Mobile Phones: Google Pixel
News & Reviews: Google Pixel
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2020
It was just a few days ago when news of a leaked render for a prototype of the Google Pixel 5 XL emerged. At the time, many were doubtful that a new Pixel would appear so soon. But now there's another piece of news that points to the possibility of the Pixel 5 appearing sooner than later.
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2020
Google Pixel devices have been crowned as the best cameras among Android smartphones many times. With the well-known AI-processing camera, the devices were made for taking brilliant pictures that can beat many smartphones with just a little effort. No matter if it's a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3A, Google was able to achieve the same photo quality on its mid-range smartphone as well, some will even say the Pixel 3A has a better camera. Now, it looks like Pixel 4 is getting its mid-range models as well, let's find out more about them!
Last Updated: Sep 04, 2019
Google has announced that their latest Android 10 operating system, is now officially available for public use. However, it is best to note that the operating system is only available on Pixel smartphones for now. Google has mentioned before that they’re working closely with smartphone manufacturers, to ensure that their operating system is compatible with the devices it will be installed in.
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2019
It can be hard to remember every single password for every single account you’ve created online. Google has taken note of this and decided to make life (a little) easier for everyone. Android users (starting from the Google Pixel phones) can now verify their identities for Google services by using their fingerprints or screen lock instead of a password (hurray!).
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2019
The first update of Youtube Music of 2019 (version 2.65), isn’t that big of an update. Or is it? Source codes in the app reveals that the app may be evolving into a music player for Android devices which may replace Play Music, thus turning it into Android’s default music player.
Last Updated: Jun 27, 2018
Hailed by DxOMark as one of the better midrange cameraphones with a score of 90 (on par with the Google Pixel), ASUS are coming back in a big way with an affordable midrange smartphone that not only takes great pictures but looks great and performs with AI or Artificial Intelligence functions as well. We see how well ASUS managed to do this in our review of the ASUS ZenFone 5 ZE620KL below.
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2017
Google and HTC officially signed an agreement where certain HTC employees, many of whom are currently working with Google on their Pixel smartphones, will join Google for a $1.1 billion cash investment in HTC. Google will also receive exclusive license for HTC intellectual property while HTC will still be making smartphones and are currently working on their next flagship phone after the HTC U11. They also said that they will continue work on their VIVE VR tech, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things as well.
Last Updated: Aug 31, 2017
In a not so surprise move after Apple brought out their ARKit, Google have announced their ARCore SDK for Android developers to create AR (Augmented Reality) experiences on normal smartphones without any special Google Tango hardware. It will be available with Google Pixel and the Samsung Galaxy S8 running Android 7.0 Nougat and above first, but will spread out to other manufacturers like ASUS, Huawei and LG.
Last Updated: Aug 15, 2017
Still known as one of the best cameraphones around, the Google Pixel's photography prowess comes in part from the software algorithms of the HDR+ feature in its Google Camera app. Now, according to Android Authority, B-S-G from 4PDA, modified Google Camera 4.4 which can be sideloaded for any device using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Snapdragon 821 and Snapdragon 835 (these include the LG G6, OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5, Samsung Galaxy S8 and more). While this may improve the quality of low-light shots, we expect this modified HDR+ to also increase processing requirements, making these phones hotter than previously. If that doesn't bother you, feel free to download the app and sideload it into your device.
Last Updated: May 17, 2017
Knocking off the Google Pixel from 89, camera centric site DxOMark have given the HTC U 11 its highest mobile score yet of 90. According to them, this was because of the very low noise and fast autofocus thanks to the 12MP HTC UltraPixel 3 camera with dual-pixel PDAF (Phase Detect Autofocus) and large 1.4μm pixel sensor along with excellent Optical Image Stabilization.