There's nifty new feature now rolling out to select Google Pixel smartphones.
Google is now sending a ramping ringer to Pixel phones. With this feature enabled, your Pixel will vibrate for around five seconds before gradually increasing the ringtone volume over 10 seconds.
The folks at XDA-Developers have confirmed that this ramping ringer feature has arrived on multiple Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL phones, and several other folks say that it's available on their Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, and even the original Pixel and Pixel XL.
To enable this feature, launch the Settings app and select "Sound". Then tap on "Vibrate for calls" and, if you've got the ramping ringer, you can select "Vibrate first then ring gradually".
This is a nice little addition to Google's Pixel phones. With it, incoming calls will gently get your attention with a vibrate and a ring that gradually gets louder rather than surprising you with a ring that's immediately loud. If you've got a Pixel, let us know if this feature is available to you!