While the actual release of the Pixel March Feature is released apparently won’t be available today
as it should have been, 9to5Google
was able to get the changelog for the update. The information came from a changelog released by Google to its partners. According to this leak, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users will see an improvement to the Night Sight feature that will allow users to take pictures in low light without flash.
says: “Night Sight can now give you low-light images even faster” thanks to “new algorithms powered by the Google Tensor chip.” The faster Night Sight was originally only available on the 2022 Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro and is coming to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with the delayed update. This is not a minor change for owners of 2021 Pixel flagships. Google points out that on the Pixel 6 line, “Night Sight now needs only half the normal exposure time to produce beautiful low-light images that are sharper than before.”
Direct My Call is coming to Pixel 4a and newer phones
Direct My Call, which transcribes what an automated operator says when you answer your phone call, is available on the Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a. This was first offered on the Pixel 7 series and was recently added to the Pixel 6 line
. It will allow users to see all the menu options available to callers from certain companies so users don’t have to listen to every option spoken in a recorded message.
Magic Eraser is now available on all Pixel phones
Another change coming with the March Feature Drop makes Health Connect a pre-installed app on compatible Pixel phones. Previously, users had to do it install the app from the Google Play Store
. The app will “store and connect data from your compatible health and fitness apps, without compromising privacy. You decide what types of data you want to share and who you want to share it with.”
We still expect Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users to get the feature that allows them to save battery life by switching from a 1440p resolution on their screens to a 1080p resolution. This was available to users of the Pixel 6 series with Android 13 QPR2 Beta and this writer has used it on my Pixel 6 Pro frequently. Most say you really can’t tell the difference between QPR and FHD screens.
The changelog also mentions that the Magic Eraser feature, which is used to remove distractions from photos, is now available to all Pixel owners
. This also includes Camouflage which takes objects with distracting colors and tones down the color of those objects.
Pixel Watch owners are getting a new feature
Pixel Watch owners get Fall Detection with this update. Pixel Watch detects when a user falls and automatically calls emergency services if you don’t answer or move after 90 seconds. Pixel Watch Fall Detection knows the difference between “a hard fall and a slight stumble or trip,” so it won’t be triggered by a false alarm. If the user is unable to call for help or dismiss the alert, the watch will share their location and notify emergency contacts.
The update may also include the usual functional updates developed to eradicate bugs. Once the update arrives and is installed on your Pixel phone, those who have been running Android 13 QPR2 Beta will be able to exit the beta program without having to wipe data from their phones. Again, don’t exit the beta until you’ve downloaded and installed the March Feature Drop stable version on your Pixel.
To check when the update is released, keep coming back to PhoneArena. You can also check your phone by going to Environment > The system > System update.
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