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Google Brings Gemini AI to Android Messages, Android Auto, and More

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New Android feature rollouts are rare, particularly if you have a phone that is not Samsung or Pixel, but rather there are occasional updates to become excited about. Sometimes it's through "feature drops," while at different times Google may very well decide to drop some stuff unexpectedly. During the current week's Mobile World Congress event, Google has recently chosen to launch a boatload of new features, many of which are AI-related.

The Dawn of Gemini AI

Google has quite recently declared new features for Android phones, which are set to arrive on devices within the following couple of months. The expression "feature drop" isn't utilized here, yet it packs the same amount of stuff as feature drops commonly offer. A considerable lot of these features have Google's Gemini generative AI at their heart, allowing you to use it in additional ways than a chatbot alone would permit you to. One change is the incorporation of Gemini into Google Messages, allowing you to communicate with the AI assistant within the messaging app.

Smarter Driving with Android Auto

Android Auto likewise gets AI-powered message summarization and relevant reply suggestions to improve safety while driving. Via consequently summing up lengthy texts or busy group chats, you can stay connected without compromising your focus on the road.

Enhancing Accessibility

For individuals with visual impairments, Lookout on Android now offers AI-generated image captions, giving sound descriptions of photos, online images, and pictures included in messages. Also, improved screen reader support for Lens in Maps lets you direct your phone's camera to nearby spots to get audible information about ATMs, eateries, travel stations, etc.

Non-AI Features Galore

Google Docs currently supports manually written markups from Android devices, working with easier document review and feedback. Spotify subscribers can now switch media playback between devices through the Android output switcher. Wear OS watches now support Google Wallet passes, permitting access to tickets, membership passes, and more from their wrists. Wear OS likewise introduces public transit headings on Google Maps, empowering helpful navigation of transportation routes from smartwatches.

What to Expect Next

These updates will gradually begin to show up on your device soon. You could see some of them land first than others, and you'll presumably see them first if you own either a Pixel phone or a Samsung phone running Android 14. Stay tuned for a more connected, open, and smarter Android experience with the implantation of Gemini AI across different Google services. The eventual fate of Android is looking more brilliant and creative than ever.  

By Omal J

I worked for both print and electronic media as a feature journalist. Writing, traveling, and DIY sum up her life.

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