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When the Pixel 5 launched, the Google Camera app was updated with a slick redesign. Now, that redesign is starting to filter down to older devices with Google Camera version 8.1. This means that all Pixel devices dating back to the Pixel 2 will gain access to the app that Pixel 5 owners have been enjoying over the last month. The Google Camera app redesign that came with the flagship Android from Google reorganized the app's features and added some other new features for making photo and video taking easier. Previously, the 8.0 update was exclusive to the Pixel 5, and it could not be sideloaded to other Pixel devices without a device reset. Update 8.1, on the other hand, according to 9to5Google,... Read more...
Yesterday, we learned of the unfortunate news that Google Photos will no longer provide unlimited storage for high-quality images starting on June 1st, 2021. While Google has made some meaningful concessions, like the fact that photos backed up prior to June 1st won’t count against your quota, it's still a big policy change that users should keep in mind if they use Google Photos as their primary online image backup resource. But it looks as though the gut punches don't end there for longtime users of Google Photos. We reported yesterday that Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 4, and Pixel 5 families will still have access to the unlimited high-quality photo backups; and... Read more...
The Pixel 5 is Google's latest flagship smartphone, and while it doesn't come packing a high-performance Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 or Snapdragon 865+ SoC, it does have a lot of worthwhile features that enthusiasts will flock too. One such feature revolves around Battery Share, which allows the Pixel 5 to serve as a battery power bank in a pinch if you need to charge a Qi-based accessory. Battery Share can be manually enabled by heading to Settings -> Battery -> Battery Share, which isn't that much of a revelation, and is similar to functionality in other Android smartphones. However, Google is taking Power Share one step further by automatically turning it on when you plug your... Read more...
Google does not want you worrying about a little gap that might exist between the display and the casing of your Pixel 5 smartphone. It's fine, everything is fine. No, really (not like the meme, where everything is clearly not fine). According to Google, the gap is a "normal part of the design" and does not compromise the Pixel 5's dust and water protection. The Pixel 5 launched last month, and is truly a good phone in our experience. In our review of the Pixel 5, we found it to be refined and feature-rich, with some caveats (great camera, beautiful display, and solid battery life on the plus side, and expensive, middling speakers, and no larger size Pixel 5 XL variant rounding out the list of... Read more...
The Pixel 5 is Google's current flagship smartphone, and the company is heavily playing up its ability to connect to next-generation 5G networks. As a result, the company is currently running what it is calling the Pixel 5 $5G Sweepstakes where you have the chance to win up to $5,000. In case you have put two and two together already, 5G = $5,000. Corny, yes, but we're not going to argue with the chance to win a boatload of cash. Five Grand Prize Winners will receive $5,000 (actually $7,000, with $2,000 reserved to help offset taxes), which will be deposited into your Google Pay account. Taking part in the contest is relatively easy if were already looking to purchase a Pixel 5, as you will automatically... Read more...
The Google Pixel (and preceding Nexus) family of smartphones have been plagued with various quality control issues over the years, and it appears that the latest flagship -- the Pixel 5 -- has been unable to escape this curse. Customers are just now receiving the device and have noticed some unsightly gaps between the body and the display. Users from around the globe have been reporting their findings both on the official Google Pixel Phone Help forum, and via other places like the XDA-Developers forums. One thing that is clear from the pictures is that this isn't an instance where there is a tolerance lapse in just one area that is mirrored on all devices.... Read more...
Google’s phone strategy has always been a bit of a mystery. While it successfully entered the mid-range market with last year’s Pixel 3a and -- more recently -- the $349 Pixel 4a and $499 Pixel 4a 5G, it’s been struggling to find its place at the high-end. Pixel flagships have always been interesting options in the market, especially for those who want a stock Android experience. However, they're sometimes overpriced, with high-end configurations in some ways (processors) but also lacking in some areas (RAM and storage options). So, Google appears to be taking a gamble and trying something different this year. It’s targeting the popular $600 to $750 price range and joining... Read more...
Google announced the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 yesterday after months of leaks. The smartphones share the same processor -- the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G -- the selfie and rear cameras, and display resolution. However, they differ with regards to screen size, battery capacity, and in many other details. But the biggest difference between the two is with regards to price. The Pixel 4a 5G is priced at just $499 unlocked, making it a pretty good bargain in the mid-range 5G market. The Pixel 5, on the other hand, is priced at $699, putting it higher than some of the cheaper Snapdragon 865 flagships on the market like the OnePlus 8 and Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition. However, there is a new... Read more...
They're finally here, folks. Google has officially revealed both its new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G smartphones: its first ever 5G devices. The Pixel 5 is technically the new flagship smartphone from Google, buts its specs put it decidedly into the mid-range category. As we previously reported, the Google Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 are both powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, which includes a Snapdragon X52 5G modem. But there are quite a few differences between the two devices which we'll list here: Pixel 5 6-inch 90Hz OLED display (2340 x 1080) Snapdragon 765G SoC with 8GB RAM 128GB internal storage 4,000 mAh battery with 18W USB-C fast charging, wireless and reverse wireless charging... Read more...
Today is the day Google will unveil its Pixel 5 smartphone, along with some other gadgets. Well, unless there is a last minute change of plan, or a meteor crashes into our rock. But barring a catastrophic event or last-minute audible, the Pixel 5 will become official, and you can watch it happen during Google's "Launch Night In" event. That is the name of the livestream, which you can catch by heading over to the Launch Night In landing page, or stick around right here with us and watch it from the embedded video below. We will not be serving tea or crumpets, but regardless of where you watch the event (or whether you choose to watch it at all), we will have coverage of the announcements later... Read more...
Just before the expected Pixel 5 announcement at Google’s Launch Night later today, real life images of the device have leaked into the wild. Leaker Jon Prosser showed off the device in a series of photographs he called a “late-night Pixel 5 leak.” Looking at the first image in the tweet, we get to see the front of the Pixel 5. The glass display extends over the top of the rounded even-sized bezels all the way around. On this device, Google has gone with a hole-punch camera rather the large bezel found on its Pixel 4/Pixel 4 XL predecessor, which housed the selfie camera and facial recognition hardware. In the second image, we get to look at the rear of the device. Working... Read more...
We’re just five days away from Google’s big fall event to announce new hardware. As is usually the case, nearly everything surrounding the event has already including both the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 along with the all-new Chromecast and Nest Audio smart speaker. One thing has remained a mystery up until this point is pricing for the Pixel 5. Google already confirmed that the Pixel 4a 5G will be priced at $499, so that means that the Pixel 5 will be priced somewhere north of that price point. Now, gadget leaker Jon Prosser is alleging with 100 percent certainty that the Pixel 5 will be priced at $699 with 128GB of storage. A $699 price tag would make it $100 less than... Read more...
We’re roughly a week away from when Google is set to unveil its new Pixel 5 flagship, and the lesser Pixel 4a (5G). However, unlike previous years, Google is not using a top-of-the-line Qualcomm SoC for its flagship, which means that we won’t see the Snapdragon 865 or Snapdragon 865+. The folks over at WinFuture have managed to not only grab confirmed specs for the upcoming Pixel 5, but they also have obtained new renders of the smartphone. The star of the show of course will be Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 765G SoC, which will come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The inclusion of the Snapdragon 765G also means that the Google 5 is technically capable... Read more...
Since COVID-19 has halted events around the world, Google has had to become creative with the way they are launching new products. On Wednesday, September 30th, Google will be hosting “Launch Night In” to showcase “a new Chromecast, the latest smart speaker, and new Pixel Phones.” Earlier this month, a leak from Vodafone confirmed that both the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5G) would launch at the end of September, so an announcement like Google’s comes as no surprise. In the coming days, we should expect Google to hand out more details to the public on this event, but for now, the big topic is the upcoming Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5G) which are expected to be announced.... Read more...
If you've had your eyes on the non-nonsense competence and value of the Google Pixel 4a, but want a little bit more power and 5G connectivity, then we've got some good news for you. It looks as though the upcoming Pixel 5 flagship and its cheaper Pixel 4a (5G) counterpart might be launching later this month; slightly earlier than then the October timeframe we were originally expecting. This information comes from wireless carriers Vodafone Germany, which says that both the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5G) will launch on September 25th. This date is also 5 days earlier than what gadget leaker Jon Prosser revealed back on August 19th. Vodafone also says that the Pixel 5 and... Read more...
We've got quite a bit of news to present to you from the Google Pixel front today, as information on both the upcoming flagship Pixel 5 and its cheaper Pixel 4 (5G) sibling have leaked. The first bit of info comes in the form of a single photograph that shows the two smartphones side-by-side, but only from the back. In the image above, the Pixel 5 is allegedly the smaller device on the left, while the Pixel 4A (5G) is on the right. It's rather peculiar that the Pixel 4a (5G) is the larger of the two, but from what we can tell, both have two cameras on the rear like the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. Unfortunately, there are no live shots of the phones from the front. However, based... Read more...
While the Samsung Galaxy S20 and OnePlus 8/8 Pro families hogged much of the limelight during the first half of 2020 for flagship Android smartphones, Google is looking to make its mark during the back half of the year. We’re of course talking about the Pixel 5, which will be the solitary follow-up to the discontinued Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. Thankfully, we’re getting some new renders of the device courtesy of @OnLeaks which seemingly confirm some of the physical details that we first learned about in early July. For starters, the Pixel 5 has a single hole punch in the top left corner of the display for the selfie camera – just like the mid-range Pixel 4a. This is a... Read more...
Now that Google has pulled the wraps off its mid-range Pixel 4a smartphone, all eyes are laser-focused on the upcoming Pixel 4a (5G) and the flagship Pixel 5. We had previously seen reporting via a leak on Google’s French website that the smartphones could debut in early October, which would be in keeping with previous Pixel smartphone launches. However, gadget leaker Jon Prosser is giving us more insight into the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5, including the fact that both smartphones are expected to debut on September 30th, which is a little over a month from now. Prosser goes on to say that the Pixel 5 will be available in both black and green colors, while the Pixel 4a (5G) will... Read more...
Google’s new Pixel 4a mid-range smartphone has been well-received thanks to its low price ($349), excellent camera, and respectable overall performance. As a result, many are looking forward to what the flagship Pixel 5 will offer when it is released this fall. However, a new leak is alleging that the use of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC won’t be the only compromise for this flagship smartphone. A respected source of previous Pixel rumors, the Pixel 5 will only have a 3,080 mAh battery. For comparison, the already-discontinued Pixel 4 XL features a much larger 3,700 mAh battery. According to the source, @ImjustSayingJC, Google thinks that it can achieve greater efficiency... Read more...
Google's Pixel 4a finally launched last week after a months-long delay, and is a solid entry in the mid-range smartphone market. The Pixel 4a offers a compelling mix of an excellent camera, good display, respectable battery life and a budget-friendly price tag of $349. However, Google has yet to reveal its Pixel 5 flagship and has only confirmed that it will be coming this fall along with the Pixel 4a (5G). But that hasn't stopped the Pixel 5 from showing up at AI Benchmark, and its appearance confirms previous reporting that we've featured on the smartphone. According to the AI Benchmark listing, the Pixel 5 is rocking a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC and 8GB of RAM. For... Read more...
Well, it has been a remarkably short run for Google's Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones, as the company confirmed this morning that both Qualcomm Snapdragon 855-powered devices have been discontinued. This is frankly an odd move from Google considering that the previous Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 flagships were on sale for roughly 18 months following their introduction -- the Pixel 4/Pixel 4 XL are being given the boot after less than a year. Google's actions are even more perplexing given that the replacement for the Pixel 4 series -- the Pixel 5 -- hasn't even been officially revealed, and is on track to arrive in the fall. “Google Store has sold through its inventory and... Read more...
A new rumor is making the rounds that claims the Pixel 5 will have a massive 6.67-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The rumor originated with Ross Young, an analyst and insider within the display industry. It's important to point out that Young doesn't specifically say the screen is for the Pixel 5, but it's unlikely that the upcoming Pixel 4a (5G) will get such a massive display upgrade. According to the analyst, the display will be manufactured by Samsung, and a bump to 120Hz would be a significant upgrade compared to the Pixel 4's 90Hz display. If the rumor is accurate, it would also allow Google's Pixel 5 to compete on more even footing with flagship devices from Samsung and others... Read more...
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