Google Pixel 2 Overview Updated March 14, 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 March 14

Many of Google’s machine learning efforts are open sourced so that developers can take advantage of the latest advancements. The latest release is for semantic image segmentation, or the technology behind the Pixel 2’s single lens portrait mode.

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Google Pixel 2 Stories March 7

Here’s where to download Android P system images for Pixel, Pixel 2, Android Beta Program won’t arrive until next preview

Android P has gone official today, and if you were hoping to try it out, there’s some good news, and some bad news…

How to manually install Android P Developer Preview 1 on Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL

Google just took the wraps off of the first Developer Preview build of Android P. This early build introduces a redesigned notification shade and much more. Here’s how to manually install Android P DP1…

In our teardown of Google Photos 3.15 late last month, we spotted the development of a GIF export feature. It is now live, and as we speculated is for Motion Photos on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Google Pixel 2 Stories March 5

While we all want a proper dark mode on Android, it doesn’t seem to be coming anytime soon. However, Google did implement it in a limited capacity with Android 8.1 on the Google Pixel 2 family. That was tied to the color of the wallpaper, though, forcing users who want a dark theme to stick to a select few backgrounds for their homescreen. Thanks to a new app, though, it’s possible to get that dark theme with any wallpaper…

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Google Pixel 2 Stories March 1

Most people can agree at this point that the Google Pixel 2 has the best camera in a mobile device today. The Galaxy S9+ might just give it a run for its money, but at the very least, the Pixel 2 should be in the top 5 on everyone list of best cameras. That is, unless you forget it exists, like Consumer Reports clearly did the other day…

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