Google Fi adds Wi-Fi calling for more smartphones, spam warnings

Google Fi adds Wi-Fi calling for more smartphones, spam warnings

Also, for folks in the U.K., Canada, Ireland, Singapore, and Australia, the Pixel feature drop is bringing the new and improved Google Assistant to the Pixel 4 (but only in English).

One of its planned features, set to the roll out this month, will be a tool called "Call Screen" which is created to filter out spam calls automatically before they reach your phone.

Pixel 3 and 3a users will get Live Caption. Google notes that all of that info is kept private to the the user, per the below gif.

As part of the new Feature drop, Pixel users can now blur the background of an image even when the portrait mode was not used.

Audio within the Duo call is also improved with machine learning on the Pixel 4 predicting the likely next sound (when there is a spotty connection) and "helps you to keep the conversation going with minimum disruptions".

Thanks to an update to its Call Screen feature, Google Assistant can now automatically screen unknown callers and filter out known robocalls.

The first drop will add automatic call screening, several quality-of-life enhancements for Duo video chat and the ability to retroactively add dramatic blur to old portraits, among other goodies.

More Google Fi Features are Coming to More Phones
The latter update will automatically keep your face centered thanks to the use of the Pixel 4's wide-angle selfie camera. When another person joins you in the shot, the camera will automatically adjust to keep both of you in the frame.

Google has rolled out a tandem of new features as part of its update program created to keep the Pixel 4 fresh.

This Google Pixel 4 feature drop will land soon. And for Pixel owners who might not have bought Google's latest flagship phone-the Pixel 4-don't worry, because Google's software bundle also has a bunch of improvements for older Pixels as well. Instead of thinking which network was the best for your needs or spending too much time parsing your bill, Fi would do all the hard work for you.

As noted, the Pixel 4 and 4 XL are conspicuously absent.

Google says the features and updates are rolling out to all compatible Pixel devices right now, and will continue to roll out over the coming weeks.

The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL launched earlier this year with Android 10, the latest version of Android. In addition, all Android phones on Google Fi are getting access to the service's "enhanced VPN network" and WiFi Calling.

The rest of the Pixel line, save for the original Pixel, can expect to see some meaningful updates as well.

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