Catch all of the Android April Fools’ Day jokes right here

From hilarious to cringe-worthy, we have ’em all here.

Despite the general public displeasure with all things on the Internet come April 1, the big companies in the tech space just can’t help themselves. Year after year we get tons of April Fools’ Day jokes, gags and pranks. Most are flops and some are worth a chuckle, and no matter how well they go over we’re rounding them all up right here.

Google Photos emoji search

You can search for pictures in Google Photos by typing out a name, place or object … but why not emoji? Well, even though this is a bit of a joke, it actually works in Google Photos. Drop a dog, pumpkin or whatever other emoji you want to search, and you’ll get proper photo results in return.

‘Drop the mic’ in Gmail

Some email threads go on too long, and really need a “drop the mic” moment where you can shut everyone else up. Now with the latest development by Google, you have a specific “Drop the mic” button that’ll put in a well-timed animated gif to put a stop to all of that, and swiftly archive the conversation. Just like the emoji search in Google Photos, this one is actually available to use in Gmail on the web.

Inbox by Google gets emoji Smart Replies

Again with the emoji, this time in Inbox’s genuinely useful “Smart Reply” feature that intelligently selects phrases for you to reply to emails with. Why not let Inbox choose a few poop emoji for you to respond to that terrible email with?

Google Cardboard Plastic

Sure, virtual reality is cool and all, but Google is already gearing up to tackle the next big breakthrough with Google Cardboard Plastic. By being the first headset for Actual Reality, Google Cardboard Plastic offers the most immersive experience yet. Because after all, as Google puts it: what’s realer than real? Probably nothing.

Do you have a favorite Android-related April Fools’ Day joke on the Internet this year? Let us know in the comments!

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Snag a free Moto 360 (2014) when you buy a 64GB Moto X Pure Edition or Droid Turbo 2

Motorola is currently throwing in a free Moto 360 (2014) with the purchase of a Moto X Pure Edition or Droid Turbo 2. The one caveat with the sale is that you’ll have to pick up the 64GB version of either phone to qualify, which puts your starting price at $499 for the Moto X Pure or $720 for the Droid Turbo 2.

If you’re interested in the offer, you can get started by heading to Motorola’s store and adding your choice of phone along with a Moto 360 (2014) to your cart. You’ll then see a $199.99 discount applied to your order to cover the cost of the Moto 360.

As Motorola notes, this deal is only good through April 1 at 10:59 a.m. CT/11:59 a.m. ET, so you’ll want to act fast.

See at Motorola

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Gmail now lets you ‘drop the mic’ on any conversation

If you’ve ever just wanted to put a stop to an email thread, but with a little added emphasis, Google has your back. Thanks to its new “Mic Drop” feature, Gmail users can now literally drop the mic on any conversation.

From Google:

Today, Gmail is making it easier to have the last word on any email with Mic Drop. Simply reply to any email using the new ‘Send + Mic Drop’ button. Everyone will get your message, but that’s the last you’ll ever hear about it. Yes, even if folks try to respond, you won’t see it.

Okay, so this is obviously another April Fools’ prank from the folks at Google. But like Emoji search in Google Photos, you can actually use this feature in Gmail — for the time being, that is.

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