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Pixel 4 cameras made it too easy to spot in the wild again

Pixel 4 cameras made it too easy to spot in the wild again

Many OEMs try their best to prevent their products from leaks, which is pretty impossible this day and age. Phone makers even go through the pains of putting an "anti-leak" case on the device. Unfortunately, such a case does no good when your phone has a distinctive design that makes it stand out even from a distance. Even more unfortunately for Google, that's exactly the case, no pun intended, with the Pixel 4 that was just spotted in the wild yet again.

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Pixel 4 XL renders have some surprises in store

Pixel 4 XL renders have some surprises in store

Almost a month ago to the day, we got an early look at what we expect the Pixel 4 to look like thanks to a set of renders. Though those renders were based on leaked schematics and not CAD files like we're used to, they still turned out to be fairly accurate, as Google teased a very similar looking device shortly afterward. Today, it's the Pixel 4 XL's turn to get a set of renders, and there are definitely a couple of surprises to be found among these new images.

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Google Pixel 4 camera with telephoto lens, or red herring?

Google Pixel 4 camera with telephoto lens, or red herring?

Today we're taking a peek at some code from the latest version of the Google Camera app for Pixel devices. This app delivers some of the most interesting and powerful photography abilities to the mobile smartphone world - and not just for the devices for which these powers were intended. The Google Pixel 1, 2, and 3 took on the entire rest of the smartphone world with one single camera lens - now it looks two will roll with Pixel 4.

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July Android patches fixes Pixel OK Google detection

July Android patches fixes Pixel OK Google detection

Ever since the Stagefright scare that rocked the Android world, Google has religiously been pushing out updates every month. Most of the time, it’s just full of security patches, unsurprising considering they’re monthly security bulletins. This time, however, Google does have a few treats waiting for Pixel phones. And, as usual, Essential is leading the way when it comes to OEMs rolling out the update to its users.

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These Pixel 4 pictures just changed my mind on absurd design

These Pixel 4 pictures just changed my mind on absurd design

The Google Pixel 4 appeared in an official set of renders from Google last week, and I they threw me for a loop. Today a set of renders of the Pixel 4 appeared from a 3rd-party source, with color and some different angles than I'd seen before - and things have changed. Now that I see the basic structure, the front and the back, and the accents, I can see things in a different light.

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Google Pixel 3a pays users to sell their phone

Google Pixel 3a pays users to sell their phone

Google's Pixel 3a may be the key to the company spreading beyond the most basic version of a smartphone company - hardware-wise. While it always seemed like Google SHOULD be able to make the best-selling smartphone with Android (since they own Android), it's never truly come to pass - until now. Now that Google's adopted a two tiered system, not just a two-sized system, they've tapped a market they've never really commanded before: The "how is it possible that they're selling this phone for this price" market.

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Pixel 4 appears in the wild days after Google shares official image

Pixel 4 appears in the wild days after Google shares official image

On June 12, Google gave the public an official look at its upcoming Pixel 4 smartphone in excellent quality, confirming some leaks and speculation that had existed in recent weeks. The official image reveals the previously leaked square camera cluster, something we see again in two images captured of the Google Pixel 4 in the wild.

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Google’s Pixel 4 strategy just made Apple the copycat

Google’s Pixel 4 strategy just made Apple the copycat

For the past several days, the Google Pixel 4 seemed to leak one tiny detail every few hours. The earliest major leak seemed to be a set of 3D renders of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, in part of their glory (not all their glory, as the design details didn't seem complete). That leak looked really, really familiar - especially when compared to the also-leaked hardware designs of what's assumed to be the iPhone 11. With neither phone acknowledged as existing, who was the copycat?

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Pixel 4 revealed by Google itself

Pixel 4 revealed by Google itself

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em - at least, that seems to be the strategy behind the new Google Pixel 4 being leaked... by Google itself. Hot on the heels of a whole spate of renders, mock-ups, feature and hardware rumors, and more over the past few weeks, Google has waded into the fray itself with an official (and very early) sighting of the smartphone.

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Pixel 4 is shaping up to be Google’s most controversial phone yet

Pixel 4 is shaping up to be Google’s most controversial phone yet

It seems that the second half of the year will see phones with divisive features. Samsung is rumored to be removing the headphone jack and adopting an unpopular camera design for the Galaxy Note 10. The iPhone 11 is also expected to have an even more controversial camera design, adopting a square bump at the corner. Now it seems that Google will be following the trend and will be kicking up a storm. And the Pixel 4's corner square camera bump is just one of many.

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Google Soli radar magic tipped for Pixel 4

Google Soli radar magic tipped for Pixel 4

Come in, radar, this is Pixel 4 - Pixel 4 calling, over. Today there's rumor that the Google Pixel 4 will make use of Google's recently-FCC-approved Project Soli chip. That's a chip that enables a device to employ radar to detect tiny changes in the space its scanning - movement, mostly - human hand movement, primarily. This sort of crossover could mean some magical abilities are afoot for Google's next major smartphone release.

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Google Pixel 4 leak looks shockingly like iPhone 11

Google Pixel 4 leak looks shockingly like iPhone 11

Images of the Goole Pixel 4 appeared today in a series that should remind you of another notably leaked phone this Summer season. The angle of the round corners, the shape of the hardware, the extreme similarities in placement, size, and possibly internal structure of camera modules... all of this says iPhone. But this is no iPhone, said this tipster, this is a new Pixel 4.

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