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Google commences rollout of Android 8.1 Oreo update for Pixel and Nexus devices
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Google commences rollout of Android 8.1 Oreo update for Pixel and Nexus devices

For those who cannot wait for an over-the-air (OTA) Android 8.1 update to arrive, you can download the firmware and install it manually on your Google Pixel or Nexus device.

Flipkart to sell Google Pixel 2 at Rs 39,999 as part of Big Shopping Days sale
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Flipkart to sell Google Pixel 2 at Rs 39,999 as part of Big Shopping Days sale

The Google Pixel 2 will see its first ever discount after it was recently launched in November.

OnePlus 5T Dash charging is faster then Apple's iPhone X and the iPhone 8 / 8 Plus' fast charging
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OnePlus 5T Dash charging is faster then Apple's iPhone X and the iPhone 8 / 8 Plus' fast charging

The test involved two rounds, one in which all the phones were charged for 30 minutes and the second round in which they were left to charge for 60 minutes.

Google finds the cause of random rebooting issue on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL; promises fix in the coming weeks
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Google finds the cause of random rebooting issue on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL; promises fix in the coming weeks

The update would be either bundled as part of a monthly security update (which sometimes include Pixel fixes) or a future Android software release.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL review: Unbeatable camera makes you overlook the average design
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL review: Unbeatable camera makes you overlook the average design

Google's Pixel 2 makes a great comeback with the best camera on a smartphone, but can you look past its boring design?

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users report ‘visual banding’ effect while trying to capture images under LED lighting
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users report ‘visual banding’ effect while trying to capture images under LED lighting

According to the complaint, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users observed ‘visual banding’ effect when they tried to use the camera to capture videos and photos.

Google Pixel 2 XL users report of ‘screen flashes’ while unlocking or locking the device; oleophobic coating weardown
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Google Pixel 2 XL users report of ‘screen flashes’ while unlocking or locking the device; oleophobic coating weardown

Internet giant Google is having a hard time with the launch of its latest flagship devices, the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL.

Google Assistant to recognise the song playing near you; new update rolling out to enable the feature
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Google Assistant to recognise the song playing near you; new update rolling out to enable the feature

The new update is now rolling out to all Android devices that enable Google Assistant, will help all users who have access to Google Assistant.

Google is working on a ‘comparison’ interface; to allow users to see differences in specifications between two devices
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Google is working on a ‘comparison’ interface; to allow users to see differences in specifications between two devices

It seems that the data taken by the Google's algorithm for the comparison needs polish before people can rely on the results.

Demand for better dual-camera on smartphone increases the growth in shipment to 123 percent in Q1 of 2017
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Demand for better dual-camera on smartphone increases the growth in shipment to 123 percent in Q1 of 2017

Q2 growth can be attributed to the launch of OnePlus 5, the dual-camera smartphone shipments now constitute more than one percent of the overall shipments.

Google Pixel 2 first impressions: Average design could overshadow a very capable camera
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Google Pixel 2 first impressions: Average design could overshadow a very capable camera

The Pixel 2 is finally here in the tech2 office. But right off the bat, it seems that there are a few problems.

Google Pixel 2 XL will include a two-year warranty to
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Google Pixel 2 XL will include a two-year warranty to "give users peace of mind" about the alleged display issues

Google pointed out that it puts its products through an ‘extensive’ quality assurance test before the launch of the device

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL to be available for pre-order on Flipkart from 26 October; Sale to begin from 1 November
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL to be available for pre-order on Flipkart from 26 October; Sale to begin from 1 November

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL can capture ‘Portrait Mode’ images using the single 12.2 MP camera module with f/1.8 aperture available on the back of the devices.

Second generation Google Pixel launch hampered by display, pricing and shipping issues
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Second generation Google Pixel launch hampered by display, pricing and shipping issues

Google likely would need to halt production if there is problem, said Ryan Reith, a mobile device analyst at research firm IDC.

Google Pixel is selling for Rs 34,999 on Flipkart ahead of the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL launch in India
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Google Pixel is selling for Rs 34,999 on Flipkart ahead of the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL launch in India

The Google Pixel having launched in October 2016, still competes reasonably well in terms of specifications against 2017 mid-ranged flagships.

iFixit tears down the Google Pixel 2; the technology behind the squeeze action revealed
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iFixit tears down the Google Pixel 2; the technology behind the squeeze action revealed

iFixit revealed were heat-pipes in the device that were earlier unavailable for the original Pixel and Pixel XL phone.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL review roundup: It's all in the camera, but let's wait for the iPhone X
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL review roundup: It's all in the camera, but let's wait for the iPhone X

Everyone loves the Google Pixel 2's camera despite its spotty Portrait mode, but the Apple iPhone X could do better.

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL come with a hidden ‘custom’ eight-core SoC for image processing; to be enabled in Android 8.1
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Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL come with a hidden ‘custom’ eight-core SoC for image processing; to be enabled in Android 8.1

Google claims that this core can help run its ‘HDR+ image processing’ about 5 times faster with about 1/10th of the energy.

Google Duo starts integration with the Google Pixel's contact, messages and dialer applications
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Google Duo starts integration with the Google Pixel's contact, messages and dialer applications

Latest versions of the Contact, Messages and Phone app spotted on the Google Pixel 2 show up a video icon alongside the name of the contact who is on Duo.

Google Pixel 2 phones automatically activate DND mode when it detects the user is driving
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Google Pixel 2 phones automatically activate DND mode when it detects the user is driving

The "DND" mode will activate when the user is driving based on the phone's sensors. Smartphone makers such as Apple and Samsung also introduced their own "DND" mode while driving features this year.