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5 new features coming soon to Android from Google

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If you’re looking for ways to improve your Android experience, you’re in luck. Google announced on Friday (September 9) several new features which will be introduced soon for Android users.

Here are five of the upcoming features to look forward to:

Similar to Apple’s AirDrop, Android’s Share close This feature allows users to share photos, videos or entire folders between nearby Android devices.

The feature will roll out to devices running Android 6 and above in the coming weeks, allowing users to effortlessly transfer files to their Android devices signed in to their Google account.

Content that can be shared with nearby Android devices includes photos, links, documents, or even a Wi-Fi password. PHOTO CREDIT: GOOGLE

Users can access the feature even without access to an Internet service, as the Near Share feature relies on a variety of connection technologies such as Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC, UWB, and WebRTC.

The update also allows users to automatically transfer files from one device to another even if their screen display is turned off.

Having trouble finding emojis for text messages? Google’s keyboard app Gboard will soon intelligently suggest emojis based on your text.Users can now click on emojis based on suggestions, which makes it hassle-free as they don’t have to search for suitable emojis before sending a text message. PHOTO CREDIT: GOOGLE

After typing a phrase, users can click the Emojify button to select the desired layout before sending the emojis to their friends.

Google is also introducing redesigned widgets for Google Drive and Keep to make multitasking easier for users.

With an updated Google Drive widget, three buttons on the home screen provide one-touch access to Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Sheets files.

As for Google Keep, a larger widget makes it easier for users to take notes, create lists, and set reminders for upcoming events.

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