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Android gets new features across phones, Wear OS and Google TV devices

Android November 2023 Update

Google has introduced 11 new features and updates for November 2023, catering to Android devices, Wear OS smartwatches, and Google TV. These improvements aim to enhance user experiences across various platforms. Here’s a quick overview of the latest additions:

Emoji Kitchen Sticker Combinations

Discover fresh Emoji Kitchen sticker combinations for expressing yourself creatively. Whether it’s a photo idea or dinner plans, share your thoughts with innovative stickers using Gboard.

New Emoji sticker combinations Android

Voice Moods in Google Messages (Beta)

Add a dynamic touch to your voice messages with Voice Moods. This beta feature includes unique backgrounds and moving emoji themes, allowing you to convey emotions more vividly.

Voice Moods in Google Messages

Reaction Effects in Google Messages (Beta)

Enhance your responses with Reaction Effects in Google Messages (Beta). Instead of a simple thumbs up, enjoy full-screen animated emojis to express excitement, surprise, or confusion.

Reactions in Google Messages app

New Free TV Channels on Google TV

Access over 10 new free TV channels on Google TV, offering a diverse range of shows. Explore movies, sports, game shows, and more without the need for additional subscriptions.

New free TV channels from Google TV

Smartwatch Control for Smart Home Devices

Manage compatible smart home devices directly from your Wear OS smartwatch. Control appliances like vacuums and set the ambiance with light groups effortlessly.

Android smart home devices control

Home or Away Status from Wear OS

Keep tabs on your smart home devices by setting your Google Home status (Home or Away) from your Wear OS smartwatch. Ensure security measures are in place even when you’re not at home.

Google Home status to Home or Away 1

Assistant Routines on Wear OS

Initiate Assistant Routines from your Wear OS smartwatch using voice commands. Streamline daily tasks, like your morning commute routine, with a simple “Hey Google” command.

Assistant Routines on Wear OS 1

Seamless Security Key Login with Custom PIN

Improve security key login with a custom PIN on FIDO2 security keys. This feature enhances convenience while maintaining security, even if the physical key is lost.

FIDO2 security keys for websites 1

Assistant At a Glance on Watch Face

Stay informed with the Assistant At a Glance shortcut on your Wear OS watch face. Get essential updates, including weather alerts, travel information, and event reminders, at a glance.

AI Image Descriptions with TalkBack

Enable TalkBack to provide AI-generated descriptions for images. This feature assists users who are blind or have low vision in understanding visual content.

Live Captions for Calls and Media

Access phone calls and on-device media more inclusively with Live Captions. Soon, additional language support and the ability to respond to calls via text will be available.

Announcing the new features, Arpit Midha, Director of Product Management, Wear OS, said:

These latest Android features and updates empower you to personalize your devices, transforming them into a reflection of your unique style. Our commitment to delivering continuous innovation ensures you unlock the full potential of your Android experience.