These are Google Pixel best features that end users might not know existed brought to you by you Sydney CBD Repair Centre Team.
INSTANT GOOGLE ASSISTANT
This is perhaps the biggest single feature that Google is pushing on the Pixels. Google Assistant is an evolution of Google Now and existing “Ok Google” voice control. It’s accessed the same way with voice, or through that home button we just discussed.
Google Assistant offers a wide range of features and functions. Some of those things already exist, like turning on the torch, opening apps, quizzing your calendar or asking it to play specific music on Spotify.
Smart storage plays into the same territory as the photo storage above, dealing with anxieties that might arise surrounding space. This is obviously an issue for smartphone users as Nextbit created an entire phone to deal with this.
Smart storage lives in the Storage section of the settings menu and we haven’t seen it in action, because we’ve not filled our Pixel with data. What it will do, however, is make space by automatically deleting photo and video backups from the devices. As you’ll have them all synced to Google Photos at full resolution, it’s basically using that online storage to manage on-device storage.
EASIER TRANSITION FROM APPLE
So enthusiastic is Google about stealing iPhone owners, it’s bundling the hardware and software in the box to do so. We’ve given you a rundown of the process of setting up your iPhone from your Pixel and it’s very easy.
Sure, this is being pushed as a Pixel feature, wrapped in a new setup design, but Android users probably won’t worry too much, as you’ve already got an Android phone. Whether the universal transfer from Apple devices becomes part of the setup process generally, who knows. As it is, many manufacturers provide routes for transferring content anyway.
The Pixel offers a great camera and we’ve been very impressed with the performance from it. It has some limitations, like the white balance gets a little confused indoors at times, but generally, it’s very fast and gives some very good results.
There are also some exclusive features in the app. The Android camera app has always been a little basic, it doesn’t lavish features on like Samsung or Sony might. Some of the features that Google has pushed for some time – Photo Sphere, Lens Blur effect – still remain in the Pixel camera, which is basically the same in appearance as it was before.
24/7 CUSTOMER SUPPORT
With Google now wanting to design phones, sell phones, do the software for phones and claim “Phone by Google”, it needs to add another string to its bow. Unlike Apple, you can’t just walk into a Google Store in a shopping mall when you have a problem.
The solution on the Pixel is 24/7 support in the form of a new tab in the settings menu. You simply click over to it and you can get phone or chat support, including the option to have Google take a look at your screen and sort out your problem.