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Stay productive and connected with these new Android features

Using Assistant At a Glance widget on an Android phone to view helpful information, using the new Webex by Cisco app on Android Auto to join a conference call and using Image Q&A on an Android phone to ask questions to an AI-generated image description

Today, Android is announcing a new look, as well as new features for the Google apps and devices you use every day. Here's how these updates make it easier to keep on top of tasks and stay connected on the go:

AI assistance at your side

The Assistant At a Glance widget uses AI to bring you helpful information like high-precision weather alerts, dynamic travel updates and upcoming event reminders on your home screen — right when you need them.

On the home screen of an Android phone, the Assistant At a Glance widget is showing the current weather and upcoming flight information.

See information, when you need it, with the new Assistant At a Glance widget.

Scrolling through images in a group chat, photos on your camera app or even on social media can often be inaccessible for people who are blind or low-vision. Image Q&A on Lookout makes visual content more accessible by using AI to generate more detailed descriptions. After opening an image, you can type or use your voice to ask follow-up questions to learn more about what is in the image. Lookout is also making 11 new languages available on its app, including Japanese, Korean and Chinese, bringing the total number of supported languages to 34.

Using Image Q&A on Lookout on an Android phone to hear an AI-generated image description and ask follow-up questions.

Ask follow-up questions to AI-generated image descriptions using Image Q&A on Lookout.

Productivity on the go

Easily access everyday tickets and passes in the moment you need them. Coming soon, with Google Wallet Pass photo import, you can digitize passes that have a barcode or a QR code, like gym or library cards. Simply upload an image of the pass to store a secure, digital version of it in your Google Wallet.

Adding a gym pass to Google Wallet via a photo of the barcode on an Android phone.

Add your passes into your Google Wallet via Pass photo import.

New communication apps are coming soon to Android Auto. With the addition of Webex by Cisco and Zoom, you will be able to start and join conference calls by audio and browse meeting schedules from your car display. Active calls are managed through Android Auto, so you can mute your microphone when needed and end the call when finished.

Browsing Webex by Cisco and Zoom meeting schedules on Android Auto on a car dashboard.

Browse and join Zoom and Webex by Cisco meetings on Android Auto.

Personalized for you

Start your day with a little morning motivation by hearing about your Fitbit or Google Fit activity and sleep data in personal Routines. To get started, add your hours slept and sleep start time to your Good morning Routine. Then say, “Hey Google, good morning” to hear a recap of your sleep stats in the morning.

Using Google Assistant on an Android phone to set up a morning Routine that lets you hear the number of hours slept the night before.

Set up activity and sleep data in personal Routines.

Android continuously delivers new features to make your devices and Google apps even better. Learn more at

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