The cases of COVID-19 infected are increasing daily, and our front-line workers are doing everything they can to keep us safe. Firstly, I give my salute to every individual who’s helping others in this crisis. Secondly, I hope everyone stays safe, and we recover from this pandemic as soon as we could.
Now let us take a look at the two latest updates coming from Google and Reliance Jio.
1. Google launched a dark theme for Docs, Sheets, and Slides for Android
On July 6, 2020, Google announced that they are officially launching dark themes for Docs, Slides, and Sheets on Android. The dark theme will apply to the document browser front page and the editing view. As Slides already support background color adjustments, the dark theme in the editing view will support Sheets and Docs. It is in the dark gray color that Google usually uses, while the apps all have their respective accent colors.
The new theme setting is accessible for most users running Android 10 or later. They can also adjust the theme in the apps by going to:
When using a dark theme, if you want to quickly preview a document in the light them, then go to:
More->View in Light theme
Google started rolling out the dark theme for all G Suite users and users with a personal account. You will be able to see a new theme in Google Sheets, Slides, and Docs within a few weeks. More likely, it will be available through a server-side switch, similar to many Google dark themes rolled-out in the past. Now, it will be much easier for our eyes to view and edit documents at night.
2. Reliance Jio Launches JioMeet in India, Backed by Intel & Facebook
Reliance Jio Platform has officially launched its video-conferencing application JioMeet in India. It has a UI similar to the Zoom App and is now available on Android, Windows, macOS, and iOS.
In early May, Jio launched a beta version of this app, when the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns increased the surge for video-conferencing platforms in the country. One of the biggest social media giants, Facebook Inc. acquired a 9.99% stake in Jio by investing $5.7 billion in April. Then on July 3, 2020, Jio announced that Intel Corp. has also invested $253.5 million in the company to acquire a 0.39% stake. Reliance Jio is led by Asia’s richest and world’s 9th richest person Mr. Mukesh Ambani.
The JioMeet launch is going to benefit both the company and Indian citizens as the people are shifting to local software due to rising tensions over the Indo-China border dispute. The Indian Govt. has already banned 59 Chinese Apps last week in the country, including famous social media app TikTok (a huge relief to be frank).
Zoom got very popular in India during the pandemic as every business and educational activity was conducted via video conferencing. But now, JioMeet will eat its market share. Till now, JioMeet has been downloaded 1 Million+ times in less than a week after its launch on Google Play Store alone.