Google announces new multi-device features for the Android ecosystem at I/O 2022

Google’s biggest event of the year I/O 2022 kicked off around today. Google I/O is the company’s annual developer conference held annually. This event has traditionally been a software event where Google showcases new features coming to the Android operating system on mobile; OS WearOS wearable devices; Search and more.
As widely expected, at I/O 2022, Google showcased the following versions of Android OS, Android 13, and some new hardware. The company also gave a sneak peek into its multi-device vision of the future, where while the phone is still the most popular form of computing, people are adding new connected technologies to their lives like TVs, cars, watches, and more. The company said that it “introduces new ways to get more done. Whether it’s your phone or your other devices, our updates help all of us work better together.” Here are some of the big features Google is bringing to your Android devices this year.
Google updates RCS with high-quality images, typing indicators, and more
Google’s Rich Communications Standard, also known as RCS, is being updated. Users will now be able to send high quality images via the Google Message app without any charges. Moreover, it offers type indications, users will not need an active mobile connection to send a message anymore because RCS will soon support “Message via WiFi”.
Google says it’s working with carriers and manufacturers to make RCS available to more users. Later this year, Google will add end-to-end encryption for group chats in an open beta update to the Google Messages app.
Google Wallet comes with Android and WearOS

In the wake of the pandemic, various digital wallet apps have introduced many new features including digital car keys and vaccination certificates on Android smartphones. Now, Google is bringing its own wallet app called Google Wallet to Android and WearOS devices.
Google partners with several states across the US, allowing users to save their digital IDs and driver’s license in Google Wallet. It will also add the option to save and access hotel key cards and office badges on Google Wallet. Users will be able to save their payment cards, vaccination certificates, boarding passes, and more.
The company is also improving the integration between Wallet and other Google apps. Google says so Google Maps Your saved transit card will appear on screen while looking for directions so that you can easily fill it up if your balance runs low.
Earthquake early warnings will be provided in the most vulnerable areas
Google will provide earthquake early warnings in more earthquake-prone areas to help people living in these areas. Furthermore, it will be working with wearable manufacturers to bring Emergency SOS to WearOS watches this year.
Samsung Galaxy Watch to get Google Assistant soon; More apps coming to WearOS
Google announced its unified version of WearOS with Samsung at last year’s Google I/O conference. The link is said to be such a hit that, according to Google, there are now three times as many active WearOS users.
Buoyed by the success, Google is betting big on WearOS. First, expect more WearOS-powered smartwatches to appear this year. Second, Google Assistant will soon be available on the Galaxy Watch series, starting with the Watch 4 lineup. Three, more native apps will be available for WearOS watches this year, including apps from SoundCloud and Deezer.
Android apps to increase tablet compatibility

In the coming weeks, Google will update its apps like youtube musicGoogle Maps, and more to improve the experience for tablet users. Facebook, tik tok And Zoom They will also update their apps to take advantage of the extra space on the tablet. Searching for apps for tablets on the Google Play Store is also set to be easier than before.
Chromecast built-in comes with more partners and devices
Google is bringing Chromecast built-in to Chromebooks, and devices that support AndroidAuto. Soon, users will be able to stream audio or video from their smartphone to other devices, even if they are on the go.

Now with copy and paste, users will be able to copy a URL or an image from their phone and paste it on their tablet. And it becomes easier to set up and pair devices with Fast Pair including Matter devices.

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