When Google announced the (374 on Amazon) .and the company also introduced new software-based features. Features that might be expected to work well on older phones from Pixel
One would be partially correct. Google does not plan to update older pixel devices to improve pixel parity functionality. Instead, the company will add a handful of features that make your Pixel or Pixel 2 ($ 649 on Google Store) more meaningful.
I asked Google for a list of functions that are being transferred to the older pixels. Here's what I found out.
Pixel 3's ability to answer the phone and check your calls is an important selling point for some. I know that I enjoyed testing it and avoiding my friends and lawyers.
A software update will add a call screen for all pixel devices in November.
Google's pixel line has made a name for itself thanks to its camera and the use of AI to enhance photos without the user having to spend a lot of work. Some of the new camera featureswill come to the original pixel and Pixel 2. You can read more .
- Top Shot : A slimmed-down version of Top Shot will be released on older Pixel devices in October. There are some hardware requirements that allow Pixel 3 full experience while older pixels need to do everything with software.
- Night Sight : Comes to all Pixel devices in November.
- : Pixel 2 will receive support for Playground, the company's AR sticker feature, later this year.
- Set Background Blur: Now on the Pixel 2. The first time you use the Portrait mode after refreshing In the latest version of Google Camera, a pop-up is displayed telling you that the Feature has been added and where you can access it.
Google recently updated its Camera app for older pixel devices and added the same interface as the Pixel 3 line to older devices to give Pixel 2 the ability to customize the background blur applied to a photo.
Both Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 have a feature that waits for music and then displays the title and artist on the lock screen of the phone. The feature is incredibly handy if you want to know who in a café owns what you hear, but Pixel 2 lacks an important part: a history log.
Pixel 3 creates a list of recognized songs to which you can return. According to Android Police, Pixel 2 will also receive the "Current History" feature via a future software update.
First published on October 23, 1:40. PT.
Update, October 24, at 2:10 pm: Adds the background blur feature and reflects our testing of an update.