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Google's second Pixel Feature Drop rolls out today with piles of new features

As we predicted last week, Google's latest quarterly Feature Drop is rolling out for Pixel phones today. Unlike the regular monthly security releases, this update includes a ton of new features, including a new play/pause gesture for Pixel 4's Motion Sense, a wider rollout of car crash detection, dark theme scheduling, Live Caption for the Pixel 2, a new power button wallet, live Duo AR effects, a pile of new emoji, and a whole lot more.

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Many still affected by long-standing Android 10 update issue that breaks Pixel sensors

Last year, after the Android 10 update first started rolling out for Pixel owners, there were a handful of reports that device sensors — things like the ambient light sensor for screen brightness, orientation sensor for auto-rotation, and Active Edge sensor — stopped working. A workaround was found for those with unlocked bootloaders, and many of those affected were part of the root and ROM crowd, but almost six months later, many phones are still affected, and those with Verizon-branded, locked devices are still simply out of luck.

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Nokia advertises revolutionary inverted auto-brightness feature in major marketing goof

Some phones have more groundbreaking features than others. For instance, LG's latest flagship is capable of authenticating your palm using its camera, Pixels can take incredibly sharp-looking pictures in poor lighting conditions, and the Huawei P30 has an impressive 10x lossless zoom.

On the other hand, there are devices with more subtle skills that don't set them aside from other handsets. These shouldn't be advertised, especially when the whole thing is done entirely wrong.

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You can now reset Adaptive Brightness in Android 9 Pie without clearing all battery data [APK Download]

Android 9 Pie's Adaptive Brightness feature uses machine learning to optimize your display brightness based on past adjustments - which is great, as long as your circumstances don't drastically change in the near future. However, if you've moved recently, or changed jobs, or done something else that changed your brightness preferences and made those settings obsolete, you might be looking for an easy way to retrain the Adaptive Brightness model without clearing all your battery data. Thankfully, now there is one.

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[Update: Next update will fix] Some OnePlus 6 displays flicker in bright light with adaptive brightness enabled

In the last couple of weeks, I noticed my own OnePlus 6 was having a bit of trouble when I was outdoors. If I went to check missed messages or train schedules on a sunny day, I'd notice the display seemed to flicker spastically between two different brightness levels. I pushed it out of my mind, assuming I imagined it, but according to reports compiled together by the folks at PiunikaWeb, I'm not alone.

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Adaptive Brightness in Android P will be powered by machine learning

Google's giving everything an AI these days, including things as mundane as the brightness slider for your next phone. The Adaptive Brightness setting goes all the way back to Android L, but starting with Android P, it will be powered by the alchemy of machine learning. 

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The LG G7's 'Super Bright Display' dazzles, but should be smarter

LG has just launched its latest flagship, the G7 ThinQ. While we weren't really blown away by any of the phone's features during our initial hands-on, it does seem like a solid enough (if not jaw-droppingly impressive) smartphone, delivering some worthwhile upgrades to the LG family of handsets. Among those is the G7's new screen, and while we could obsess over the notch (as seems to be the trend), for the moment we're instead taking a look at the panel's high-brightness output.

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Android P feature spotlight: Adaptive brightness animates the quick settings slider as it changes

Adaptive brightness has long been a feature of Android smartphones. It uses an ambient light sensor, usually placed above the display, to measure the amount of light in the environment and change the brightness of the screen to best suit the conditions. It's often noticeable when changes occur, particularly right after you unlock your device, but now the quick settings brightness slider moves in tandem to further demonstrate this.

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