Every few months, Google releases Feature Drops with new features and fixes for its Pixel phones. While 2022 may be nearly over, that hasn’t stopped Google from pushing one final Feature Drop before the year ends.
This latest Feature Drop is primarily focused on adding features to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro that Google announced in October when it first unveiled the phones. The first big addition is free Google One VPN access. Anyone with a Pixel 7 or 7 Pro can use a Google One-powered
Google’s also rolling out its Clear Calling tech, which reduces background noise during phone calls and enhances people’s voices, aiming to make calls easier to hear. The last Pixel 7-exclusive feature is Recorder speaker labels. If you’re recording a conversation between multiple people with the default Recorder app, your
What about folks rocking an older Pixel phone? Everyone with a current Pixel now has access to the improved security and privacy settings, something Google describes as “a new unified hub for reviewing your security and privacy settings, risk levels, and other information all in one place.” This hub can also display “action cards” for new security risks that you should be aware of. Finally, the Curated Culture section of the Pixel Wallpapers app sees a refresh of new wallpapers celebrating people with disabilities.
But it’s not just Pixel phones getting the love. This also marks the first Pixel Watch Feature Drop, and there are two key things coming to the wearable.
The biggest feature is support for Fitbit Sleep Profiles. Google announced Sleep Profiles for the Pixel Watch in November, but they’re now rolling out more widely to users. After wearing your
That’s what you can expect on your Pixel phone and
In January, Google says it’s adding spatial audio support for the Pixel Buds Pro. Similar to
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