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Google Pixel pre-review videos show all release details

Google Pixel pre-review videos show all release details

A collection of videos of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL have appeared on YouTube along with explanations of tests being run. These videos shot of and with the devices were captured by a fellow by the name of Matthew Glass. It's alluded to that he's a sales rep from a store like Best Buy - or something - he's suggests that his "rep status doesn't affect [his] perspective of the quality of this phone." Or these phones, as it were.

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Galaxy Note 7 recall instructions: what should I do?

Galaxy Note 7 recall instructions: what should I do?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been recalled around the world, in all forms, from all generations, immediately and without exception. For those that avoided the recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the first place, this will get a little confusing. Instructions issued for the first recall might seem like they're no longer valid, and shared articles from the first wave might end up being dismissed by consumers with the newer "Green Battery" version of the device. Let SlashGear assure EVERY SINGLE Galaxy Note 7 user in the world: there is no exception to the rule. Every single Samsung Galaxy Note 7 needs to be turned off and returned to Samsung IMMEDIATELY.

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Google will open NY pop-up store for Pixel phone & other hardware

Google will open NY pop-up store for Pixel phone & other hardware

Now that Google has announced a pair of new smartphones and other additional hardware, it's opening a similarly branded "Made by Google" physical retail location. The company has revealed it will open a pop-up store on 96 Spring Street in Manhattan, New York on October 20th, offering customers the chance to check out the hardware announced earlier this week, including the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, the Google Home smart speaker, and the Google WiFi.

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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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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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Google Home device detailed : speakers, Chromecast, the anti-Echo

Google Home device detailed : speakers, Chromecast, the anti-Echo

Google has set about taking over our abodes this morning with a full reveal of the device called Google Home. This is the device we saw briefly earlier this year around Google I/O 2016, now coming from Google in a release-level manner. It doesn't look all that unlike a candle, or a wine glass, or a ... you know what. This system connects with a number of services right out the gate, including YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora, Google Play Music, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio.

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Google Pixel release date and pricing with Verizon

Google Pixel release date and pricing with Verizon

Google Pixel will be made available online and through Verizon starting very, very soon. This set of devices - Pixel and Pixel XL - will be made available starting at $649 or $27 a month. What's odd about this release is not its pricing, though, but its connection to a carrier. Google worked with T-Mobile USA for its very first Nexus smartphone, and there's been a Nexus released with Verizon before, but this release seems to be - at least a little bit - unique. Here, Google appears to be making "The first phone made by Google inside and out" - even if it really isn't.

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Google Pixel device leaks at last minute before event

Google Pixel device leaks at last minute before event

The past several weeks have been a bit of an incremental leak-fest for Google for their Pixel phone set. Today is the day in which the company reveals the whole shebang, but not before the primary smartphone in the set comes to light in all its glory. This device isn't meant to destroy the competition with specifications, it seems, but branding. This will be the first Google-branded device completely devoid of indication that it's made by HTC.

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Google Pixel details : release all about perception (and HTC)

Google Pixel details : release all about perception (and HTC)

The Google Pixel phone has arrived, in two sizes, complete with the company's new public image for their brand. The letter G, simplicity in all things, the absence of over-thinking names for apps and connecting devices to other smart devices and those devices to the web. If we're to believe Google will do what we're fairly sure they will do, this isn't going to be about a spec war. Google has long since discovered that their biggest competitor(s) don't play on that basketball court, anyway.

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Google Pixel Phone detailed in release-level flying colors

Google Pixel Phone detailed in release-level flying colors

New images of the Google Pixel smartphone (one of two) have leaked, allowing a much clearer look at the simplicity of the company's next vision. Not entirely unlike one of several 3rd-party launchers with circular icons (as we saw earlier this month), this view of the smaller Pixel smartphone shows how the device will present an extremely straightforward way of using one's phone as an information source and app launcher. Google's "G" icon is also quite prevalent without requiring Google's full word brand mark to take up any more room than it needs to.

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Xiaomi Mi Box Android TV spotted on shelves at a Walmart

Xiaomi Mi Box Android TV spotted on shelves at a Walmart

In case you’ve forgotten, Xiaomi has a sleek looking Android TV device in the pipeline called the Mi Box. This set-top-box will compete with the likes of Roku and Amazon as a consumer video streaming device, one that brings fairly high level specs compared to similar products. We’ve got a bunch of pictures and all the details in our hands-on from May, and now we may have a price: $69, at least per someone who spotted the Xiaomi Mi Box in a Walmart.

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With Google Pixel, the Android promise fulfilled, at last!

With Google Pixel, the Android promise fulfilled, at last!

This October Google will have fulfilled the promise they've been making on the Android operating system for the past decade. In the year 2005, Google acquired Android. In 2011, Google acquired Motorola (then, not long after, sold everything but their patents). In 2016, Google is in a position to not only create a set of Android smartphones and control the hardware, sales, and distribution, but the software, too. Google will be panned for copying Apple's game plan with these devices, but these devices will be exactly what consumers want, and will buy.

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