There is a new update to Android 7.1 coming to some Pixel users that is awakening a couple of dormant features. The Pixels new ‘moves’ are double tap to check phone (wake) and lift phone to check. We’ve known that double tap to wake was buried within the heart of the Pixel just waiting to be set free, and now it’s joined by lift to wake as well.
The rollout seems to have started in Canada and as yet we can’t see any link for the binaries, OTA files or system images on the Google developers site. If you’re the type of person who just has to have the latest in Pixely goodness we’ll let you know when/if we see them go live.
If you want to see the new features in action check out this video.
From what we’ve seen elsewhere, it seems this is somehow a preview build of Android with the build number NPF26J, the P typically indicates a preview build of Android. It’s unclear just how this was deployed in the wild and if it will be rolling out further. If you get a 261 MB update bringing “Security Update + Bug Fixes”, you just may be getting it.
Let us know if you see this update rolling out to your device.