Google - Pixel
|Display Size||5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (441 ppi)|
|Display Type||AMOLED QHD|
|Operating System||Android 7.1 (at launch)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 821; MSM8996 pro AB Quad Core 2+2 Kryo 2.15GHz / 1.6GHz|
|Main Camera (Back)||12.3MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||8MP|
|Height||143.8 mm (5.66 inches)|
|Width||69.5 mm (2.74 inches)|
|Depth||8.5 mm (0.33 inches)|
|Weight||143 g (5.04 oz)|
|Colors||Black, Blue, Silver|
|Supported Audio Formats||N/A|
|Supported Video Formats||N/A|
|In The Box||N/A|
AR Stickers are live on the Google Pixel 2
Alongside the Pixel 2 back in October, Google announced an immersive experience called AR Stickers. It’s a collection of animated objects and characters that drop into real-world settings just by utilizing your phone’s camera. The technology inside the company’s latest flagship is able to master augmented reality through enhanced tracking and rendering. With the Pixel 2, you can place...
Best HTC phones of all-time
HTC is still standing. It’s normal to have ups and downs in the mobile industry, but there’s probably no company that has experienced them more than HTC. The Taiwanese company has seen it all. We’ve witnessed HTC release the world’s first Android phone, make aluminum designs standard for flagships, and bleed money amid challenging times. Although the brand isn’t as highly regarded as it...
How to get Android 8.1 right now
Google recently sent Android 8.1 out to developers, but now the latest version of Oreo is ready for testing by actual users. You, too, can upgrade your phone or tablet to do Android 8.1 as long as you don’t mind enrolling in the Android Beta Program. Don’t worry, though. It’s a pretty stable build being offered. Here’s how to get Android 8.1 right now: Go to the Android Beta Program...
Pixel 2 vs. Pixel: Does a year make a big difference?
The successor to the Pixel is here with the Pixel 2. Google’s second iteration of its smaller flagship improves upon everything the Pixel did right, and then some. Last year, Google surprised everyone when it unleashed the Pixel, the perfect vision of Android for both hardware and software. The first generation Pixel was quite impressive specs-wise, but for design, Google played it...
Google announces Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Here's what you need to know
Google’s mission to take on the iPhone just became more real on Wednesday, when the search giant took the wraps off the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Both devices arrive in the midst of the fiercest smartphone battle in years, in which we’ve seen the Note 8, V30, Essential Phone, and iPhone X. Even Google’s Rick Osterloh recognized that the industry as a whole as reached parity. Among the...
If Google buys HTC, it's about Apple
A lot needs to happen for HTC to stick around. You haven’t bought one of its phones in years. And, frankly, you probably haven’t even considered one. Despite being one of the most popular Android partners for a significant period, the company no longer holds a clear identity. Consumers overlook it every time they’re shopping regardless of what HTC’s latest flagship looks like or how...
Google Pixel 2: Rounding up all the rumors and leaks
With Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 announced and the iPhone 8 expected in September, it looks like the last major smartphone of 2017 will be the Pixel 2. It will be Google’s follow-up to the warmly-received Pixel, which the search giant unleashed upon the world late last year. Hype surrounding the Pixel 2 has already started with many leaks and concepts coming out. If you liked last year’s...
Some Pixel owners are struggling to install this month's security update
Google confirmed on Thursday that there’s an issue with this month’s security update, which is preventing it from being installed on Pixel units, leaving them vulnerable to a plethora of nasty exploits. Not every handset is affected by the problem, though. It appears that the firmware won’t install on devices locked to the following carriers: Project Fi, Rogers...
Giveaway: Enter to win the phone of your dreams!
THE WINNER HAS BEEN DRAWN AND EMAILED. WE WILL POST THEIR NAME IN THE WIDGET ONCE THEY HAVE REPLIED TO OUR EMAIL. Here at TechnoBuffalo, we love to give back. We wouldn’t be here without our audience. So to thank you all, we are joining with Phillips to giveaway a Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected Toothbrush and a smartphone of your choice up to $1,000. Making this giveaway...
Google won't guarantee Pixel updates after October 2018
Google has confirmed that its existing Pixel lineup will get guaranteed Android updates — but only until October 2018. Users can expect their smartphones to get the latest software for at least two years since the Pixel’s initial debut, but there’s no telling if it will be supported beyond that. One of the best things about buying a Pixel...
Google Pixel owners plagued by data backup issue
Google Pixel and Pixel XL owners are being plagued by a mysterious data backup issue. Many are having trouble uploading certain items — including text messages, call history, and apps — to Google’s servers, but the company promises it is investigating the issue. Despite having Google backup enabled, some Pixel users have found that certain...
Galaxy S8 vs. Pixel camera comparison: Samsung takes on Google
The Google Pixel’s 12-megapixel camera yielded impressive results even without optical image stabilization. It’s regarded as one of the best smartphone cameras on the market, producing images on a par or better than the Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7 Plus. But the Galaxy S8 camera may have something to say about that. Samsung has always offered some of the best smartphone cameras around, and...
Google's replacing defective Pixel, Pixel XL units
If you’ve been experiencing an issue with a microphone on your Pixel or Pixel XL, we have some good news — Google has taken responsibility for the hardware-related problem, which dates back to December, and is offering affected customers a replacement device under warranty. According to the firm’s Support Forum, the bug is said to be present on “less than one percent” of units and can...
Smartphone of the year Awards, best camera - Google Pixel
Hello, and welcome to our 2016 Smartphone of the Year awards. In previous years, we’ve selected the very best smartphone in the market, often awarding a device that stood out beyond the others by leaps and bounds. That award probably would have gone right to the Galaxy Note 7 this year, but alas that device took a downward spiral into a fiery hell. We’ve still picked a phone of the...
Google Pixel users report major camera problems
The Google Pixel offers one of the best smartphone cameras on the market… for most people. It turns out that a few are experiencing some major issues. One man even had a bum camera on a replacement unit sent to him by Google. This doesn’t seem to be a widespread problem, but it’s one you should be aware of if you’re picking up a Google Pixel for the holidays. Perhaps there’s a bad batch...