US tech giant Google has revealed some of the new Android features coming this month. This includes updates from Gboard and emoji to new accessibility features.
Google Meet, Wear OS and Nearby Share are also getting some attention, according to GSM Arena. Gboard is getting a new “Emojify” feature that allows users to quickly add emojis to messages after typing them.
Google Meet is getting a new live sharing feature that allows users to watch and play games together during a video call. You can now pin specific participants to Google Meet calls of your choice. These are rolling out now, according to GSM Arena. Nearby Share will receive an opt-in option “in the coming weeks.”
This allows users to send content to devices near their Google account without prompting, even when the screen is off.
Google Apps will also optimize larger widgets for Android tablets. There are also new accessibility features on Android for people with hearing or vision impairments. One is called custom sound notifications, and when enabled, it will hear a specific sound and notify users via vibration, flash, or Wear OS notifications. Finally, Wear OS (topic/wear-os) gets a new Bitmoji watch face, and a new Google Keep tile that makes it easier to quickly dictate notes or view other notes, just like in GSM Arena.