Now that we’ve been talking about the Google Pixel 4 coming after October 18, there’s some talk about a new app being rolled out (or to be rolled out) for Pixel devices.
Google accidentally updated the ‘Emergency Information’ app on a Pixel 2 XL owned by the Editor of XDA-Developers.
After the update, he noticed that it had been rebranded as the “Personal Safety” app.
The app was briefly listed at the Play Store when XDA-Developers managed to get some solid information and screenshots for the app and it looks like that it was mostly targeted for Pixel phones.
More screenshots. There's supposed to be a video demo but it crashes when I tap on it. pic.twitter.com/je0wlUqbXH
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) September 30, 2019
You should take this with a pinch of salt because there has been no official announcement in this matter. So, it could hint at something exclusive for the Pixel 4 or not.
Of course, it is not a big deal to push an app update to a smartphone – so we will probably be looking at something that all Pixel device owners get.
In addition to the rebranding, the Google Play description revealed the presence of a car crash detection feature. This will immediately contact the emergency services at 911 if it detects a car crash.
You might also get the ability to add an emergency contact number. It is definitely a possibility. So, with Pixel 4 release right around the corner, we shall get some official confirmation (and details) on the ‘Personal Safety’ app for Pixel phones.
What do you think about it? Did you also get the update? Let us know in the comments below.