Google Pixel 2 Overview Updated October 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
RAM 4GB
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 October 15

Android Pie is on over 75% of Pixels, why haven’t you or someone you know updated? [Poll]

Updates are not easy in the Android ecosystem because of a plethora of vastly different hardware. However, in Google’s collection of Pixel devices, updates are available from day one. Interestingly, though, it’s been confirmed recently that over 75% of Google Pixel owners are on Android Pie, with others on previous releases.

The camera is a core part of Google’s Pixel phones, and video is a common use case on these devices. Now, responding to user demand, Google is delivering Pixel external microphone support for the Pixel 3 and all previous generations in a coming update.

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Google Pixel 2 Stories October 8

With new phones constantly on the horizon, you might be looking to upgrade your Google Pixel or Google Pixel 2 to another device. Whether that’s the new Google Pixel 3 or 3 XL, a Samsung Galaxy device, or even one of Apple’s latest iPhones, here’s how to trade in Google Pixel devices to get the most value from them before moving on to something new…

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Google Pixel 2 Stories October 4

Verizon stops selling the Google Pixel 2 a year after debut ahead of Pixel 3 launch

As of today, it’s been exactly a year since Google unveiled the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. For the second year in a row, these phones were Verizon exclusives. Now, though, the Verizon Pixel 2 has mysteriously stopped being sold on the carrier’s website.

Google Pixel 2 Stories September 28

Ahead of new phones debuting next month, the Google Store is launching a new Repair Center geared towards out of “out-of-warranty” devices. In the past, official repair options were few and far between, but users now have the option of dealing with Google directly.

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Google Pixel 2 Stories September 21

Google partners w/ uBreakiFix for free Pixel repairs for Hurricane Florence victims

Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas hard last week and the aftermath is still affecting millions of people along the East Coast. Now, Google is working with a long-time partner to fix Pixel devices that were damaged in the storm.

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