Google has released the first of its Pixel feature drops for 2020. With the March release, users of supported Pixel devices get access to AR effects in Duo, faster access to cards and passes in Google Pay, and Car Crash Detection in the UK and Australia. Pixel 4 users will also get motion sense improvements.
Google's Tasker-like Rules is now rolling out to more Pixel phones running Android 10. Using Rules you'll be able to automatically switch your phone to DND, silent, ring, or vibrate based on which Wi-Fi network you're connected to or your location.
Google's March feature drop for Pixels is said to bring new useful features like dark mode scheduling. The update is due out with the March security update and is the second of the Pixel's feature drops since Google started the program in December.
In Google's first big Pixel feature drop back in December of 2019, it introduced automatic Call Screen with an option to record the audio of screened calls. Recently, some users have been reporting that the option has now disappeared on their Pixel phones.
"Active Edge" lets you squeeze your phone to launch Google Assistant or silence incoming calls and notifications. It's a pretty neat trick that accomplishes a simple set of features; and you can just as easily turn it off.
This Woot sale has Pixel phones from the original Google Pixel and Pixel 2 to the more recent Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a models so you can take your pick. Though the devices may show some wear, they are all unlocked and will be fully functional.
One of the main features of the first Pixel feature drop is rolling out to Pixel 4 phones now, allowing you to automatically screen callers from unknown numbers. Along with this new feature, Call Screen has also gained the ability to record calls it screens.
Part of Google's big Pixel feature drop on December 9 included improved performance with better memory management. After speaking with The Verge, it appears this could make its way to other Android phones in the future.
Google recently introduced automatic screen calling as part of the big Pixel feature drop. It was thought to be a Pixel 4 exclusive, but now Google is saying it will come to all Pixel phones running Android 10 "over the coming weeks."
Using the camera app on the Google Pixel is simple, and with Night Sight on the Pixel 3 and 4 phones, so is taking photos of the stars. What's not so simple is how Google does its magic — math — so they have graciously explained how it's done.