During Mobile World Congress, Google announced that nine features will be coming to its operating system, Android. We tell you everything you need to know in this note!
Last February 27 started on Barcelona he Mobile World Congressand the person in charge of opening the event was Google. The company presented nine functions that will be added to the different applications of its operating system, Android, sometime this year. But this is not all, since four of them are already available on some devices. At the moment, the company did not clarify when the other five will be available.
Among those that you can already access is Freehand Annotationwhich allows us to annotate on files PDF within Google Drive on smartphones or tablets. We can do it with our finger or a pencil for the device and we will be able to highlight text, add notes and much more. Another of the announced updates has to do with google meet, which as of today has sound cancellation. So we will no longer have to worry about noise in our house disturbing those who participate in the meeting.
Thanks to an update on Emoji Kitchen, a function within gboard of Android that allows us to put together emojis and create a new one that is sent as if it were a sticker, we will be able to create new designs thanks to the incorporation of more combinations that are already available. Lastly, users of Chrome Beta for Android they will be able to zoom up to 300% and configure if we want all pages to open with that size. It is currently only available in the version Betabut it will reach the rest of the users soon.
As for the features that will be added later, which are five, we have, for example, the tap-to-pay animations that will be available starting next week. They arrive at the Google Wallet of smartphones Android. Another update, exclusive to those who have a chromebookis fast pairwhich lets us connect our headphones bluetooth to the computer with a single touch. For now, Android He did not confirm when this feature will arrive.
If you are one of the people who uses Google Keepthe block to write down of Androidit was confirmed that the widget of the application that will allow us to manage notes, mark to-do lists, show reminders and much more from the home screen of our smartphone or tablet. Two shortcuts to the application will also be added to be able to access from the screen of our smartwatch with operating system Wear OS 3+.
Finally, and also for the Wear OS 3+, Android will launch two new display and sound modes. These include split audio and color correction as well as grayscale modes. These are all the features the company announced during its panel at the Mobile World Congress. Of course, more things are going to be added throughout the year that the company probably can’t talk about right now.