Google Pixel Overview Updated January 11, 2019

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Google Pixel Specification
Android version Android 8.0 Oreo
Screen size 5-inch FHD AMOLED
Resolution 1920×1080 pixels
PPI 441 ppi
Primary camera
12.3MP, 1.55μm pixels, phase detection autofocus + laser detection autofocus, f/2.0 Aperture

Front camera
8MP, 1.4µm pixels, f/2.4 Aperture, fixed focus

Qualcomm® Snapdragon 821 ,2.15Ghz + 1.6Ghz, 64Bit Quad-Core

Storage 32GB or 128GB
Expandable storage up to N/A
Battery 2,770mAh (nonremovable)
Ports USB Type-C, headphone jack
Weight 143 g
Dimensions 143.8 x 69.5 x 7.3 ~ 8.5 mm
Other features Rear-facing fingerprint sensor
Color options Very Silver, Quite Black, Really Blue
Carrier availability Unlocked (all carriers), Project Fi, Verizon
Base price off-contract ~$650
In-box accessories USB Type-C™ 18W adaptor with USB-PD, A-C cable (USB 3.1 Gen 2), C-C cable (USB 2.0), SIM tool, Quick Switch Adapter

Google Pixel Stories January 11

Google rolling out new Pixel ‘Check for update’ UI with Material Theme tweaks

With the January security patch this week, many noticed that the Google Pixel’s “Check for update” button was working as intended again. Google is now rolling out a redesign to the System update screen that adopts a handful of Material Theme tweaks.

Google Pixel Stories January 7

Google Pixel’s ‘Check for update’ button does what it says it does — again

The “Check for update” button on the Google Pixel is an enigma. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t work. Who knows? It depends on the day, or the weather, or something, I guess. The latest development in the story of the unreliable button is that it’s once again doing what it says it does…

Last month’s OTA update addressed a number of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL problems, including RAM management and related camera performance bugs. The January security patch is rolling out today and continues to resolve issues, namely one related to video recording.

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Google Pixel Stories December 24, 2018

Made by Google is well into its third year with the hardware business especially benefiting from the holidays. A lot of Google Home speakers, Home Hub Smart Displays, and other Assistant devices will likely get unboxed tomorrow morning following a flurry of deals. One investor predicts that Google will make approximately $3 billion in profit this year from hardware.

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

Google Pixel Stories December 20, 2018

Pixel’s ‘Marvelous Marble’ live wallpaper not displaying real-time weather on Android Pie

Wallpaper, like sound, is an important part of the Pixel experience and every year Google crafts new backgrounds. The Pixel 2 last year introduced one called “Marvelous Marble” that depicts live conditions on Earth. However, a months-long bug has prevented the live wallpaper from showing real-time weather.

Google Pixel Stories December 4, 2018

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL received its first update to address a handful of bugs with last month’s security patchSince then, more issues have arisen, with the December security patch rolling out today to address them. Meanwhile the Nexus 5X and 6P are still receiving updates for this month.

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