MWC 2023: Google Unveils Exciting New Android & Wear OS Features

MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2023

OnePlus concept phone

At the Mobile World Congress 2023 event, OnePlus showcased its amazing OnePlus concept phone for Android users.

Xiaomi 13 Series

Xiaomi also launched its Leica-powered Xiaomi 13 Series on the global market.

Google introducing new features to Android and Wear OS

Google announced that it is introducing a few new features to Android and Wear OS that will improve your “connectivity, productivity, accessibility, and fun across your devices.”

New Google Keep widget

Android users will soon be able to manage their notes and to-do list even easier with the upcoming Google Keep widget. This widget will let you view your Google Keep to-do list, reminders, and notes directly from your Home screen. You will also be able to check off tasks and sync with your Wear OS smartwatch. Furthermore, you will be able to add a new shortcut to your watch face that, when tapped, will let you create a note in Google Keep by using your voice.

Fast Pair will soon let you connect new headphones to your Chromebook more easily

Fast Pair will soon let you connect new Bluetooth headphones to your Chromebook with just one tap. If you’ve previously paired your headphones with your Android phone, your Chromebook will automatically connect to them as well.

New emoji combinations plus new emojis when paying with Google Wallet

Gboard will soon let you create even more stickers by combining various emojis. You can show your love for your favorite team by combining a basketball emoji with a heart emoji, and you can express your “spring colors” by combining different flower emojis. When making in-store payments with your phone via Google Wallet, a fun animation will appear above your card, such as two cheerful penguins.

Increase content size on Google Chrome more easily

In March, Google will release an update that will allow you to easily increase the size of the content and text on a page by up to 300% in Chrome for Android. The page will keep its layout even if you increase the size of the content. Furthermore, you will be able to set your preferred content size as a default.

New sound and display modes for Wear OS smartwatches

Smartwatches running Wear OS 3 will soon have mono-audio, color-correction, and grayscale modes, which will improve watch accessibility. You will be able to enable mono-audio mode to reduce the disorientation caused by split-audio. As for the color-correction and grayscale modes, you will be able to apply them to your watch’s display.

Other cool features that Android now has

The Google Drive app for Android now lets you annotate PDFs using a stylus or by just touching the screen. You can add handwritten notes using various ink strokes or use the highlighter tool to emphasize important text. The noise cancellation feature during calls in Google Meet is now available on more Android mobile devices, which filters out distracting background sounds, like dog barks, while you speak.