Google Pixel phones will soon have a serious search upgrade
Google Pixel phones like the Google Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro come with some software tweaks and extras that will help differentiate them from all other Android phones on the market, and it looks like another significant new feature is coming soon. na.
According to the code found by 9to5Google, the Pixel Launcher (so what you see on the first home screen) is being prepared for a search upgrade that will match queries to results within a variety of additional apps, including Google Maps, YouTube, and Play Stores.
If you run a search from the Pixel home screen now, you’ll now get results from files on your phone as well as from the actual Google web search engine. It now appears that this functionality will soon be extended in the near future.
The enhanced search capabilities will of course save you the trouble of jumping to specific apps like Google Maps and YouTube and running searches from there. It looks like you can also search in Android Settings using the same feature.
However, a note of caution: interpreting unfinished code is always confusing, and even if 9to5Google correctly identifies what these new features are, there is always a chance that Google may change its mind about implementation of them.
So far it’s unclear if or when other Android phones might have the same functionality, or when the search upgrade could hit Pixel phones. It’s likely to come as part of one of the Pixel Drop updates that Google regularly pushes.
Analysis: time for Pixels to shine
It’s fair to say that the fortunes of the Google Pixel series of phones have risen and fallen since 2013, when the very first Pixel and Pixel XL handsets appeared. However, in the Pixel 6 series, Google is definitely coming out.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the Pixel is the fastest selling phone model ever released. Now there may be a low bar that needs to be cleared-and he didn’t reveal actual sales numbers-but the general consensus is that Google finally has a smartphone that can communicate head-to-head with handsets that pushed by the likes of Apple and Samsung.
Of course for any phone to succeed, it needs a winning combination of both hardware and software, and this is the last part where Google can move on. Its search and AI are better than the others, and the improved version of Android it puts on its Pixels should show it off.
The upgrade we discussed above will be another step forward, and we also want to see Google Assistant more proactive in terms of knowing what users want to do on their smartphones and when they want to. do this.