Google has yet again released a Pixel Feature Drop for the Pixel devices, which brings more features for the Google Pixels. These new features include a locked folder, improvement to Astrophotography, etc. Several features are set to arrive in certain regions in certain regions.
Pixel Feature Drop
First off all, the new feature – Locked Folders. Locked Folders, as the name suggests, will allow you to lock stuff using a password. This is similar to what we see on the Samsung, which have their own Secure Folder. Do note, that this feature only support photos, so you can just lock away the photos, and will never see them in the Gallery.
The option to move the image from normal Gallery to the Locked Folder is integrated in the Camera UI as well.
The update to Astrophotography is the second on the list. The new Feature Drop has added Night Sight Time Lapse. This is an addition for the device as you have to be stable enough to capture night shots. Alongside, Google has added special Pride flags and tunes for the LGBTQ+ artists.
With the new Assistant update, you can ask Google Assistant to accept or decline call. All you have to pass the commands “Hey Google, answer call”, or “Hey Google, Reject Call”. Along side, the Gboard can now keep the snippets that you copied for example OTP, phone numbers handy on the top bar so that you can access it when required. Copied from Samsung by Google…
Call Screen is now available for Japanese users, whereas the Google recorder will make its way to Pixels at the end of July. With the June Feature Drop, Car Crash Detection made its way to the Spain, Ireland and Singapore, once it launches in UK, Australia and the US. This will be available in the Personal Safety app, when launched.
The following image shows which device gets which features.