When the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones were announced, the Mountain View company focused heavily on the quality of their new cameras. Now that the phones are getting in the hands of buyers we are seeing photos taken with the Pixels across forums and reviews that show that Google is living up to their claims. However, many reports from users have been coming in complaining of an excessive lens flare halo in a lot of their photos. But fear not, as a Google engineer has just promised an update to fix this issue.
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Lately Google has been making several moves to position itself and its services to be an even bigger player in the enterprise market. The Google Apps for Work platform was rebranded as G Suite and gained some enhancements. Now the company is bringing a combination of hardware and software to the table in the form of an electronic whiteboard tied to the cloud called Jamboard. Read more
If the Pixel is a success, Google is going to make tons of money. An analysis firm looked into what the company is paying to create a single unit and discovered Apple-like margins.
Find your Galaxy Nexus. There’s a way to put Android 7.1 Nougat on it.
Just because the Pixel dropped the Nexus name doesn’t mean it won’t get quick access to development goodies from Google. Like the entire Nexus family before it, you’ll be able to download binaries, OTA images, and factory images for the Pixel, and they’re all now officially available directly from Google. Read more
With the Pixel shipping around the world this week, Google is ready to accept orders for two more of its newest devices.
The Google Store is where you can order the Daydream View and Chromecast Ultra from right now.
When it was first announced, one of Google’s major selling points on the Pixel was how good the camera is. Early on, pretty much everyone is agreeing that it’s a fantastic camera and might legitimately be one of the best cameras we’ve seen on a smartphone. But what exactly makes the camera stand out in a sea of competition and already-good cameras? Read more
Fall has not been a pleasant time of year in 2016 for smartwatch fans who were hoping for an update to their existing Android Wear devices or who might be interested in what Google has to offer. First, several of Google’s large partners who produce smartwatches – companies like LG, Huawei and Lenovo – all announced they were stopping plans to release any new devices for the balance of 2016. Then at the end of September, upon the release of beta 3 of Android Wear 2.0, Google announced the public rollout would be delayed until 2017. Thanks to a tip from Evan Blass, things may finally being turning around to a more positive note. Read more
A little over a month ago a teardown of a new APK for Project Fi revealed code that suggested family type plans were on their way to Project Fi. That has been one of the biggest requests from users who have made the switch or were pondering a switch to Project Fi. Today the Project Fi site was updated and users can now sign up for a new Group Plan option.
Chat bots and other virtual assistants have quickly become a popular way to not only get information, but to provide entertainment and the feeling of chatting with an actual human. To continue to breathe more life into its new AI platform, Google has reportedly hired writers from various Pixar films as well as The Onion to bring humor and a bigger personality to Google Assistant.
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