Google redesigned the Android TV OS interface last year to make it easier to navigate through the remote control. Today, when we come to Google I/O 2021, it is officially announced that it will integrate remote control functions for Android phones, so that the combination of the two in experience will be closer to the combination of iPhone and Apple TV.
FromOfficial blogJudging from the pictures posted, Google’s plan seems to be quite similar to Apple’s. There is a large swipe area at the top of the mobile phone screen, and the back, home interface and Google Assistant buttons are located below. The switch key is placed on the upper right, and next to it there are three vertical dots representing the setting menu.
The biggest advantage brought by the mobile phone avatar remote control should be that it is convenient for users to input when searching or filling in passwords. In addition, it also allows you to have a control alternative when you can’t find a physical remote control. According to Google, the new feature will be officially launched later this year and can be used by devices running Android TV/Google TV.