According to the latest analytics, about 3.3 billion people worldwide use Chrome, and the browser’s share is 41 percent. Thus, the program from Google is the most popular browser in the world. That is why many people constantly monitor company updates and try to start using new products as soon as possible. In this review, we will talk about the next update from Google.
In March 2022, Google released a series of updates that apply to all products that are loaded with Google software.
These updates can already be seen as a notification on the Pixel 6 or Samsung S22 Ultra as a required update. It’s similar to Microsoft’s effort with monthly updates in Windows 11, where small clarifications or bug fixes are grouped into one download package.
But these updates aren’t limited to Android – Chromebooks, Chrome OS, and WearOS will have this update ready to download and install
While the main bug fixes for this March update vary between games and wallet management, the Google Play Store is its main focus:
- Improvements to the Play-as-you-download feature to allow gamers to start playing mobile games while downloading the app continue to reduce waiting times.
- New features to help you discover the apps and games you love.
- Optimization allows you to download and install faster and more reliably.
- New features in the Play Pass and Play Points programs.
- Improvements in Google Play billing.
- Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.
- Various performance optimizations, bug fixes, and security, stability, and availability improvements.
If the update doesn’t show up as a notification on your Google device, go to Settings > About > Software Update and a window should appear stating the March 2022 update.
These monthly updates are always recommended as they can help improve privacy, fix bugs, and add features to your Google devices, from your smartphone to your car.
But as Google is rumored to be holding another I/O event where it will announce new updates to all of its products and software releases, we may soon see a significant monthly update on the horizon.
But the updates don’t end there. The main feature of the Google Play updates released in May 2022 is the improvement of the Nearby Share feature, which works like AirDrop on Apple devices and is also compatible with Chromebooks and Windows PCs. The new feature allows you to send files, links, and text from one of your own devices to another without the need for confirmation on the second device. For example, you may send the link to your favorite game or share a casino website Betamo Casino with your friend.
The design of the Google Help app has also changed. Since last year, Google has been redesigning its various apps to take advantage of the Material You design that premiered on the Pixel 6. The monthly update also includes various security improvements.
To get these features, improvements, and more on your device, you must be using Google Play Services version 22.15 and Play Store version 30.3. The updates began rolling out on May 2.
In addition to Google updates, it is also worth mentioning the new version of Android 13, which many users have also been waiting for.
Over the past few years, every new update that Android has released has focused on security, privacy, and a host of new features.
Major updates include:
- Support for multiple quick switches
There are now several new toggles in the notification bar, such as one-handed use, color correction, as well as a new toggle for a dedicated QR code.
In the modern world, there is a QR code everywhere, for example, for payment, user information, and everything else. so for this before the Android 13 version, you just open your camera, glasses lens, or any other app to scan this QR code, but now in Android 13, you have an instant shortcut to use this feature.
- Permissions for notifications at run time with some options.
When you install new apps in Android 13 and activate them for the first time, they may ask the user for permission to send notifications, just like they ask for permission to access the camera, microphone, location, storage, contacts, phone, and calendar. Apps could send notifications without the user’s permission prior to Android 12. The user can block notifications, but the app doesn’t require their consent to send them. So now in Android 13, you have access to allow or dismiss notifications. In addition, you must select the type of notification received, for example, you want an application to be notified in headphones or speaker, and with the volume slider, with which you can set the volume of the notification
- Quick split
Using this function, you can split the screen of the app, I know you think we already have this function after the android version. but now it’s an upgrade… If you’re using YouTube and then you open another app, then you have a quick split option with just a swipe of your finger to open both of those apps on a split-screen.
- Thematic icons
In the latest version of Android, if you set any wallpaper, then our phone background color was set to match the home screen color scheme, but all app icons remain the same. In Android 13, if you have set any theme or wallpaper on your phone, then app icons and all other icons also set their background to match your theme color.
- Safe Gallery Options (Images and Videos)
This is one of the most popular features in Android 13. This feature is defined as Android Document Picker and allows you to share documents with a separate app without having to give the app permission to view every file on your phone. Now, the first developer build of Android 13 is extending this capability to a photo picker. The new Photo Picker API will give you access to shared photos and videos without requiring permission to view all media on your device.
These are the most popular new Android 13 features that we should be aware of before downloading the new version of the Android 13 update. The ability to get this new version of the update will first be for Google Nexus devices and then for other devices.