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Pixel Feature Drop: Google bringt neue Funk­tion­en für die Pixel-Smartphones

Pixel Feature Reduction: Google Introduces New Features in Pixel Smartphones

Google usually refers to the so-called “feature drops” as they release new functionality on their own smartphones, with the exception of the usual Android changes. From today onwards with the updates from Pixel 3a to Pixel 5, very different innovations will be introduced.

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The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will receive updates in the coming weeks. As always, the output takes place in waves, so not all devices receive an immediate update.

Digital car keys and UWB enabled

It’s no longer a secret that Google will be activating the BMW digital car keys on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. With selected BMW vehicles, you can lock and unlock the car using the smartphone by holding the smartphone to the door handle. You can also start the car. By placing the Pixel smartphone in the main storage area in the car and pressing the “Start Engine” button. Although these functions are NFC based, Google today officially announced the release of the Ultra-Broadband with the Pixel 6 Pro update. Among other things, the nearby partition sends files, videos, and locations to other ultra-broadband devices using UWB.

Snap fast with quick taps

With a function called “Quick Tap”, you can open applications and functions under Android and iOS, such as taking screen shots or playing music (Settings> “Systems”> “Gestures and Operations”> “Quick Tap” by double-tapping on the back of the smartphone. ) .With the new Drop feature, there is “Quick Tap for Snapchat” which opens the snap camera for faster snapshots from the lock screen. : Pixel Face. Upcoming feature drops, Google says there should be extra specialized lenses for snaps.

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Now the Mid Num Such-Button is playing

With the update of “Playing Now”, Google wants to improve the recognition of currently running music pieces. Automatic recognition of the song takes place entirely internally on the smartphone. What’s new, though, is that the search button can be used if the song is not playing in the auto detection area with this local, Now Playing. It is available from Pixel 4. You can save the track as a favorite using the music note icon next to the song on the lock screen.

Overview of the new features for each Pixel smartphone (Image: Google)

High pass system in Pixel Butts A-Series

The update also includes improved pass settings for the Pixel Buds A-Series (trial). They are not only available on Pixel smartphones, but can also be used on any Android smartphone from Android 6.0 with the Pixel Butts app. It now has a slider that allows you to adjust the pass from -1 to +4.

New backgrounds

The update comes with three new backgrounds. To celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Google did just that Dana Kerley, A physically challenged versatile artist from Vancouver, Canada.

More languages ​​for recorders

The latest innovation is about the Recorder app, which acquires new languages ​​for transcripts: German, French and Japanese. These are now available in Pixel 3 and newer generations as well. This way, you can not only record the sound, but also search the transcript.

Lots of bug fixes included

Google has fixed several bugs with the December 2021 update Release Notes will be monitored by Google.

The software versions of the updates available today for each device are as follows:

  • Pixel 3a (XL): SQ1A.211205.008
  • Pixel 4 (XL): SQ1A.211205.008
  • Pixel 4a: SQ1A.211205.008
  • Pixel 4a (5G): SQ1A.211205.008
  • Pixel 5: SQ1A.211205.008
  • Pixel 5a (5G): SQ1A.211205.008
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