Google Pixel, Pixel XL Get Double-Tap and Lift to Check Phone Gestures With Latest Update

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Google Pixel, Pixel XL Get Double-Tap and Lift to Check Phone Gestures With Latest Update
Highlights
  • The update has been received by users on Canadian networks
  • Users claim it fixes LTE connectivity issues
  • It also brings two new Moves on board

Earlier this month, Google rolled out its monthly security patch to all Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL users. Now, users on Canadian networks are reporting a new update has come their way. This update apparently fixes network problems - mainly the LTE issue, and brings two new 'Moves' on board.

The new update bears a build number NPF26J, and is rolling out to Canadian network users like Telus. The update is 261MB in size and is labelled as a 'Security Update + Bug Fixes'. Users on Reddit report that signal and SMS issues experience on different networks are now fixed with this update. Furthermore, there are two new 'Moves' that have been added to the kitty - namely 'Double-tap to check phone' and 'Lift to check phone'.

The first move lights up the lock screen to show the notifications, and tapping the power button will actually turn on the phone. Just lifting the phone up from its resting position will also now wake the phone up with the new 'lift to check phone' move. Some users have also noticed a change in haptic feedback and a softer colour for the Night Light mode with this update.

Alongside the Bluetooth pairing issues, Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL phone users were also complaining of connectivity issues, particularly on the LTE band 4 frequency. Redditors are reporting that this update fixes the LTE connectivity issue as well. However, some users claim that the Bluetooth pairing issues with the car still remain a problem.

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL were unveiled in October with inbuilt Google Assistant, and a 12.3-megapixel rear camera. The two smartphones are available in India for price starting at Rs. 57,000 and Rs. 67,000 respectively. Flipkart is also offering an exchange discount of up to Rs. 26,000 on the phones on purchase.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Brilliant low-light photography
  • Fast modern processor
  • Great battery life
  • Google Assistant with localisations for India
  • Bad
  • Not very stylish or eye-catching
  • Expensive
  • No storage expansion
Display 5.50-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Rear Camera 12.3-megapixel
RAM 4GB
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 3450mAh
OS Android 7.1
Resolution 1440x2560 pixels
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Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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