Through a statement, Google announced some news that will soon reach all users of Android devices around the planet, among which new widgets, improvements in the messaging app and some functions for Google Photos such as blur stand out.
Something to highlight about these novelties is that users will be enabled without having to perform an Android update, since only an extension of functionalities will be carried out.
Among the new features is the fact that now, the messaging application will have greater compatibility with iOS devices, since now the reactions sent by users with apple devices will be seen on Android in the form of emojis, in addition to the videos will be sent through Google Photos links.
Also, messages will be automatically classified into «Personal» or «Business» and there may be messages that disappear after 24 hours of being sent.
Google’s default keyboard will integrate a grammar correction function and more than 2,000 emoji combinations will arrive through Emoji Kitchen.
Another point to note is Live Transcribe, in which users can get voice-to-text subtitles in real time, this capability is focused on making Android devices a little more accessible to the hearing impaired and will incorporate an offline option.
As for improvements for the photos application, the Portrait Blur option will be included, which will allow you to blur the background in photos of people after shooting. Although this will initially apply for Google Pixel or Google One users.
For its part, the Google Assistant will now allow the user to pay for parking, extend the time they have and check the status of the parking meter, however, this will only be available in Google Pay, whose functionality will be available only for some cities in the United States.
So far there is no exact release date, it is expected to be made public in the coming weeks.