Google adds a cool feature to Pixel Phones

Google adds a cool feature to Pixel Phones

Highlights:

Google has recently announced a bunch of cool new software features that will be rolling out to pixel smartphones. The new expected features are:

  • Safety Check
  • Bedtime mode for the Clock
  • Adaptive battery improvements
  • The new-found interconnect between Google Docs
  • Recorder & Google Assistant apps

Certainly, the most significant feature is the updated safety app. Google incorporated a “car-crash detection feature” last year and now it wants to take the ‘personal safety’ game to another level by introducing a new “safety check” tool. The latest feature is designed to ensure that the user is all safe and sound – if he is outdoors, for a run, walk, trek or so.

The personal safety app will work as your caretaker when you’re outside. Google says that the app will require the user to check-in at a scheduled time and if the user fails to do so, the app will send notifications to all your emergency contacts.

“In the event that you need immediate help or are in a dangerous situation, emergency sharing notifies all of your emergency contacts and shares your real-time location through Google Maps so they can send help or find you,” says Google.

The onus is on you to enable the feature, schedule a time period for when you’re heading alone and need to check in. Mention reasons and duration of staying outside alone. Now, you can set a time between 15 minutes to 8 hours. Next, you need to select contacts who would be notified and turn on the feature. At the point when that time arrives, safety check appears on your smartphone’s screen and asks your status. You can dismiss the prompt, and state you’re alright, sharing your location information with emergency contacts immediately, or dial 911. On the off chance that there’s no reaction within a moment, safety check will instantly inform your emergency contacts transfer and provide your real-time location on Google Maps. There’s no alternative for it to consequently call 911 — liable to forestall bogus positives.

Indeed, even with the little chance of accidental emergency texts to friends, this appears to be an extremely valuable personal safety feature. The feature will be available globally to all Pixels – sooner or later.

Next up is a new large option – a bedtime mode that is being added to the clock application. “Fall asleep to calming sounds and limit interruptions while you sleep — and if you stay up on your phone past bedtime, you’ll get a snapshot of how much time you’re spending awake and on which apps,” Google wrote in its blog post.

Last but not the least is a really pleasant feature for individuals who frequently depend on Google’s Recorder app. Presently, you can use Google Assistant to start recording (or search from your current ones). Even better, you can consequently get transcripts of your recordings in Google Docs without much a hassle. It’s consistently ideal to see more union between Google’s services and applications.

Lastly, Google is improving the adaptive battery usefulness.“Now, Adaptive Battery on Pixel 2 and newer devices can predict when your battery will run out and further reduce background activity to keep your Pixel powered longer.”

We are assuming a pretty nice future for Pixel phones; not in terms of quality, functionality only, but also in profitability. 

About Author

My name is Mukesh Jakhar and I am a Web Application Developer and Software Developer, currently living in Jaipur, India. I have a Master of Computer Application in Computer Science from JNU Jaipur University. I loves to write on technology and programming topics. Apart from this, I love to travel and enjoy the beauty of nature.

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