Being a Google brand, your Pixel phone automatically updates regularly with fixes and improvements. And now, the Pixel will get better with the new Pixel feature drops. Coming this month, the upcoming features includes a new way to capture portraits, easier Duo calls and automatic call screening.
Now, you can turn a photo into a portrait on Pixel by blurring the background post-snap.So, whether you took the photo years ago, or you forgot to turn on portrait mode, you can easily give each picture an artistic depth with Portrait Blur in Google Photos.
Available only in the US, the latest update to Call Screen on Pixel 4 helps you automatically screen unknown callers and filter out detected robocalls before your phone ever rings, so you’re not interrupted by them – all thanks to the Google Assistant. And when it’s not a robocall, your phone rings a few moments later with helpful context about who is calling and why. Call Screen works on your device and doesn’t require Wi-Fi or data.
The new Duo features on the Pixel 4 lets you focus on conversations instead of logistics. The company has added auto-framing that keeps your face centered during your Duo video calls, even as you move around, thanks to Pixel 4’s wide-angle lens. And if another person joins you in the shot, the camera automatically adjusts to keep both of you in the frame.
Also, when a bad connection leads to spotty audio, a machine learning model on the Pixel 4 predicts the likely next sound and helps you to keep the conversation going with minimum disruptions.
When you make Duo video calls on Pixel 2, 3 and 4, you can now apply a portrait filter as well.
In addition to new features for Pixel 4, Google is also bringing new apps and features to Pixel 2, 3 and 3a:
These features are already rolling out, and will hit Pixel devices in the coming weeks. To get the new features, update to the latest version of Android and go to the Play Store to start downloading your updated apps.