Not only does Google provide Pixel smartphones with a Pixel Feature Drop every three months, but at some point without much announcement, it also launched a concept Android feature drop introduced. This is a whole bunch of innovations that will be rolled out to all users of the operating system – and now it’s time again. The new Android Drop feature comes with some practical innovations.
With Google products, changes, innovations, and improvements are often made and propagated in the background without users even noticing. This applies not only to web services, but in the case of Android even to the operating system. There is one every few months Android feature drop, which, unlike the Pixel Feature Drop, reaches all users. It is also different from Google System Update, which is rolled out several times a month.
Here you can find out what innovations the current round of Android Feature Drop offers.
Gboard Text Stickers
The Gboard Text Stickers It was launched a few months ago for all Pixel users and soon it will be available to all Android users. These are dynamically generated stickers offered by the keyboard app which can give a very special expression to a few words. If you don’t use it excessively and lightly, it can certainly be very useful for expressing yourself through text.
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kitchen emoji stickers
Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen app lets you combine several emojis to create completely new emojis that can have different meanings. There are countless possible combinations available, for which Google designers have created additional images. There’s now an update for this feature, which claims to have new photos of 1,600 more combinations in its bag. They mainly focused on Pride Month and designed special emojis for it.
This can be a fun feature, but the same goes for text stickers. If you use it carefully, it can go down well with the other person. Other than that, there are definitely enough emojis for all users to choose from. Those interested in Pride themes can also check out our collection of new Chrome OS wallpapers.
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Using a subwoofer (in German amplifier), audio signals can be filtered and important things emphasized acoustically. The latest update brings a stronger background noise filter and aims to get the job done faster and be more accessible. Here is a brief description of what exactly the app does:
Access to Audio Boost improves audio output from your Android device and improves listening clarity. Headphones are required to use. With Subwoofer, you can filter, enrich and amplify the sounds around you and on your device. Audio Boost makes important sounds, such as conversations, louder while not amplifying annoying sounds excessively. Two simple sliders allow you to quickly adjust audio gain and suppress annoying background noise.
The powerful Lookout app also gets a major update: with this app, any photos and camera images can be analyzed and their content described or spoken. Google Lens, so to speak, for private use by visually impaired users. With the latest update, every image can now be shared and analyzed with the app, the app can be used offline, and there are improvements to individual modes for detecting documents, texts or food packaging, which are not described in detail.
Pay with Google Play Points
You can now use Google Play Points to pay directly in the Play Store. You can learn more about this highly practical innovation In this article.
In this roundup, updates tend to be less interested in the audience of users, which doesn’t make individual improvements any less important. Those who like to type out loud will be happy about Gboard’s updates, and those who rely on it will appreciate the improvements to the amplifier and monitoring.
The next Pixel Feature Drop is coming out tonight and we can’t wait to see what innovations it brings with it.
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