Google has rolled out a fresh Google Play Update for Pixel smartphones, bringing a slew of changes and bug fixes to devices such as the Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro.
This latest update, which can be downloaded as a 50 MB file, introduces several improvements that should enhance the overall user experience on Pixel devices, including older models.
Critical System Management Fix
One of the most significant changes included in this Google Play update is a critical fix for System Management.
Improved Nearby Share
Another noteworthy addition to the Google Play update is the ability to lock incoming file transfer notifications to the screen through Nearby Share.
Moreover, you can now prevent missing Nearby Share requests by activating audio feedback and the vibration motor.
Google has also introduced “LiveOps Reporting” to report issues with in-app events, offers, and updates in real-time from the Apps & Games section of the Play Store.
Minor Google Wallet Improvements
Minor improvements have been made to Google Wallet too, including a refined experience for users who send money internationally to Indian users using the recipient’s phone number via third-party services.
New Additions to the ARCore Platform
In other news, Google has added a slew of new devices to its master list of hardware compatible with the ARCore platform used for building augmented reality projects.
This includes all the latest Pixel phones, such as Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel 6a, among others.
Complete List of New ARCore Devices
Here’s the complete list of all the new ARCore devices added by Google:
- Fujitsu arrows N F-51C
- Google Pixel 6a
- Google Pixel 7
- Google Pixel 7 Pro
- Infinix Mobile ZERO 20
- Infinix Mobile ZERO ULTRA
- Lenovo Tab M10 Plus 3rd Gen
- Lenovo Tab P11 2nd Gen
- Motorola moto g52j 5G
- Motorola edge 30 Pro
- Motorola moto tab g62
- Oppo Find X5 Pro
- Sharp Leitz Phone2
- Sony Xperia 5 IV
- Xiaomi Xiaomi 12 Lite
- Xiaomi POCO F4
- Xiaomi POCO F4 GT
- Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G
- Xiaomi Redmi K50G
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 11E Pro
- Zebra ET40L 10″ Enterprise Tablet
- Zebra ET45L 10″ Enterprise Tablet
- Zebra ET40S 8″ Enterprise Tablet
- Zebra ET45S 8″ Enterprise Tablet
- ZTE Libero 5G III
Overall, Google’s latest Google Play update for Pixel smartphones is a significant step forward, bringing much-needed improvements and bug fixes to these devices.
With the addition of new devices to the ARCore platform, users can expect a more immersive augmented reality experience on their latest Pixel smartphones.
Stay tuned for further updates from Google as they continue to roll out new features and improvements for their devices.