Google Introduces A New Set Of Features Coming To Android

The latest Google updates enables you to schedule texts, secure your passwords, and more.

Recently, Google announced the next set of features coming to Android. 

Via a blog the company highlighted six of the newest Google updates that will make your Android phones more secure and convenient:

  • Keep your accounts safe with Password Checkup on Android
  • Use schedule send in Messages to write a text now and send it later
  • No need to look at your screen, with TalkBack
  • Get more done hands-free with Google Assistant
  • Come to the dark side with dark theme in Google Maps
  • A better drive with Android Auto

The company has integrated Password Checkup into devices running Android 9 and above. This feature enables you to know if the password you used has been previously exposed and what to do about it.

"Now when you enter a password into an app on your phone using Autofill with Google, we’ll check those credentials against a list of known compromised passwords --that is, passwords that have potentially already been stolen and posted on the web. If your credentials show up on one of these lists,  we’ll alert you and guide you to check your password and change it."

The company is also starting to roll out schedule send in Messages for phones running Android 7 and newer. 
Schedule send enables you to compose a message ahead of time when it’s convenient for you, and schedule it to send at the right moment. 

Source: Google

For people who are blind or have trouble seeing the display, the latest version of Android’s screen reader TalkBack is now available. TalkBack makes Android even more accessible, using spoken feedback and gestures, and gives you a full phone experience without needing to look at your screen.

Now, you can now get things done with Google Assistant on your phone without needing to be right next to it. Assistant now works better even when your phone is locked or across the room with new cards that can be read with just a glance. For example, just say "Hey Google, set an alarm".

To learn more you can visit the official announcement here.