Google has announced a number of new features for Android and Wear OS. They should improve the interaction between smartphones, smartwatches and headphones. Among other things, there is improved noise cancellation, a new widget for Google Keep and notes in PDF files.
Android: Google introduces new features
As part of the Mobile World Congress that has just started, Google presented some useful functions for Android. These should ensure more productivity and connectivity on smartphones, but also on smartwatches with Wear OS. For headphones, the update also offers minor improvements.
Among other things for Google Keep (Google Notes) a new widget ready, with which to-do lists can be ticked off conveniently on the home screen. Notes and to-do lists can also be dictated from your wrist using a compatible smartwatch. There are also two new shortcuts for Wear OS watches to create notes faster.
For Google Meet, the group has one improved noise cancellation worked. Distracting background noise should be filtered out while users are in meetings.
In the Google Drive app can now Annotations and notes in PDF files insert. Various digital pens and highlighters are available for this purpose.
Bluetooth headphones can also be connected via Fast Pair connect faster to a Chromebook. If they have already been set up on the Android phone, there is no need to set them up again on the Chromebook.
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Android with new emoji combinations
In Android’s Emoji Kitchen, you can now new emoji combinations create and share as stickers using the Gboard keyboard. Emojis and new tap-to-pay animations will also be available to Google Wallet customers soon. According to Google, these “help” confirm transactions (Source: Google blog The Keyword Germany).