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  • Google gets Pixel smartphone team and HTC gets $1.1 billion for next flagship phone

    Google gets Pixel smartphone team and HTC gets $1.1 billion for next flagship phone

    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.

  • Google ARCore SDK will bring AR to normal smartphones

    Google ARCore SDK will bring AR to normal smartphones

    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.

  • Google Camera with HDR+ from Google Pixel available for Snapdragon 820/821/835 phones

    Google Camera with HDR+ from Google Pixel available for Snapdragon 820/821/835 phones

    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 G6OnePlus 3OnePlus 3TOnePlus 5Samsung 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.

  • DxOMark rates the HTC U 11's camera at 90, the highest yet

    DxOMark rates the HTC U 11's camera at 90, the highest yet

    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.

  • Rumours: Google secretly making a budget phone?

    Rumours: Google secretly making a budget phone?

    Do remember the post we made about Google saying the Pixel series will stay as premium devices? Well, news flash - there’s suddenly a new leaked information about Google secretly planning a new budget phone, or so we think it is according to how we interpret Rick Osterloh (Google Vice President)'s statement.

  • Google Pixel devices to stay premium. Pixel 2 will be coming this year.

    Google Pixel devices to stay premium. Pixel 2 will be coming this year.

    While we might still be far away from the next generation release of the Pixel smartphone, but AndroidPit recently had the chance to talk with Rick Osterloh, head of hardware at Google, during MWC 2017, and here are some details about its successor, the Pixel 2.

  • Antutu releases top ten scoring phones in 2016 ; Google Pixel and ASUS Zenfone 3 in the list

    Antutu releases top ten scoring phones in 2016 ; Google Pixel and ASUS Zenfone 3 in the list

    Several charts released by the benchmarking company shared online covers the ranking of smartphones that were put through its benchmark test last year. Antutu is a favourite platform for owners (and reviewers alike) to test and see if their new smartphone has passed the test to be one of the best in its class.

  • Weekly TechNave - Windows 10 on Qualcomm, no more Pebble and more

    Weekly TechNave - Windows 10 on Qualcomm, no more Pebble and more

    Again, last week had no really dominating news but there were some notables. Caving in to the pressure, Microsoft have announced that the full Windows 10 experience may soon run on Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. Fitbit are buying Pebble, effectively marking an end to the initially crowd-funded Pebble smartwatch.

  • Google Pixel Hands-on Review Video!

    Google Pixel Hands-on Review Video!

    Google launches the Google Pixel for quite sometime and finally we got our hands on it here in Malaysia. It packs a tech spec of Snapdragon 821, 4GB of RAM, 2770mAh battery, 12MP camera with laser autofocus and f/2.0 aperture.There are lot more features coming from the Pixel,so do check this video below for more details!

  • Google Pixel smartphone gets torture tested

    Google Pixel smartphone gets torture tested

    It was inevitable but it looks like the Google Pixel is the latest smartphone to get torture tested in the video below. Done by the folks at JerryRigEverything the tests include scratch and bend tests along with a lighter test as well. Check it out for yourself below.