Where to get the Google Pixel in the U.S.

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It’s a new era at Google since the company’s newest device, the Pixel, is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. But Google’s distribution isn’t all that different. The Google Store and Best Buy will still offer unlocked models; however, one popular carrier has been added to the mix to give access to the Pixel to millions of people.

Everyone is trying to get their hands on the Pixel and Pixel XL, so we’re showing you where you can get Google’s 2016 flagship in the United States.

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Verizon unboxes Pixel in new promotional video

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Capitalizing on their position as the exclusive carrier for the new Pixel and Pixel XL phones made by Google, Verizon has released an “unboxing” video for the Pixel. The unboxing part is really only the first few seconds of the video as the devices are shown being taken out of their boxes. After that, Verizon focuses on some of the other key features that Google covered in their event today, notably the power of the camera which was used to capture all of the images used in the video. Read more

A phone made by Google: the Pixel

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Google announced a new phone today in front of a small crowd in San Francisco. It’s a pivotal time for those in Mountain View as the company has long waited to truly insert itself as a competitor in both hardware and software, but the Pixel is a real device intended for the mainstream.

With the Pixel, the hardware is built for the software and the software is built for the hardware. That probably sounds familiar because it’s the strategy that has allowed Apple to be so successful over the years.

The Pixel is the “best Google experience” since hardware and software design is under one roof.

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Here’s where to watch Google’s big event today

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Today’s the big day! Google is expected to announce some big things at its event in San Francisco. We’re expecting to see a new 4K Chromecast, a Google Home product launch, the Daydream VR viewer as well as some more major items, such as the new Pixel series of phones and the Android and Chrome OS merger known as Andromeda.

Want to know where you can watch this all go down? Find out after the break.

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Google hires David Foster, Amazon’s former head of hardware, to run smartphone development

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When you decide to manufacture your own line of smartphones, it’s probably best to place someone with the relevant experience in charge of producing hardware. This is what Google would appear to have done by hiring David Foster, formerly of Amazon, as VP of product engineering ahead of the company’s launch event later today, according to The Information. Join us after the break to find out more about David Foster, and where he has come from. Read more

Google posts October’s security update for Android

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Many of us are waiting patiently to see Google announce a raft of new devices later today, as well as wondering if the much-leaked Pixel and Pixel XL handsets have anything left to surprise us with. Until the launch event begins, Nexus and Pixel C owners will be glad to hear that the search giant is in the process of rolling out its October Security Bulletin for Android devices. Read more