Spotlight: 5 small cool features of the Google Pixel 3 (XL)


Uitgelicht: 5 kleine toffe features van de Google Pixel 3 (XL)

We were already looking at the most important new features of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the devices also bring several small improvements. Android Planet put in this article the five coolest at a glance.

Smaller Google Pixel 3-features

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with new hardware, significantly improved camera, wireless charging and the latest software. But of course, there are also numerous smaller improvements, that the devices something nicer than their predecessors. We have a number of successful and below we discuss them with you.

1. Guaranteed updates until 2021

Not per se new, but very important: the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL get three years of guaranteed updates. That means that as a user you can count on updates until October 2021. The next three year you’ll get monthly security updates and the latest Android versions.

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Because the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL standard Android Pie run, they will be in the coming years anyway, updated to Android Q, R and S. Thus, the telephones are longer supported than most Android flagships, which are usually two years to get the updates.

2. Navigation via gestures

Android 9.0 (Pie) brings a new gebarenbediening with you on the original Pixel and the Pixel 2 can optionally activate. With the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL’s different, because there are users obligated to use the new operation to use. The navigation buttons disappear so permanently, which means that Google this as the new way to get Android to operate.

Read also: the new gebarenbediening of Android Pie

That does not mean that smartphones from other manufacturers also, final change to the gebarenbediening. Smartphones for example Samsung, Huawei and Nokia continue to give you options, so you just have the familiar navigation buttons you can use.

3. Updated Pixel-launcher

Also, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL features a revamped launcher. The so-called Pixel Launcher has a number of new features given, such as a los Google Assistant button in the search bar at the bottom of your homescreen. This makes it even easier to the voice-activated help to activate. Also, the improved Launcher sure that all of the app icons, uniform eyes.

The Pixel 3-launcher is to download and install on your own Android phone. Instructions can be found in our tip about how to install apk files.

4. Notch hide on Pixel 3 XL

Many Android manufacturers choose to make their smartphones equip with a notch in the screen, so as a voorkantvullend display. On the Pixel 3 XL is the notch extra, since it is a lot deeper than the other notches. That makes for a lot of fuss, because a lot of people the ugly find.

To users concerns, Google has added an option to the notch of the Pixel 3 XL to hide, by the areas next to the notch is also black. This will give you a thicker border above the screen, but it will work the bite out of the screen away.

5. Exclusive camerafeatures

Finally, we want a number of cool camera functions to pull out. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL introduce, for example, the option to have the bokeh effect for portrait photos to fit. It is also possible to do this after taking a picture to do so yourself determines how strong the blur is present.

Also new: the Playground. This is an app that allows you to augmented reality stickers to add to photos. The feature does not work with previously published Pixel devices, and is exclusive to the 3 and 3 XL.

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