Your phone should get better over time. But beyond these fixes and improvements, should your phone receive bigger updates, too?
There are plenty of other features being rolled out to various Pixel phones as part of the new Feature drop. Although Google doesn't come right out and say it, the new strategy is likely an attempt to make the Pixel line more enticing by focusing on the software advantages and taking the spotlight off the myriad hardware issues that have plagued the Pixel line for years.
There are apps out there that attempt to do this and in some instances, they do the job decently. You can then go on to block that number and it works exactly how you'd expect.
This feature will let you apply a depth of field blur to photos to achieve a portrait effect without needing to have taken the photo with portrait mode enabled in the first place. Moreover, Google's Duo video chat app has received an auto-framing feature, support for 90Hz refresh rate, and the ability to apply portrait blur to live video calls. Google Fi automatically switches between networks depending on signal strength and speed. You will now also be able to add a "portrait filter" for the videos, which will make your background blurry so that you keep focusing on you. This appears to be for every Pixel, and uses Google's machine learning AI to achieve. This implicitly confirms that the feature is not a Pixel-specific optimization, but rather a change in the Android platform itself. Yesterday, Google announced the first "Feature Drop" for the Pixel 4, and according to a new report from The Verge, this is the first of several planned quarterly feature updates for Google's flagship smartphone.
In the post Google also claims Pixels are getting improved memory management.
Confusion is fun. My guess is that the image site is wrong and that last week's labels were correct, since my Verizon Pixel 4 got build QQ1B.191205.012.A1.
Digital Wellbeing updates include Focus mode will roll out to help you minimize distractions by pausing apps you've selected in a single tap.
The new options can be found in the Phone Settings screen of the Google Fi app.
The company is also rolling out a new memory management update to all Pixel devices to let users run multiple applications at the same time easily.