This year, we will also begin working with partners to bring Emergency SOS to Wear OS, so you can instantly communicate with a trusted friend or family member or call emergency services from your watch.
Optimization in the interface and updates in apps for tablets
Updates were made to the interface in 12L and Android 13 that optimize the information to fit the larger screens of tablets. New features were also introduced that help multitask. These include the ability to tap the toolbar to view the app tray and drag and drop apps to view them in side-by-side view.
To support these system-level updates, work is underway to improve app experiences on Android tablets. over the next few weeksmore than 20 Google applications will be updated to take full advantage of the additional spaceincluding YouTube Music, Google Maps, Messages and more.
At the same time, work is being done to give a renewed experience to other apps outside the Google ecosystem such as TikTok, Zoom, Facebook and many others. “All apps optimized for tablets will soon be easily searchable thanks to updates to Google Play,” the company announced.
More integration with connected devices
Getting things done can be easier if all connected devices communicate and work together. Greater flexibility was announced in Android, which impacts the use of mobile phones, watches, tablets and other products that have functions that are used in an integrated way.
With Chromecast, for example, you can watch videos, listen to music and more on the device you’re using at the moment. This means that after the commute to work, you can easily play the movie you were watching on your phone on your TV at home.
The idea is that you can automatically change the audio of the headphones while you go from watching a movie on the tablet, on the phone or make a change when trying to answer an incoming call.. Work is underway to add this tool to Chromebooks and in the car.
And when you need to do more across all your devices, you’ll soon be able to copy a URL or image from your phone and paste it onto your tablet.
Easier to see messaging apps on Chromebook
Earlier this year, experiences were previewed on various devices, such as lThe ability to expand Phone Hub on Chromebook to allow the user to access all messaging apps on the phone.
By streaming from your cell phone to your laptop, you can send and reply to messages, view conversation history, and launch messaging applications from your laptop.
Setting up and pairing devices is also being made easier with the expansion of Fast Pair support to more devices, including support built into Android.
Last year the unified platform with Samsung was launched and later this year, there will be more Wear OS devices from Samsung, Fossil Group, Montblanc, Mobvoi and others.
For the first time, the Google Assistant is coming to Samsung Galaxy watches, starting soon with the Watch4 series. The experience of google assistant for Wear OS has been enhanced with faster, more natural voice interactions, so you can access useful features like voice-controlled navigation or setting reminders.
In the course of the last few weeks, some news that will be implemented in Android due to the launch of the first public beta has been revealed.
In the new edition, users will be able to hide notifications before they arrive. Therefore, starting with Android 13, apps will need to ask for permission to send notifications before they can do so. Now it is known that the window that will be displayed gives only two options: Allow or Deny.