Google Pixel Overview Updated February 14, 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 February 14

Just a few days after dropping its Childish Gambino pack with some excellent new ads to go alongside it, Google is releasing another new set of Playmoji characters for Pixel owners. The new Love Playmoji pack is available now for all Pixel owners.

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Google Pixel Stories February 13

According to a report this morning out of Japanese newspaper Nikkei, the Made by Google hardware lineup for 2019 is pretty much what we expected: There’s a budget Pixel right around the corner, a premium Google Pixel 4 in the works, a new Google Home, a first-party smartwatch, and a new Nest Cam.

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

Google Pixel Stories February 12

Android Pie ‘Report Card’ sees Pixel leading the pack, major improvement from Samsung, ‘F’s from rest of the class

Getting the latest Android update is still a struggle on pretty much any phone, unless it’s a Pixel or Essential device. This past week, a yearly “report card” has gone up to take a closer look at how Android OEMs are doing with Android Pie upgrades, and the results are both encouraging, and disappointing.

While it’s still not seeing anything close to the success of the iPhone or even Samsung’s Galaxy lineup, Google has started to finally see success with its Pixel lineup over the past year. Now, a new report reveals that Google Pixel is the fastest-growing smartphone brand in the United States.

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Google Pixel Stories February 8

If you’ve got a Google Pixel device, you’ve also got access to the Playground, a suite of augmented reality characters and objects to insert into your videos and photos. Today, Google is announcing its latest addition to the Playground, an AR version of recording artist Childish Gambino.

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Google Pixel Stories February 4

The February security patch rolled out this morning to all Pixel phones running Android 9 Pie. Google opted not to provide a list of included functional updates — only noting “improvements to various parts” of Android — but there are a handful of user-facing changes this month.

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