Tag Archives: Pixel

Pixel Stand hands-on: doing what Home Hub does with your Pixel 3

The Google Home Hub adds a smart screen to your smart home. But if you’re going to buy a Pixel 3 or 3 XL, you might want to just grab the Pixel Stand instead – that’s Google’s official wireless charger.   The Pixel 3 and 3 XL have a custom UI for the Pixel Stand • Only for the Always ... Read More »

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL now leak in “Sand”, which is a pale pink

Google is set to finally unveil the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL at an event next week, following an unstoppable barrage of leaks that we’ve seen for a while now. But there’s still time for one more leak before that. This time, we’re treated to the first outed press renders of the “Sand” color version for the two phones. Here they are, side by ... Read More »

Google Open Sources ‘Portrait Mode’ Image Software for Developers, Similar to Pixel 2

HIGHLIGHTS The image segmentation model is named DeepLab-v3+ This is not the same technology as seen on the Pixel 2 DeepLab-v3+ aims at pinpointing object outlines for better images Google on Monday announced the open source release of the company’s latest AI-powered image segmentation model – DeepLab-v3+. Essentially, this model has been put in place to create a “synthetic shallow depth-of-field ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Facing Issues With Bundled Headphone Adapters, Some Users Claim

HIGHLIGHTS The bundled USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter not working for some users Pixel forum thread consists of numerous users with the same issue Android Oreo update has reportedly not fixed the issue Woes for Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners seem endless, as multiple users have posted on the Pixel User Community forum about faulty headphone adapters that Google has bundled with both ... Read More »

Google Shipped Some Pixel 2 XL Units Without an Operating System, Users Report

There seems to be no end to Google’s woes when it comes to new Pixel 2 devices. The latest issue to have been reported by some Pixel 2 XL buyers is receiving a unit without an operating system. There are multiple threads on Reddit on the issue, and almost all users complain about the same messagewelcoming them “Can’t find valid operating system. The device will not start.” ... Read More »

Pixel 2 Launch: Everything Google Announced at Its Hardware Event

HIGHLIGHTS The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were launched on Wednesday Google also launched new smart speakers, headphones, and VR headsets Only the phones and Daydream VR headset are confirmed for India right now At its hardware launch event on Wednesday, Google unveiled a number of new products – from smart speakers, to an AI powered camera that can automatically save clips ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Confirmed to Receive Android Version Updates for 3 Years

HIGHLIGHTS Google has promised version updates for Pixel 2 series until 2020 Previously, the Pixel phones received security updates for three years This is another attempt by Google to influence the buying decision Google will roll out Android version updates to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL for the next three years – until October 2020. The fact had been revealed at launch, but the ambiguous ... Read More »

Step aside, Note8 and iPhone 8 Plus – Pixel 2 scores 98 on DxOMark

Google’s Pixel 2 is now official, and sure enough, a DxOLabs review went live as soon as the phone got announced. And if you thought the Galaxy Note8 and iPhone 8 Plus’ score of 94was impressive, think again – the Pixel 2 just pushed the bar higher to a record 98 points overall. The new 12MP camera relies on a 1/2.6″ sensor behind an ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL pricing and availability detailed

Pre-orders for the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are live now in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, India and Australia. The Pixel 2 will be available on October 17, the larger Pixel 2 XL will come out in mid-November. Note that in the US, you can get it through the Google Store (unlocked) or on contract with Google’s wireless partner – ... Read More »

Odd image found on Pixel 2 teaser page – it’s cookies!

Very funny, Google. The official site for the October 4 unveiling of the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2has a secret buried in its source code – cookies! For once a web page references actual cookies rather than their digital counterpart. The photo below is linked from teaser page, though it is not visible on the page itself. Digging through the EXIF data reveals the location ... Read More »