Google Vice President Dave Burke provided clues about the Pixel 8 series’ first feature drop during an Ask Me Anything session. The update may therefore be of particular interest to audiophiles.
In early October 2023, Google officially introduced the Pixel 8 series. New top smartphones are sometimes the first smartphones to ship with the new Android 14. The manufacturer also promises that the devices will receive updates for a full seven years. This probably includes feature-drop-update, which appears at regular intervals and brings new features. Now Dave Burke, Google’s vice president, has provided information about the first corresponding update for the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro.
Lossless audio over USB: Google is working on the implementation
As part of an Ask Me Anything session, Burke confirmed that the Pixel device has an exciting function for audiophiles. It is obvious Lossless audio via USB Meaning, which is supported on the software side since Android 14. However, he did not comment on when the program will be held. Other Android OEMs are currently working on integrating lossless audio. App developers also need to be fit first Implement the APISo that users can benefit from it.
Additionally, there will probably be one in the future Emergency call feature via satellite The manufacturer is currently working on integrating an eSOS function that should always work when no mobile network is available There were no details on this yet, but the Android 14 source code provided the first trace. According to a Twitter post by mixed frame In the future it will be possible to share SOS messages and current location through satellite communication.
Android Runtime 14 reduces memory requirements
More recently it’s about a smaller feature that requires less storage. is coming Android Runtime 14 Pixel will reduce the amount of space required on the device. Burke talks about a 9 percent savings, which is a 50 to 100 MB space saving Should do the same. This change will not only be felt on Pixel smartphones, as the update will be distributed via Project Mainline via the Play Store.
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