Check out these 6 interesting new Android features
Here are six of the latest Google updates that will make Android phones more secure and convenient for everyone.For making a quicker and an easier way to sign into your apps and services on Android device you can save passwords to your Google account using Autofill. Login credentials are one of your first lines of defense against intruders, so Google came up with a new security feature to keep your accounts safe and secure.This feature Password Checkup is integrated into devices running Android 9 and above. When you enter a password into an app on your phone using Autofill Google, will check those credentials against a list of known compromised passwords that is, passwords that have potentially already been stolen and posted on the web. And will alert you know if the password you used has been previously exposed and what to do about it. If your credentials show up on one of these lists, Google will alert you and guide you to check your password and change it.Having loved ones in another time zone or on a different schedule can sometimes make it difficult to send a text at an appropriate time. To improve the way to communicate and help customers over half a billion people across the world use Messages to seamlessly and safely connect with family, friends and others every month.Google is planning to roll out schedule send in Messages for phones running Android 7 and newer. With this new feature Schedule send, one can compose a message ahead of time when it’s convenient for you, and schedule it to send at the right moment. After writing the message hold and press 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.For the blind and for the people who have trouble seeing the display, the new version of TalkBack, Android’s screen reader, is now available. Using spoken feedback and gestures, TalkBack makes Android even more accessible and opens up a full phone experience without needing to look at the screen.Google worked closely with the blind and low vision communities on this revamp of TalkBack to incorporate the most popularly requested features including: more intuitive gestures, a unified menu, a new reading control menu and more.Get TalkBack by downloading or updating your Android accessibility apps in the Google Play Store.From saying “Hey Google, set an alarm” or “Hey Google, play pop music on Spotify” Google Assistant now works better even when your phone is locked or across the room with new cards that can be read with just a glance. Use Assistant to send a text, even when your phone is locked.To use your phone hands-free — so you can do things like use your voice to make calls, set timers or alarms and play music. Now, the latest updates to Google Assistant make it easier to get things done on your phone without needing to be right next to it.Google has been rolling out night modes to all of its apps. The dark theme is set to soon launch globally on Android. As we’re all experiencing a bit of screen fatigue you can give your eyes a much-needed break and save on battery life.Simply head to your Settings, tap on Theme and then on “Always in Dark Theme” to lower the lights when you’re navigating, exploring, or getting things done with Maps.If you change your mind you can just tap on “Always in Light Theme” to switch it back.With voice-activated games on display with Android Auto this feature helps you enjoy the drive more. These Android Auto features will be available in the coming days on phones running Android 6.0 or above. With custom wallpapers, you can now select from a variety of car-inspired backgrounds to personalize your car display. For cars with wider screens, you can do more with a split-screen that features a real-time view of Google Maps and media controls. And if you have family and friends coming along for the ride, you can now set a privacy screen to control when Android Auto appears on your car display.For longer drives, you and your passengers can stay entertained with voice-activated games like trivia and “Jeopardy!” Just say, “Hey Google, play a game” to get started.Google also launched shortcuts on the launch screen. These provide convenient access to your contacts and even allow you to use Assistant to complete tasks like checking the weather or remotely adjusting the thermostat by simply tapping on the icon on your car display, just as you would on your phone.These Android Auto features will be available in the coming days on phones running Android 6.0 or above, and when connected to your compatible car.