Tag Archive: Pixel


Your white Pixel phone isn’t going to be great in Daydream View

The one big flaw in Daydream View.

Google’s new Pixel phones are beautifully crafted pieces of technology. Ignoring all of the “it looks like an iPhone” nonsense from people who have yet to actually hold the phones, these Pixels look and feel fantastic. The three colors they come in all stand out in their own way, too. Really Blue, Very Silver, and Quite Black are fun, striking designs all ready to live in your pocket or  [Read More…]

Best Buy offering $100 gift card and free Chromecast if you pre-order a Pixel and activate on Verizon

The Pixel and Pixel XL are now up for pre-order in the U.S., with the 32GB Pixel retailing for $ 649 and the Pixel XL starting at $ 769. Best Buy is set to roll out a launch promotion wherein the retailer will offer a $ 100 gift card and a Chromecast 2015 for free to all customers pre-ordering the Pixel and Pixel XL and activating them on Verizon.

The deal isn’t live  [Read More…]

Google Pixel vs. Pixel XL: Which should you buy?

One of these things is not entirely like the other. Here’s how to choose between the Pixel and Pixel XL.

There’s no doubt that the question that’s plaguing you this very moment as you salivate over the varying color options for the Pixel and Pixel XL is: Which one is even worth bringing home? Well, that will depend entirely on your need, but we’ve put together a quick, helpful guide so that you can choose the  [Read More…]

Recap the Google Pixel announcement in just 13 minutes!

Google’s announcement this week was full of important details about the company’s future, and how it plans to maintain its dominance in the mobile space. But it was also nearly two hours long — which is why we condensed it down to 13 minutes, just for you!

From the Pixel phones to Google Home to the Chromecast Ultra, Google Wifi and Daydream, we’ve got it all here, just shorter.

Like these kinds of videos? Let us know and we’ll  [Read More…]

Daily brief: A Pixel in every pocket, a Note 7 in every nightmare

What happened in Android news on October 5, 2016?

We took the day off yesterday because it was all about the Pixel. And that’s OK, because the Pixel was a pretty big deal. I couldn’t help be caught up in the excitement, enjoying the dual-toned finish of the phones, and the promise of the best phone camera ever (though, probably not). I even enjoyed Google’s rather cheesy Assistant demoes, which showcased the artificial intelligence at its  [Read More…]

How DxOMark scored the Pixel phone camera

Yesterday at the Google event, the blogging world was surprised to hear that DxOMark, a trusted source for camera reviews, gave the Pixel phone camera a score of 89. Google proudly announced that the Pixel has the world’s most powerful mobile camera. But how exactly did DxOMark reach this score? Camera Specs Rear Camera 12.3MP

Android Central 309: Google Pixel Special

We’re live from the Google Pixel launch event in San Francisco! Andrew, Russell and Flo are on hand to talk about their first impressions of Google’s new Pixel phones, along with Daydream View, the Google’s first VR headset, and Google Home, Wifi and the new Chromecast Ultra!

Lots to talk about this week, so dig in, it’s a good one.

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First comparison: Google Pixel XL vs iPhone 7 Plus

Google and Apple are going head to head in a big way.

There can be doubt that Google’s new Pixel phones are all about competing directly with Apple and its iPhone. After years of letting hardware partners focus on specs and disparate features, Google has a top-of-the-line phone with a set of software features that are guaranteed to stand out in an increasingly crowded market. These are phones promising unlimited free photo backup, a deeply integrated  [Read More…]

Google Pixel and Pixel XL are now official!

After numerous leaks, Google officially unveiled the Pixel and Pixel XL in San Francisco. Google is putting its brand front and center with the phones, which feature a glass window at the back that extends to cover the fingerprint sensor. Oh, and there’s no “unsightly camera bump.”

The Pixel features a 5-inch Full HD display, with the larger Pixel XL sporting a 5.5-inch QHD panel. The phones are powered by a 2.15GHz Snapdragon 821 SoC, and  [Read More…]

Verizon is the exclusive U.S. carrier for the Pixel

Google has announced that Verizon will be its exclusive U.S. carrier for the Pixel phones. That’s right, just Verizon. No AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint or even U.S. Cellular. In previous years, Google offered its Nexus phones through carriers, but not exclusively to just one. You’ll still be able to pick up an unlocked version of either the Pixel or Pixel XL from Google or Project Fi, but if you want to finance it through your carrier, you’ll only be able to  [Read More…]