With the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google surprised everyone last year by managing to introduce Portrait mode on the handsets despite their single lens setup at the rear. Even more impressive was the fact that Google managed to bring Portrait mode for the front camera purely using its machine learning prowess.
During the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL official unveiling, Google highlighted AR stickers for the camera app of the handset. Now, post the release of Android 8.1, Google has also made the AR Stickers app available for its Pixel devices.
How To Install Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview on Google Pixel, Pixel 2, Nexus 6P, & Other Devices
Earlier today, Google released the first Developer Preview of Android 8.1 Oreo for its entire lineup of Nexus and Pixel devices. The update is all about bug fixes and some minor enhancements to help improve the overall Oreo experience.
Google’s Back to School sale has started on its online store which sees the company reduce the price of its flagship handsets, the Pixel and Pixel XL, by up to $200.
Some users of the Google Pixel are apparently facing issues while trying to download and install the July security patch for the handset. While the extent of the issue is yet to be ascertained, a large number of people are reporting this bug on social media platforms, including Reddit. It seems like this bug is only affecting the standard Google Pixel handsets, while Pixel XL customers don’t seem to be facing any issues at this point.
Google’s original Pixel might not have sold like hot cakes but the company has not been deterred by its failure and is already working on its successor, the Pixel 2. Now, thanks to a listing on GFXBench, the alleged specs of the Pixel 2 have been revealed.
When Google first launched its Pixel handsets last year, they were marred with various issues. While Google has managed to fix most of them with software updates, a common complaint that still persists among Pixel owners is in regards to its Bluetooth connectivity. For some reason, the handset suffers from serious Bluetooth connectivity issues that continue to linger around six months after its launch and multiple software updates from Google.
LG has quickly denied a report originating from South Korea which claimed that the company will be manufacturing the Pixel 3 set to release in the second half of 2018.
In recent years, Samsung has made great improvements in terms of camera performance with its flagship Galaxy S smartphones. Last year, the Galaxy S7 had the most impressive cameras found in a smartphone until the Google Pixel arrived. Google, which was known for putting potato cameras on its smartphones all these years, managed to completely change the game with the Pixel’s camera performance last year.
Google is reportedly offering to invest up to $880 million (1 trillion won) to help LG Display in boosting its production of OLED panels for smartphones. The company is making the offer in a bid to secure supplies of flexible OLED panels for future Pixel smartphones.