Odds are that Google won’t launch Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones until this fall at the soonest, but details have already begun to leak. Last week we learned some code-names and got (likely) confirmation that the phones would be powered by a 2nd-gen Google Tensor processor. Now the first leaked images are starting to arrive.
It’s unclear how accurate these pictures are – they appear to be based on the CAD files Google sends to accessory makers to ensure that cases and other items fit properly. So it’s possible that some things may look a bit different in the final device. But so far it would appear that the Pixel 7 Pro… looks a lot like the Pixel 6.
Here’s a roundup of recent tech news from around the web.
Google Pixel 7 Pro renders reveal punch-hole display & triple camera setup [Smartprix]
If this leak is accurate, the upcoming Google Pixel 7 Pro will look… nearly identical to the Pixel 6 Pro. It’s expected to have a 6.7 inch or 6.8 inch curved OLED display with a hole punch selfie camera and three rear cameras.
Update: A day later, @OnLeaks and Carhp released renders of the smaller Google Pixel 7, with two rear cameras instead of three.
Because a high-end flagship deserve to be leaked in high-quality, this is the vanilla #Google #Pixel7 in all its glory through 360° video and gorgeous 5K renders…😏 #FutureSquad
On behalf of @carhpus -> https://t.co/k1lenisQB6 pic.twitter.com/iE9SM7b7pe
— Steve H.McFly (@OnLeaks) February 24, 2022
Check your library for Steam Deck Verified status [Valve]
Valve has launched a new tool that lets you see which of the games in your Steam Library are verified to be compatible with the Steam Deck, which are playable with some tweaks, and which are currently unsupported or untested.
Dell Updates G15 Gaming Laptops With New CPU and GPU Options [Tom’s Hardware]
Dell’s G15 gaming laptops are now available with Alder Lake-H chips with support for up to a Core i7-12700H processor and NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti graphics. Prices start at $900 for Core i5/RTX 3050.
Turn a Pinephone into a pocket-sized media center with LibreELEC [megi]
LibreELEC is an open source, Linux-based operating system designed around the Kodi media center application. There’s a native version available for ARM processors, but existing images aren’t optimized for the PinePhone. So Pinephone kernel hacker megi prepared a bootable version of the operating system and added it to megi’s multi-distro boot image (which lets you boot multiple operating systems on a PinePhone).
You can find instructions at megi’s blog or check out a brief demo video below. LibreELEC seems to make the most sense if you plan to connect your PinePhone to an external display, as the Kodi UI isn’t optimized for a phone-sized screen.
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