Google Pixel Overview Updated December 9, 2022

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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 Yesterday

To close out the December Feature Drop, Google is now rolling out the combined Security & privacy settings for Pixel phones running Android 13 QPR1.

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Google Pixel Stories December 8

Months after debuting on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, version 8.7 of the Google Camera app is rolling out now to older Pixel phones.

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Google Pixel Stories December 7

During the October event, Google previewed that the Pixel’s Recorder app will soon be able to identify multiple people, and “Speaker Labels” are now rolling out.

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Recently added in the December Pixel Feature Drop for the Pixel 7 series – and eventually for the Pixel 6 – Clear Calling is a feature that ensures people on the other end of your phone call can hear you almost perfectly. This guide will walk you through enabling it on your device, and why it might be a good idea.

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Google Pixel Stories December 6

Android 11 made it so that Bluetooth, if active, would stay on even after you enable Airplane Mode, and Google is now extending that to Wi-Fi on Pixel phones.

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Google Pixel updates may soon be much faster as Android’s seamless updates improve

Seamless updates have been around for the past few years and the way in which Google Pixel smartphones get their updates, but they have a tendency to take a while. Soon, that’s set to change, though.

Google Pixel Stories December 5

As of this afternoon, the stable Android 13 QPR1 release is rolling out to users enrolled in the Beta Program, and you can now opt out of the program without a data wipe occurring.

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As expected, Android 13 QPR1 introduces a slew of fixes for both the Pixel 7 series and older supported Google phones.

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Android 13 sees Google continue with the concept of Quarterly Platform Releases and QPR1 is now rolling out to Pixel phones with the December security patch and Feature Drop.

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Google is rolling out the Pixel’s 12th Feature Drop this December with Android 13 QPR1. It’s available for the Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro from today onwards.

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Google Pixel Stories December 1

Going forward, digital car keys in Android’s Google Wallet will no longer be restricted to one user. Google is adding the ability to share your digital car keys with other people who need access.

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Google Pixel Stories November 28

Here’s every way you can find your Pixel when you misplace it

There are few things more annoying than losing your phone moments after holding it in your hand. Fortunately, Google’s Pixel phone series allows for several different finding methods, like finding your phone using your watch, Nest speakers, and more.

Google Pixel Stories November 25

Managing timers on Nest Hub and other Google Assistant speakers has always been a bit inflexible, but there’s a new feature coming. For some, the At a Glance widget on Pixel phones is now rolling out the ability to control timers from Nest Hub and other Google Assistant speakers.

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Google Pixel Stories November 21

If you’ve been having issues between Android Auto and Pixel phones, Google might have some good news for you. In an update to its known issues thread, Google says that the Android 13 update on Pixel phones should fix some calling issues when using Android Auto.

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Google Pixel Stories November 18

Google Pixel’s At a Glance widget now showing food & grocery delivery status

After the food and household delivery status setting appeared and then disappeared from the Pixel’s At a Glance function, the feature is now back and in working order.

Google Pixel Stories November 10

The big reason to immediately update to the November security patch – besides being the first one for the Pixel 7 – is that it contains a bug fix for a security issue that can unlock and bypass your Pixel phone’s lockscreen. 

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Google Pixel Stories November 9

Safety Check on Google Pixel can share your location in dangerous situations; here’s how to use it

Google’s safety suite on the Pixel series can legitimately be a lifesaver. One Pixel feature, “Safety Check,” keeps your friends and family updated on your whereabouts when you most need it. Here’s how it works.

With the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, At a Glance picked up a handful of new features, and Package delivery alerts are now rolling out to older Google phones.

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With all three cameras on the Pixel 7 Pro and two main sensors on the Pixel 7, you’re bound to get some stunning shots. What makes them even better is a healthy amount of editing, based on your style. This guide will take you through exporting your RAW photos from your Pixel and importing them to Adobe Lightroom, whether on PC, Mac, or mobile.

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Google Pixel Stories November 8

Google is rolling out the first update to the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro today with the Android 13 November security patch, while the supported devices list now starts with the Pixel 4a.

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Following yesterday’s security patch, the monthly drop of new Curated Culture wallpapers for Google Pixel owners is back on track in November.

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How to take RAW pictures on your Google Pixel

It’s no secret that Pixel phones – especially the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro – take downright fantastic photos. Of course, it’s always nice to have RAW images so you have a little more freedom in your editing process. This guide will take you through enabling RAW file picture capture on your Google Pixel.

Google Pixel Stories November 7

Following the last release coming earlier than expected, Google is rolling out Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3.1 to Pixel phones today.

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With the November security patch, the first Pixel 7 and 7 Pro update is rolling out with three fixes in a relatively quiet release.

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Google Pixel Stories November 1

Google released the last update to the Pixel’s Recorder app with Android 13 QPR1 Beta. The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will launch with Recorder 4.0 with some nice usability tweaks, but a bigger multi-speaker support upgrade is coming later.

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Google Pixel Stories October 27

Tensor G2 is this week’s topic on the Made by Google Podcast, and the fourth episode provides an overview of the Pixel’s approach to chips, as well as benchmarks.

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Google Pixel Stories October 26

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 and Speech enhancement for the rear Pixel 6 lens.

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Google Pixel Stories October 25

During Alphabet’s Q3 2022 earnings, Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat credited the Pixel 6a as being “primarily” responsible for “solid growth in hardware revenues.”

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Google Pixel Stories October 20

Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3 is now available for Pixel phones and it’s rolling out just over two weeks after the previous release.

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Google Pixel Stories October 18

With the launch of the Pixel 7, Google made it clear that it had a vision to make devices in its own hardware family work better together. Now, a new report claims that Google is planning to “double down” on Pixel phones and its own hardware, betting on its own success over partners.

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Google Pixel Stories October 12

Android 13 QPR1 Beta 2 feedback survey now live for Pixel

Google’s Android feedback surveys continue with 13 QPR1 Beta 2 this afternoon. It comes a week after the preview build rolled out

Google Pixel Stories October 11

Google’s latest smartphones bring a handful of useful changes in the hardware and the software, but some of the new software tricks will actually make their way back to the Pixel 6 series through future updates, Google has apparently confirmed.

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Google Pixel Stories October 10

Google releases two sets of new Pixel wallpapers for October [Download]

Google Pixel did not release new Curated Culture wallpapers intended for September until earlier this month, while the October additions are now also available. 

After years of being offered on Google Pixel phones, Car Crash Detection finally made its way to another smartphone brand with Apple’s iPhone 14 series. However, it seems Car Crash Detection is being triggered mistakenly by a ride on a roller coaster – has that ever happened with your Pixel phone?

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Google Pixel Stories October 6

At Made by Google 2022, a number of Assistant announcements were made across all the new devices and form factors. Pixel phones are seeing updates to Assistant Voice Typing, At a Glance, Quick Phrases, Recorder, and more.

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The Google Pixel 7 just went official as Google’s “affordable flagship” for 2022. What’s new? Tensor G2, an updated camera setup, and more, but all for the same price tag.

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The Pixel 7 series is set to go official in barely an hour – in fact we’re writing this on the floor at the launch event – and a new report claims that Google has high hopes for the series.

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Ahead of the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro undoubtedly introducing exclusive backgrounds, Google is releasing new wallpapers for all Pixel owners as part of the “Community Lens” collection.

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Google Pixel Stories October 5

Android 13 QPR1 Beta 2 is now available for Pixel phones as the Quarterly Platform Release preview continues.

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We’re approaching the latest generation of Pixel, and the second flagship since Google’s soft reboot of the lineup. According to new data, Google will be unveiling the Pixel 7 as the device that finally pushes the series past 30 million smartphones sold since 2016.

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Google Pixel Stories October 3

Google is investigating why some Pixel phones can’t use Android Auto following Android 13 update

If Android 13 broke your ability to use Android Auto, it seems you’re not alone, but Google is looking into the problem.

‘Extreme Battery Saver’ on the Pixel: How to turn it on when you really need it

Most devices have some sort of battery saver mode, while Google’s Pixel lineup comes with an “Extreme Battery Saver.” So what is it, and what makes it extreme? This guide will take you through it.

Ahead of new Pixel phones, the Android 13 October update is rolling out with nine fixes.

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The second update to Android 13 is rolling out today with the October security patch for the Pixel 4/XL, 4a, 4a 5G, 5, 5a, 6, 6 Pro, and 6a.

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Google Pixel Stories September 29

Last year Google debuted a new battery widget on Pixel phones that shows how much juice is left in your phone and its connected devices. Now, in an update, the Pixel battery widget is also showing a time estimate for how long the remaining battery will last.

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Google Pixel Stories September 28

The Google Phone app that handles calls and the dialer for Pixel phones appears to be testing a redesigned in-call UI that has a sort of “bottom bar” interface.

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Google Pixel Stories September 27

‘TalkBack’ on your Pixel: What it is and how to turn it on or off

As part of several accessibility features to make it easier for you to use your Google Pixel, Talkback is a way for you to get spoken descriptions of what’s going on with your screen. It’s pretty easy to turn on, if even by accident.

Google Pixel Stories September 26

How to set custom ringtones on your Google Pixel

Stock Android makes it pretty easy to jump in and make your phone your own. One way is to set up a custom ringtone or song for your Google Pixel. This guide will take you through the simple yet fast process.

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