Canada, today is your day, assuming you own a Google Pixel or Pixel XL. A 261MB update started rolling out moments ago to our friends up north that bumps the Pixel to build number NPF26J and includes two amazing new “Moves” that we have all been waiting for.
What are those Moves? “Double-tap to check phone” and “Lift to check phone.” YES. GOOGLE HAS BROUGHT US PRESENTS EARLY.
Once updated, to enable these new features, you’ll need to jump through to Settings>Moves and you should see both in the list with “Swipe for notifications,” “Jump to Camera,” and “Flip Camera.” Tap their little toggles and you’ll be on your way to Pixel notification checking glory.
These new features, in case you couldn’t figure it out by their names, allow you to either double-tap on your phone to check for notifications or lift off a surface to wake the screen.
As I mentioned in the opening, the update is only rolling out to Canadian Pixel owners at the moment. When will it hit the US? We have absolutely no idea. We’ll let you know when it does!
UPDATE: The folks at XDA captured the OTA .zip file and have made it available for Pixel (sailfish) owners if they want to give it a shot. As of right now, we do not have a file for Pixel XL (marlin). They said that this OTA .zip was successfully flashed over the most recent “V” update, which was build NDE63V. No one knows if it’ll work over the international (NDE63U) build or Verizon (NDE63X) builds. If you are interested in updating now, you can download the file from here. Instructions for flashing it can be found here.
UPDATE 2: This is supposedly the link for the Pixel XL update, though I haven’t been able to verify it. (via)