What's your favorite features on the Pixel2

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If Google assistant was more useful I'd love the squeeze function too

Like the rear sensor but LG takes credit for that
 

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More useful..?? In what way..?

Tbh its more Assistants in general that I dont find useful.

All i really use it for is setting timers occassionally.
Voice can be a bit ropey for internet searches so I just go straight to typing it.

The now playing means I dont need it for music as much.

Other than that I struggle to find a use for it.
 

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Fingerprint reader (I came from a Note 3), frequent (and easy to flash - I hate having to play up and down with Magisk) updates, and Pie now that I'm getting used to it. Still a few things I;d like to see changed in Pie, but keeping the battery saver state is nice - I had to keep hitting it every time I unplugged the charger. And no more red borders when it's on.
 

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Tbh its more Assistants in general that I dont find useful.

All i really use it for is setting timers occassionally.
Voice can be a bit ropey for internet searches so I just go straight to typing it.

The now playing means I dont need it for music as much.

Other than that I struggle to find a use for it.
I have a similar struggle. Part of it for me is I'm rarely in a place where I can talk to it clearly. At work we are in an open collaborative environment so it's generally either noisy or super quiet and when it is quiet I don't want to disrupt people if they are working.

At home, the kids generally talk over my wife and I so trying to talk to assistant then is almost pointless because it gets multiple conversations and has no idea what we are asking lol.

However I am trying to force myself to use it a little more when the situation calls for it. I'm going to be traveling this week and I'm going to attempt to incorporate using voice more instead of typing. I had an entire conversation by text the other day with my wife when I was the only one home from across the room and never touched the phone while I was cooking which was kind of fun.
 

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Great thread topic! Thank you for posting!

I love double-tap to wake (missed that on my LG G3) and the native Messages SMS app. I have always used Textra on other devices but I really like how the native app works with the phone. I can set different texting tones per contact (my last two phones didn't allow this; hence my download of Textra) and Pie just makes being able to answer messages while working in another app that much easier.
 

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Fingerprint reader (I came from a Note 3), frequent (and easy to flash - I hate having to play up and down with Magisk) updates, and Pie now that I'm getting used to it. Still a few things I;d like to see changed in Pie, but keeping the battery saver state is nice - I had to keep hitting it every time I unplugged the charger. And no more red borders when it's on.
I agree didn't like the red borders , glad that went away
 

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Great thread topic! Thank you for posting!

I love double-tap to wake (missed that on my LG G3) and the native Messages SMS app. I have always used Textra on other devices but I really like how the native app works with the phone. I can set different texting tones per contact (my last two phones didn't allow this; hence my download of Textra) and Pie just makes being able to answer messages while working in another app that much easier.

Thank you)
I like the double tap feature also
 

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I need to add one that came with Pie. The rotate quick toggle that appears in the navigation bar when you turn the phone so you can show a picture or video or something. I'm using the hell out of that.
 

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I need to add one that came with Pie. The rotate quick toggle that appears in the navigation bar when you turn the phone so you can show a picture or video or something. I'm using the hell out of that.

Yes ..must not have auto rotate on for it to work . Very nice touch
 

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