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American tech giant Google has shared some new features coming to Android this month. These include updates from Gboard and emoticons to a new accessibility feature.
According to GSM Arena, Google Meet, Wear OS and Nearby Sharing are also getting some attention along with them.
Gboard is getting a new “emojify” feature that lets users quickly add emojis to a message after writing it. Emoji Kitchen lets users combine emojis together to create new ones, and Android has added a bunch of new mashups, including fall-themed ones.
Google Meet is getting a new live sharing feature that lets users watch and play games together in video calls. They can now pin specific Google Meet call participants of their choosing. These are now being rolled out, GSM Arena reported.
Nearby sharing will get an opt-in option “in the next few weeks.” This will allow users to send content to nearby devices on their Google Account without prompting, even when the screen is off. Google Apps will also have larger widgets optimized for Android tablets.
There are also new accessibility features on Android for the hearing or visually impaired. One is called Custom Sound Notifications, and when enabled, it hears specific sounds and notifies the user with a vibration, flashing light, or Wear OS notification.
Finally, Wear OS gets new Bitmoji watch faces, and there’s a new Google Keep tile that makes it easy to quickly dictate a note or view other notes, just like in the GSM Arena.