The Google Pixel copies the Samsung Galaxy: great news if you use Instagram

HDR arrives on Instagram if you have a Pixel.

The Google Pixel copies the Samsung Galaxy: great news if you use Instagram
Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

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Google Pixel devices will be able to upload and view Ultra HDR photos on Instagram, just as Samsung announced a few months ago for its Galaxy phones. This announcement is part of Google’s March update, which will be released for compatible Pixel 7, Pixel 8, and Pixel Fold phones starting today.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S24 was the first to support Ultra HDR photos on Instagram, allowing you to display photos taken with the device’s enhanced camera in full color and contrast. But now, Pixel owners will soon be able to do the same, as well as capture and share 10-bit HDR videos on Instagram Reels.

The arrival of new features next week will also bring an addition called “Circle” to search for Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. This feature allows you to long-press on the navigation bar and then draw a circle around the words or images you want to search on Google. Circle to Search arrived on S24 and Pixel 8 earlier this year.

Google is also expanding its existing call search features. And with it comes a tool that you can use when a caller is silent, but only in English for users in the United States.

When touching the new “hello” pop-up, Google Assistant will ask the caller to start speaking to find out why they are calling. Google Assistant can also notify the caller to wait if you can’t answer the call on screen immediately. This feature will be available on Pixel 6 or newer devices, as well as Pixel Fold.

Finally, the new health tracking features coming to the Pixel Watch add compatibility with pace training, heart rate zone training, automatic training mode, and more.

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Journalist specialized in technology, entertainment and video games. Writing about what I'm passionate about (gadgets, games and movies) allows me to stay sane and wake up with a smile on my face when the alarm clock goes off. PS: this is not true 100% of the time.

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