The latest Android feature updates from Google come with a new refreshed logo. The firm as you should know is reportedly wrapping up a grab bag of Google app and service updates such as an enhanced at a Glance assistant widget, into just one neat and simple package.
The Latest Android Feature Updates
Google is at the moment releasing a grab bag of updates to its mobile apps and services, and this is including updates to its At a Glance Google Assistant widget, enhancements to its Lookout visual accessibility app, as well as Zoom calls in Android Auto. This development comes with a side of branding updates that are designed to remind us that Android is fun but at the same time also a serious Google product.
It all comes as we anticipate the imminent release of Android 14, which as you should know is a slightly less exciting milestone when it is that you realize that most new Android features come throughout the year in updates such as this rather than just in one big OS platform upgrade.
Tools And Services to Be Impacted by Google’s Upgrades
The updated At a Glance widget and tool for those who don’t know gets a design refresh and also offers more helpful information in regard to your events, travel, and local weather. Google in question is also updating Wallet to make it very much easier to upload passes with barcodes as well as QR codes simply by adding a photo import feature.
The Lookout app on the other hand, which provides descriptions of on-screen imagery for people who possess low vision or blindness, will reportedly be able to describe scenes more intelligently and also answer follow-up questions. And Android Auto on the other hand is adding support for joining Zoom as well as Webex calls, albeit audio-only.
The New Look Of the Android Logo
Meanwhile, the Android logo as you know will start looking a tad bit different. The typeface in question will more closely match the one that is used by Google’s very own logo, and Android as you should know will be spelled with a capital A now. Jason Fournier, Google brand manager describes the new change in a company blog post, stating that it “more closely mirrors Google’s logo and creates a balance between the two.” Additionally, the robot in question will take on a 3D appearance, with more colorful variations as the occasion reportedly calls for it. There is also a furry-textured one, too, and I personally don’t think I like it.
Google’s Hardware Launch Event
This in question will not be the last that we get to hear from Google this fall. The hardware launch event invitations of the company reportedly went out in the previous week, and the Pixel 8 device looks very much set to make its debut on October 4th. And presumably, we will have a full Android 14 release by then, too. But in the meantime, we can all kick back and enjoy the annual torrent of Pixel leaks that are already underway.
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