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Google’s new Pixel update brings new features like Clear Calling and Google One VPN TechCrunch

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Google’s latest drop for Pixel phones and Pixel Watch brings features such as a call quality improvement feature called “Clear Calling”, free access to Google One’s VPN service, a new privacy and security settings and Fitbit’s sleep profiles for the Pixel Watch.

Below is a summary of all the features included in this announcement.

Pixel 7 and 7 Pro exclusive features

  • When the Pixel 7 series launched, Google said people who buy the new devices will get VPN access is included with Google One subscriptions No charge. With the latest update, this feature will be available for Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro owners.
  • If you’re a user of the company’s latest flagship phone, Google also offers its own Clear Call feature. This will reduce background noise and improve your voice so the person on the other side of the call can hear you better.

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  • The latest update brings speaker tags to the recording app which will automatically assign tags to multiple people in the recording. Additionally, the app will present a line break whenever the speaker changes transcription. Journalists and investigators will be very pleased with this feature. Professional transcription tools like Otter.ai offer this service, but it’s a nice feature to have on your phone. Hopefully Google will bring this feature to other Pixel devices as well.

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Features for all Pixel phones

  • Google is introducing a new hub so you can easily access your privacy and security settings. It includes shortcuts to app security, lock screen settings, find my device, and Google security control. The center will show you business cards if any of your accounts are at risk and suggest steps to improve their security.

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  • The update contains a set of new wallpapers to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
  • Pixel devices are finally getting the Spatial Audio update if you pair your phone with Pixel Buds Pro. Google says this pairing enables head tracking for an immersive experience. But you have to wait until January to have it.

Pixel Watch updates

  • Pixel Watch owners get Fitbit Premium even if they don’t have Fitbit Premium: Sleep Patterns. This feature tracks 10 different things like sleep duration, sleep time disturbances and consistency to analyze your sleep. It also names you cute animal Based on your sleeping habits if you wore the Pixel Watch for 14 nights in November.

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These features will be rolling out to Pixel Watch and Pixel (Pixel 4a and later) phones via over-the-air updates starting today.

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