Google Pixel Overview Updated June 11, 2018

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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 June 11

Popular Pixel Launcher replacement ‘Lawnchair’ gets finalized V1 release, V2 beta incoming

One of the most underappreciated features of Google’s Pixel is the launcher. It’s clean and super easy to use with features that have quickly spread to the rest of the Android ecosystem. However, it’s not very customizable, which is why we’ve seen several apps hit the market to replace it. Now, one of our favorites from last year is getting a finalized release.

Google Pixel Stories June 4

While Android P Developer Preview 2 is pretty stable in our experience, most users should stay on Android 8.1 while Google readies the next version of its mobile OS. In the meantime, the June security patch is rolling out today with the perfunctory bug fixes and security updates for Pixel and Nexus devices.

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Google Pixel Stories June 2

This week marked the beginning of Pixel 3 and 3 XL rumor season, and one of the few reports about those phones that brought us solid details came from WinFuture’s Roland Quandt‏. Now, he’s shared the first information on another mysterious Google device — and this one’s supposedly built around a new Snapdragon chip.

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

Google Pixel Stories May 22

Google I/O is past us and the next big Google event is the hardware show presumably coming this October, so the internet is just itching for a good Google Pixel 3 leak. So of course it has taken a render that Google knowingly and intentionally included in the Android P Developer Preview 2 to be a “leak” of the company’s forthcoming flagship smartphone…

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Google Pixel Stories May 7

Even as we near I/O 2018 and likely P Developer Preview 2, we are months away from a consumer release, with Android 8.1 still receiving monthly updates as particularly showcased by April’s Pixel-heavy update. The May patch is today rolling out with the perfunctory bug fixes and security updates for Pixel and Nexus devices.

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Google Pixel Stories April 16

We’ve been talking about Android P’s forthcoming navigation revamp here at 9to5Google for about a month, and just last week Google finally let the cat out of the bag itself in a leaked navigation bar in a screenshot on one of the company’s official blogs. Now, based on information from a source who has used the new UI, we have details on how it works and what it looks like.

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