Gmail contextual gadgets going away on August 1st, 2018

On August 1st, 2018, we’re planning to shut down all Gmail contextual gadgets. A Gmail contextual gadget is a gadget that is triggered by clues in Gmail, like the content of a subject line or an email message. We recently launched Gmail Add-ons, which satisfy many of the same needs as Gmail contextual gadgets but […]

Manage Android devices without the Google Apps Device Policy app

Last year, we launched Basic Mobile Management for iOS—the ability to manage employees’ iOS devices, even if those employees don’t set up MDM agents or profiles. We’re now bringing this same feature to Android. Starting today, G Suite admins can mandate basic security measures on the Android devices their employees bring to work, without requiring […]

View your Slack activity from within Google Drive

Never miss an important update, on either Slack or Google Drive. We’re adding activity events to allow you to see, in Drive, when a file is shared or discussed from within Slack. Two types of actions are logged as events: someone sharing a file stored in Google Drive, and someone commenting—within Slack—on a Google Drive […]

Android Developer Story: Big Fish Games uses open beta testing to de-risk their game launch

Posted by Kacey Fahey, Developer Marketing, Google Play Based in Seattle, Big Fish Games was founded in 2002. Starting as a game studio, they quickly turned into a major publisher and distributor of casual games. Leading up to the launch of their hit time management game, Cooking Craze, the team ran an open beta on […]

Meet the updated Chromebook Pixel and the new Google Store

Two years ago, we introduced the first Chromebook Pixel. The idea was to bring together the best in hardware, software and design to inspire the next generation of Chromebooks. It’s been exciting to see how the entire range of Chromebooks—from classroom-proof to high-end—has made a difference to people at school, at home, and at work. Today, we’re introducing an updated and […]

With Chromebooks, students find new ways to learn

Students and schools have done some amazing things with Chromebooks since we first launched in 2011. At the Urban Promise Academy in Oakland, Calif., students are using the Scratch program to create their own video games on Chromebooks. In Chesterfield County, Virginia, students get access to feedback and support from teachers after school hours using their Chromebooks. And […]

ICYMI in January: here’s what happened in G Suite

We’re teeing off a monthly series to help you keep up with G Suite news. Here’s what happened in January. We introduced the security center for G Suite Organizations are constantly dealing with security incidents, but with the right tools, IT professionals can focus more on long-term prevention and less on tactical firefighting. This month, […]