Google brings some new features to all modern Android phones every quarter. And this quarter’s update has been announced for Android phone and Android Auto. This is different from the Pixel feature drop updates which are exclusive to Pixel devices.
As usual Google announces upcoming Android features in the official blog. The new set of features focuses on improving productivity, connectivity and personalization. In all there are five new features that you will soon find on your Android phone or Android Auto.
These announced features will be available for eligible Android phones and Android Auto. But there is no fixed time when you will get these new features. Some features may be specific to a region or function on your Android device.
Here are all new upcoming features in details.
Assistant At a Glance widget
The At a Glance Widget from Google will show more information high-precision weather alerts, dynamic travel updates and upcoming event reminders. It uses AI to show useful information when you need them.
AI Image Q&A on Lookout
Users with low vision can use Image Q&A on Lookout to generate Image descriptions. Users can also ask follow up questions. This will work for images on social media apps as well as Gallery.
Lookout also getting support for 11 new languages including Japanese, Korean and Chinese. After 11 new languages, there are now total of 34 languages.
Access tickets and passes on Google Wallet
Once the feature is available, you would be able to add passes and tickets on Google Wallet to easily access them right when you need them. You can digitize passes like gym or library cards that have QR code or barcode. You can simply use the Add button and choose photo with barcode or QR code to store them on Google Wallet.
Meeting Apps on Android Auto
Webex by Cisco and Zoom are coming to Android Auto. This means you can start and join meetings and calls from your car display.
Hear your Fitbit or Google Fit data
You can now set Good Morning routines, and start your day with morning motivation. Google Assistant can tell you about your Fitbit or Google Fit data like hours slept, sleep start time, and step count. You can add your hours slept and sleep start time to Google assistant Good Morning routine. And when you say Hey Google, good morning to hear your Fitbit or Google Fit data.
These are the features coming to your Android devices. Some feature might be available early while some features from the list could take some time. The availability of these features also depends on region and device compatibility.
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