Big change at Google, BMW offensive and simplified updates at Volvo

Didn’t have time to follow the news yesterday? Here is what marked Friday April 8: Google improves its search engine on mobile, the new offer of BMW and the remote updates at Volvo. To not miss any news, remember to subscribe to the Frandroid newsletter.

The Google search engine on an iPhone // Source: Unsplash Solen Feyissa

Google’s search engine is getting smarter

Google unveiled a new way to search on its mobile app

and it’s very promising. For example, by launching an image search using Google Lens, you can add a word to specify your query. If your search is based on a photo of a dress, you can write “green” to make the app understand to only display similar clothes in that color only. Available in beta, this novelty remains confined to the United States for the moment.

BMW’s counterattack against Tesla

If Tesla is the essential brand in the electric car market, BMW does not want to be stepped on by its competitor. This is why the German manufacturer now offers charging on Ionity terminals to customers who will buy a new model this year. The idea is obviously to counter Tesla’s attractive Superchargers.

Easier updates on Volvo cars

Volvo’s new models now get over-the-air updates

. Indeed, the cars concerned have OTA technology. In other words, drivers will no longer need to go to the garage to receive updates and fixes. This represents a significant time saving.


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