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If you take a lot of photos, the original Pixel has a perk the Pixel 2 does not

Google’s Pixel smartphones have some of the best cameras available on any phone. The 2016 model was one of the best available at the time… and the 2017 model is said to have an even better camera. If you use those cameras to snap a lot of photos, Google also offers a bonus feature: if […]

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Google buys part of HTC’s phone business for $1.1 billion

Google has been selling its own hardware for years. The Chromebook Pixel line of laptops and the Chromecast line of media streamers are all Google. But when it comes to phones, the company has long relied on partnerships with other companies: Nexus phones have been built buy HTC, Samsung, LG, Huawei, and Motorola. Things sort […]

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It sure looks like Google is about to buy HTC (or at least its phone division)

Google may be preparing to buy HTC’s phone division, and an announcement could come as soon as September 21st. Earlier this month, Taiwan’s Commercial Times reported that the two companies were talking about an acquisition. Today HTC has halted trading of shares of the company starting September 21st ahead of a major announcement. Oh, and […]

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$1199 Google Pixelbook premium Chromebook with pen support leaked

While Chromebooks have made huge inroads in the education market over the past few years, it’s been a while since Google released a new Chromebook Pixel for Chrome OS fans looking for a best-in-class device. Now it looks like the wait is almost over. Droid Life reports that Google will launch a new model called […]

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HTC-built Google Pixel 2 may have just hit the FCC

Rumor has it that Google has two new Pixel smartphones on the way, with LG manufacturing the larger model and HTC taking responsibility for the smaller version. So far just about everything we know about these phones comes from a series of leaks. But if they’re accurate, there’s good reason to think that the Pixel […]

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Our first good look at the 2nd-gen Google Pixel XL (leaks)

Google’s second-generation Pixel smartphones will likely be unveiled this fall. But details about the phone’s hardware have been leaking for months. Now Android Police has published what the site claims is the first accurate picture of what the phone will look like when it ships. The picture is a rendering “based on information from sources […]

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I’m starting to wish Google’s Project Fi supported more phones

I signed up for Google’s Project Fi wireless service at the end of 2016. It’s not necessarily the best wireless network for everyone, but it meets my needs perfectly. This week Google launched a new quiz that you can take to figure out if Project Fi would end up costing more or less than your current […]

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Next-gen Google Pixel to have 2:1 display, Snapdragon 835?

Google’s next smartphone may follow in the footsteps of the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 by shipping with a display featuring an aspect ratio of roughly 2:1 rather than the 16:9 ratio that’s been more common in the past. While Google hasn’t made any announcements about its 2nd-gen Pixel smartphones, an unannounced device called […]