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Android September update: 11 new features coming to devices

Sep 10, 2022

By: Gadgets Now Bureau

Nearby Share

You can now quickly share photos, videos, audio files and entire folders between your two devices linked to the same Google account, and it won’t require screen unlocking anymore.

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Android tablets: Widgets

This feature is designed for tablet home screens. The updated Google Drive and Google Keep widgets will offer a quick view and one-touch access to your Docs, Sheets and Slides, as well as to-do lists, notes and reminders.

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Google Meet: Multi-Pinning

You can now customise your Meet calls by pinning multiple attendees to the same screen.

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Wear OS: Keep tile

With the new Keep tile on Wear OS, you can dictate notes using your voice, manage checklists and view your to-dos directly from your watch.

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Gboard: Emojify button

You can use the new Emojify button on Gboard while messaging to instantly add more emojis to your texts.

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Gboard: Emoji Kitchen

The new Emoji Kitchen feature in Gboard lets users send a mashup of two existing emojis to make a new one.

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Google Meet: Live sharing

This feature will let users watch, create and share with up to 100 people at once using the Live sharing feature of Google Meet. With this they can also co-watch YouTube videos and play games with up to 100 of their family and friends.

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Wear OS: Personal Bitmoji

This feature will let users design their own personal Bitmoji and send it to their watch face. The Bitmoji will be displayed on users’ smartwatches with weather updates, activity and time-based data.

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Custom Sound Alerts: Live transcribe, sound notifications app

The live transcription and sound notifications apps for Android enable people with special needs to programme their devices to recognise particular sounds (like an oven timer) and notify them with ringing, flashing lights, and vibrations when those sounds occur.

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Google TV: Audio description

With this feature, users can quickly find audio-described movies on Google TV by simply asking Google to "Search for audio description movies." They can also browse a carefully curated selection of audio-narrated titles.

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Password manager: One-touch login

Users can access a new home screen shortcut with a simplified layout to store, manage, and remember their passwords with the password manager using one-touch login.

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