Google is one of the few companies out there that don't let opportunities to crack jokes go away. And what's a better day to crack jokes and pull pranks on the first of April, the day we like to call "April Fools' Day." Let's have a look at what Google (and various companies under it) are up to this year, compiled by TheNextWeb.
Apart from flattening its TouchWiz UI and removing most of the crapware that used to come in most Samsung smartphones that led to unnecessary wastage of internal storage, Samsung has also started giving preference to Google's services over its own similar solutions. One of the things we noticed in the Galaxy S5 is long pressing the home button no longer takes one to S Voice, which was Samsung's own voice search and personal assistant application. Instead, it opens Google's voice search app, like it happens with most Android smartphones.
Google s Gmail service and social network Google+ reportedly faced a worldwide outage following a technical error that was fixed in roughly 50 minutes. The two services went down at the same time when the site s engineers responsible for keeping it alive 24x7 sat down to answer questions on Reddit s AMA.