Washington: US tech giant Google has shared some new features coming to Android this month. This includes updates ranging from Gboard and emojis to a new accessibility feature.
According to the GSM Arena, along with these, Google Meet, Wear OS, and Nearby Share are getting some attention as well. Gboard is getting a new ’emojify’ feature that allows users to quickly add emojis to a message after they’ve typed it.
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Google Meet is getting a new live sharing feature that allows users to watch and play games together on video calls. They can now pin specific participants to a Google Meet call of their choice. It’s being rolled out now, GSM Arena reports. The adjacent post will receive the option to subscribe “in the next few weeks”.
This will allow users to send content to nearby devices on their Google account without prompting, even if the screen is off.
Google Apps will also have larger tools optimized for Android tablets. There are also new accessibility features on Android for the hearing or visually impaired. One is called custom sound notifications and when enabled it hears specific sounds and informs the user by vibration, flashing light, or a Wear OS notification. Wear OS is finally getting new Bitmoji watch faces and there’s a new Google Keep panel that makes it easy to dictate a note or look at your other notes quickly, according to GSM Arena.