While waiting for Android 12, Google will bring new features to Android. Even older smartphones are affected.
A week full of new features for both Google and Android. Mountain View Company just made Available Android 12L (12.1) and to announce the tenth version of the Drop feature for pixels. However, the American smartphone giant is not the only one that welcomes new functions and improvements. Mountain View just announced a series of new features for Android devices, even the oldest.
Google doesn’t always wait for a new major release to arrive to provide functionality. WhileAndroid 13 won’t arrive until later Within the year, Google will introduce grammar control to Gboard users. The keyboard will already be able to check spelling, and it will be able to monitor the grammar. He will be able to provide suggestions for improvement while the functionality of Emoji Kitchen is enriched. As a reminder, it lets you mix emojis with stickers. It remains to be seen if the function will be available in French or initially reserved for English.
Always with the aim of making communication easier, the Messages app is evolving. Google improves iPhone support to display iOS users’ reactions as emojis; Like when a user interacts with an Android device. The app also improves sharing of content from photos.
Another interesting feature is the ability to automatically sort messages using the Personal and Professional tabs. Also, text messages with one-time passwords will be automatically deleted after 24 hours.
Featured on Pixel or Samsung devices, Instant Copy evolves to offer everyone an offline mode. Even without a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection, it will be possible to access this function that allows deaf and hard of hearing people to participate in discussions.
Improve wireless sharing
Another major theme for Mountain View, data transfer continues to improve on Android. Google’s wireless proximity sharing tool, called Nearby Sharing, will make it easy to share with multiple people. For photos, videos, documents or audio files, it will be possible to transfer them with more people around you. The only requirement is that you have a device running at least Android 6.0.
The Google Photos Portrait Blur tool offered to Google One subscribers or Pixel owners has been enriched. These users will soon be able to use the image blur feature on a large number of photos. It will be possible to blur backgrounds on photos of pets, food or plants. Old photos are affected, even if portrait mode is not available.
Among other expected developments, we note the arrival of an update for the Google TV mobile app. The latter has a tab called “Selections” (or Highlights) to display information such as reviews about movies and series that interest you. For its part, Google Assistant adds the ability to pay for parking using your voice. It will also be possible to check and extend parking with your voice via the command Hey Google, pay for parking..
Digital wellbeing also remains a priority for the US company, which is adding a new widget for Screen Time. As the name suggests, it gives a summary of your smartphone usage by displaying the three apps that you use the most every day.
Am I affected by these new features?
All these innovations are not intended for the latest models. Most Android smartphones are affected and will be able to take advantage of these new features. On the other hand, Google does not give an exact date of availability. Publication is expected to begin within the next few weeks.
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