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Google's Phone app gets new Hold for Me feature on Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G

1 month ago   |   By Phone Arena

It's common knowledge that whenever launches new phones, many of its apps get specific features that will only work on these new devices, at least initially. The same goes for that comes preloaded on the and , Google's newly revealed smartphones.
A new feature called Hold for Me is now available in the Phone app on the and in the United States. It allows users to save waiting time when they're calling a toll-free number and they're put on hold. Thanks to the new Hold for Me feature, Google Assistant will wait on the line for you and will notify the user with a sound, vibration, and ...
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Google Assistant Has A Handy New Hold For Me Feature

Google Assistant Has A Handy New Hold For Me Feature

1 month ago   |   By Android Headlines

Google Assistant is already a very useful tool in many respects but today it just got better, thanks to a new trick up its sleeve called Hold For Me.
Google Duplex, a feature of Google Assistant dedicated to managing different parts of your voice calls, can now use Hold For Me just how you're imagining. To wait on hold for you. Nobody likes waiting on hold.
So now you can let Google Assistant do it for you. Gone are the days where you need to sit there tethered to your phone waiting for that person on the other end of the line to come back.
Google Assistant will only use Hold For Me with...
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Google Store now sells discounted Nest hardware ‘packages'

Google Store now sells discounted Nest hardware ‘packages'

1 month ago   |   By 9to5Google

In addition to picking up the Chromecast with Google TV, Nest Audio, Pixel 5, and 4a 5G today, the Google Store started offering hardware “packages” that provide a discount when buying multiple Nest products simultaneously.
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This Is How Google Got Wireless Charging To Work On The Pixel 5

This Is How Google Got Wireless Charging To Work On The Pixel 5

1 month ago   |   By Android Headlines

Wireless charging on the Pixel 5 is a confirmed feature of the phone. But, how does Google get it to work? The answer is a seemingly elegant one. Considering the phone uses an aluminum back.
Because of the way wireless charging works, it was suspected that the Pixel 5 may not have it. Wireless charging doesn't transmit through metal. Which is a reason why the Pixel 4 came with a glass back.
It can transmit through plastic, but many manufacturers won't use polycarbonate or other types of plastic materials if they plan to incorporate wireless charging. Due to heat issues.
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Google Announces Pixel 4a and Pixel 5: Focusing on the Mid-Range?

Google Announces Pixel 4a and Pixel 5: Focusing on the Mid-Range?

1 month ago   |   By Anand Tech

Today through the company's rather short virtual launch event, among other novelties, Google has officially announced the new Pixel 4a and the new Pixel 5. Both phones had been teased for some time now as Google had pre-announced them back in in early August with the announcement of the Pixel 4a.
The new Pixel 4a is very much what its name implies, a variant of the Pixel 4a with added 5G connectivity through the addition of a Snapdragon 765 SoC. The phone here is very similar to its 4G variant, although Google had to grow the device's dimensions a bit, and a more apt name for it would have...
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Google Store trade-in offers up to $365 for Pixel 4 owners switching to Pixel 5

Google Store trade-in offers up to $365 for Pixel 4 owners switching to Pixel 5

1 month ago   |   By 9to5Google

The new Pixel 5 is Google's most affordable flagship in a while, a considerable jump down from the $799+ Pixel 4 series. If you're looking to swap from the Pixel 4 to the Pixel 5, though, trade-in values aren't too hot.
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Google Pixel 5 uses a hole in the aluminum and a ‘bio-resin' to enable wireless charging

Google Pixel 5 uses a hole in the aluminum and a ‘bio-resin' to enable wireless charging

1 month ago   |   By 9to5Google

The Pixel 5 looks like a solid device on the whole, but it's a real head-scratcher when it comes to hardware. The Pixel 5 is built from aluminum but somehow supports wireless charging. How? It's simpler than we expected.
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Google Pixel 5 vs Apple iPhone 11

Google Pixel 5 vs Apple iPhone 11

1 month ago   |   By Phone Arena

Google's 2020 flagship - the - is about ready to hit store shelves. The Pixel line is what we call “the iPhone of Android”. It's made by , it comes with the cleanest version of Android - the way Google intends it to look and feel - it gets updates on day 1, and it's a camera champion.
It seems that, this year, Google decided to abandon the race of “who's going to make a more expensive flagship”. Instead of pushing for a $1,000 price, the Pixel 5 sits comfortably at $700. It's perfectly positioned to rival the likes of , the new , and even the 's base iPhone.
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Pixel 5's new ‘Hold for Me' uses Google Duplex to distinguish between recorded and live humans

Pixel 5's new ‘Hold for Me' uses Google Duplex to distinguish between recorded and live humans

1 month ago   |   By 9to5Google

One of the most impressive software features to debut with the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 is “Hold for Me.” The Google Assistant will stay on the line until an actual human being comes on for you to directly interact with.
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Google says Pixel's Hold for Me feature records and stores audio on-device

Google says Pixel's Hold for Me feature records and stores audio on-device

1 month ago   |   By VentureBeat

Google says its Hold for Me feature, which launches in preview on the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a , stores audio but doesn't transmit it to without permission.
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