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Verizon is offering 50% off the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL with a trade-in

Want to get the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL on the cheap? Then you might want to check out this trade-in deal at Verizon that lets you shave 50% off.

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April 2018 security patch released with multiple Pixel 2 improvements

There are 56 non-security-related fixes.

For some people, a new month means a new beginning. A new month to focus on goals, tasks, and projects. For Android users (specifically those with a Nexus or Pixel device), a new month also means a brand-new security patch.

Google just released all of the details for the latest April 2018 security bulletin, and it should be available soon for the Pixel 2, Pixel, and older Nexus hardware.

Like with all  [Read More…]

How to get the latest version of Android 8.1 Oreo on your Pixel or Nexus

Get the latest version of Android on your phone on your own terms.

Update March 2018: We now have a whole new version of Android to try as the Android P Developer Preview has begun. All the steps and methods here still apply; the only difference is if you’re looking to sign up for the Android Beta Program, when it begins, you’ll get P and not O. And hey, if you’re looking to be a beta tester  [Read More…]

Google reportedly working on a mid-range Pixel aimed at emerging markets

Google’s Pixel-branded phone targeted at the mid-range segment could make its debut in July.

Google is playing on a lot of fronts in India — there’s the Android Go initiative for the entry-level segment, Android One phones tailored for budget customers, and the Pixel 2 series in the premium category. It now looks like the search giant is working on a mid-range Pixel tailored for emerging markets like India. That’s according to Economic Times, which states that  [Read More…]

Best Google Pixel 2 Accessories

What are the best accessories for the Google Pixel 2?

Google launched a ‘Made for Google‘ certification partnership with a wide range of accessory manufacturers to ensure there’s a good selection of accessories for the Pixel 2.

The best place to find certified Pixel 2 accessories is straight from the source — the Google Store. They offer proprietary accessories along with some third-party products, but there are also deals to be found on Amazon.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 vs. Google Pixel 2: Camera comparison

Two leading phones, two of the best camera experiences available today.

We’ve compared the broad strokes of how Samsung and Google take very different approaches to making a top-end smartphone. The processes are different, but the end results are very similar: both phones do a whole lot really well, and are worthy leaders in the Android world.

That same thought process follows in their cameras, and there’s no surprise that when you talk about taking great photos with a  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs. Google Pixel 2 XL: Which should you buy?

Samsung and Google’s true flagships go head to head.

We’ve already put the smaller versions of these phones, the Galaxy S9 and Pixel 2, head to head — but now, we look at the big ones. In many ways, comparing the Galaxy S9+ to the Google Pixel 2 XL is far more interesting, as they match more closely regarding size, specs, capabilities, and price. Being more expensive and bigger, people have much higher expectations that these are the  [Read More…]

Here’s what goes on behind the scenes with Motion Photos on the Pixel 2

More than meets the eye.

The Pixel 2‘s camera continues to be in a league of its own, and not a day goes by where it fails to impress me. I still haven’t messed around too much with its Motion Photos feature, but after reading through Google’s behind-the-scenes look at the technology used to pull it off, that may begin to change.

When Motion Photos was announced, I personally just saw it as a way of Google  [Read More…]

Google Camera’s Portrait Mode technology from the Pixel 2 goes open source

The Pixel 2 is arguably the best camera experience on Android with Google achieving with software what others require hardware to do. One of these features is the Pixel 2‘s Portrait Mode which identifies a subject and then blurs the surrounding background to provide focus on that subject. Google is using semantic image segmentation to […]

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Google made the Pixel 2’s portrait mode tech open source

In other words, developers can now harness the Pixel 2’s portrait prowess.

The Pixel 2‘s camera package is excellent for a lot of different reasons, and one of my favorite features is easily its portrait mode. The Pixel 2 continues to create the best-looking portrait-style shots even with phones like the Galaxy S9 and iPhone X out in the wild, and now Google’s doing the unexpected by making it open source.

Portrait mode on the Pixel 2  [Read More…]