It’s a rare sight to see Canada get anything first in regards to technology. Today, Google’s releasing an update for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL which enables two new features; Raise-to-wake and double-tap to turn on the screen. Both of these features are great to have, and set under a settings category called, “Moves”.
I have a Nexus 6P, which already came with a raise-to-wake option. It really is handy to just pick up on your phone off the table and immediately see your notifications and the time/date. I once owned an LG G4, and double-tap-to-wake the screen was fantastic. I used it often. That said, since getting the 6P which has a finger print sensor, it replaced my need to double-tap the screen. Now I just touch the scanner and the phone turns on. The same goes for the Pixel and Pixel XL, so while having the option is great, I’m not sure how many Pixel owners would use it. Maybe it’ll be good for when the phone is flat on the table since the Pixel’s fingerprint scanner is on the back.
Mobile Syrup reports that today’s update should also address Pixel’s LTE connectivity issues.