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Pixel feature drop for June 2021 brings in a lot of goodies. Find out about them!

  1. CosmicPaladin
    Jelly Bean Jun 10, 2021 at 8:15 AM

    CosmicPaladin , Jun 10, 2021 at 8:15 AM :
    It's that time of the year, when the likes of Google Pixels and Apple iPhones are being treated with the latest software releases, right from the makers of the phones. The day before Apple unveiled iOS15, Google did a massive drop of features for the Pixel line. Let's kill the suspense and see what they're getting:

    Astrolapse

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    We bet someone in high places at Google is a Sheldon Cooper fan or loves astronomy. While Google's Night Sight and Astrophotography take stunning snaps, they are rather slow at it. We now have an "Astrolapse" feature, that takes a short video clip of the sky, and on a clear-sky-day, you can see them stars moving. Needless to say, you need to hold the phone as still as possible.

    Locked Folder for Google Photos

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    Many OEMs have been doing this on their stock gallery app and now Google follows suite. You can now move all contents of your choice on Google Photos app, into a passcode-secured folder, to restrict the access. Privacy or security, Google has you covered here. Access to this folder is ducked under the Utilities portion of the app.

    Car Crash Detection

    A safety feature that can literally save lives. If the Pixel detects an unusual jerk or an impact with its sensors, it asks if you are alright or involved in a car mishap. If it doesn't get a response, it calls for help. Pixel's car crash detection is now extended to countries such as Spain, Singapore, and Ireland.

    A smarter Gboard Clipboard

    Gboard can now tell the URLs, phone numbers, email addresses, and such, apart from the normal text. It will then separate them out whilst you're in the middle of copy-paste activities to help you breeze through them.

    Remote commands to phone calls

    Far away from phone stuck at cooking or taking care of a kid, when you get a call? You can now order your phone to take your call or reject them saying - "Hey Google, answer call" or "OK Google, reject call"

    Walking alerts

    Pixels can now tell if you're walking and engrossed on your phone, and nudge you to watch where you're going, so you don't bump into a lampost or find yourself in a manhole

    Call Screen

    Japan users can now start having the assistant answer the calls for you, with the call screen feature

    Extended languages for recorder app

    The recorder app now brings in support for Singaporean, Australian, Irish and British based dialects for English

    Pride Month Wallpapers & Ringtones

    More and more support for Pride month is flowing in, and Google now showers a set of wallpapers with a dedicated theme for Pride Month, created by Ashton Attz. This and few ringtones too!

    So what do you think? Which of these features should we see on the Oxygen OS, perhaps in a better way? Tell us more in the comments

    Ref: Android Authority
     

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  2. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar Jun 10, 2021 at 8:22 AM

    Tokolozi , Jun 10, 2021 at 8:22 AM :
    Very nice,
    You can see that google is focusing on safety and usability.

    The call screen seems super usefull though, especially if you get a lot of spam calls.
     

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  3. udaybhaskar22
    Froyo Jun 10, 2021 at 8:50 AM


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  6. SRD.
    Lollipop Jun 10, 2021 at 9:23 AM

    SRD. , via OnePlus 7T , Jun 10, 2021 at 9:23 AM :
    So good to see google's car crash detection system. I just wish it doesn't call SOS if the owner is on a call in another phone 😜. Google is best at it. But the direction in which smart devices are going, it's going to create a lot of mess for sure.
    Thanks for the thread @CosmicPaladin
     

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    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 10, 2021 at 9:34 AM

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    Gingerbread Jun 10, 2021 at 3:52 PM

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    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 10, 2021 at 3:54 PM


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    Froyo Jun 10, 2021 at 9:53 PM

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    Gingerbread Jun 11, 2021 at 12:23 AM

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    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 11, 2021 at 4:58 AM

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    Gingerbread Jun 11, 2021 at 5:45 AM

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