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Tons of exciting new fixes and features

Tons of exciting new fixes and features

Google Pixel devices are receiving one of their biggest updates ever, with three new features and more than 40 fixes and improvements.

Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8 // Source: Chloé Pertuis for Frandroid

Google Pixel smartphones have received what they were long overdue Drop feature As of March, an update brings several features as well as plenty of bug fixes to a large portion of the Pixel lineup.

New features expected for Pixel smartphones

Three new features are expected in this update.

Ultra HDR arrives on Instagram

It will now be possible to capture Ultra HDR videos directly from the Instagram app, to get more detail across the entire dynamic range, both in shadows and highlights.

This only applies to Instagram Reels, not Stories. The update also concerns the sharing of Ultra HDR images, which will be displayed in this format or in SDR depending on the user's smartphone.

This feature will be available on Pixel 7 and later, as well as the Pixel Fold.

Circle for Search is compatible with the Pixel 7

We recently told you about the popular Circle to Search feature on the Pixel 8 and Samsung Galaxy S24. It will soon be compatible with all Pixel 7 phones, letting you perform a Google search using any item on your screen.

Source: Google

The call screen feature is getting better

Another feature, planned for the first time in the United States, adds a “Hello” button to the call screen function, allowing you to speak with the caller without having to pick up the phone. Above all, this new button will allow you to know more about the reason for the call, so you can judge whether it is unwanted or not.

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Source: Google

Tons of bug fixes

This is definitely one of the biggest updates that Google Pixels has received since its launch. We notice Over 40 fixes and improvements Which relates in particular to Bluetooth sound quality, fingerprint recognition, Wi-Fi connection stability, but also recent camera malfunctions.

You'll also notice that volume adjustment has become more precise with this update, and now offers greater accuracy. The Update menu has been simplified and now includes a shortcut to update installed apps.

Affected Google devices

While a large portion of Pixel devices are receiving this update, not all of them are affected by all the improvements it brings. We advise you to take a look The official announcement on Google To see what fixes or improvements have been applied to your model.

Here's a list of Pixel devices that should receive the update by mid-March:

  • Pixel 5a (5G)
  • Pixel 6
  • Pixel 6 Pro
  • Pixel 6a
  • pixel 7
  • Pixel 7 Pro
  • Pixel 7a
  • Pixel tablet
  • Pixel fold
  • Pixel 8
  • Pixel 8 Pro

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