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Technology Original Google Pixel will only get one more software update

11:25  06 november  2019
11:25  06 november  2019 Source:   techradar.com

Google's Pixel 4 event takes place October 15th

Google's Pixel 4 event takes place October 15th After a cornucopia of leaks, Google is finally ready to show what the Pixel 4 is all about. The internet giant has sent out invitations to see "a few new things Made by Google" at an October 15th event in New York City. It's not offering many clues about what to expect, but c'mon -- you can safely assume the Pixel 4 and 4 XL will be the centerpieces of the event with their touch-free gestures and 90Hz displays. It's everything else that's less certain. One possibility is a Nest Mini smart speaker that would replace the Home Mini. It's believed to be visually similar to the outgoing model, but would pack requested features like an audio output jack and a wall mount.

Google then introduced Android 10 software to the original Pixel line a few months ago, which was a surprise upgrade as based on Google 's comments many expected the handsets to be stuck on the previous version of the software . The company has yet to confirm when the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Pixel phones get security updates for at least 3 years from when the device first became available on the Google Store in the US. Nexus devices get the latest version of Android directly from Google . If you bought your device from the Google Store, updates will typically reach your device within 2 weeks.

If you own the original Google Pixel or Pixel XL, you can expect one more software update for your phone to land in December - but that's it.

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It marks the first time Google has dropped one of its Pixel phones from its standard monthly updates, as the company has confirmed to The Verge that the next upgrade will be "one final software update".

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The original Pixel phones were introduced in October 2016, meaning you've been able to access three years of updates for the devices. The Pixel and Pixel XL missed out on November's security update earlier this month, so many assumed they were already done for upgrades.

Another Pixel 4 leak reveals a transcription-centric Recorder app

  Another Pixel 4 leak reveals a transcription-centric Recorder app Google's not doing a great job of keeping details of its forthcoming Pixel 4 quiet. Following leaks about its take on accessible Face ID, and more recently its car crash detection feature, new info has emerged about its updated Recorder app. At the moment, Google's simple Recorder app lets you record audio from a microphone, and not much else. But according to Mishaal Rahman at XDA Developers, it's set to get an upgrade that'll make it a lotNow it seems that the app will include automatic transcription of audio, along with an audio search function that will you find specific words or phrases from any single recording.

Google has bundled a bunch of software updates that are exclusive (at least for now) to the Pixel line and is releasing them in one larger bundle instead of Google firmly believes in rolling updates , which is a “ more responsible” way to send out updates . A small group gets them first , just to ensure there

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL will get “ one final software update ” in December, the company confirms to The Verge. As of yesterday, it looked like the original Pixel was done getting updates , as Google released its November security update for most Pixel phones, but nothing for the Pixel or

When Google revealed the original Pixel lineup, it confirmed there would be two years of standard software updates with three years of security upgrades.

Google then introduced Android 10 software to the original Pixel line a few months ago, which was a surprise upgrade as based on Google's comments many expected the handsets to be stuck on the previous version of the software.

The company has yet to confirm when the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will drop out of being updated, but if Google follows a similar pattern for these phones you can expect to be able to access Android 11 and a year more of security upgrades too.

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Google's powerful Recorder app now works on older Pixel phones .
Over its last few Pixel cycles, Google has made a point of bringing some features of its most recent phone to other devices. This week, for instance, Pixel 4's live audio captioning tool expanded to Pixel 3 and 3a devices. Now, owners of older Pixel handsets can check out one of Pixel 4's niftier aspects: the Recorder app that can capture and transcribe audio simultaneously. Google said last month it'd make Recorder available for older Pixels. On Thursday, it updated the app, which should now pop up in the Play Store for other supported Pixels, namely Pixel 2 and later devices. However, it doesn't seem to work on the original Pixel -- at least not officially.

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