Google: New features for Android phones

Google: New features for Android phones

8. March 2023 0 By Horst Buchwald

Google: New features for Android phones

San Francisco, 3/8/2023

Google is rolling out new features for Android phones, Chromebooks and smartwatches running Wear OS. The nine new updates and features unveiled during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona are designed to improve productivity, accessibility and connectivity, according to Google.

For Android, new features include inking annotations for PDFs on Google Drive, Chrome page zoom, and new tap-to-pay animations like “happy pingiuns” in Google Wallet.

The company is introducing new emoji combinations to its Emoji Kitchen feature in Gboard. Google will soon offer Fast Pair support for Chromebooks, allowing one-tap connection of Bluetooth headphones to laptops and tablets running ChromeOS.

Plans for the next few months include rolling out a new Google Keep widget for individual notes and new shortcuts for smartwatches running Wear OS, which will also get new sound and display modes.

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