Google Pixel 2 Overview Updated August 15, 2018

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Google officially unveiled the Pixel 2 this morning but it was quickly overshadowed by the Pixel 2 XL. While the latter features many of the same features as the Pixel 2, this handset isn’t much of a step up compared to last year’s model. Here are the Google Pixel 2’s official specs…

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Full hardware specifications for Google’s Pixel 2:

Google Pixel 2 Specification
Android version Android 8.0 Oreo w/ Google UI
Screen size 5-inch AMOLED
Resolution 1920×1080 pixels
PPI  441 ppi
Primary camera  12.2MP, f/1.8, 1.4μm pixels, OIS, EIS, PDAF, LDAF
Front camera  8MP, f/2.4, 1.4μm pixels, fixed focus
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Storage 64GB or 128GB
Expandable storage up to N/A
Battery 2,700mAh (nonremovable)
Ports USB Type-C
Weight 143 g
Dimensions 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm
Other features IP67 water and dust resistant, rear-facing fingerprint sensor, dual front-facing speakers, Bluetooth 5.0, Hi-Fi codecs, USB-PD, 18W rapid Charging
Color options Kinda Blue, Just Black, Clearly White
Carrier availability Shipping October 17
Base price off-contract ~$650
In-box accessories TBD

Google Pixel 2 Stories August 15

Android Pie started rolling out to Pixel owners and the Essential Phone last week, and in the days since there’s been a lot of feedback floating around from users, including some battery woes. Has your device been affected?

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Google Pixel 2 Stories August 6

How to turn on gesture navigation in Android 9 Pie on Google Pixel devices

Gesture navigation is all the rage these days, and with Android 9 Pie, Google is officially adding it to Android as a native feature. However, it’s not enabled by default just yet. So, here’s how to turn on gesture navigation…

How to sign up for Android 9 Pie’s Digital Wellbeing beta on Google Pixel devices

Android 9 Pie doesn’t really have any groundbreaking new features compared to older versions of Android, but one of its most exciting additions is a focus on “Digital Wellbeing.” This was explained in-depth back at Google I/O, but never appeared in Pie’s betas. Now, Google is opening a beta program for this feature, so here’s how to sign up.

How to sideload the Android 9 Pie OTA on Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL

The latest version of Android, Android 9 Pie, has officially seen its public release today, and if you’ve got a Pixel device, you can get in on the fun right now. Here’s how to sideload the Android Pie OTA on your device now.

Alongside Intelligence and Simplicity, Google announced Digital Wellbeing as a third tentpole for Android Pie at I/O 2018. These features that help manage device usage won’t launch until this fall, but Google is opening up a beta for the Pixel and Pixel 2 starting today.

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Update: Android 9 Pie is officially rolling out today.

Android P has been in beta for a while now, and as we approach the end of the year, we’re excited to see when exactly Google plans to drop the final version. According to Verizon, though, that’s actually today…

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