Google Releases the Next Pixel 4 Feature Drop

Joanna Estrada
March 3, 2020

The highlights include Dark Theme automatic scheduling, advanced Do Not Disturb rules based on your current WiFi network and/or physical location, new emoji, a play/pause gesture for Motion Sense, and plenty more.

Google hasn't given an exact release time but says the features dropping for Pixel users soon. The Motion Sense feature can now be used to pause and resume songs via a "tapping" aerial gesture.

Pixel 4 only: Australia and United Kingdom users now have vehicle crash detection enabled, previously only available in the US.

Car Crash Detection - The Pixel will now call emergency services if it detects you'd been in a car crash automatically.

Pixel 4 only: Improved camera depth perception for better selfies and the ability to create 3D photos on Facebook. And adaptive brightness has been updated to temporarily increases screen brightness to make reading easier when in extremely bright ambient lighting, including direct sunlight.

Pixel 4 and Pixel 3 only: Duomoji which are like Animoji but for Google Duo calls. This feature will be rolling out gradually in all countries with Google Pay during March, and will come to the Pixel 3 and 3a families in addition to 4.

Pixel 2 only: Live Caption is rolling out. Similar to the popular Tasker app.

Emoji 12.1 update brings more Emoji to Pixels, including a large selection of inclusive Emoji. You can press and hold the power button to swipe through the payment cards, passes and tickets you've stored in Google Pay. If you own a Pixel device, it's all good stuff. Along with the security patch, there are also a whole bevy of fixes and improvements for various features across the entire Pixel line. In the technology world, however, the first Monday of a new month means new Android security updates.

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