Before launching improvements and new features in an application, it is usual for them to have tests and new functions available, and analyzing the source code of an application can be used as a method of knowing what is to come. Something we can now apply to the Google app.
And is that the source code of the latest available version has shed light on some of the features that might arrive in future updates. And beware, these are interesting improvements, since the code of the latest beta version of the Google application reveals how they prepare for the arrival of control via biometric systems to improve privacy when using the browser and the occasional surprise. which we will now see.
Three new functions
Google is considering, or at least it seems, to go further in its application in terms of security and protection of user privacy, it may be considering the introduction of a locking system using some type of biometric access control, either a fingerprint or facial identification. Items revealed by the latest beta version of the Google app.
It is that when we use the incognito mode to browse and the session is blocked during a period of inactivity, we need to use a biometric access system (depending on what we have configured) to confirm our identity.
But this is not the only novelty that could come in a future update, since in the same application, which we remember, is the version 11.39.7, it also raises an improvement in the control of connected devices in the smart home. More exactly, Nest devices could, who could see how the option that allows turn them off so they don’t ring when we’re not at home
Finally, another of the possible functions revealed by the application of the beta version is the ability to teach users to pronounce words, what they call “Oral practice mode” o “Oral practice mode”. A feature that appears to be limited to English even though it can support multiple languages.
“Speaking Practice Mode” would be a kind of tutor who would show a word to the user, then ask them to repeat it, as well as prompts to reproduce the correct pronunciation.
These functions may or may not reach the Google app in the future, but what is clear is that we will see movements in the near future.
Vía | XDA Developers