Google today announced at Google I / O the many new features coming to the platform, from the latest beta of Android 12 to the merger of WearOS with Tizen and many more. New version Android 12 Android 12 comes with a completely new design based on a system called “Material You”, with big and bubbly buttons, changing colors and smoother animations. It’s “the biggest design change in Android history,” according to Sameer Samat, vice president of product management for Android and Google Play. There are some other functional features that are added, but they are quite minor. The new design is what matters. It looks like new, but Android generally works the same, although of course Google can’t help it and again shuffled some system-level features. Android 12 is an implementation of a new design system that Google is introducing called Material You. Google says it will apply to all of its products, from the web to applications to hardware and Android. Google Photos is adding some new features Google is introducing a new feature in Google Photos that allows you to hide specific images so that they do not appear in your photo feed or in other applications. The feature, called Locked Folder, will put confidential images that you prefer not to share behind a password. Google says the feature will launch on Pixels first, but will hit more Android phones “throughout the year.” Google announces health tool to identify skin problems Google’s latest foray into health care is a web tool that uses artificial intelligence to help people identify infections or problems with the skin, hair or nails. The company previewed the tool on I / O today, and says it expects to launch a pilot test later this year. People can use their phone’s camera to take three pictures of the problem area, for example a rash on the arm. They will then answer a series of questions about your skin type and other symptoms. The tool then provides a list of possible conditions from a set of 288s that it is trained to recognize. Google Maps Live View Now Offers More Useful Information Google today announced numerous new features for Google Maps at its 2021 I / O developer conference, including updates to its handy Live View tool, which helps you navigate the world at through augmented reality. Now Live View will be accessible directly from Google Maps and will collect a lot of useful information, including how busy shops and restaurants are, recent reviews, and uploaded photos. Live View also now has better labeling for streets at complex intersections, Google says, and will automatically orient you relative to known locations (like your home or work). Google and Samsung are merging Wear OS and Tizen Google and Samsung jointly announced today that they are merging Wear OS, Google’s operating system, and the Tizen-based smartwatch software platform that has been instrumental in Samsung’s wearable devices. for many years. The resulting platform is now known simply as “Wear”, although that might not be the final name. The benefits of the joint effort include significant improvements in battery life, 30 percent faster load times for applications, and smoother animations. Google will improve the privacy of several applications At Google I / O this year there was a lot of talk about security and privacy. Specifically, we have three new features for Google Photos, Google Maps and the search engine itself. This year Google has announced in three announcements the privacy news that will reach the corresponding Android applications in the coming months. Among them are Encrypted folder in Google Photos Deletion of the last 15 minutes of searches Reminder that we share the location.