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- The Android Game Dashboard was launched earlier this year for the Pixel 6 series.
- Now it looks like Google is quietly rolling out the feature to more Pixel phones.
- The feature may also find its way to non-Pixel phones.
If you are someone who likes to play games on your phone and own a Pixel 6, you might be familiar with the Android Game Dashboard. Initially only available on the Pixel 6 series, the feature is now quietly rolling out to other smartphones.
Earlier this year, Android 12 introduced a new feature for mobile gamers called Game Dashboard. The feature appears as a user interface that allows you to quickly take screenshots, track your frames per second (fps), record gameplay, and stream directly to YouTube. You’ll find it in the top right corner of the screen where the control icon appears.
According to Esper’s technical editor, Mishaal Rahman, the feature is tied to SystemUIGoogle, only enabled for Pixel phones only on Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. But Rahman said it looks like Google is working on a way to bring the service to Google Play.
With the release of Android 13, Google has done the work of making Dashboard a part of Google Play Services. As a result, Android 13 brought the feature to the Pixel 6a. Now that Android 13 is widely available, it looks like the feature is now finding its way to older Pixel devices.
According to Rahman, owners of the Pixel 4 and 5 series are already getting the Game Dashboard on their devices. If you want to see if your phone has the feature, all you have to do is go to Settings, scroll down and click on Google. If you have the feature, you’ll see the Game Dashboard in the list below and you can turn it on.
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If you have a non-Pixel device, there’s still hope for you. Now that Game Dashboard is essentially an Android 13 feature, Google may eventually enable the feature on other devices.