Google has released their March updtae which now gives Pixel users the ability to capture the same kinds of high quality images they’re accustomed to above water, and do it underwater.
Historically people wishing to take underwater shots have had to use bulky cameras and scuba drivers. José Ricardo Lima, the software engineer for the pixel camera, was diving in the Philippines with his husband, as he wondered what his Pixel underwater camera would be like. His plan was to develop a custom integration that would merge Pixel's camera with a diving case.
Today, with Kraken Sports' Universal Mobile Phone Accommodation, divers will use their pixel cameras to film aquatic life and seascapes. See g.co/pixel/diveconnector for more information.
A more shareable Recorder
Other features in the March update includes better recorder share-ability. If you've been practicing on the guitar riff or reading transcripts from a course lesson, Recorder makes it easier for pixel owners to capture, transcribe and scan for the most relevant audio moments. Now you can exchange links to audio files on your Recorder, so anyone can listen, even though there is no pixel. At record.google.com, you can hear videos, access excerpts and even scan files — in one shareable connection you get the whole Recorder replay experience. You can also back up recordings to your Google Account to help keep them safe, and easily access them from any device. See more at g.co/pixel/recorder.
Part of Pixel’s latest drop also includes new wallpapers that celebrate different cultural moments throughout the year with artwork from artists around the world. And for International Women’s Day on March 8, Pixel will add new wallpapers illustrated by Spanish duo Cachetejack, which focus on the strength and transformation of women.
Adapting to you and your routine
Smart Compose uses machine learning to help you complete your sentences as you type, so sending and replying to messages is easier than ever — and it’s now available for select messaging apps on your Pixel. Smart Compose suggests common phrases to help you cut back on repetitive typing and potential typos. Smart Compose is currently in the U.S. and in English only, and see more at g.co/gboardsuggestions.
Your Pixel can also help you catch more ZZZs with a more seamless bedtime schedule on your Pixel Stand. When you use the bedtime features in Clock with your Pixel Stand, you’ll see a new, updated bedtime screen, along with redesigned notifications to help you ease into sleep. This feature is available on Pixel phones with wireless charging capability: Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL and Pixel 5. Pixel Stand is sold separately.