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9 new Android features to help you stay productive

has announced updates to its platform, which aim to simplify users' daily lives across their phones, tablets, Wear OS smartwatches, and Auto-compatible cars. Among the updates, Auto now uses AI to automatically summarise long texts or busy group chats while driving and can suggest relevant replies and actions. The updates also include the Lookout feature on , which provides image captions that are auto-generated by AI and designed for blind and low-vision communities. With enhanced screen reader support for Lens in Maps, users can now explore nearby places like ATMs, restaurants, and transit stations by pointing their phone's camera and having TalkBack read the place's information aloud. Another new feature is adding handwritten annotations to Docs from phones or tablets using fingers or styluses. Additionally, the output switcher on 's home screen now enables users to switch between Spotify Connect devices while playing media on Spotify, similar to the existing functionality on YouTube Music. Finally, the redesigned Fitbit on Android now shows users a more complete picture of their health and wellness data, with data from connected wearables and displayed alongside Fitbit data.

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