Google has pushed several new features to pixel phone users to improve their experience, especially if they are using older phones.
Some features are completely new while others are improvements on existing features, as detailed in the company’s blog.
Pixel phones already have an adaptive battery feature that learns what apps are used the most and reduces power to the apps that are rarely used. With the new update, Pixel 2 and newer phones can predict when the battery will run out and reduce background activity even further.
To enable adaptive battery, Pixel users need to go to ‘Settings > Battery > Adaptive Battery,’ and turn it on. This feature will reach Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4, users globally.
A statement by the company added, “This is a new feature added to the Clock app. It can help you maintain a consistent sleep schedule by recording how much time is spent awake and on each app.
“It can play calming sounds when you try to fall asleep. With the Sunrise Alarm enabled, it will play your favourite song in the morning or gradually increase screen brightness. This feature will also roll out to Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4, users globally.”
Regarding recorder, documents, and Google Assistant integration, it said, “The Recorder app now allows Pixel users to start, save, and search recordings using Google Assistant The saved recordings can be converted to transcripts and saved to Google Docs directly from the Recorder app.
“This new Google Assistant feature will be exclusive to the Pixel 4 while the Google Docs feature will come to older Pixel phones as well.”