Pixel Feature Drop gets an update, adding some new features

For Pixel device owners who received a new update, Google has introduced Pixel Feature Drop. Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users will have access to this before anyone else. The rest of the Pixel devices will receive this feature soon in upcoming updates.

In December 2021, Google released the Pixel Feature Drop, which includes Snapchat on your lock screen (if enabled). As a result, users can use it with Quick Tap to Snap for quicker access than any other smartphone. According to Google, ‘starting this month’, you’ll be able to add a new Pixel-exclusive lens called ‘Pixel Face’ to your Snapchat. Users of the Pixel 4a 5G or higher will be able to use it.

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users can now use their devices as a digital car key for select BMW models from 2020-2022 ‘in specific regions’. The Google Pixel 6 Pro now has ultra-wideband that improves Nearby Share.

A new ‘early-stage’ accessibility feature, Conversation mode, can be found in the Sound Amplifier app. Users of Pixel devices can access it in beta now. Using on-device machine learning, you can better hear conversations in loud environments by tuning into your conversation voice and ruling out other noises. You can check out the official video below.

Additionally, the ‘Now Playing’ experience will now automatically find a song after you turn it on. An automatic identification process can be carried out entirely on the device. In addition to the Curated Culture collection, there are new wallpapers created in recognition of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Support for car crash detection is now available in Taiwan, Italy, France, Spain, Ireland, Japan, the UK, Australia, Singapore, and the United States. With this feature enabled in the Personal Safety app, your Pixel 3 model or a newer model can detect if you’ve been involved in a severe accident.

If a crash happens, the phone will check with you to see if you’re OKAY or not. If there’s no response, it can share your location with emergency numbers for quicker help. The Recorder app now supports new languages for transcription like Japanese, French, and German on Pixel 3 or newer models.

The Pixel Buds A-Series wireless earbuds are now getting improved bass-level control. So, Android 6 or later version running device users can open the Pixel Buds app and adjust the bass from -1 to +4 with a slider.

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