Google is bringing an updated list of features to Pixel 4 and 4 XL through an update, and it's not a part of a monthly security patch. Google refers to these updates as "feature drops" which will more content and apps to your device without waiting for an upgraded Pixel phone. The pixel devices already got the regular security patch to fix bugs and improve security. The first one will be rolled out soon and along with general enhancement in the performance area, it comes with a new image editor, enhanced call screening, and improved Duo calls.
The new photo editor tweak gives users more control over how they can edit their pictures stored in the Gallery app. Users can turn any photo into a portrait photo by imposing the blur effect on the background even on the old pictures. This will be similar to having an image editor like Adobe Photoshop in your cell phone that can apply the blur effect on any image you want.
Google's other update will be related to Duo- video chat app. Now, you can focus on the face in the video call, even if you move. Thanks to the Pixel 4's wide-angle selfie camera, Duo will adjust the camera to fit other people as they join the chat with you. Google released a call screening feature on the Pixel 3 series phones. Now, you can make your phone to automatically screen unknown callers with Pixel 4. It can also decline robocalls before your device even rings. If it's not a robocall, your Pixel 4 will share the caller identity and other information.
Google has also implemented a machine learning app into Pixel 4 devices to mitigate weak internet connections. This enables the app to predict upcoming sounds, so finicky audio connections don't interrupt the conversation. Duo now works with the Pixel 4's 90Hz display and deliver even smoother visual experience. Also, in an upcoming update, Google Pixel 4 users in the UK, Canada, Ireland, Singapore, and Australia will get an update to the new Google Assistant. Unfortunately, the new Assistant is still only available in English, and it won't work if you have a G Suite account on your phone.