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Google app teardown reveals Pixel 2 squeeze feature

In a teardown performed by Dylan over at 9to5Google the newest version of the Google App 7.1.2 reveals a few new features that are coming to the upcoming Google Pixel 2 and Google Assistant alike.

The first and most significant clue in the teardown is the Google Pixel 2s rumored Active Edge feature, which works like the HTC U11s Edge Sense: give the phones frame a squeeze and you can summon Google Assistant. Here is the code that supports the rumor:

To change settings for the squeeze gesture, go to your phones Active Edge settings.

The next feature is called Routines and builds on top of Google Assistants shortcuts by letting you program a phrase to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.

To change settings for the squeeze gesture, go to your phones Active Edge settings.

Here is a phrase that suggests you can customize or decide between more than one voice for Google Assistant to use:

Choose the voice your Assistant will use to respond to you

Google Home already offers a number of relaxing sounds and according to the teardown, it might be making its way to the Google App. To initiate the feature, say Play sleep sounds. Then you can choose between Meditation, Nature, Ocean, Sleep, and Thunderstorm.

Various strings of text also suggest that Google Assistant will gain refined podcast playback controls including the ability to continue last plated podcast as well as Playback preferences.

If youd like to see the full APK teardown, head over to the Source link below where you can check out the full strings of text including code.

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