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World Feature Drop: Google announces new functions for Pixel smartphones

21:37  01 march  2021
21:37  01 march  2021 Source:   t3n.de

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Google has announced new functions for its Pixel smartphones. The drop feature includes support for underwater recordings and a new screen display for bedtime, among other things.

Google Pixel 5. © t3n Google Pixel 5.

Google's quarterly feature drop, offers numerous new features after the last December update . However, some of the announced highlight functions of the March drop are initially only available for the US market. Nevertheless, German pixel users also get their money's worth.

Feature Drop: Pixel smartphones receive support for underwater recordings

Of course, the Feature Drop does not protect the Pixel devices better against water - thanks to the initiative of the software engineer of the Pixel camera, José Ricardo Lima, however, the smartphones can be with use the underwater housing from Kraken Sports. According to Google,

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Pixel smartphones can now be better used for underwater recordings. (Image: Google)

With the corresponding housing, the Pixel-Phone can be taken on diving adventures to photograph marine life and landscapes. Even in the underwater case, you get access to camera functions such as night vision, portrait mode, motion photos and videos. Google provides further information on the new feature on a dedicated support page. Fall asleep better with Pixel Smartphones

Pixel Smartphones with Pixel Stand get new bedtime functions via feature drop. (Image: Google)

Another new function that comes with the March feature drop is especially for the bedroom: The update integrates a new "more seamless bedtime schedule" in combination with the Pixel booth. When the watch's new bedtime features are used with the Pixel Stand, new, updated screen displays appear along with new notifications to guide the user to sleep. According to Google, the feature is available on the models

Pixel 3, 3 XL , P ixel 4 such as 4 XL and Pixel 5 (test) .

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For English-speaking users only, the Smart-Compose, known from Gmail and others, which relies on machine learning, is moving into Android. The feature can help you complete texts in selected messaging apps, according to Google. Smart-Compose suggests frequently occurring or used phrases in order to save repeated typing and to avoid typing errors.

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recorder app has web interface
Google's recorder app introduced with the

Pixel 4 (test) , has its own web interface with which users can access saved content can also be accessed on the desktop. The user interface is localized in German, but all functions of the application are not yet available in this country. Although it is possible to listen to a guitar riff that is currently being worked on, or to listen to audio recordings, the transcription function, with which, for example, interviews are automatically converted into running text and made searchable, remains exclusively in English for the time being. Feature Drop brings new wallpapers for International Women's Day.

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New wallpapers for pixel smartphones for International Women's Day. (Image: Google)

Google Pixel smartphones regularly receive new wallpapers that celebrate various cultural moments with works of art by artists from all over the world. On the occasion of International Women's Day on March 8th, new background images with illustrations by the Spanish duo Cachetejack will be added - they describe the strength and transformation of women, according to Google.

As a “bonus feature”, Google is delivering the recently announced Google Fit function with the new Drop feature, with which

heart and breathing rates can only be measured with the camera . The new feature is slated to be released for Pixel owners over the next week. Google advises in the announcement that it is not intended for medical use.

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