Google is constantly working to improve the user experience and security of Android users, with these being some of the most important news on the way to this operating system for smartphones and tablets.
The company made known a good part of the features on its official blog, with its arrival being made in a gradual and phased manner. Nevertheless, you will already find many of these improvements on the latest Android smartphones in circulation.
1. Keeps accounts safe with password verification on Android
Android has a new engine password verification which alerts the user if one of them has been compromised. This check is available from Android 9 to the latest versions of the operating system.
By saving passwords on the phone, we can speed up registration in service applications through automatic filling.
Thus, when entering a password in a mobile phone application by automatically filling in with Google, it performs a comparison of these credentials with the list of known compromised passwords. That is, passwords potentially stolen and published on the Internet.
If one or more of the credentials appears in one of these lists, an alert and guide on how to verify the password and change it will be displayed.
2. Use the message sending schedule to write now and send later
Available in the Google Messaging app – free on the Play Store and used by more than half a billion people worldwide – it is one of the best apps for exchanging messages. We advise you to use it as a default app for SMS’s.
The Google Messaging app allows you to do just that. Now write a text and send it later, at a time to be defined by the user so that the communication is sent at the most convenient time.
The feature is present in the free application for Android, available in your options.
3. Everything on your phone without looking at the screen with Google TalkBack
For people with visual impairments or with difficulties to see the screen, the new version of TalkBack, Android screen reader, is now available. It is a powerful accessibility feature.
Using voice and gestures, TalkBack makes Android even more accessible and provides a complete experience without the need to look at the screen. It is one of the new and greatest assets of Google, already at the disposal of those who need it most.
To access TalkBack we have to download it, or update the Android accessibility apps through the Google Play Store.
4. Do more with your smartphone and Google Assistant
The Google Assistant is gradually an asset for Android users in UK. The functionalities are still limited in view of the range of commands, diction and quick response that we have in the versions in English, or Brazilian UK’s.
Still, with the commands “Ok Google, set an alarm” or “Ok Google, play pop music on Spotify” we can now get more out of our smartphones. Voice improvement has been delayed, but gradually the assistant becomes more productive.
For more enthusiastic users, with the Assistant when the phone is locked, simply activate the personal results on the screen in the Assistant settings and say “Ok Google” to send text messages and make calls.
5. Android Auto at the service of driving and driver
The new features of Android Auto help us to enjoy driving more. We have custom wallpapers that allow us to select a variety of backgrounds inspired by cars.
In addition, for long journeys, driver and occupants will be able to have fun with voice-activated games. To activate them just say: “Ok Google, play a game”. Note that these commands are available in English.
On the other hand, to increase concentration and keep your focus on driving we have shortcuts on the home screen. They are buttons that provide convenient access to contacts and allow you to use the Assistant to perform tasks such as checking the time or remotely adjusting the thermostat by simply touching the icon on the car screen.
For cars with larger screens you can do more with a split screen that features a real-time view of Google Maps and “media” controls. Furthermore, if we have family and friends in the car, you can now set a privacy screen to control when Android Auto appears on the car screen.
These Android Auto * features will become available in the coming days on phones running Android 6.0 or higher when connected with a compatible car.
Extra. Dark theme on Google Maps
With the Dark Theme expanding to all Google Maps users worldwide, we can also take a break and save battery during times when we can’t find a charger.
To activate Dark Mode, just go to Settings, click on Theme and then on Always Dark Theme. This will dim the lights when we’re navigating, exploring or doing tasks with Google Maps.
At any time we can revert the color scheme by clicking on Theme Always Clear to reset. Before you go, check out more about the dark mode, already available on this North American technology navigation service.
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