Google is rolling out a group of new features for Android smartphones, smart watches, and more to capture the Christmas season.
New Reading Mood on Android
Android phones will get a new reading mode, which offers an accessible reading experience that can help people who are blind, low vision, or dyslexic.
“Once installed to your settings, it adds customizable display options — including contrast, font type and size — and a text-to-speech function with speed control,” Google said in a blog post.
Make Emojis into Sticker Combo
The tech firm announced that the Emoji Kitchen has new emojis that users can mash up into creative sticker combos via Gboard.
New Designs in Photos App
Google has teamed up with two artists; Australian husband-and-wife visual duo DABSMYLA and renowned watercolor artist Yao Cheng Design. Users can pick their photos, select the design and rearrange the layout with drag-and-drop controls.
Google Assistant in Adidas Running app
You can use Google Assistant to jump into over 30 types of exercises with the Adidas Running app. Just say "Hey Google, start a run with Adidas Running" and the app will open and start tracking your workout, noting your speed, distance, and heart rate via the built-in sensor on your smartwatch.
New Tiles in WearOS
Android users who have Wear OS-powered watches will see new tiles. Users will be able to cast directly from the Google TV app to any compatible TV with a single tap.
“You can keep browsing other options while you're watching and use your device as a remote control, too,” the statement read.