Google Pixel 4a through Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel Watch gain new features in December 2022 Feature Drop
Google has announced its latest Feature Drop for Pixel devices, only a few days after detailing the changes for an upcoming Android 13 update. Available for the Pixel 4a onwards, the December Feature Drop differs from last week’s update by being reserved for Google’s in-house devices. For example, Google has provided free access for Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro users to its VPN service, typically reserved for the company’s most expensive Google One plan.
Additionally, Google has brought a voice enhancement service for the Pixel 7 series, which kicks in during phone calls. In theory, the technology should automatically reduce background noises that would otherwise interrupt a phone call. Moreover, the Google Recorder app has received an update whereby it now recognises multiple voices and automatically assigns transcript labels, albeit only for English speakers for now.
Furthermore, Google has introduced a new privacy and security dashboard, which gathers all appropriate settings in one area. Meanwhile, it appears that Google is now rolling out Fitbit Premium sleep profiles to the Pixel Watch that it debuted a few weeks ago. Likewise, the Pixel Watch has received its promised new live tiles. Google has also teased spatial audio support for wired headphones and the Pixel Buds Pro, support for which should arrive in January 2023. Please see the video below and Google’s blog post for the full round-up of this month’s Pixel Feature Drop.