The Google Pixel Pill is already similar to a Nest Hub Max, albeit one which occurs to be a full Android pill as effectively. The record of accessible options isn’t similar, although, and the Pixel Pill is lacking a couple of issues. However issues can change, and two key Nest Hub Max options could make the leap to the Pixel Pill.
A Google app replace (through 9to5Google) means that “Look and Speak” and Fast Gestures could also be coming to the Pixel Pill in a future replace. These would each add some much-needed performance to the pill when it’s stowed away in its charging dock — and successfully in “Nest mode”.
Look and Speak offers you the flexibility to speak to Google Assistant with out prompting it with a wake-up command. Supplied you’re inside 5 toes of the machine, all it is advisable do is take a look at your pill and begin barking out instructions. Not one of the problem of claiming “Hey Google” to get issues executed, except you occur to be throughout the room.
Fast Gestures is a bit of comparable, however makes use of bodily motion as an alternative of precise phrases. So if it is advisable hold quiet, or don’t really feel like speaking, you possibly can management sure points of your machine. Cease timers, snooze alarms, management media playback and extra, with the wave of your hand.
These aren’t precisely what you’d name must-have options, however they’re good to have. Contemplating Google positioned the Pixel Pill as a transportable sort of Nest hub, and the relative simplicity of each options, it’s reasonably unusual that they weren’t included at launch.
Contemplating the charging dock, and the pill’s capability to perform as a Nest-style machine, is one in all its standout options, any enchancment to that perform can solely enhance the Pixel Pill’s probabilities of success. Particularly because it’s clearly been constructed as a extra informal machine, reasonably than a productiveness powerhouse.
It’s higher late than by no means, as they are saying. Although it’s unclear when these two options may very well arrive on the Pixel Pill. But when it arrives quickly, it might be another reason to maintain an eye fixed out for any Pixel Pill reductions within the Black Friday gross sales.