Google Pixel 3: A List Of Features Coming To Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Jasper Valdez
3:52 PM

For the most part, all that we’ve been hearing about the Google Pixel 3 is what hardware specs it will carry when it arrives this year. However, another important respect we should be keeping an eye on is the device’s alleged new features. I mean, who needs a device that’s clobbered with every high-end internal out there but is lacking in essential features?

Today, we try to answer that query. We’ve gathered everything there is to know about the Pixel 3 feature-wise. From new optimizations to existing feature enhancements, we tried our best to keep you covered in all categories. To start, just scroll down!

Improved Camera Software

Though the Pixel has always been on top when it comes to mobile photography, the same cannot be said about its software. As we all know, the Pixel 2 XL’s current camera software has not been fully optimized to give its users/owners easier transitioning from video mode, selfie mode, and other camera modes. Instead of just swiping up and down, we still need to push a bunch of options at the bottom of the camera app to navigate to our desired mode, which is a lot of work considering that with other phones it all takes a swipe of the finger.

Taking this into account, we really feel like Google will put emphasis on developing a more fluid interface for their camera app. Not only will this retain their current standing at the top, this would also make for a smart strategy of pulling-in potential buyers since people are all about photo goals nowadays.

The Android P OS

One thing that’s already confirmed with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is that it’s going to drop with Android P in tow. In fact, Google is already converting all of their resources into completing the new operating system since they’re allegedly aiming for an earlier release schedule.

In this new version, we can expect a lot of improvements especially in application management and battery optimization. Aside from this, performance is also expected to be more fluid and speedy than previous firmware. Meanwhile, the interface is also up for a major overhaul with leaks indicating modifications to icons and navigation bars.

Better Cellular Connectivity

Another feature that’s sure to be improved in the Pixel 3 is cellular connectivity. In one of our earlier reports about the device, we discussed that Google has posted a new update on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). This commit reveals that the Pixel 3 will be receiving a boost on connectivity thanks to the new radio HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) that’s going to be installed inside the device.

New Navigation Gestures

More recently, the Pixel recently is touted to come with new navigation gestures, which many believe will be similar to the iPhone X. In Google’s post, many were shocked to see the changes in the navigation bars, which showed off a redesigned flat, pill-shaped home button, a hollow back button and most importantly, the absence of a multitask button.

After a while, Google pulled the photo from the post, which raised a lot of eyebrows. Though as of present, the company has yet to issue an explanation to the accidental reveal, many shared that this would be a feature in the next Pixel device.

Overall, those are the only clues we have of what’s coming to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL as of now. As always, we urge our readers to take these developments with a grain of salt until proven otherwise by Google.

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About Jasper Valdez
Jasper is a journalist turned freelance writer. He recently graduated from university and decided to pursue a career online. His interests lie predominantly on topics involving the latest in technology, movies, and pop culture in general. Email Jasper: itsjgvaldez@gmail.com
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