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The ten-year war between Google and Oracle is over

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Yesterday, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of Google, which is part of Alphabet, in a patent dispute with Oracle Corp about the rights to the Java programming language and the use of this software platform in the Android operating system.

In 2010, Oracle sued Google for copyright infringement in connection with Java in Android. Initially, the amount in the claims was $ 1 billion, but in 2015 Oracle increased the amount. Oracle has accused Google of illegally copying more than 11,000 lines of Java code to develop the Android operating system, which powers more than 2 billion mobile devices worldwide.

In 2016, a court ruled in Google’s favor, claiming Java was free to use. However, in 2017, Oracle went to an appellate court, which upheld the company, claiming that Google had infringed Oracle copyrights.

The Supreme Court overturned the appellate ruling, adding that Google has done nothing wrong and that copying Java code partially is fair use. Google was supported by six and eight members of the Supreme Court attending the meeting.

In a statement, Google chief lawyer Kent Walker called the decision “a victory for consumers, interoperability and informatics.” Oracle chief attorney Dorian Daly condemned the decision.

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You can turn off “Recommendations” in mobile Chrome

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You can turn off Recommendations in mobile Chrome

Google is preparing to introduce an innovation that will delight many users of the mobile version of the proprietary Chrome browser.

You can turn off

We are talking about the ability to remove the Discover ribbon (Recommendations) from the Chrome New Tab page. On mobile versions of the Google Chrome browser, the new tab page currently hosts a search bar, most viewed websites, and two content feeds. One of them is the traditional Google Discover channel (Google Recommendations), which shows a list of articles recommended for the user by Google algorithms.

You can turn off

Before and after

Soon, the browser should be able to remove this feed – using a special flag #feed-ablation, which will appear on the chrome://flags page. It’s already available in an early test build of Chrome Canary, and is expected to be released with the release of stable Chrome 103 next month.

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Google TV finally has support for user profiles

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Google TV finally has support for user profiles

Google has finally begun rolling out an update to Google TV that brings support for multiple profiles to smart TVs and set-top boxes.

Google TV finally has support for user profiles

Recall that Google TV is not an independent operating system and not renamed Android TV, but an additional shell for Android TV. It debuted on the Chromecast media player in October 2020. Since launch, Google TV users have been complaining about the lack of full support for multiple profiles on the device. The feature was announced in October last year and was scheduled to begin rolling out to devices by the end of the year. However, two months later, Google delayed the launch indefinitely.

Now Google has announced the start of rolling out support for multiple profiles on the same device with Google TV. The feature will not appear instantly for all users, but gradually over the next few weeks.

It will allow you to create a personalized space on one TV for several users with different Google accounts. Each of them can access personalized recommendations, quick access to their watch list, and so on.

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Injustice fixed: Google Assistant arrives on Samsung Galaxy Watch4

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Injustice fixed Google Assistant arrives on Samsung Galaxy Watch4

Owners of the Galaxy Watch4 smartwatch (review) have been waiting for the support of the Google Assistant (Google Assistant) voice assistant since Samsung released it last year. At the time of release, the watch only offered the proprietary Bixby assistant, but now an update with Google Assistant has become available.

Injustice fixed: Google Assistant arrives on Samsung Galaxy Watch4

Note that Google first showed off the Assistant for the Galaxy Watch 4 back in February, but until now, the promised Google Assistant has not been available to Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 users. Now users will be able to download the necessary software directly from the Google Play Store on the device.

Google Assistant will be available in ten regions for the first time, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, the UK and the US.

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