Car crash detection and other Pixel-only Personal Safety features that are present on other Android phones appear to be something Google is getting ready for.
Regarding APK Insight: We’ve decompiled the most recent version of an app that Google put on the Play Store in our APK Insight post. When we decompile these files—known as APKs for Android apps—we can find numerous lines of code that allude to potential future features. Remember that Google might or might not ever deploy these features, and our understanding of what they are might be limited. However, we’ll try to give those that are nearly finished a chance to demonstrate how they’ll seem if they do ship. Read on with that in mind.
Car crash detection is one of the standout features of Personal Safety, a Pixel-only software that seeks to make your smartphone more useful in emergency scenarios. Personal Safety is able to immediately link you to emergency services, if necessary, using a mix of elements including your phone’s motion sensors (to detect an impact or sudden stop while traveling at high speeds) and microphone (to listen for the noises of a crash).
We find Google has prepared a few new texts relating to automobile crash detection and other features in the most recent version of Personal Safety version 2022.05.25, which is currently rolling out via the. As can be seen below, each new text has the nonpixel tag. Each time, the newly introduced language modifies an old sentence, changing Pixel into a more generic phrase like “your device” or “personal safety.”
andgt;andlt;string name=crash settings check user status body text
Your gadget will ask you if you need help, vibrate, and sound an alarm.
string crash settings check user status body text
Pixel asks whether you need assistance while it vibrates and sounds an alert at maximum volume.
Personal Safety uses your device’s location, motion sensors, and ambient sounds to identify a car crash, even when the app is closed or not in use. Andlt;string name=crash settings footnote_ nonpixel andgt;
Remember that not all collisions may be detected by Personal Safety, and high impact activities may trigger car crash detection.
Pixel uses your device’s location, motion sensors, and ambient audio to identify a car crash, even while the app is closed or not in use. andlt;string name=crash settings footnoteandgt;
Note that high impact activities may trigger automobile crash detection, and Pixel may not be able to identify all collisions.
Other Personal Safety features, including safety check and crisis alarms, appear to be moving from Pixel Android phones to non-Pixel Android devices.
The availability of these Personal Safety capabilities on other Android phones is not immediately apparent, especially given that the app requires critical permissions in order to function properly. The code makes the suggestion that Google Play Services, which is already installed on the majority of Android phones and has the requisite permissions, would be used to provide access to these Personal Safety features.
Which Android devices will be able to take advantage of car collision detection and the rest of the Personal Safety suite is another unanswered question. There can be restrictions, such a minimum Android version need, or it might only be offered by specific brands.
However, it’s nice to see Google attempting to bring Pixel-only features, particularly these potentially life-saving capabilities, to other Android devices.
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