Google has announced several new features for Android phones and Wear OS smartwatches. Google is launching new features for the festive season, which will be available in the upcoming weeks. The new features for Android phones and Wear OS smartwatches are mentioned below.
List of New Features for Android Smartphones
- Add Holiday Cheer: Google Photos recently added new styles to the collage editor so you can create shareable collages of your favorite snaps and share them with your friends and family.
- Emoji Kitchen: Emoji Kitchen features a new emoji collection you can mash up into creative sticker combos via Gboard.
- New and Improved Reading Mode: The new Reading mode on Android creates an accessible reading experience that can be helpful for people who are blind, have low vision, or are dyslexic. It also adds customizable display options — including contrast, font type, and size — and a text-to-speech function with speed control.
- YouTube Search Widget: With a quick tap from your Home screen, you can dive right into your library of videos, Shorts, or subscriptions.
- Cast Videos from Google TV: Starting next week, you can cast directly from the Google TV app to your compatible TV with a single tap.
- Digital Key Sharing: With the digital car key, you can lock, unlock and turn on a compatible car by just using your phone. You can also share your car key with friends and family across Pixel and iPhones.
Wear OS Smart Watches Features
The wear OS Tiles are easy-to-navigate shortcuts to apps like contacts, Google Maps, and Weather. The company has also updated the Google Keep app on Wear OS, so the notes and to-dos written on your phone will look just as good on the watch; moreover, custom backgrounds, photos, and drawings are also added.