Technology Google suddenly pushes a little-known Pixel feature and it's marvelous
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Over the last few weeks, I've been unreasonably fascinated by Google's.
It isn't so much the phones themselves, though I know that many who have them find them delightful. Or, at least, as good as any other.
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What's been moving me to uncommon eyebrow-scratching have been Google's vigorous attempts to make the Pixel important. Or, if I might be so rude, relevant.
First it waswhile you transfer your data to your new Pixel.
Next, it was-- is there any other kind? -- during your data transfer. This was only marred by the unfortunate kink that you can't buy a Pixel in Korea.
This week, however, my committed watching of the San Francisco Giants was interrupted by.
A man in white glasses -- burdened with the name Chris -- was relating how he'd been in a serious crash, caused by a confusing road configuration and a stubborn truck.
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Chris was in the passenger seat, holding his Pixel. He explained: "I just remember that moment. The truck coming closer and closer."
He added: "I remember looking at my finger and I'm, like, something's going to happen to my finger."
Which is, perhaps, a slightly odd thing to think. (Please don't worry. There's a reasonably happy ending.)
In essence, this tale is of Chris's Pixel recognizing that he'd been in a car accident, vibrating and asking him whether he needed help.
Chris says he didn't really think about how his phone was going to save him. Somehow, Apple has cornered the life-saving gadget arena with stories about how Apple Watch.
Indeed, my colleague Jason Perlowof how, once a Cupertino skeptic, he became passionately committed to Apple after his Watch detected an irregular heart rhythm and helped him to discover it before more serious consequences could ensue.
What to expect from Google I/O 2021
The keynote kicks off at 1PM ET on May 18thIn the keynote’s official description, Google is unsurprisingly coy about what might be announced: “Tune in to find out about how we’re furthering our mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” But we can make a few educated guesses about what could be shown off at the event. Read on to find out what to expect from the big show.
In Chris's case, he presents his story in a matter-of-fact manner, which makes the telling more powerful.
The feature he describes has actuallyand .
Maddeningly, it's not available in all languages and countries and is also dependent on connectivity. It also may be triggered by events that aren't accidents and may not detect every accident. (Google's lawyers.)
Still, Google released this ad in tandem with, the tale of a dad who, thanks to the Pixel's Live Caption feature, had a phone conversation with his son for the very first time.
In essence, it's been enjoyable to see Google making more interesting efforts at creating an identity for the Pixel.
If only the company could put a little more energy into promoting it -- and distributing it more widely -- the Pixel might become far more relevant than it is.
Why, a mere 2 millionphones .
I fear many users would wish Google could see Pixel as more than just a phone for Android developers to have fun with.
Everything we didn't get at Google I/O 2021
New Pixel phones and Nest smart home hardware were totally absent from Google's May event.Long story short is that the keynote presentation was entirely focused on software, with no new hardware announcements.
This may never happen, so Pixel-lovers will have to make do with enjoying superior levels of entertainment on behalf of the brand.
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