New Update Android Feature Drop - June 2024 Update

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  • Google is rolling out the Android Feature Drop for Q4 2023.
  • There are new features for Google Messages, Wear OS, Google TV, and more.
  • You should see these features rolling out in the coming days and weeks to supported Android devices.


Each quarter, Google rolls out a feature drop for the world of Android. Today is the day for the start of the rollout for Q4 2023’s drop, and there are some exciting new additions to the platform on various types of devices.

Some of these features are so cool that we wrote about them in separate articles. Google Messages is getting a bunch of new features, which we covered in a special Messages roundup for Q4. The Android app for making phone calls is also getting a new trick that’s a lot like Samsung’s Bixby Text Call. This allows you to text replies during a phone call. To learn about these features, be sure to check the links!
 

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The Android Feature Drop for Q4 2023 is now being rolled out by Google, bringing exciting new additions to the Android platform across various devices. Some of the notable updates include enhancements to Google Messages, Wear OS, and Google TV.

Google Messages is receiving a range of new features, which have been covered in a separate article. Among these features is the introduction of "Photomojis," allowing users to create personalized emojis from their own photos. To learn more about these new features, you can refer to the dedicated Messages roundup for Q4.

Additionally, the Android app for phone calls is getting a new functionality similar to Samsung's Bixby Text Call. This feature enables users to send text replies during a phone call, providing a convenient way to communicate without interrupting the conversation.

The rollout of these features will occur gradually over the coming days and weeks to supported Android devices. If you're eager to experience the latest enhancements, keep an eye out for updates on your device.
 

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Android Feature Drop - May 2024
  • Android’s new Instant Hotspot feature won’t be available on Samsung devices.
  • Instant Hotspot is a new feature that lets you easily connect your Android tablet or Chromebook to your phone’s hotspot with a single tap.
  • This capability already existed on Chrome OS in the form of instant tethering, but no such capability previously existed between Android phones and tablets from different brands.
The two features I’m most excited about are part of Play Services’s new Cross-Device Services module, which brings some Apple Continuity-style magic to your Android devices. For example, the new Instant Hotspot feature lets you connect your Android tablet or Chromebook to your phone’s hotspot with a single tap. Instant Hotspot works with phones running Android 11 or newer, with one notable exception: Samsung devices. According to Google, Instant Hotspot will not be available on any Samsung devices.


Learn more: Android | Do More With Google on Android Phones & Devices
 

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