It's been a busy seven days for Google. The firm has stopped supporting Flash in the Chrome browser, released an app that allows Android smartwatches to work with Apple iPhones, and added several features to its productivity apps.
The company also revealed a new logo as a means of tipping its hat to the company changes brought about with the launch of its parent brand Alphabet.
Google stops supporting Flash in Chrome browser
Google has begun ending support for Adobe Flash in the Chrome browser in a bid to limit the impact of the much-maligned software.
HTML5 will now be the preferred format for displaying advertising and multimedia content. Users will still have the option to play Flash content, but Chrome will now have non-essential Flash adverts switched off by default.
Google releases Android Wear for iPhone app to allow smartwatch integration
Google released an app called Android Wear for iOS which allows iPhones and smartwatches powered by the Android Wear operating system to be synchronised.
The app could prove a major catalyst for smartwatch adoption as iPhone users now have a far wider choice of smartwatches to use with their smartphone, rather than just an Apple Watch.
Google productivity apps gain data search and visualisation features
Google announced that the Docs, Slide, Sheets and Forms apps have been given new features to ease the process of creating content.
The features build on the 100 or so updates made to Docs this year, and aim to make accessing data in the suite of apps more intuitive and visual.
Google introduced a new logo this week in acknowledgment of the changes brought about by the Alphabet restructure.
Google's new logo has been designed for viewing across multiple devices with different sized screens and means of interaction.
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