scrutiny is newer,” Pichai said on Friday.

“Scrutiny is right, and we will participate constructively in these discussions,” he said and added: “I worry that if you regulate for the sake of regulating it, it has a lot of unintended consequences.”

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Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai. Wikimedia Commons

The news comes amid the debate on whether large technology companies like Facebook should be broken up.

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On an anti-trust complaint from the European Commission regarding ranking of shopping search results and ads in 2010, Google was fined $2.7 billion in 2017. (IANS)