Google has started rolling out the December monthly update for its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. And this new update is bringing lots of features to the devices along with security update for the month of December.
Aside from bringing latest security fixes, the new update also brings some really interesting features to the Google Pixel 6 series. These updates was what Google announced as part of its December Feature Drop.
Google December Feature Drop for Pixel 6 Series
The December Feature Drop from Google include host of new features that the company plans on bringing to the Pixel 6 via its December update. Some of the features include the following.
Car Keys and UWB
With the latest update, users can now use the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro as car keys for selected 2020-2022 models of BMW in some countries. Ultra-wideband (UWB) is now enabled on the Pixel 6 Pro, and this improves Nearby Share.
Snapchat can now easily be accessed in the Pixel 6 series. This new update makes it possible for users to add the Snapchat App in the lock screen with a Quick Tap to snap feature. Users will be able to make a snap quicker on the Pixel 6 series than any other phone.
This is an “early-stage” accessibility feature found in the Sound Amplifier app, and it’s now available in beta on Google Pixel phones. It uses on-device machine learning to help you better hear conversations in loud environments by tuning into your conversation partner’s voice and tuning out competing noise.
Car Crash Detection
This feature is already available in Spain, Ireland, Japan, the UK, Australia, Singapore, and the US. Google is now expanding it to Taiwan, Italy, and France. With this feature turned on in the Personal Safety app, your Pixel 3 or newer model can help detect if you’ve been in a severe accident.
If a crash happens the phone will check with you to see if you’re OK, and if there’s no response, it can share you location with emergency responders.
The new update also brings new wallpapers to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The recorder app now also supports new languages for transcription: Japanese, French, and German, on Pixel 3 and newer.
This update is yet to be available in some countries. Even though you don’t get it immediately, you can be sure the update will get to your device soon.