1. Dws51's Avatar
    I was wondering if any of you know what features will trickle down to the Pixel five from the Pixel six?
    Morty2264 likes this.
    11-02-2021 12:09 PM
  2. ras47's Avatar
    The only features the Pixel 5 will get are those from Android 12 updates. Google seems like they're trying to pretend the Pixel 5 never existed. Which features were you hoping to get?
    11-02-2021 12:15 PM
  3. dmxjago's Avatar
    The only features the Pixel 5 will get are those from Android 12 updates. Google seems like they're trying to pretend the Pixel 5 never existed. Which features were you hoping to get?
    Disagree because magic eraser already got pushed to pixel 5's and 4's.
    11-02-2021 01:20 PM
  4. Scott337's Avatar
    I would guess that eventually the Pixel 5 will get every new feature, as long as the hardware supports it
    bkdodger2 and Morty2264 like this.
    11-02-2021 01:45 PM
  5. ras47's Avatar
    Disagree because magic eraser already got pushed to pixel 5's and 4's.
    I thought that was just a feature of Android 12.
    11-02-2021 04:47 PM
  6. dmxjago's Avatar
    I thought that was just a feature of Android 12.
    Nope it's a Pixel feature not Android 12 feature, at least for the time being.
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    11-02-2021 05:03 PM
  7. straygator's Avatar
    Disagree because magic eraser already got pushed to pixel 5's and 4's.
    So far as I can tell, Magic Eraser hasn't yet been pushed or otherwise made available to my Pixel 5 -- at least, it's not showing up among the editing "Tools" in my Google Photos. Where are you finding that feature on the Pixel 5?
    11-02-2021 06:48 PM
  8. ras47's Avatar
    So far as I can tell, Magic Eraser hasn't yet been pushed or otherwise made available to my Pixel 5 -- at least, it's not showing up among the editing "Tools" in my Google Photos. Where are you finding that feature on the Pixel 5?
    Me either. I have Pen, Highlighter, and Text as tools under Markup in Google Photos.
    11-02-2021 07:56 PM
  9. beantownsouth's Avatar
    Me either. I have Pen, Highlighter, and Text as tools under Markup in Google Photos.
    Same here. There's a bunch more editing tools, just no Magic Eraser.
    11-02-2021 09:53 PM
  10. swebb's Avatar
    AFAIK, it's not an official feature yet, but there are APK's available for download that will enable this on the Photos app of the P5. Haven't tried it yet, but others say it works.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    11-03-2021 07:19 AM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    Great thread! Thank you for starting it, OP! As a Pixel 5 owner too, I'd also like to know the answer!
    11-03-2021 07:20 AM
  12. mggm100's Avatar
    I think a large part of the "magic" in Magic Eraser is in the new Tensor chip. It might not work so well on other chips.
    11-04-2021 07:26 AM
  13. Morty2264's Avatar
    The only features the Pixel 5 will get are those from Android 12 updates. Google seems like they're trying to pretend the Pixel 5 never existed. Which features were you hoping to get?
    It's really sad that the Pixel 5 is abruptly discontinued. Google really pulled a OnePlus move on that one.
    11-10-2021 06:50 AM
  14. ras47's Avatar
    It's really sad that the Pixel 5 is abruptly discontinued. Google really pulled a OnePlus move on that one.
    I know, right? Reminds me of the Russians responding to early inquiries about a disturbance at Chernobyl. Their response was, "Nyet, you must be mistaken. There is no such place as Chernobyl." Google is acting like the Pixel 5 never happened.
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    11-10-2021 11:07 AM
  15. Morty2264's Avatar
    I know, right? Reminds me of the Russians responding to early inquiries about a disturbance at Chernobyl. Their response was, "Nyet, you must be mistaken. There is no such place as Chernobyl." Google is acting like the Pixel 5 never happened.
    I'm very disappointed about this, and am wondering what will happen if and when my Pixel 5 breaks or has an issue. Will they still have some refurbished 5's to give to those of us who purchased Google Preferred Care? Will they give me a 5a (I don't want one!)? Who knows!
    11-11-2021 07:35 AM
  16. ras47's Avatar
    I'm very disappointed about this, and am wondering what will happen if and when my Pixel 5 breaks or has an issue. Will they still have some refurbished 5's to give to those of us who purchased Google Preferred Care? Will they give me a 5a (I don't want one!)? Who knows!
    Google will give is a deal on a new Pixel 6 or 7. This deal will look exactly like any other trade-in deal and leave us feeling used and abused. I love my Pixel 5 but I do not love the company that sells it. A lot of the people who work for Google are aces but the corporate entity we call Google is a juggernaut that doesn't have time to care about customers.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    11-11-2021 09:42 AM
  17. Morty2264's Avatar
    Google will give is a deal on a new Pixel 6 or 7. This deal will look exactly like any other trade-in deal and leave us feeling used and abused. I love my Pixel 5 but I do not love the company that sells it. A lot of the people who work for Google are aces but the corporate entity we call Google is a juggernaut that doesn't have time to care about customers.
    Yikes. I'd love to try the 6 or 7 but I'm happy with my Pixel 5. I guess when the first of us is in this situation, we'll find out what happens! The 5 meets my needs so well, it's hard to envision going to another device, even to another Pixel. But I guess that would be way would happen to me - for now, anyway.
    11-12-2021 08:02 AM
  18. ras47's Avatar
    Yikes. I'd love to try the 6 or 7 but I'm happy with my Pixel 5. I guess when the first of us is in this situation, we'll find out what happens! The 5 meets my needs so well, it's hard to envision going to another device, even to another Pixel. But I guess that would be way would happen to me - for now, anyway.
    Over time I have come to understand myself a little. I do not need the ultimate in everything. My Pixel 5 camera is plenty good enough for my needs. I used to get seduced by specs but with maturity comes self-awareness, and it makes life much more simple. In years past I would have *needed* to have the 6 Pro. But with my new found ability to view things dispassionately I no longer feel that burning desire to upgrade. And its a relief! Life on the bleeding edge of tech can be painful and frustrating. My upgrade decisions are no longer dictated by the calendar, but by features. I have 5G and wireless charging on my Pixel 5 - those were the impetus behind upgrading from the 3a XL so I'm set for now. The only thing that would force me to upgrade would be a failure of my Pixel 5. I KNOW Google cannot get me a replacement. There are some listed on Swappa but at those price points it might just make more sense to get a 6 or 6 Pro. However, that's a problem for another day.
    kenorian, Morty2264 and swebb like this.
    11-12-2021 11:14 AM
  19. Morty2264's Avatar
    Over time I have come to understand myself a little. I do not need the ultimate in everything. My Pixel 5 camera is plenty good enough for my needs. I used to get seduced by specs but with maturity comes self-awareness, and it makes life much more simple. In years past I would have *needed* to have the 6 Pro. But with my new found ability to view things dispassionately I no longer feel that burning desire to upgrade. And its a relief! Life on the bleeding edge of tech can be painful and frustrating. My upgrade decisions are no longer dictated by the calendar, but by features. I have 5G and wireless charging on my Pixel 5 - those were the impetus behind upgrading from the 3a XL so I'm set for now. The only thing that would force me to upgrade would be a failure of my Pixel 5. I KNOW Google cannot get me a replacement. There are some listed on Swappa but at those price points it might just make more sense to get a 6 or 6 Pro. However, that's a problem for another day.
    You're right, that's indeed a problem for another day. In the meantime, we'll enjoy our Pixel 5's! I don't necessarily need the latest and greatest, either! And the camera more than meets my needs!
    kenorian likes this.
    11-13-2021 08:50 AM
  20. swebb's Avatar
    I'm good with the P5 for the same reasons, as long as the battery holds out. Even then, I may just spring for a new battery to extend its life. I really like the size. Checked the P6 and that is too large. I could maybe live with a slightly larger phone, but the P6 is too much a jump in size.
    kenorian and Morty2264 like this.
    11-13-2021 09:14 AM
  21. Morty2264's Avatar
    I'm good with the P5 for the same reasons, as long as the battery holds out. Even then, I may just spring for a new battery to extend its life. I really like the size. Checked the P6 and that is too large. I could maybe live with a slightly larger phone, but the P6 is too much a jump in size.
    I totally agree with you. The size of the Pixel 5 is just perfect for me. If I *had* to get a Pixel 6 phone, I'd need to use the smaller one; but I'm unsure if it would be too big for me.
    11-14-2021 10:35 AM
  22. ras47's Avatar
    Smart Lock is working for me at home. I had to manually set my Home location in Google Maps to make it work, but work it does!

    THE FIX FOR SMART LOCK
    11-19-2021 12:17 PM
  23. cyndie1030's Avatar
    I tried that fix multiple times until I gave up. What I did was buy the cheapest fitness tracker that used bluetooth that I could find. I set that up to unlock my phone under Trusted Devices but instead of wearing it, I leave it on a bookshelf in my living room. Now when I am within range (anywhere inside my 1100 sq foot apartment) it stays unlocked. As soon as I go out, it locks. Been working like a charm.
    Scott337 likes this.
    11-19-2021 05:34 PM

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