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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 15

Android Pie started rolling out to Pixel owners and the Essential Phone last week, and in the days since there’s been a lot of feedback floating around from users, including some battery woes. Has your device been affected?

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Google Pixel Stories August 13

Google’s Pixel devices have all supported fast charging over USB-C PD, and that has managed to cause some headaches over the past couple of years. With the Android Pie update, though, it seems something snapped and the functionality isn’t working for many users.

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Google Pixel Stories August 6

One of Android 9 Pie’s biggest new features is gesture navigation. As Google’s biggest change to Android’s navigation bar since Android 4.0, it’s something that long-time users are definitely going to have to get used to. So, if you want to give it a shot, here’s what you need to know.

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How to turn on gesture navigation in Android 9 Pie on Google Pixel devices

Gesture navigation is all the rage these days, and with Android 9 Pie, Google is officially adding it to Android as a native feature. However, it’s not enabled by default just yet. So, here’s how to turn on gesture navigation…

How to sign up for Android 9 Pie’s Digital Wellbeing beta on Google Pixel devices

Android 9 Pie doesn’t really have any groundbreaking new features compared to older versions of Android, but one of its most exciting additions is a focus on “Digital Wellbeing.” This was explained in-depth back at Google I/O, but never appeared in Pie’s betas. Now, Google is opening a beta program for this feature, so here’s how to sign up.

How to sideload the Android 9 Pie OTA on Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL

The latest version of Android, Android 9 Pie, has officially seen its public release today, and if you’ve got a Pixel device, you can get in on the fun right now. Here’s how to sideload the Android Pie OTA on your device now.

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