Google will update Android phones with additional sharing and accessibility features

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  • “Just select Android devices logged into your Google account from the sharing menu to quickly share files between them. And once you have opted in, transfers between devices you own are automatically accepted — even if your screen is off,” Blanksteen added. The company said that it recently introduced a new look and updated Google Workspace apps for bigger screens and now it is continuing to optimise users’ favourite Google apps on tablets to make multi-tasking a breeze, starting with redesigned widgets for Google Drive and Keep.

  • A number of new features, including Nearby Share, are coming from tech giant Google, according to an announcement. These capabilities will help consumers stay busy, connect with loved ones, and enjoy entertainment across devices. According to the business, Nearby Share enables users to rapidly and securely transfer data, including whole folders and images or videos, across nearby Android phones, tablets, and Chromebooks. In the next weeks, you will be able to easily transfer files between your own devices thanks to Nearby Share, according to a statement from Scott Blanksteen, Senior Director of Product Management for Android.

“With an updated Google Drive widget, three home screen buttons now offer one-touch access to your Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Sheets files,” the company said. “And in Google Keep, a bigger widget and font size makes note-taking, to-do lists, and reminders easy to access,” it added. The company has added many new Emoji Kitchen mashups, available as stickers via Gboard. To bring people closer, the company said it is also adding new shared experiences in Google Meet.

“With live sharing features, you can instantly co-watch YouTube videos and play classic games with up to 100 friends and family members at a time,” the company said. “So even if you are far apart, you can maintain traditions like a movie and game nights. This feature is rolling out to Android phones and tablets,” it added.