These new features for Android are coming this month

Google’s Android OS team announces several new features and improvements for the month of December. They concern the Android environment, including smartphones and connected watches.

The global promise is about more ways to share and connect with what matters most to users, across all devices. Quite a program… even if it is essentially a question of marginal novelties, without any real big change.

YouTube widget, Google Photos montages, cast from Google TV

On smartphones, Google adds a new widget YouTube Search to allow searching for videos in the YouTube library, finding Shorts videos, or viewing subscriptions directly from the device’s home screen. For’application Google Photosit is the availability of new artist styles to create montages from his photos.

L’application Google TV will make it possible to simply broadcast (cast) content on any compatible television (Smart TV) and continue viewing titles in streaming. With the Gboard keyboard, Emoji Kitchen allows the creation of new emojis through the association of existing emojis.


For security, new alerts on the Google account profile picture will offer protection recommendations. In terms of accessibility, a new reading style allows you to customize the contrast, text size, text-to-speech, and font types in apps and websites to improve screen-reading comfort.

Wear OS updates

With connected watches, theapplication Keep sur Wear OS gets an update for support for custom backgrounds, photos and drawings, plus an improved reading format for notes and lists.

Of new maps (or tiles) relate to weather, contacts and navigation to home. The adidas Running app for Wear OS benefits from integration with Google Assistant so you can start a workout by voice command.

Google also points out that with the digital car keys, it will soon be possible to share them remotely with friends and family. This sharing will work on Android and iOS devices, keeping control of vehicle access management. One deployment concerns smartphones Pixel and soon Samsung smartphones, then other brands.

Source: GNT – Actualités by

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