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Google Pixel Update Brings Double-tap And Raise-to-Wake Moves To Canadian ‘Pixel’ers

Update Date: Nov 26, 2016 09:31 AM EST
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: A new Google Pixel XL phone is displayed at the new Google pop-up shop in the SoHo neighborhood on October 20, 2016 in New York City. The shop lets people try out new Google products such as the Pixel phone, Google Home, and Daydream VR. The products will be available for purchase offsite at Verizon and Best Buy retail stores. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) (Photo : Spencer Platt / Staff)

Google has recently introduced its first-time self-built flagship products -Pixel & Pixel XL on October 20, 2016, blessing with huge stardom on the phones. The phones although embellished with high specs and features but missing two key features which are available inside its predecessors-Double- Tap and Raise-To-Wake moves. 

If you new to Google Pixel and unaware of what this is all about, then read further.Well, these "moves" are created to help a user to see notifications without unlocking the screen. Just Double-tap on the screen and the screen wakes up to show the new notifications received. Or just raise the phone you can also see the notifications. The first move is called "Double-tap" move and second is called "Raise-to-wake" move, as published in TechTimes.  

Readers would be appalled to know that these moves were already incorporated in Nexuses and its competitors LG and HTC. Even on Apple iPhone pushed in the new Apple iOS 10 released in October 2016, claims The Next Web.

Google woke up with the new moves but it is only released officially for Canadian Pixel users only. Knowing this, down south in the US, fans are eagerly waiting for this new update. The exact date for other countries is anyone guesses. 

The update, having a size of 261MB, has to be done manually when received the OTA on phone. To enable the update, users has to go to Settings->Moves, Then you can find both in the list with "Swipe for notifications", "Jump to Camera" and "Flip Camera". Trap on them to visualize the Pixel moves. 

There is also a way for those who can't resist waiting for this lagging update. Geeks at XDA have captured the OTA .zip file. The zip file is available for Pixel (sailfish) users only and currently not available for Pixel XL (marling), as per Droid Life. Most of the users claim the "moves" are working after successful installation of the Zip file.  

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