Pixel Stories December 23, 2017

A recent report from The Information details Google’s efforts to grow its chip development efforts, which in turn is costing Apple some considerable talent. The report explains that Google has hired several key chip engineers from Apple, including well-regarded chip designer John Bruno…

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Pixel Stories June 13, 2017

Google’s chip ambitions have been oft-rumored since 2015 and picked up steam with the launch of the Pixel last October. In a significant move, the company has now hired a Lead SoC Architect who most recently led Apple’s silicon development.

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Pixel Stories May 3, 2017

Google has added more wallpapers to the Pixel and its Wallpapers app

One of those little things that can make the experience on a device better are the wallpapers. A good wallpaper that you don’t have to work to find is a great little perk, and lately, Google has been doing a great job with this feature. Now, the company has pushed an update to give the Pixel and every other device with its wallpapers app brand new options.

Pixel Stories February 28, 2017

Google, chromebook, pixel, laptop, computerPhoto: Alex Washburn / Wired

Update 3/2: Osterloh has revised his earlier statement about the ‘death’ of “Google’s own Chromebooks.” In a tweet, he notes that “They will live on” and that the company has “no plans to share at this time.” In another clarification, he interestingly comments that future Google-branded laptops might not necessarily have the Pixel brand:

“Regarding the future of Google-branded laptops (whether called Pixel or not), I should clarify that we don’t have any plans to discuss at this time.”

During an interview with some members of the press at Mobile World Congress, hardware head Rick Osterloh revealed that there are “no plans for Google-branded laptops.” While referring to the Chromebook Pixel line, the quote is broad enough to possibly include the long rumored Bison Pixel-branded laptop hybrid as well, which was reported to run “Andromeda”…

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Pixel Stories December 24, 2016


In this week’s top stories: Lenovo shows off a near borderless ‘Zuk Edge’ smartphone, Google investigates Pixel’s Double-tap to wake issue, the company confirms two upcoming flagship Android Wear devices, and we give you our picks for the top 5 Android apps to download this month.

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Pixel Stories December 17, 2016


In this week’s top stories: Our picks for the best affordable Android phones for December, Pebble starts refunding customers after being acquired by Fitbit, Google’s Gboard keyboard arrives for Android, and much more.

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