Pixel phones are Google‘s sandbox for testing and showcasing new features that are originally Pixel-exclusive but may eventually be rolled out to mainstream Android phones. These capabilities are generally supplied to OEMs, but if certain rumours are to be believed, Google’s “Game Dashboard” feature may soon make its way from Pixel smartphones to mainstream Android offerings.
A report from Android Police exposes some crucial information revealed in the changelog of Google’s July 2022 Android software patch. The entry lists the following under the “Games” heading—“Game Dashboard allows you to select between longer battery life and faster performance, as well as prevent calls and notifications while playing and access Play Games accomplishments. Available on various Android T smartphones.”
Given that the changelog specifies “select devices,” it’s possible that Game Dashboard may be available on non-Pixel smartphones in the future. Aside from this piece of information, Google has yet to make a public declaration about the subject. On the one hand, the changelog may be referring to the recently released Pixel 6a.
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Having stated that, the Game Dashboard is already accessible on popular Android devices, with OEMs including a version on their handsets. Similar results are provided by Samsung’s “Game Launcher” and Xiaomi’s “Game Turbo.” Game Dashboard also incorporates Google Play Games capabilities, as well as the ability to record games, display FPS count, livestream gaming sessions, and more.