Google Pixel Overview Updated July 1, 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 July 1

The July security patch is widely rolling out today following some Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL units receiving a Googler-only OTA two weeks ago. It features the usual collection of bug fixes, with factory images and OTAs now available.

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Google Pixel Stories June 5

Android Q Beta 4 just dropped this afternoon. While the update will be heading out over traditional updates to those enrolled in the beta program, here’s how to skip the wait by sideloading the Android Q Beta 4 OTA on a Pixel 3, Pixel 2, or Pixel device.

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Google Pixel Stories June 3

The June security patch marks the first update for the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL that launched at I/O 2019 in May with a March build of Android 9 Pie. Rolling out today, there are also four functional updates for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3.

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Google Pixel Stories May 28

Earlier this month, many Pixel 3 users claimed that Digital Wellbeing was to blame for performance issues, and that disabling it made a world of difference. Google has now officially responded to this fix after a “thorough analysis” and found “no performance issues associated with the Digital Wellbeing app.”

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Google Pixel Stories May 20

With as smart as our phones have become over the past 10 years, there are certain things we would expect them to already do automatically, like change your ringer volume in certain places. Power users have been able to do this using third-party apps like Tasker for quite some time, but Google may be making Android automation easier for Pixel users with new “Rules.”

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Google Pixel Stories May 15

Live sporting events are prime advertising opportunities with Google last night giving away 19,000 Home Minis during the Warriors-Trail Blazers game. The company is continuing its full court press by having “Google Pixel” present the 2019 NBA Eastern Conference Finals.

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