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Pixel phones get December 2020 update with new features and fixes

08 December 2020 0

Google has started rolling out the December security patch to its series of Pixel phones, starting from Pixel 3 to all the way up to Pixel 5. Unfortunately, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are out of the league already.

The new update includes many fixes for all the Pixel phones and Pixel feature drop adds a host of new features to them alongside several improvements and the latest Android security patch. Google is bringing new features via its new Pixel feature drops channel. So, part of the December 2020 update also includes all the new features that Google has just announced via its blog post for the Pixel phones. These mainly include ‘Hold for Me,’ Extreme Battery Saver, and contextual translation, and more.

Google Hold for me

The Hold for Me feature as the name implies will wait on line for you and let you know when the other person on the phone is ready to talk. The ‘Extreme Battery Saver’ is a new mode the “limits active apps to run the essentials so your battery lasts as long as possible.”

Also, Google has enabled Duo screen sharing in group calls as well. Furthermore, Pixel 3 phones and above will get new Suggestions tab in the editor UI of Google Photos. According to Google, this new tab uses machine learning and suggests you edits.

Google Photos new editor UI

Google says the Suggestions tab offers suggestions that are tailored to the picture you’re editing. “Now on Pixel, we’re rolling out new suggestions, including Dynamic, which enhances brightness, contrast, and color, and a set of sky suggestions, which help you create stunning sunset and sunrise images in just one tap.”

Note that these features are already available in the newest Pixel 5 phone and now with the latest December update it is bringing these features to its Pixel 3 and newer devices as well.

Google Adaptive Sound

One of the new features coming is Adaptive Sound. According to Google, this new feature improves the sound quality of your phone speaker based on surroundings. “It uses the microphone to assess the acoustics near you, then adjusts the sound equalizer settings in certain apps. Bringing your Pixel from the bedroom to the bathroom while getting ready in the morning? Your audio will sound great wherever you are.” Note that this new feature is coming only for the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5.

Furthermore, there are improvements done around the Adaptive Battery. There is now also a new feature called Adaptive Charge that preserves battery health over time by dynamically controlling how quickly a Pixel device charges. While the improvements of the Adaptive Battery for Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5G) are coming to Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5G) only, the Adaptive Charging is available on the Pixel 4 series, Pixel 4a, Pixel 5G, and the Pixel 5. There is also an Adaptive Connectivity feature switches between 5G and 4G based on the app you’re using. This means if you’re watching a movie or downloading large files, it will switch to 5G. And, when browsing the web, the phones will switch to 4G. This facility is available with Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G.

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  • The Google Pixel 4 is available at Amazon for $ 549.
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  • The Google Pixel 3 XL isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
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