Pixel Feature Drop: Google Unveils Exciting New Features for Pixel Phones and Pixel Watch in Latest Update

San Francisco, CA – Google released its latest Pixel Feature Drop for June 2024, alongside the Android 14 QPR3 update, as the final major update before the anticipated Android 15 later this year.

Pixel users with models 8, 8 Pro, and 8a can now connect their phones to compatible external displays via USB-C with the June Feature Drop. This update introduces Display Port Support, allowing users to mirror their phone screens on larger displays to watch content and share photos and slides.

Additionally, Pixel 8 and 8a owners now have access to Gemini Nano by going to the Settings app and enabling Developer options to find “AICore Settings.” This allows users to access features like Summarize in Pixel Recorder and Magic Compose in Google Messages, with third-party apps leveraging Gemini Nano on the way.

A new feature on the Pixel Recorder app for Pixel 8, 8 Pro, and 8a phones can detect and include speaker labels in the Summarize feature, enhancing user experience with audio recordings.

Google is also introducing an HDR+ Improved Frame Selection feature on Pixel 6 and newer models, automatically identifying the best moments in photos with a single shutter press, enhancing visual quality.

Moreover, Pro controls on the Pixel 8 Pro now offer Manual Lens Selection, a feature being extended to Pixel 6/7 Pro and Fold models, allowing for more customized photography experiences.

In terms of software updates, the Phone by Google app now includes Reverse Phone Number Lookup and the “Pixel VPN by Google” service for Pixel 7, 7 Pro, 7a, and Fold users, providing enhanced privacy and security features.

For users of the Pixel Watch 2, Google is introducing Car Crash Detection and updated Fall Detection for increased safety and emergency response capabilities, along with new features like the Google Home Favorites Tile and device complication.

Overall, Google continues to enhance the user experience for Pixel device owners with innovative features and improvements, ensuring a seamless and secure digital experience.