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Google Pixel 2 Will Not Disturb You With Notifications While You're Driving

The latest Action Launcher update brings the Pixel 2's newly designed Google Search bar to any of your devices.

AndroidPolice recently discovered a Play Store listing called Pixel Ambient Services, which also features references to the Do Not Disturb mode. This way, if you're behind the wheel, you'll be oblivious to calls and texts that normally you might focus on even while driving.

If you are driving and don't want to answer any incoming calls or texts on your Pixel 2 while on your trip, the DND toggle will keep it from alerting you. What makes it possible are the phone's sensors and Bluetooth that tell the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL whether the vehicle is moving, according to Android Police. Unfortunately, what they can't do is differentiate between the driver and a passenger in the same vehicle. From here, you can select "Search box (dock)" to get the Pixel 2-style search bar right on your home screen. It doesn't appear to discriminate if you are the one who is driving or if you are just riding in a auto, bus or other vehicle, so if you own a Pixel 2, it's best to disable this feature if you are not driving (again, assuming you want people to contact you). The new handsets now run on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. We will know more about the app once the Pixel smartphones are out.

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The Google Pixel 2 is equipped with a 5-inch AMOLED screen at a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.

The LG-manufactured Pixel 2 XL has a 6-inch QHD display with the same processor and operating system.

Another notable difference between the devices is about their battery capacity. Other common specs include 4GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB storage, 12.2MP rear camera and 8MP front-facing camera.



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