The next Android security patch level update is set to reach Pixel 5 phones on Monday and with it we may get a new feature called Adaptive Sound. Since last year, Google developers started using ”Pixel Feature Drops” to release new features for its devices. This would be the fifth new update to drop using the service.
Google’s Pixel Buds have the same feature, called Adaptive Sound, which automatically adjusts the volume level depending on the noise around you. The new Pixel phone feature has the same concept behind it, but it will be a bit different. Google intends to enhance the overall sound quality by messing with the equalizer settings of your phone.
How will it work? If you’re in the bathroom, your Pixel phone will adjust the equalizer, so the echoes and reverberations from the tiles on the wall don’t degrade the speaker and sound quality. If you’re cooking in the kitchen, for example, the Adaptive Sound system will bump certain frequencies in order for the sound to cut through.
XDA Developers points out that there are no technical barriers preventing the new feature from being enabled on any Pixel phone running Android 11.