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Google Pixel phones get feature drop in June with Pocket Operator, bug fixes and more


Google Pixel phones started receiving the June 2022 software update on Monday. Feature removal is available for Google Pixel 4 phones and newer and includes bug fixes for some known issues. The latest Pixel feature brings the Pocket Operator app to shoot videos and turn them into fun music and video cuts and allows users to create a shortcut to the vaccine card on the home screen. Google is adding three new features to the At a Glance widget for the Pixel Lock and Home screen. With the latest update, Conversation mode is leaving beta and Pixel phones are getting true tone filters and support for more chat translation languages.

The June 2022 feature drop, announced via an official Google blog post, brings new features to Google Pixel phones. The update comes with the latest Android security patch with build numbers SQ3A.220605.009.A1 and SQ3A.220605.009.B1.

The new feature introduces the new Pocket Operator app available through Google Play. It allows users to shoot video content and turn it into fun music and video tracks by adding visual effects and tracks. This will only work on Google Pixel 5 and newer models.

With the latest update, Google Pixel users can add a shortcut to access the vaccine map right from their home screen. This feature is available in Australia, Canada, and the United States, and it varies by region based on healthcare providers.

Google Pixel users will receive new settings for the At a Glance widget. The new Nest Doorbell video stream helps users know who’s at the door to their home without opening it. On the home screen, users can view a video feed from their doorbell using a compatible Nest doorbell and the Google Home or Nest app.

The tech giant adds a flashlight reminder to the At a Glance widget. This feature will remind you to turn off the flashlight and allow you to turn off the flashlight without having to navigate to quick settings again.

The June feature also bundles air quality alerts in the At a Glance menu for current locations. Google Pixel users in the United States, Australia, and India can access this sane feature.

The new feature brings Conversation mode to Google Pixel 3 and later models. Available on the Sound Amplifier app, this feature is designed for the hearing impaired. This feature amplifies the voice desired by users and filters out background noise. It uses the camera to focus on the person you want to talk to and only connect to them.

Real Tone filters are rolling out to Google Photos with the latest update. These filters are claimed by Google to work with all skin tones and can be found in the edit menu.

The June 2022 update brings the Car Crash Detection feature to Pixel and later to Canada. Also, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users will be able to translate Chinese, Dutch, Korean, Thai and Turkish languages ​​with the latest update.

To celebrate Pride Month, Google also released three new wallpapers with the help of illustrator Yann Bastard.

Additionally, Google is addressing some known issues with its latest rollout. Google App and Gboard get bug fixes while improving fingerprint scanner performance. It includes fixes for issues with under-display fingerprint unlocking and adds general improvements to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth stability and performance.

The June feature drop will be available to eligible Google Pixel series phone users via an over-the-air (OTA) update in phases. It is recommended to update your phone while it is charging and connected to a stable Wi-Fi connection.


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