Google’s Pixel update brings a music video maker and new shot cards

I will be honest. Today could be the worst day for a company other than Apple to release a series of mobile operating system updates. But I guess the Google Pixel feature drop waits for no one, including Tim Cook and Company, even if it means dropping a blog post at the exact moment the WWDC 2022 keynote begins. However, For Pixel 4 to 6/6 Pro owners, rejoice, because you have a few things to celebrate today too. There is a wide range of built-in features here, including the ability to add a shortcut to a screenshot of the vaccination card directly to the home page. With COVID numbers constantly rising in various areas, it’s a nice little feature to help you avoid the terrified hunt for the vaccine when you’re at the front of the queue. It is available in Canada, the US and Australia.Image credits: Google Previously beta-tested talk mode comes to Google Sound Amplifier, designed to help filter out ambient sounds for people with hearing loss. The user picks up the phone, pointing the camera at the subject, and the phone will use built-in machine learning to amplify their voice and filter out the background. Google has also partnered with design firm Teenage Engineering for a new app called Pocket Operator, which offers quick and easy on-the-fly music and video editing by adding sounds, effects and beats. It is available as a download from the Play Store for Pixel 5 and later versions.Image credits: Google Other new features include a reminder that alerts you when you accidentally leave the flashlight on (you know who you are), as well as a Nest Doorbell video right on the lock screen. Google also introduced a new collection of wallpapers for Pride Month. Meanwhile, a new air quality alert feature is in the works, currently listed as “coming soon” for the US, India and Australia.