New York : Greater security and other advantages that you will have with the 6 new features of Google for Android

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As had been speculating for a couple of weeks, this Tuesday, Google decided to go ahead a little spring to publicize the news and features that will arrive in the next few days to Android cell phones and tablets.

The changes made by Google will allow you to have more productive, more accessible and above all, easier to use devices, and that will facilitate different tasks of your day to day.

Here we present the news that Google launched to make Android phones more secure and reliable and also much friendlier.

The 6 news that Google launched for Android

1. Password verification

Password Verification notification screen. (Image: Google)

Android allows you to save your passwords in your Google account, which makes it quick and easy to log into your applications and services through AutoComplete. That is why password verification has been integrated on devices with Android 9 and newer. This function lets you know if the password you used has been previously exposed and what to do about it.

Also, now when you write a password in an app with AutoComplete, it will be compared with a list of compromised passwords, that is, those that have already been stolen and published on the web. If your passwords appear in one of these lists, Google will send you an alert and give you a whole guide to check your password and change it.

2. Message sending scheduling

More than 500 million people around the world use Messages each month to seamlessly and securely connect with family, friends and others. To continue to improve the way you communicate and to help you stay in touch, we are beginning to implement Timed Messaging for phones running Android 7 and newer.

With scheduled delivery, you can compose a message in advance when it’s convenient for you and schedule it to be sent at the right time. Simply type your message as you normally would, then press and hold the send button to select a date and time to deliver your message. Download Messages or update to the latest version to schedule your next text message.

3. Renewed TalkBack

For those who are blind or have trouble seeing the screen, the new version of TalkBack, the Android screen reader, is now available. By using gestures and spoken comments, TalkBack makes Android even more accessible and opens up a full phone experience without looking at the screen. More intuitive gestures, a unified menu, a new reading control menu are some of the novelties of this app.

4. Improved hands-free Google Assistant

Use the Google Assistant to send a text, even when your phone is locked. (Image: Google)

The latest updates to the Google Assistant make it easy to get things done on your phone without having to be next to it because it now works better even when your phone is locked or across the room with new cards that can be read with just a glance. To get the most out of the Assistant when your phone is locked, simply turn on your personal lock screen results in the Assistant settings and say “Hey Google” to send text messages and make calls.

5. Dark theme on Google Maps

San Francisco in the dark theme of Google Maps. (Image: Google)

These days, we’re all experiencing a bit of screen fatigue. With the dark theme on Google Maps soon to be expanded to all Android users around the world, you can give your eyes a much-needed break and save battery life. Just go to Settings, choose Theme and then “Always in Dark Theme” to dim the lights when driving, exploring, or performing tasks with Maps.

6. Better trips with Android Auto

Stay entertained with voice activated games on your screen with Android Auto. (Image: Google)

New Android Auto features help you enjoy driving more. With custom wallpapers, you can now select from a variety of car inspired backgrounds to personalize your car screen. For longer trips, you and your passengers can be entertained with voice-activated games like trivia and “Jeopardy!” Just say “Ok Google, play a game” to get started.

There are also some shortcuts on the home screen. These provide convenient access to your contacts and even allow you to use the Assistant to complete tasks like checking the weather or adjusting the thermostat remotely by simply tapping the icon on your car screen, just like you would on your phone. For cars with larger screens, you can do more with a split screen that features a real-time view of Google Maps and multimedia controls. And if you are traveling with someone, you can now configure a privacy screen to control when Android Auto appears on your vehicle’s screen.

These specific functions will be available in the coming days only on cell phones with Android 6.0 or newer versions.

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