The latter is perhaps the biggest change in the new Pixel Launcher and is stuck for good at the top of the home screen.
For now, it appears only Google's devices support the feature, but Google says it is working with carrier partners and Android OEMs to bring the integrated video experience to more devices in future. Enabling Auto-Flash will now also let you know that the dual-LED flash of the device will fire when you take your shot, whereas the front camera mode now offers a "Face retouching" toggle which will make the skin textures of your face less sharp and deal with some small spots.
You can download AirpodsforGA from the Google Play Store for free. That includes the new Pixel 2 camera - though not all features therein work with all smartphones as such. This caused a fragmentation regarding what Google Now, Google Assistant on the phone and Google Assistant from Google Home could do. At a glance, and all that. Now an app called AirpodsforGA gives you "tighter integration" by allowing you to active Google's digital assistant by double-tapping on either of your AirPods.
The same goes for the Pixel wallpaper app, which can also be downloaded and used completely separate from the Pixel 2 launcher. Pixel and Nexus owners of other countries will only see the error when going to play store. on the other hand, other device holders are getting an incompatible message on play store.
These images and apk files all come from the intrepid Android developers at XDA.