Tech Wrap: Google I/O 2021 begins, Microsoft Teams gets a new feature
More tech news includes Realme announcing Narzo 30 smartphone and Battlegrounds Mobile pre-registrations beginning in India.
It was an interesting day in the world of technology today. On one hand, Google kicked off I/O 2021 bringing new features to Maps, Workspaces and more. On the other hand, Battlegrounds Mobile pre-registrations began in India.
So, here's what happened in tech today:
Google shows off Android 12 beta
Google today released the first beta version of Android 12. The company said that users will now be able to long-press the power button to invoke Google Assistant. It also introduced a new Privacy Dashboard that will be coming to its next-generation mobile OS.
Google Maps gets a bunch of new features
Google kicked off I/O 2021 today wherein it rolled out a bunch of new features coming to Google Maps. The company said that now users will be able to access Live View instantly from Maps. It also said that Maps will show the relative busyness of an entire area.
Battlegrounds Mobile India pre-registrations now available on Google Play Store
Battlegrounds Mobile India is now available to pre-register in India. Android users can pre-register for the game on Google Play Store.
Microsoft Teams gets personal life feature
Microsoft today rolled ‘personal life’ features for Teams users in India. With this, Teams users can use the platform to make video calls, chat, plan and organise with their friends and family in one place for free.
Realme Narzo 30 announced
Realme today launched a new Narzo smartphone. The phone called Narzo 30 will be initially available in Malaysia starting May 20. It is priced at $195 ( ₹14,300 approximately).