Google is adding several new features to Android. He recently released the option to archive apps on Google Play and now more improvements have been announced for the system and for Wear OS. Among the highlights are more accessibility, improvements in sharing and new widgets.
What’s New on Android
Starting with accessibility, Google has just released the Reading Mode app. With it, you’ll see a bubble in the bottom corner of the screen, allowing content to be shown with larger fonts, dark mode and even reading the text aloud.
Download the Reader Mode app from the card below:
Developer: Google LLC
Free of charge
Size: 15 MB
In addition, Android is also getting a new YouTube widget, which shows a search bar, your subscriptions, library, app home screen and Shorts with just one tap.
Speaking of videos, starting next week the Google TV app will let you stream content directly from the Google TV app to compatible TVs with a single tap.
Getting in the festive mood, Google Photos has gained new options for collages, which will now have new backgrounds and visuals created with Christmas and New Year themes created by DABSMYLA and Yao Cheng Design.
Still talking about parties, Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen is getting new emoji combinations to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.
Lastly, Google will now allow UWB-powered car key sharing via the Google Digital Wallet app.
What’s New in Wear OS
Speaking now of Wear OS, Google announced that the system will receive new blocks for the Contacts, Maps and Weather applications, facilitating their access on watches.
Google Keep is also getting new design updates for watches running Wear OS 3. It now shows the contents of notes taking up more space on the screen for easier reading. A button for adding a new note remains pinned in the top area.
Finally, Wear OS 3’s Google Assistant is now compatible with the Adidas Running app, allowing you to start a workout sequence with just a simple voice command.
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