Google's Pixel phones get lift-to-wake and double-tap features

The intuitive phone-waking "moves" were first seen on Google's Moto devices.

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Google's Pixel phones get lift-to-wake and double-tap features

Google's well-reviewed Pixel and Pixel XL are the Android phones to have right now, but they're still missing some much-liked features from the Nexus 6P and 5X. Namely, the models lack the "Moves" that let you double-tap or merely lift the phone to wake it up. However, some Canadians are reporting that those functions are available in the latest OTA update, so folks in other regions should see them soon, too.

iPhone owners received a "raise to wake" feature with iOS 10, though Apple arguably borrowed the idea from earlier Moto "Active Display" models. While the Motorola brand is no longer in Google's hands, Lenovo is giving Moto owners the latest Nougat updates pretty quickly, including features like Daydream VR. The Pixel models, however, are still the ones to have if you want all of Google's newest treats first.

As Droid Life details, you'll need to activate the new features once you get the OTA update (or if you're brave enough to sideload it). To do so, just go to "Moves" in the general settings, and flip on "double-tap to check phone" and "lift to check phone

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