Google’s At a Glance widget on Pixels could start notifying you of packages spotted by your Nest Doorbell
The latest teardown suggests the feature could be under development
Google’s Nest Doorbell family, like many other smart video doorbells, leans heavily on software to deliver a compelling feature set, and for the most useful stuff that’s going to require a Nest Aware subscription. Users have already been able to get alerts when carriers drop off packages, and now a new report suggests that package delivery notifications may be coming to the Pixel’s At a Glance widget, as well.
Pixels have had access to At a Glance for generations now, but it was the Pixel 6 series that introduced a revamped version of the widget, which showed things like workout stats, flight boarding passes, and calendar events right on the home screen and lock screen . Recently, those have even evolved to include Nest Doorbell alerts.
The latest teardown from 9to5Google reveals a few text strings that clearly reference package delivery and mention a doorbell — it’s not explicitly labeled as the Nest Doorbell, but the inference isn’t hard to make.
At a Glance has recently been picking up a bunch of new functionality, including earthquake alerts. Hopefully that’s not one we’ll have to take advantage of very often, while package detection, in contrast, sounds like one we’d be using every day — here’s to wishing it arrives soon.
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