What You Missed Last Month in Google
1. A More Affordable Smartphone, by Google
Google is reportedly planning to launch more affordable smartphone models, to compete with what may have become a saturated market of premium-priced mobile devices. Last week, Samsung unveiled its $1,980 Galaxy Fold, while the latest generation of Google’s own Pixel phone is currently priced at $599.
The rumored lower-range Google phone is said to be priced at a lesser cost than the cheapest smartphone available from Apple: the iPhone XR ($749). Apple has experienced mobile-related woes this year with missed iPhone sales estimates, which have been blamed on its premium price points — creating what many some say is a catalyst for Google’s push into this newer area affordable hardware.
2. Coming Soon: “Link to This Excerpt” in Chrome
Google’s Chrome internet browser is rolling out a new feature that will allow users to share links to a specific word or sentence on a page.
Similar to how YouTube allows viewers to share a link to videos that forces them to start playing from a certain timestamp, Chrome has introduced a “Scroll to Text” feature, which creates a link that targets a specific section of text