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Google brings 11 new Android Features for Messages, Google TV, Gboard, Emoji, and Wear OS

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Android enables you to customize your gadgets to make them more useful, safe, expressive, and accessible. On your smartphone and tablets, Wear OS, wearables, and Google TV devices, you can explore the new features and upgrades, including fresh approaches to using Google Messages. This is the latest on Android. There are new features in this Android Feature Drop that work with Google Messages, Google Home on Wear OS, Google TV, Gboard and its Emoji Kitchen, TalkBack, and what seems like a highly entertaining New Live Caption concept.

  1. Rejoice with fresh combinations of Emoji Kitchen stickers:

Your favorite emojis may be remade and then shared as Gboard stickers with friends. There are more ways to express what’s on your mind, whether you’re preparing supper for guests or have the ideal idea for a photo. Creating and sharing a camera emoji that is combined with a tongue-out happy smile emoji on an Android phone using Emoji Kitchen Create unique sticker combinations by combining your preferred emojis.

  1. Use Voice Moods to Show While You Tell:

Google Messages (beta) Voice Moods gives your voice messages a distinctive background and a dynamic emoji theme. You can more effectively convey your emotions in the present, whether you’re shocked, laughing, or feeling loved. To let people know how you’re feeling, include visual themes in your voice messages.

  1. Use Google Messages to communicate with more impact:

A full-screen animated emoji is shown for everyone to see when the standard thumbs up simply won’t do in Google Messages. Talk more animatedly and express to your friends your true levels of excitement, astonishment, and confusion.

  1. Use Google TV to get over ten additional free TV stations:

Google TV now offers over ten additional free channels, making it simpler to discover new favorites and watch the episodes you enjoy. Don’t worry about juggling several subscriptions; discover over 100 different free channels, including movie, sports, and game show networks. Look through Google TV’s more than 115 complimentary channels.

  1. Use your smartwatch to operate other smart home appliances and light groups.

You can now use your Wear OS smartwatch to activate and dock compatible smart appliances, like vacuums and mop sticks, thanks to additional controls for compatible devices. Controlling light groups for supper, study time, and anything in between may help instantly establish the tone. Using your wristwatch, you can simultaneously control several lights.

  1. Indicate to your smart home appliances whether you’re at home or away:

Verify that the functions of your smart home appliances are meeting your needs at the appropriate times. With the help of your Wear OS wristwatch, you can now quickly adjust your Google Home status to Home or Away, ensuring that your lights, doors, and cameras are secured and switched off while you’re away.

  1. Use Wear OS Assistant Routines to streamline everyday operations:

To help you do more while on the road, Assistant Routines will soon be available for voice command access directly from your Wear OS wearable.

  1. Streamline the process of using a security key to log in.

For websites or applications that ask for user verification, you may now establish a personalized PIN on your FIDO2 security keys, which will let you log in without having to remember awkward passwords. Your information will not be compromised in the event that your physical key is misplaced or stolen, since only your unique PIN number will be needed to access your credentials.

  1. Use your assistant to help you organize your day.

No matter where your Wear OS smartwatch takes you, get what you need when you need it. The recently appointed Assistant Important information, such as travel updates, weather warnings, and event reminders, is shown on your wrist thanks to the At a Glance shortcut on your watch face.

  1. Listen to AI explanations of images:

Individuals with limited vision and blindness may have to make educated guesses about the meaning of images in the absence of reliable written explanations. Whether it’s a photograph you just snapped, an image from an app or social networking platform, or a picture message from a friend, TalkBack now utilizes AI to build a description and read it out.

  1. Use live captioning to answer calls and access media.

Calls and media stored on devices are now easier to access. More languages will be added to Live Caption throughout the course of the next few weeks. It’s also going to be possible to text a response to a phone call while it’s still in progress, which means you won’t have to hear the caller or answer vocally.


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Google released the Pixel feature drop in June 2024 for its Pixel devices

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Google aggressively updates Pixel device lineups, including smartphones and tablets. To get new features and improvements, the company follows the Quarterly release program, where initially, it provides testing updates to eligible users and then provides new stable updates publicly. Following the same trend, the company has started rolling out its third Pixel drop update for its devices; let’s explore it.

June 2024 Pixel drop update 

With the June 2024 Pixel drop update, many new features exist, including Gemini nano, summarize in recorder, and connected displays. With the latest update, it has improved the HDR+frame selection. Now, you will get a manual lens selection option to handle the smartphone camera professionally. It has brought a doorbell notification: if your pixel tablet can give you a snapshot of who is at your front door, you can talk to them and receive a quick response. To explore all the latest features in detail, you can check the official changelog here.

Availability of the update for pixel devices

Google’s latest Pixel drop update will be available to select Pixel devices, including Pixel 8 series, pixel 7 series, Pixel 6 series, Pixel 5a, Pixel Tablet, and Pixel Fold. However, it is worth noting that the feature’s availability will vary from device to device; if you have any of the smartphones mentioned above, you can check the feature’s availability with this link. It is worth noticing that the latest update also brings a new June 2024 security patch level.

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Despite Android 14 Launch, Android 13 Remains Most Used

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Google shared the Android release number last time in October 2023, when Android 13 was crowned first place with a newly released Android 14. Now again, the metrics of the most-used Android versions in 2024 get updated. 

Despite the fact that it has already been seven months since the Android 14 release, Android 13 is still the most used Android version. Android 11, Android 12, and even Android 10 have surpassed the latest stable version of Android, which now holds the fifth place. The last will not always be the first. When it comes to the distribution of Android versions, the most recent version, Android 14, unfortunately does not rank first or second, but instead falls to the bottom of the Top 5.

This is being speculated as Google has finally updated the Android version distribution panel, hidden within Android Studio for a few years now. After calculating the appropriate calculations, the results show that Android 14 is on only 13% of mobile phones, a somewhat low figure considering that seven months have already passed since its launch.

If the statistics are to be believed, the most used version of Android is still Android 13, with 20.9% of the total. Since October 2023, which is the last time Google shared the data, Android 13 has dropped only 1.5%. The result is strange since it showcases that the second most used version is Android 11, holding a share of 19.0% instead of Android 12, with 14.7%. 

Jumping on the five-year-old ‘Android 10’, which has a greater market share than Android 14, The “good” news is that the versions before Oreo are gently retiring, counting up to a total of 4.6%. Versions before Marshmallow and runtime permissions arrived are presented in only 1.2% of all active Android phones. We are mentioning the Android versions with their shares. – 

  • Android 13 (20.9%)
  • Android 11 (19.0%)
  • Android 12 (14.7%)
  • Android 10 (13.6%)
  • Android 14 (13.0%)
  • Android 9 Pie (8.4%)
  • Android 8 Oreo (5.8%)
  • Android 7 Nougat (2.0%)
  • Android 6 Marshmallow (1.4%)
  • Android 5 Lollipop (0.9%)

Also, Android onwards accounts for 81.2% of the total. These versions receive changes and new features, such as updates to the Google Play system or Google services. 

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Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.2 Update: Network Fixes and Better System Stability

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Google is working towards the development of Android 15, but it is not only focused on the upcoming new Android iteration; at the same time, it is also bringing new features for the pixel devices with the Android 14 QPR updates.

For your information, the QPR update stands for Quarterly Platform Release, which aims to bring new functionalities and improvements for the Pixel device on a quarterly basis. In each quarter, the company provides beta updates and then offers public updates after testing the features. Like with the late Android 14 QPR 3 beta 2.2, the company has brought some new fixes.

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.2: What’s new? 

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.2 brings some new fixes that will improve the overall functionality of the devices. According to the changelog, the latest update will fix the issue related to mobile phones halting connectivity even on the best networks. Along with this, the update has also made improvements for making the device more stable while using different functions.

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.2: official changelog

This minor update to Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 includes the following fixes:


The update is live for all the eligible Google Pixel devices, including the Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold, Pixel Tablet, and Pixel 8 and 8 Pro. However, it will only be available to those users who haven’t joined the Android 15 beta program.

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