Google has announced a slew of minor additions to Android and Wear OS at this year’s MWC event, all designed to enhance and streamline the user experience. These updates range from improved noise cancellation in Google Meet to new tap-to-pay animations for Android handsets.
One of the standout additions is a new widget for Google Keep, allowing users to easily check off to-do lists from their home screen. In addition, if you own a compatible smartwatch, you’ll be able to dictate notes and to-do list items directly from your wrist.
For those concerned with audio quality, Google has added improved noise cancellation to Google Meet on select Android devices, perfect for those who work in noisy environments. And, if you want to connect new Bluetooth headphones to your machine, you’ll soon be able to use Chrome OS’ Fast Pair feature with just a single tap.
Other minor additions include the ability to merge different emoji to create more topic-relevant responses, new tap-to-pay animations for Android handsets, and improved accessibility features on both Chrome and Wear OS. These include the ability to zoom the size of content by up to 300% while preserving page layout and Mono-audio, grayscale, and color-correction modes for your watch display.
While these may seem like small changes, they are part of Google’s ongoing efforts to enhance and streamline the user experience across all its platforms. For more information on these updates, head over to Google’s comprehensive blog post on the subject.