You can now control a Chromecast with Google Assistant on your phone

You can now control a Chromecast with Google Assistant on your phone

First and foremost, the native Pixel 2 calendar widget is arguably an underrated feature of the Pixel Launcher, getting lost among the other nifty highlights such as the always-on display, the squeezable frame to launch Google Assistant, Google Lens, and many others.

When the original Google Pixel was launched, it was offered with unlimited cloud storage for photo uploads, with no apparent time limit. In the app's teardown, there's a string referencing a "Start or stop screen sharing" command, suggesting that a future Google Duo update could allow users to share screens.

Courtesy of the good folks over at XDA, the Pixel 2's custom Pixel Launcher and updated Google Camera app with Motion Photo and Face Retouching are available for download and installing on other Android-powered devices. It is available through a separate icon above the exposure slider on the right side of the screen. Users will have to root their device, download a file that's already found on Pixel phones, load that file onto their device, and in some cases, go even further with additional, more complicated adjustments.

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The user will also notice that the dual-LED flash light of the device is very strong once it takes a shot.

It's a shame that the Google Pixel 2 wasn't offered with a similarly long-lasting feature, but it's no surprise given that cloud storage costs Google money. The users don't have to worry about constant changes as the app will smooth out their skin textures.

Ever since it came to light that the free/unlimited original-quality photos and videos storage for Pixel 2 owners has a time limitation (the deal ends 2020), some of those with original Pixels have been wondering if there's any similar limit for their devices. For instance, "HDR+ enhanced" has become part of the on/off toggles and the photo viewer has been changed significantly that looks similar to the Google Photos.

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