Google has begun rolling out its December patch for Pixel smartphones. Not only does it add Pixel 5 tweaks to older models, but it also brings brand new features like Adaptive Sound.
The Pixel Drop package includes Hold For Me, which lets Google Assistant take your place on calls when you’re on hold. The assistant will alert you when you can return to the call. Older Pixels will get Extreme Battery Saver mode, limiting the power consumption of apps and various smartphone features, thereby extending battery life. The Duo app now lets you share your screen during group calls (over Wi-Fi or 5G), and Google Photos’ image editor gets a few new photo enhancements.
It is interesting to test the Adaptive Sound function, which will analyze the room in which the smartphone is located and automatically adjust the speakers’ sound. The Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 will also get more accurate GPS location while hiking. Adaptive Charging will help extend battery life by adjusting your smartphone’s charging rate when you plug it in overnight. Adaptive Connectivity will dynamically switch between LTE and 5G, depending on which apps you are using. Well, from Now Playing music, you can now make a playlist in YouTube Music.
Not all smartphones will receive new features. A complete list can be found in the table below. Also, note that Pixel 2/2 XL models will apparently no longer receive Pixel Drops.