In the world of premium smartphones, Google Pixel disrupted the binary choice between the iPhone and Samsung. After introducing the first Pixel phones offering flagship-grade, bloat-free, faster android experience, Pixel phones have come a long way so far. It’s not the first time Google entered the smartphone market directly. Earlier Google bought Motorola’s smartphone business in 2011 but sold the same to Lenevo in a very short span of time. Here we have tried to list down some useful features of pixel phone
Ten useful features in Pixel Phone
This has been around with other google products like google chrome, google meet. Whenever there is a stream of audio in videos, podcasts, phone calls, video calls we get to see the automatic generation of captions in real-time. Now, this feature is introduced in Google Pixel phones and it’s going to be a very useful one. Particularly if you’re a non-native English speaker and watching highly accented video/audio and have no clue like this gentleman.
Music Detection in the lock screen
Now your Pixel phone can even listen to and show you the music details even on the lock screen. Alternatively, we used to ask google to listen and find out the music but with this feature – google is always listening. You have to turn on the option by going to the phone’s Settings app. Then tap Sound & vibration and then Now playing. Turn on Show search button on the lock screen. Please be informed that this feature is available on Pixel 4 and later phones.
Long press any image and you can copy the image and use it in another app. You can also start a google lens search directly.
Text Selection in Apps Overview Menu
In the Apps overview menu long press any section that has text and you can copy the text from there even if it’s not a selectable text otherwise.
Call On Hold Feature
Lift To Check Phone
When your phone is locked, you can check your notifications by picking it up.
This has been around with other google products like google chrome, google meet. Whenever there is a stream of audio in videos, podcasts, phone calls, video calls we get to see the automatic generation of captions in real-time. Now, this feature is introduced in Google Pixel phones and it’s going to be a very useful one.
This is a very useful automation tool available in Pixel. You may have already used the IFTTT app which does something similar. Using this automation tool in Pixel you can check for certain criteria and based on that you can trigger actions. e.g, you can check if your device is connected to a certain wifi network and if yes, the device ‘ll automatically trigger the silent mode.
If you would like to share a special feature of Pixel phones which you know/discovered, feel free to share that via comments.