The release of Google's newest flagships, the Pixel and the Pixel XL, brings over Google's smartest virtual assistant to date called Google Assistant, which hosts numerous accessibility features that can apply algorithmic delivery based on the context of a conversation, making it notches smarter compared with Apple's Siri.
Other Android users who don't have either phones might slightly be jealous of Google Assistant's pervasive presence in Google's own handsets, appearing anytime you press and hold the home icon, as compared with non-Pixel phones who can only access the feature via Google's new messaging app Allo.
Among the slew of features Google Assistant can already perform include booking restaurant tables, perusing through flight schedules, setting up reminders and much more. Its social media integrations, however, has so far been untapped.
Apparently, that's not a problem anymore, according to a Google+ user who has discovered a nifty feature on Google Assistant. Just browse through any webpage you want to share, activate the assistant by saying "Okay Google," and when the little Google Assistant card pops up, say "Share this with" followed by either Google+ or Twitter. The assistant will then ask you to confirm, and then it'll post the webpage.
It appears that the feature only works with Google+ and Twitter for now, but it's likely that Google is planning to extend the compatibility toward Facebook, Allo and even Gmail or Inbox by Gmail, that is if more users collectively use it and quip at the company to include more sharing options.
Lots of people are still uncovering many Easter eggs and hidden tricks onboard the Google Pixel or the Google Pixel XL. They are fantastic smartphones offering the best Android experience on any device currently out in the market. It's Google first pair of smartphones post-Nexus era, sporting the best cameras on a smartphone, as boasted by Google itself, earning the highest DxOMark score to back the claim up.
The Pixel starts at $649, and the larger Pixel XL starts at $769. At that price you get a 5-inch Full HD AMOLED display for the Pixel and a 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display for the Pixel XL. Both phones are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with Adreno 530 graphics chip. Each model comes with 4 GB of RAM, with either 32 GB or 128 GB of internal storage.
Both phones sport a 12.3-megapixel rear-facing camera and an 8-megapixel camera on the front. Because this is Google, it's only fitting that the phones are running the company's latest OS, Android 7.0 Nougat.