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More Google Pixel VS Pixel XL details: Performance lead speaks up

More Google Pixel VS Pixel XL details: Performance lead speaks up

The Google Pixel phone is a device which has the potential to disrupt the entire smartphone market - as such, we're going in deep. Today we're having a peek at some details shared by the Performance Lead on Pixel for Google, Tim Murray. Murray previously worked at NVIDIA as Tesla Software Engineer, Manager of Tesla Ecosystem Software, and Manager of NVIDIA's CUDA Driver department.

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Google should never have promised Nexus upgrades

Google should never have promised Nexus upgrades

Google Nexus smartphones are still for sale by Google as of the release of this article - or at least they would appear to be, at first. If one searches for Google Nexus devices in Google's own search engine, the page Google dot com slash Nexus still shows Google Nexus smartphones, including both the 5X and the 6P. "BUY NOW" buttons are also still in play, allowing the user to select which color device they'd like, only then to be sent to the Google Store's standard front page, which is currently stocked up full of everything "Made by Google", including Pixel phones but no Nexus.

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What the Google Pixel means for the future of Android

What the Google Pixel means for the future of Android

By all accounts, the new Pixel smartphones “Made by Google” should be the Android smartphone that the Android faithful should be rooting for. Though the design choice might be a bit debatable, the Pixel boasts of features, not to mention a price, on par with this year’s flagship models. It does, in all fairness, put Google’s best Android foot forward. And yet almost ironically, the Google Pixel is inducing ambivalence and uncertainty, sometimes even from the same reviewer. And it’s not because of what the smartphone itself has but because of the narrative behind it that could drive Android’s future in the mobile industry.

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Google Store financing options expand beyond Pixel

Google Store financing options expand beyond Pixel

Google's Pixel reveal yesterday has a lot of people talking, with more than a few of those people choosing to focus on the price. There's no way around it: the Google Pixel will be an expensive phone, especially when compared to some of its Nexus predecessors. The Google Store will be offering a financing option for those who don't want to drop $649 all at once, and today we're seeing it expand those financing options to products beyond the Pixel.

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A new Galaxy Note 7 caught fire on plane this morning UPDATE

A new Galaxy Note 7 caught fire on plane this morning UPDATE

A replacement unit (post-recall) Galaxy Note 7 has been reported to have caught fire this morning on a Southwest Air flight in Louisville. This Southwest Airlines flight 944 to Baltimore was delayed and evacuated due to a Galaxy Note 7 smoking after its owner said that he'd turned the device off and placed it in his pocket for takeoff, as instructed by airline attendants. This would be the first reported occurrence of a post-recall Galaxy Note 7 catching fire inside the United States.

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The best Android phone is now Google’s Pixel

The best Android phone is now Google’s Pixel

Google made clear this week that they're ready to center their attention on one smartphone: the Pixel. Android will continue to be updated, they'll continue to have teams dedicated to working with 3rd-party manufacturers of Android devices, but here comes the big break. It's time. Google may not have made a formal declaration of their intentions to take the throne, but they're most certainly gunning for it. The Google Pixel phone is about to be the device that's all the best in Google's services and hardware, all at once.

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The Google Pixel pricing you need to know

The Google Pixel pricing you need to know

The Nexus is dead, long live the Pixel! That is pretty much the slogan in the aftermath of Google’s barrage of announcements yesterday. While that might take some time to settle in, fact of the matter is that, as far as Google is concerned, the Pixel smartphones are the path forward. And with the removal of all things Nexus on the Google Store, it really is the only “Google smartphone” moving forward anyway. To get you acquainted with the future, here are the details on where to get one and what exactly you’ll be signing up for when you do.

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The Nexus is no more, departs from Google Store

The Nexus is no more, departs from Google Store

The arrival of the Google Pixel marks the first true “Made by Google” (though not literally, of course) smartphone, one that truly aims for the top spot in the smartphone market. It may also mark the end of the Nexus
program as we know it. Although Google hasn’t said so, it has removed all traces of Nexus devices, save for some cases for the Nexus 5X and 6P, from the Google Store. And commenting to The Verge, Google said it has no plans for further Nexus products.

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Google Pixel XL vs Pixel first impressions and hands-on

Google Pixel XL vs Pixel first impressions and hands-on

Today Google has revealed two smartphones, one the Pixel, the other the Pixel XL. These devices are made to be part of Google's bigger picture - a future in which the company is known for its hardware and software suite, not just a company that makes Android and releases Nexus devices mainly for developers. This larger machine has more pixels than its companion, coming in at 2K (2560 x 1440) at 5.5-inches instead of 1080p and 5-inches, not entirely unlike the Nexus 6P was to the Nexus 5X.

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Google Pixel first impressions and hands-on

Google Pixel first impressions and hands-on

This morning Google's big Pixel event has revealed two devices, the smaller of the two being the Pixel phone. This device looks quite sleek, reminiscent of previous Google Nexus phones but making a visual name for itself with its metal edge and glass up front and behind. The top third of the backside of the Pixel is glass, while the rest is aluminum. Colors on the front match the back, and the back also has a fingerprint scanner, not unlike the Nexus 6P.

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Google Daydream headset release date and pricing revealed

Google Daydream headset release date and pricing revealed

In addition to all of the new hardware Google has announced today, the new Daydream View headset stopped by the keynote to make an appearance. Google is looking to corner the mobile VR market with this new headset, making it work with the Pixel or any Daydream-compatible phone. At first blush, the Daydream View seems similar to Samsung's Gear VR, but there are a few notable differences worth pointing out.

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Chromecast Ultra officially revealed for November launch

Chromecast Ultra officially revealed for November launch

As the rumors foretold, Google dedicated a little bit of time at its keynote today to reveal the Chromecast Ultra. A new version of the Chromecast meant for folks who are looking for a more premium media streaming experience, Chromecast Ultra will ship at a higher price point than the standard Chromecast, but it'll also support more features - the most notable of which being support for 4K HD.

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