Google is working on loud Pixel alerts at a glance

Pixel phones already offer cough and snoring detection while sleeping, as well as always-playing songs, and Google is now planning to add loud audible alerts in At a Glance.

About APK Insight: In this APK Insight post, we have decompiled the latest version of an app that Google has uploaded on the Play Store. When we decompile these files (called APK files, in the case of Android apps), we can see different lines of code within that hint at potential future features. Keep in mind that Google may or may not ship these features, and our interpretation of what they are may be incomplete. We’ll try to enable those that are about to expire, however, to show you what they’ll look like if they charge. With that in mind, read on.

The latest version (T.23) of Android System Intelligence for Pixel 7 reveals a “loud beep” capability which will alert you “when (a) loud sound harmful to hearing is detected.”

Loud beep

This warning should appear at a glance on the lock screen and at the top of the Pixel Launcher to encourage you to step away or turn down the volume (if applicable). The Apple Watch has offered a similar capability over the past several years.

Healthy ability depends on other Google voice features. Pixel phones already offer Background Now Playing to detect songs playing in the background using an on-device database. In the Google Clock app, you can have your Pixel phone listen for your coughing and snoring throughout the night. Meanwhile, the Recorder app can tag speech, music, and other sounds.

After updating to T.23 from ASI, the loud beep feature is not activated yet.

This release also reveals that more search shortcuts are working in the Pixel Launcher to join Google, YouTube, Maps, Play Store, Settings, and Contacts.

  • Search in Chrome
  • Search for files
  • Image search

In terms of live changes, Google has rearranged the At a Glance settings menu and introduced new icons.

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Dylan Russell contributed to this article.

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