For the past few weeks I have been using the Google Pixel 2 XL as a personal mobile, having acquired it at a great price on eBay. I intend it to be my personal mobile in the future, so I have been looking for applications to get the most out of it.
Despite the fact that it is a mobile that already has a few months (and that its successor will arrive shortly) I consider that it is very capable to withstand the passing of the years when it still has two years of updates. Remember that this is the first Android mobile with guaranteed updates for three years, so knowing applications that take full advantage of their potential never hurts.
These applications take advantage of the unique features of the Google Pixel 2 XL.
Forget about Shazam with the star feature of this fantastic mobile
maybe one of the most forgotten features of the Google Pixel 2 XL or that more unnoticed happen. The mobile itself has a Machine Learning system that is able to recognize songs. It's like Shazam, but automatic, without the need for connection and without having an impact on the battery.
Perhaps the limitation that this tool has is that if you are using the mobile a notification appears, while if it is not in use it appears in the mode always on. It is accessible to recognize music, but the additional step of writing it down remains.
Now Playing History It is an application that collect all the songs that the Google Pixel 2 XL automatically recognizes and list them chronologically. The list appears in the application, and with a touch we can search the song in almost any service. It's great to forget Shazam, without forgetting its benefits.
The best manual camera that takes advantage of the Pixel Visual Core
The camera of the Google Pixel 2 XL is still for many the best (although new phones have been surpassing it in some aspects), but the camera application is not as advanced as you might want. It is an application too basic, point and shoot.
If you want to take advantage of the Google Pixel 2 XL camera, we recommend Moment Pro, a camera full of manual controls so you can enjoy photography with the best possible flexibility. We like this camera application, because it is one of the few that uses the Pixel Visual Core, the specific image processor of this mobile to take the best pictures with its HDR + mode.
(ROOT) Get the most out of the achuchables edges
Today Edge Sense Plus is not an application that I have installed on my Google Pixel 2 XL, but I have it written down if one day I end up rooting it. It is an application that we have already used in the HTC U11, mobile that has the same feature as the Google Pixel 2 XL.
These are the achuchables edges, which Google only allows us to use to call Google Assistant. With Edge Sense Plus and root you can change the operation of the achuchables edges. An essential application if you have a rooted Pixel 2 XL.