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Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro hardware supports USB-C video output (but root is required for now)

The last Google-branded smartphone to support video output over a USB cable was the Nexus 5, which was released in 2013. But a decade later Google has released a new set of phones that do have the hardware to support video output. Unfortunately that doesn’t mean you can just plug a monitor into the USB-C […]

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Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro come with Tensor G3 chips, 7 years of updates

Google’s newest flagship smartphones introduce a new Google Tensor G3 processor, improved cameras, brighter displays, and a new design that features rounded edges and a matte finish for the camera bar, and new color options. But Google says the main selling points for its new Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones aren’t reflected in the specs, […]

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Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro specs and pricing leaked ahead of Oct 4 launch

Google is planning to officially launch the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones during an October 4th event, where the company may also unveil other hardware including a Pixel Watch 2. Update: And an Irish wireless carrier pretty much confirmed that pre-orders begin October 4, with the phone expected to be available starting October 12. […]

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Lilbits: Valve’s next device, Google’s Pixel and Pixel Watch 2 sneak peeks, and Framework’s upcoming SD card expansion module

Framework’s laptops are modular and repairable, which means you can open up the case and replace the mainboard, speakers, display, or any other important bits. But it also means you can choose the ports you want and position them where you’d like them, thanks to the company’s Expansion Card system. But while Framework offers expansion […]

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Google Pixel 8 launch event scheduled for October 4

Google has scheduled a hardware launch event for October 4, where the company is expected to officially introduced the Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and other hardware (possibly including a 2nd-gen Pixel Watch). Details about the company’s next-gen smartphones have been leaking for months, and we got confirmation of the phone’s design yesterday when Google […]

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Google Pixel 8 might support DisplayPort Alt Mode (connect your phone to a display with a USB cable)

It’s been a decade since Google released a phone that supported video output over a USB cable. But there’s a chance the company’s next phone could bring back the feature. In an article for Android Authority, Kamila Wojciechowska notes that there are clues that the upcoming Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro could support USB DisplayPort […]

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Lilbits: It’s Pixel leak season (Pixel 7a, Pixel 8 Pro, and Pixel Fold)

Yesterday we saw hands-on photos of the Google Pixel 7a, a mid-range phone that Google hasn’t even announced yet. Today we’ve got a whole bunch of additional Pixel leaks. WinFuture reports that the Pixel 7a and the long-awaited Google Pixel Fold could go on sale in Europe as soon as the second week of June […]