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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

 

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

 

Storage 32GB or 128GB
Expandable storage up to N/A
RAM 4GB LPDDR4
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 August 10

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Google might be bringing back an old At a Glance capability on Pixel phones that shows “Commute” times.

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In a slight departure for the Pixel’s social media presence, Google is running a wallpaper contest where the winner gets a free Pixel 6. 

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Google Pixel Stories August 9

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Like the August security patch, this month’s drop of Curated Culture backgrounds did not arrive last week. Instead, Google timed the new Pixel wallpapers with International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2022.

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Google Pixel Stories August 8

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This month’s odd Pixel update situation continues, with Google announcing a small update this morning for the Pixel 6, 6 Pro, and 6a to address one issue.

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Google Pixel Stories August 4

Emergency SOS 911 calling on Pixel: How to disable it and why you may want to

The Pixel’s Emergency SOS feature that contacts 911 can be an absolute lifesaver. It can also be incredibly easy to accidentally trigger, calling up Emergency services for no actual emergency. This guide will take you through how to disable it if you think that triggering it is way too easy.

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Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro represented the company’s focus on the premium smartphone space, and it seems that legacy is going to just keep building up. We already know what the Pixel 7 will look like, but according to one reputable source, Google is working on a Pixel phone made from a ceramic material.

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Google Pixel Stories August 2

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In most cases, Google rolls out the latest Android security patch to Pixel phones on the first Monday of every month. That did not occur this morning, and it looks like the August Pixel update has been delayed.

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Can you believe it’s been six years since Google released its first Pixel phone? At this point, we’re just a few months away from the Pixel 7 series, and to date, Google has released 16 smartphones. But over the past few years, some features have come and gone on Pixel phones – what’s your favorite feature that’s been left behind?

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Google Pixel Stories July 31

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In partnership with Google, iFixit last month started selling genuine Pixel phone parts. Google has now published a very detailed Pixel 6a repair manual that looks to be identical to what is used internally, but it’s only available in French. 

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Google Pixel Stories July 28

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Google is rolling out an update to the Pixel Camera app a month after the last release, with version 8.6 introducing a handful of Material You tweaks.

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Google Pixel Stories July 27

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In recent years, Android has increasingly offered contextual suggestions throughout the OS. Pixel phones have recently picked up the ability to suggest what chats screenshots should be sent to. 

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Google Pixel Stories July 25

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With the Pixel’s June Feature Drop, Google said that At a Glance would soon show Air Quality Index (AQI) alerts, and these readings are starting to roll out.

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Google Pixel Stories July 24

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With the Pixel 4, Google Camera gained a “Frequent Faces” feature to “identify and recommend better shots of the faces you photograph or record the most,” but was quietly disabled in recent months.

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Google Pixel Stories July 23

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Ahead of the Pixel 6a shipping next week, a teardown has revealed the innards of Google’s $449 mid-ranger. Design-wise, there are more than a few manufacturing similarities with last year’s Pixel 6.

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Google Pixel Stories July 22

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Google is preparing to expand Pixel’s support for showing At A Glance notifications from smart doorbells to also include alerts from Ring products.

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Google Pixel Stories July 21

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With the Pixel Buds Pro going on pre-order today, members of the Pixel Superfans program are getting $20 off the $199.99 headphones when purchasing from the Google Store.

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This might sound overly hyperbolic, but the Pixel 6a includes the best collection of wallpapers Google has ever released, and you can download them for your phone right now.

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Google Pixel Stories July 13

How to install the Android 13 Beta on Google Pixel

Android 13 is following a different schedule compared to last year’s major update, and that resulted in the first Android 13 beta being released two weeks before its usual Google I/O debut. If you’re a Google Pixel owner, here’s how to install the Android 13 beta.

Google Pixel Stories July 12

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You might be aware of Settings Services since a recent update added more sizing options for the Pixel Battery widget, and a Google support article now fully explains what the app is responsible for.

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Recorder is one of Google’s best applications of on-device machine learning (ML), exclusive to Pixel phones. The transcription app surprisingly originated inside the Google Creative Lab as the company sets out to build more “Pixel Smarts.”

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It’s no secret that the Pixel 6 series has had a few teething problems. While we report on many of the more prominent issues that owners may encounter, for the most part, many people are happy with their Pixel 6 and 6 Pro – and that extends to other Made by Google smartphones.

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Google Pixel Stories July 11

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The arrival of the Chromecast with Google TV two years ago made it clear that older Chromecast devices are on their way out. But now – as if to put the final nail in the coffin – older Chromecasts no longer support watching YouTube videos while signed in.

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Google Pixel Stories July 6

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The Android 12 July security patch was pretty straightforward this morning, but Google is more than making it up with the Pixel’s trio of new frog-filled Curated Culture wallpapers.

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How to quickly screen record on your Google Pixel

Forget taking screenshots! Capturing screen recordings on Google Pixel is the way to go. That’s mostly a joke, although screen recordings do come in handy more often than you think. Here’s how to create them.

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The July security patch is rolling out to Pixel (4/XL, 4a, 4a 5G, 5, 5a, 6, and 6 Pro) phones today in what should be one of — if not — the last Android 12 updates before the next major version of Google’s OS launches.

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Google Pixel Stories June 30

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Just before and right after the Pixel 6 Pro launch last year, there were signs that Google was working on face unlock. It obviously hasn’t launched, and this is the latest we’re hearing on the situation.

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Google Pixel Stories June 29

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Following the April announcement, Google’s partnership to make Pixel repair parts officially available on iFixit is now live. 

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Google Pixel Stories June 28

How to clear some space and empty trash on your Google Pixel

While modern-day smartphones are fantastic for keeping large files in the cloud, you will inevitably find yourself downloading at least some locally onto your device. Over time, that download folder can get larger and larger until your Android device almost can’t take anymore. This guide will take you through the “Files” app and help you empty some of that trash on your Pixel.

Google Pixel Stories June 24

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A prototype model of the Pixel 7 Pro has been analyzed for new details about its hardware, as well as seemingly confirming some previously reported specs.

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Google Pixel Stories June 18

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It’s hard to argue that Google’s camera efforts in recent years have stood up despite the persisting with an ageing Sony IMX363 sensor. That said, the move to a bigger, more capable 50-megapixel main shooter has highlighted the Pixel series need to keep pace with the rest of the industry to offer the best camera experience possible.

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Google Pixel Stories June 17

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In addition to releasing a Pixel update that enables VoLTE roaming this month, Google Fi — as an MVNO — is explaining “how the T-Mobile 3G shutdown affects your service.”

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This year, carriers in the US are phasing out support for 3G cellular networks and Google is detailing how it will impact Pixel owners, while it released a Voice over LTE (VoLTE) roaming update this month.

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Google Pixel Stories June 15

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Google officially announced that At a Glance on Pixel phones would be getting Nest Doorbell integration at the start of this month and it’s now widely rolling out.

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Google Pixel Stories June 10

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Announced on Monday as part of the June Feature Drop, the Pixel’s At a Glance widget now offers a very convenient Flashlight reminder and control. 

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Google Pixel Stories June 9

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We spotted in Android 13 Beta 3 how the Pixel Battery widget can be resized into smaller sizes, but you don’t have to wait for a new operating system to benefit. A Settings Services update is rolling out on Android 12 along with a partial Wear OS appearance.

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Android 12 QPR3 bug sees widgets frequently go blank and reload after Pixel screen rotation

After three months of beta testing, Android 12 QPR3 hit stable on Monday and is now more widely rolling out to Pixel phones. That said, one small bug with Android 12 QPR3 sees widgets often reload when you return to the homescreen following a rotation change.

Google Pixel Stories June 6

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With the launch of QPR3 and the June Pixel Feature Drop today, the Android 12 Beta Program is ending with users not needing to take any further action.

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Back in January, Google had to make changes to Speaker Groups because of the US ITC ruling in favor of Sonos. Another “interruption caused by Sonos” is now responsible for some Pixel phones in the United States and Canada being unable to to set-up Google Home devices.

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In addition to bringing Android 12 QPR3 and the quarterly Feature Drop, the June security patch fixes 35 issues for the Pixel 4 to Pixel 6 Pro.

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After three months of testing, Android 12 QPR3 with the June security patch is rolling out today for the Pixel 4/XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro.

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Google is rolling out the Pixel’s eleventh Feature Drop this June with Android 12 QPR3. It’s available for the Pixel 4/XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro from today onwards.

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Google Pixel Stories June 2

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Back in September of 2020, Google’s internal Area 120 incubator introduced Orion Wifi to let public venues sell Wi-Fi capacity to cellular carriers. Google Fi is now using this approach to expand coverage and calling it the “W+ network.”

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Google Pixel Stories June 1

How to turn off ‘Hey Google’ on your Pixel

One thing the Google Pixel does well is “Hey Google” detection. The problem is that if you have a lot of Google Home devices in your house or apartment, sometimes your Pixel can pick up your query when you don’t want it to. This guide will help you disable “Hey Google” detection on your Pixel and present a couple of other options for enabling your Google Assistant, like using the power button!

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eSIM support has been expanding for a few years now, with Google and Apple at the forefront. This week, Verizon is opening up support for BYOD users to get their service going on Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, and iPhones with an eSIM instead of waiting for physical delivery.

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Google Pixel Stories May 30

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We’ve found signs that Google may be working on an additional, mysterious Pixel phone with a high-end display.

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Last week we asked you just what Google Pixel you are currently using daily. The results are now in, and they make for an interesting read.

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Google Pixel Stories May 27

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It has been over a year since we last asked you just what Google Pixel device you are currently using on a daily basis.

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Google Pixel Stories May 26

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As seen by camera-based heart and respiratory rate tracking in Fit for Android, one aspect of Google’s Health initiative is leveraging existing devices to collect health data. Google is now in the process of testing on-device snore and cough detection for Android and/or Pixel.

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