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Google Rolls Out New Pixel Features

Canadian owners of Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL have received two new features – double tap and raise-to-wake – courtesy of a software update.

The former allows users to tap two fingers on the handsets display in order to quickly view and manage alerts.

Meanwhile raise-to-wake enables users to see active notifications by simply holding the screen up.

An exact timeline for when these features will make their way to Pixel owners in other territories is as of yet unavailable.

However, given their recent addition in iOS 10, it’s unlikely to be a long wait.

The Pixel and Pixel XL launched internationally and locally last month, with retailer JB Hi-Fi said to be pushing the Google-designed handset as the premiere Android experience heading into the the holiday season.