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March Pixel Feature Drop rolling out to AT&T, Google Fi, and T-Mobile

Google Pixel 8 smartphone (Source: Google)
Google Pixel 8 smartphone (Source: Google)
Although it was unleashed a week ago, the March Pixel Feature Drop has barely started its US rollout. According to multiple user reports, the update is now reaching compatible Pixel devices on AT&T, Google Fi, and T-Mobile. Verizon users were the last, with Pixel 8 and Pixel 7 devices being updated first.

After releasing the Circle to Search feature for Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro handsets in January, Google keeps pushing up the user experience of its Pixel devices with a new Feature Drop package. While its rollout began a week ago, Pixel users in the US had to wait for a while and only started to receive the new features yesterday. Before moving on, it is worth mentioning that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are now receiving Circle to Search as well. 

According to multiple user reports that surfaced online, most of them on Reddit, the March Pixel Feature Drop has landed on AT&T and Google Fi devices first. The next ones to receive it were Pixel users on T-Mobile. Verizon was apparently the latest to join the crowd, but the 724 MB update with build number AP1A.240305.019.A1 is now reaching Pixel devices on this network as well. As it often happens with software updates for Android devices, the rollout is gradual, so not all users get access to it simultaneously.

The aforementioned update brings support for uploading and sharing 10-bit HDR photos on Instagram without any quality loss, but only users of Pixel Fold alongside Pixel 7 and 8 series devices can take advantage of this feature. Obviously, the latest security patch is also included. The last two changes worth mentioning are the ability to share only a part of the screen and to reply to callers using common phrases to avoid the call or simply ask to wait longer when unable to take the call immediately, but having the intention to answer.

Those interested in an affordable, brand-new Pixel handset that still has a few years of updates ahead can grab the 256 GB Pixel 7, which is currently 31% off on Amazon ($479.99 instead of $699).

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Codrut Nistor, 2024-03-12 (Update: 2024-03-12)