Google at this year’s Google I/O announced a slew of WearOS features. The search giant has now announced that it has begun rolling out seven new updates and features. The new update brings support for new Spotify, new Android Widgets, notes tiles for Keep apps and wallet support for transit cards.
The blog post states that Reading practice has been included to assist new readers in developing their vocabulary and comprehension abilities while using an Android smartphone or tablet. You can hear the pronunciation of unknown words, practice mispronounced words and receive feedback in real-time.
Additionally, three new Android widgets have been released, enabling you to add more functional shortcuts to the home screen of your smartphone or tablet. With Google TV, one can easily get personalised recommendations for films and TV shows, keep track of particular stocks with Google Finance, and take pleasure in the daily headlines provided by Google News.
The Spotify app for Wear OS would receive three new tiles including so that you can play music directly from your wrist, stream episodes of your favourite podcasts, and listen to what’s currently in your heavy rotation.
Google has also added the ability to use Wear OS smartwatch to tap and ride with their SmarTrip and Clipper cards via Google Wallet for its users in Washington, D.C. and the San Francisco Bay Area.
In addition, you can now add a tile to Google Keep for Wear OS for quick access to a particular note or to-do list on your watch. Simply swipe through your tiles to discover your pinned note (similar to a shopping list).
Lastly, Most Google Accounts in the United States can now access the Google One website and app’s “Dark Web Report” feature. It allows users to run scans to see if their Gmail address has been made public on the dark web and get advice on the steps they can take to stay safe online. According to the company, Google One members in the U.S. are able to scan for additional personal information, such as their social security number. Access will also expand to more than 20 countries in the coming months.
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