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hi everyone Aaron here for ZolloTech and today the Android March 2020 update came out

along with a feature drop for the Google pixel devices now this is out - all

supported Google pixel devices starting with the Google pixel - 2 XL and going

all the way to the 4 and 4 XL it's also available usually for the essential

phones the same day and then Samsung and other manufacturers will roll it out to

their own devices soon now there's a feature drop that goes along with this

so I'm going to go over all the new features and then go over all the

updates along with the security bulletins and things like that

now I had to sideload this so this was about 1 and a half to 2 gigabytes

because it wasn't showing up but you'll see it says up-to-date version 10 March

5th 2020 so this is completely up to date even though it's not March 5th yet

and that's how they do it and here is the build number you'll see on my pixel

4 XL it's QQ - a dot two zero zero three zero five dot zero zero three and in

this particular update is a huge amount of security updates fixes improvements

all sorts of things so let's start with the first one and the first one has to

do with something they actually showed in the Android 11 preview and that is if

you're playing something playing a song here so let me start this song if I'm

playing this song there's now a new gesture on the pixel 4 and for Excel to

pause the song now it doesn't seem to work completely for me it worked on

Android 11 but it's not working here and you do have to turn it on in gestures so

you'll see as I bring my hand close it's not turning the song off but if I go

into the features and gestures here you'll see that I have gestures

available to pause music and so if I go into this it's turned on and you just

bring your hand close by tapping to resume it or pause it and again like I

said it's not really working properly but it is something that's there so I'm

not sure why that's not working but it's not at this time now the next thing

they've updated is car crash detection it rolls out for the pixel for in

Australia in the UK it's also in the United States so if you go into the

personal safety app here you'll see that you can turn on car crash detection so

it will turn it on you can say try a demo and then

says see and hear what happens when your phone detects a car crash make sure your

volume is up so you'll see we'll turn it up a little bit we'll hit start and it

says detected and then you can hit I'm okay or 911 Oh crash minor crash so it's

kind of neat it's a nice safety feature and if you want to use it it's there so

that's nice that they've added it now if you use google duo there's some new

effects that they've added for AR or augmented reality so let's go into duo

and if we go into duo here you'll see will go here and now we have some

effects and I can have a little cat sitting on my head we've got scooby-doo

you've got a little phone here so there's some new effects here as well

all sorts of things that you can add and it tracks your face really well they're

kind of goofy but they work pretty well and they're there if you want to use

them so those have been added now they've also updated the forward-facing

camera on the pixel 4 & 4 XL and what they've done is added depth to it so

apparently it has better depth if I take a selfie here you'll see it takes a

second to process and now there's some depth in the background so they've

improved this made it a lot better and it should be working even better than it

was before now if you're on a pixel 2 in to excel there's good news you get live

captions so if you're using video and watching video you can enable live

captioning so that's a new feature and then they've added new emoji from the

Unicode 12.1 release so that means if we go into messages you'll see I have a few

here but you have a pilot a fireman an astronaut and then you have all sorts of

different genders and things there's a hundred and sixty nine new emoji so

they've added that they've added jobs and all sorts of things so those are

added I'll link Unicode in the description if you want to check them

all out but there are a ton of new emoji that's brought them up to speed there

will be more new emoji the second half of the year but this brings them up to

the first half to match up with Unicode 12.1 now if you're using google pay and

the wallet you can enable a quick press of the home button to bring up your

cards so if you press and hold you'll have access to your cards your credit

cards and any other card you add so maybe you want to add

cards such as Starbucks or maybe you want to even add a pass for say a flight

that you're taking you can actually take a picture of it and add it to the wallet

now as well so you have all of these different options and you just press and

hold the power button you do have to enable that as well though now a lot of

people love dark modes so if we go into our settings go to display in styles and

go to dark theme we'll tap on that and we can turn it on until sunrise now or

turn it off until sunset we have scheduling options now and this

was something we saw with the Android 11 preview preview as well but they've

brought it here to Android 10 with the latest pixel update and then there's

also new automation rules for Wi-Fi networks and this allows you to

basically set a rule so we'll go back here we'll go to rules and what we can

do is add a rule and then we can automatically have it change to say Do

Not Disturb or set the phone to silent based off the Wi-Fi network that you're

connecting to so that's a feature they've added so you can just add a

network say set to set the vibrate set to ring or whatever based off not only

location but based off your Wi-Fi network now there's a feature that

hasn't fully rolled out yet for the pixel feature drum and that is a not

only a long press for an icon but a firm press so if you firm press sort of like

3d touch on iOS you've got new tasks but if I firm press it really doesn't do

anything different you can long press and get the same results so there's

supposedly something else coming out that's going to be a firm press and

finally for the feature drop the pixel for and for excel screens that are set

to use adaptive brightness and I'm currently on manual because I don't want

it to go brighter when I'm under these bright lights for this video but under

manual if you have this on automatic instead what it will do is actually go

super-bright now if you're outside in direct sunlight so it should make the

screen even easier to see so that'll be really nice for some of those that were

experiencing kind of a dim screen on the floor and for excel now that's it for

the feature drop but there are a ton of fixes and improvements as well so let's

go over those now as far as the fixes and improvements I'll mention all of

them but if they're specific to a device I'll say

the device specifically otherwise it pertains to all the devices that are

supported by this update so the first one is in apps there's a fix for certain

app overlay elements stuck on the home screen so if you had overlays not

showing properly that should be fixed now in audio you can now disable now

playing for music when you're playing it on a cast device so maybe you're playing

music on a device you're casting to it will now have the ability to disable now

playing if you want to do that they've also fixed static noise during

audio capture so maybe you're using your phone to record audio in a classroom if

there was static that should now be fixed and specific to the pixel for not

the for Excel there's improvements to the bottom speaker driver so if you have

a four in the bottom speaker wasn't working well it should be better now for

all devices again there's improvements for Bluetooth connectivity with specific

or certain fitness tracking devices so if you're having issues maybe with a

Fitbit or something like that it should be better there's also quite a few

improvements to cameras on not just the pixel form for Excel but other devices

as well the first one is improvements to

autofocus in the camera so if you're using the camera on your phone on any

pixel device the autofocus should be improved if that supports this update

then on the pixel 4 and for excel there's a fix for the camera crashing

that when switching to video mode so if you're switching from say camera to

video it should fix that there's also a fix for cameras auto white balance in

certain scenarios so that's specific to the pixel 4 and 4x elegant and if it

wasn't auto white balancing properly it should be improved now when it comes to

connectivity using USB specifically on the pixel 4 and for excel it fixes an

issue with unrecognized UX USB accessories so those should be fixed and

then they've improved face unlock on the pixel 4 and 4 XL as well and it's only

issues where it gets stuck so the first one is they fixed an issue or get stuck

on the lockscreen after the device is unlocked with a face so maybe unlocks

and it's stuck on the lockscreen now we'll go to the home screen properly and

they they've also fixed an issue for incorrect text translation in settings

so maybe you have face unlock settings turn on the

might not have shown the proper translation in those settings that

should be improved as well now as far as motion sense on the pixel foreign for

excel they've improved visual feedback for motion sense gestures so again if I

go in I'll just play this here and with this song playing if I move my hand it

should go to the next song now my motion gestures are not working the alarm

worked fine this morning when I swipe my hand in front of it but for some reason

the most motion that gestures are not working properly on this device

hopefully they fix that as well or improves in the future now there are a

lot of fixes to the system that you can't see behind the scenes to kernel

updates and things like that but I'll talk more about that with the security

updates but there's actual fixes to the system kernel as well so there's three

fixes for that they're basically specific for each pixel device so

there's fixes for the two and two XL three a three a Exile three XL three

four for itself now there's also improvements to the

overall system user interface so switching with gesture navigation so the

animation switching between things they've actually improved the animation

and then they've also clarified the dark-themed helper text in settings so

they've changed it in settings where we go to display and again to the dark

theme there's different text here so it's just a little bit more clear so all

these little tweaks they're really fixing a lot of things now they've also

fixed with telephony unda scible location access notifications after an

emergency call so specifically you'd have to place an emergency call with

your dialer and it's fixed issues with that they've also fixed a few video

issues for all of the devices this one in particular though is for the pixel

three XL 3 3 a 3 a XL when you're doing video playback in certain apps when

using picture and picture mode so not on this device but if you have a pixel 3 3

a those devices it should be fixed in they've also improved 4k video playback

on all of the devices they've also fixed corrupted video playback in certain apps

after locking the screen and then they've also fixed Wi-Fi so lost Wi-Fi

network configurations I actually had that happen on my pixel 4x oh I think in

the last version the Wi-Fi connection just disappeared

and now it's fixed and those are all of the different fixes and improvements

with this update so lots of different things and then finally there are a ton

of security patches as well and I'll just run down through these pretty

quickly now as far as the framework there are four different security

patches there's seven patches to the media framework 24 to system one to the

Google Play system updates 28 kernel components have been it's patched

security-wise FPC components there's six of those

there's one mediatek component 12 qualcomm components and then 42 Qualcomm

closed source security components all of those patches are in the updates on this

current March 20 2016 5 seen since maybe Android 10 was released so lots of

things in there now battery overall there's no mention of changes to that

and this device usually does pretty well I can get through a day on battery and

you'll see my battery here let me get into the usage there my battery here I

haven't used it a ton today I've been busy recording other videos and then

speed and performance I've never had an issue on the pixel 4 or 4 XL I find I

only have to reboot it rarely and in fact this has not been rebooted since I

did the Android 11 update and then flashed it back to the pixel security

updates so that was last week or so when I did that so it's been on I haven't

rebooted it and it's been doing really well so in general it's working well I'm

looking forward to more updates like this and all of those features are great

to see added to the pixel lineup so let me know if you had that already added I

actually had to sideload the update like I said but if you have the pixel feature

drop let me know all of those things should be there except maybe a couple

that the firm press for example there's just nothing really there other than

that it should be updated now if you found anything else new let me know in

the comments below and if you'd like to get your hands on this wallpaper of

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like as always thanks for watching this is Aaron I'll see you next time

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