Fri. May 7th, 2021
Google introduces six new features for Android for this holiday season

Google has announced a variety of latest features for Android which can be launched this season. “With the vacations around the corner, we’re sharing six new Google features for Android — a couple of more ways your phone gets more helpful over time, even outside of major OS updates,” Google said during a blog post. Google introduces six new features for Android for this holiday season

Emoji kitchen

It will be adding over 14,000 new design combinations to the emoji kitchen on Gboard. Emoji Kitchen allows users to make customized stickers by mixing their favorite emoji. The remake of emoji kitchen which is already available on Gboard beta is going to be available on Android 6.0 and above over the approaching weeks.

Auto-narrated audiobooks

The tech giant is additionally performing on adding auto-narrations for books to convert them into audiobooks.

“Google Play, working with publishers within the US and therefore the UK, will use auto-generated narrators so books without audio versions are often narrated — meaning you’ll have more audio titles to settle on from on Play Store,” Google said.

Voice Access

Google had introduced Voice Access for people with motor disabilities. Users can control their devices using their voice. With the new update, users can now add labels to the screens of their android apps to assist them to work within these apps using their voice. this will be through with the assistance of machine learning technology.

For instance, users can give commands like “open Photos”, “tap Search” or “tap Your Map.” “This makes navigation convenient and hands-free, using just your voice,” explained Google.

The remake of Voice Access is now available globally on all devices running Android 6.0 and above. Google introduces six new features for Android for this holiday season. Users can download Voice Access on Google Play and check out the remake by joining the Beta.

Go Tab in Maps

“Pin your favorite driving destinations like school or a grocery to quickly see directions, live traffic trends, disruptions on your route, and an accurate ETA — all without typing the place’s address,” explained Google.

It is also possible to pin specific routes also as multiple routes for people that commute using transportation system systems.

Android Auto

The tech giant is additionally expanding its Android Auto tool for cars to more countries. Android Auto allows users to access Google to play music, send messages, get directions, etc. while driving.

With phones running Android 10 and above, users can access Android Auto by plugging their phone into a compatible car. For Android 9 and earlier phones, they’re going to got to download the Android Auto app.

Nearby Share

Google’s file-sharing tool Nearby Share also will be getting a replacement update. Which can allow users to share apps from Google Play with an Android phone. Albeit they don’t have a cell or Wi-Fi connection.

Users can share the apps from the “Share Apps” menu in “My Apps & Games” on Google Play .


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