Google Pixel and Pixel XL – 4 Android 7.1 Nougat Features that Others Won’t Get

Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7

Google Pixel and Pixel XL are two new phones in the market that bring quite a number of interesting features – features that will reportedly remain exclusive to the handsets.

What this means is that those using Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei, HTC or even the company’s own Nexus devices will not be getting the features. Powered by Android 7.1 Nougat, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL are the first to come with a “made by Google” tag. This has meant that the software installed on the 5-inch and 5.5-inch model is also different from the rest of devices not made by the search engine giant.

Without going into many other details, here is a look at the features that will remain exclusive to Google Pixel and Pixel XL.

Google Assistant

The Google Assistant lives within Google Allo, the messaging app that was released a few weeks ago. In case you didn’t know, this is a digital assistant that takes the place of Google Now on the new phones. You only need to press and hold the Home button followed by saying “OK Google” to summon the assistant. You can talk to the assistant using text, with different speech bubbles used to display your respective conversations.

24/7 customer support

Another exclusive feature that only users of Google Pixel and Pixel XL will be getting is 24/7 customer support. It is a way for the search engine giant to prove its loyalty to consumers of its products. The feature lets Pixel owners initiate a conversation with an available Google expert, be it via call or text.

Pixel and the Pixel XL

Unlimited storage for photos and videos

The 12MP sensor on the back of the Pixel phones has already been ranked highest by market experts DxOMark. With this, every Pixel user will definitely tend to get photogenic. The rear snapper also supports recording of 4K videos, which can take up some real storage space on your device. To take care of this, the search engine giant is offering buyers of these two phones unlimited storage for all the photos and videos recorded on the phone (in their full resolution) via Google Photos.

The camera app has its exclusive features

The camera of the Pixel and Pixel XL has more to offer, especially when looking at the software side. While there is no OIS, you will get the likes of Smart Burst, HDR+ as well as EIS support in 4K video recording mode. You also get EIS and 4K video recording on the Nexus 6P, however, the former is automatically disabled when recording videos in 4K.

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