Older Pixel smartphones now getting some Pixel 4 features


Google Pixel 4 XL

Google brings with the December update some innovations of the Pixel 4 on the older pixel smartphones. Google is distributing the new security patch on all Pixel smartphones. However, it is worthy of note that it is bringing with it a few new features from Pixel 4 to the older Pixel smartphones. This has been the case with Google for some time now. However, the company does not communicate openly what comes on its older devices.

older pixel smartphones

Here are the Pixel 4 features arriving older Pixel smartphones

According to Android Police tests,  here’s a quick list that might make it a little more clear which phones got what:

  • Live Captions
    • Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL
  • Gesture navigation in third-party launchers
    • Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
  • “Styles & Wallpaper” Pixel themes
    • Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
  • Swipe-down gesture for notifications in Pixel Launcher
    • Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL

Although there are reports that the 2016 Pixel smartphone got the December patches, it didn’t get any of these features. Furthermore, it appears that many units are still on the October patches, though Google’s downloads page claims they’re for December.

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7 Comments

  1. Nelson Pinheiro
    December 4, 2019

    Any word if the new Google Assistant will be released for any of the older Pixel devices

  2. Alexander Torres
    December 4, 2019

    I just updated and I keep getting a pop up message stating “Pixel launcher keeps stopping” on my Pixel 2 XL. This is frustrating my Pixel is unusable!

  3. Alexander Torres
    December 4, 2019

    My Pixel 2 XL is unusable after the December 4th update. I keep getting a pop up message stating “Pixel launcher keeps stopping” this is crap! Google fix this ASAP!!!

    • brandon wallace
      December 4, 2019

      Uninstall pixel launcher updates, through the play store

    • Alexander Torres
      December 4, 2019

      Thanks! It worked.

    • brandon wallace
      December 4, 2019

      You’re welcome ^^

  4. Kevin Hoang
    December 5, 2019

    you still can get swipe down for notification on the google pixel 1 . i downloaded the file from XDA developer it also give you voice recorder