Google Announces Pixel 8 “Mint” Variant; Updates Thermometer Function on the 8 Pro


Not too long ago, Google teased fans about a new and upcoming color variant for the Pixel 8 series, and it looks like the company has finally unveiled the wraps on the big surprise – the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro are now available in a new “Mint” color, which joins other already-available variants such as Obsidian, Bay Blue, and Sage, to name a few.

In addition, Google also announced some new useful features for Pixel owners – for one, users can now take their temperature with the Pixel 8 Pro’s thermometer app via a quick forehead scan, and results can also be saved on a user’s Fitbit profile. It can be remembered that the Pixel 8 Pro’s rear-panel thermometer could not be used on human subjects, although this new update is a much-welcome development.

Other new Pixel features now include the “Circle to Search” function that allows users to interact with an image, text, or video by drawing a circle and allowing Google AI to search for results. There’s also Photomoji which turns user photos into reactions, as well as Magic Compose that uses AI to write suggested responses based on context.

The Pixel 8 and 8 Pro Mint colorway will be available starting today via Google’s online store.

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