Google Kicks Off MWC With Grab-Bag of Android, Wear OS, Chrome OS Updates

From PC Mag: Google is once again refraining from taking up much floor space here at MWC, but it is making a bid at the start of the wireless industry’s biggest gathering to occupy a little more screen real estate on Android, Wear OS, and Chrome OS devices.

The company announced Monday(Opens in a new window) a set of new features coming to gadgets running those operating systems, with four of these updates rolling out now:

The Google Drive app for Android phones and tablets will support freehand annotation of PDFs. This has been fairly common among such desktop apps as macOS Preview and Mozilla Firefox, but mobile apps are different.

The Google Meet app–the new one, not the old one–can do noise cancellation on additional Android phones and tablets. This is separate from the “clear calling” noise cancellation Google has shipped for some Pixel phones.

The “Emoji Kitchen” feature of Google’s Gboard app will let you do additional mash-ups of emojis.

Chrome will let you expand the size of web-page content by as much as 300%, in keeping with an app-content-zoom feature coming to Android 14.

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