• Google's Pixel 2 is hiding an old-school menu button

    30 days ago - By Engadget

    Google has a bit of a throwback tucked away in the Pixel 2. Depending on the app, you can access the old-school Android menu button by tapping in the lower righthand corner of the screen, as spotted by Android Police. As you'll see in the video embed...
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  • This is how the Pixel 2's fiendishly-clever portrait mode works

    This is how the Pixel 2's fiendishly-clever portrait mode works

    30 days ago - By SlashGear

    Of all the Pixel 2 surprises, top of the list has to be just how good the Google smartphone's portrait mode photography is, despite only using a single camera. Although phones that simulate background bokeh aren't new, the iPhone 8 Plus and others rely on two cameras side-by-side to pull off the trick. Now, Google is explaining how it's done...
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  • With the Google Pixel 2, Bluetooth connectivity issues may finally be resolved

    With the Google Pixel 2, Bluetooth connectivity issues may finally be resolved

    30 days ago - By Digital Trends

    When Google's new flagship phone, the Google Pixel 2 ships, it will feature a fix for a Bluetooth audio problem that folks have been complaining about since the Oreo software update in August.
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  • Win a brand new Pixel XL 2 and a bunch more cool Google tech in this free giveaway

    Win a brand new Pixel XL 2 and a bunch more cool Google tech in this free giveaway

    30 days ago - By The Next Web

    So sure, we could trick you out with the latest, coolest new tech and just give you a Pixel XL 2...but instead, we're also gonna throw in a Google Daydream View VR headset AND a Google Home smart speaker in this New Google Pixel and Friends Giveaway from TNW Deals.
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  • Portrait Mode with just one camera: Google publishes Pixel 2/XL Portrait Mode pictures

    Portrait Mode with just one camera: Google publishes Pixel 2/XL Portrait Mode pictures

    30 days ago - By Phone Arena

    The Google Pixel 2/XL are the world's first phones to make true DSLR-like Portrait Mode - where the subject is in focus and the background blurred - possible with just a single camera. The effect is achieved through some advanced technology and thanks to the power of AI and machine learning, but how good do photos actually turn out?
    While we ourselves are in the process of a detailed assessment of the Pixel 2 Portrait Mode, Google has already released a bunch of real-life Potrait Mode photos made with the new camera and we are eager to share ...
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  • Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a secret built-in dark theme, enabling it is easy

    Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a secret built-in dark theme, enabling it is easy

    30 days ago - By Phone Arena

    A dark interface theme and theme support in general have been among the top-requested features for any major iteration of Android for more than half a decade now, yet Google still refuses to bake in this already widespread functionality of third-party Android distributions.
    Yet the wall is beginning to crack a little, as the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launcher is, you see, boasting an automatic dark theme that kicks in when you apply a darker wallpaper as a background. So far, it seems to be working with the built-in Pixel launcher only, but we are certain a workaround ...
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  • Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Q&A: Ask us anything!

    Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Q&A: Ask us anything!

    30 days ago - By Phone Arena

    It's open season for Pixels as Google is already shipping pre-orders to many early adopters, but there are still tons of users that are on the fence whether they should buy one or wait for the third-generation of the Pixel.
    Our review is now out, giving you the full scope of what you should expect from Google's latest consumer-centric devices. Check it out in its full glory right here.
    As you might have a plethora of intricate questions that might have not been covered in our review of the two devices, we are giving you ...
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  • Google Pixel 2/XL Portrait Mode is unlike any other: here is how it works

    Google Pixel 2/XL Portrait Mode is unlike any other: here is how it works

    30 days ago - By Phone Arena

    The Google Pixel 2/XL looks just like any other smartphone out there, but hidden inside is something powerful and innovative: artificial intelligence .
    Google publicly stated that it is moving from a mobile-first to an AI-first company last year, but this year it really doubled down on AI, machine learning and neural networks, and the best result of its effort are summed up in the Pixe 2/XL camera.
    First, let's state the obvious: the Pixel 2/XL - unlike many other phones - does not have two cameras on its back. ...
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  • UK Daily Deals: Gran Turismo Sport Limited Edition for Under £45

    UK Daily Deals: Gran Turismo Sport Limited Edition for Under £45

    30 days ago - By IGN

    Want IGN UK Deals in your social feeds? Like us on Facebook and follow me on Twitter for the most up-to-date bargains.
    Check out my Xbox One X Preorder Guide here and my Google Pixel 2 Preorder Guide here.
    Oculus Rift Touch Controllers Bundle Plus 6 Free Games for Under £400
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  • Google Pixel 2 & Pixel XL 2 Pre-Orders Now SHIPPING!

    Google Pixel 2 & Pixel XL 2 Pre-Orders Now SHIPPING!

    30 days ago - By Know your mobile

    Paul Briden 18/10/2017 - 12:49pm
    Google's Pixel 2 pre-orders are now on their way to customers!
    If you've pre-ordered either model in the new Pixel 2 series then you'll be happy to hear that Google has confirmed it is now shipping the handsets to customers.
    However, Google's email are only going out to those buyers who had an expected shipping date of October 17, essentially those who purchased the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL in the initial rush after the pre-orders first went live - within the first week, essentially. Subsequent purchases may ship later.
    Fortunately, there's a fairly easy way...
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  • What's The Google Pixel 2 XL Like To Use? New Design, Camera & Software

    What's The Google Pixel 2 XL Like To Use? New Design, Camera & Software

    30 days ago - By Know your mobile

    Richard Goodwin 18/10/2017 - 1:20pm
    I've used the Google Pixel XL for the past 12 months, and now I have the Google Pixel 2 XL - so what's it like?
    The Google Pixel 2 XL is the phone I have been waiting almost 12 months for. Ever since Google first launched its Pixel line-up of phones, I have been eagerly waiting for the second-generation handsets.
    Why? Because second-generation handsets, generally speaking, are better, more refined, and tend not to feature the same issues as maiden handsets. Not that Google had too much to improve on though, as the Pixel XL was generally excellent.
    I...
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  • Google put a custom, self-designed chip inside its latest flagship smartphone

    Google put a custom, self-designed chip inside its latest flagship smartphone

    30 days ago - By Business Insider

    Google's new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL flagship smartphones have a special component inside of them, as The Verge first found out : A custom processor.
    The so-called Pixel Visual Core sits alongside the CPU and GPU stored inside the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-a-chip that actually powers the devices, and is entirely dedicated to image processing.
    Business Insider reported that Google could be working on custom silicon almost two years ago now.
    The chip is actually defined as an IPU, or "Image Processing Unit," and is made up of 8 standard cores as well as an additional ARM Cortex-A53...
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  • Google built its first-ever mobile chip to power the Pixel 2's excellent camera

    Google built its first-ever mobile chip to power the Pixel 2's excellent camera

    30 days ago - By The Next Web

    While Google has a long history of partnering with hardware makers to build its range of phones for showcasing the latest developments in Android, it's created its own mobile processor for the first time, to improve camera performance in the Pixel 2. It's called the Pixel Visual Core, and it's designed to tackle image processing duties (the grunt work involved in getting your phone's camera to take pictures), as well as machine learning tasks. You can already see it in action in the Pixel 2's HDR+ mode, which allows for increased dynamic range and detail in areas with plenty of...
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  • Google Pixel 2: Software review

    Google Pixel 2: Software review

    30 days ago - By Liliputing

    Google's Pixel 2 smartphones have some pretty strong hardware including excellent cameras, good displays, 4GB of RAM, at lest 64GB of storage, and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor. But it's the software that really sets these phones apart from the competition... and in some cases, the way the software interacts with the hardware. For instance, you...
    Google Pixel 2: Software review is a post from: Liliputing
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  • Best Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL price deals you can get right now

    Best Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL price deals you can get right now

    30 days ago - By Phone Arena

    Google is already shipping its new Pixel phones that got announced not long ago, and they are every bit as improved compared to their predecessors as expected. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have great cameras with a new portrait mode, better battery life, thoughtful soft-touch design, and faster performance, not to mention the screen-to-body ratio on the larger XL. They don't come cheap, though, as gone are the days when Google sold plasticky Nexus phones at or near cost as a means to spread out the stock Android message.
    These are high-end machines that ...
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  • Pixel 2 vs. iPhone8 Plus: Which camera is better? - CNET

    30 days ago - By CNET

    The Pixel 2 and the iPhone 8 Plus battle it out to determine which phone's camera does better portraits, landscape selfies and low-light shots.
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  • Everything wrong with Google's Pixel 2

    Everything wrong with Google's Pixel 2

    30 days ago - By Android Central

    The Pixel 2's got some issues.
    Let's talk about the Pixel 2. It's Google's latest flagship for 2017, and there's a lot to like about it. The Pixel 2 has an industry-leading camera, top-notch performance, rock solid battery life, and some of the best software you'll find on any Android phone to date. We could go on and on here, but listing the positives about Google's Pixel 2 is easy.
    Something that's not so easy? Admitting it has issues. Despite the Pixel 2 arguably being the best Android phone on the market, that's not to say it's without its own set of quirks.
    Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel...
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