Google's 2018 Pixel phones codenames revealed

Google Pixel 2 teardown proves phone is waterproof
       By Rei Padla

Google Pixel 2 teardown proves phone is waterproof By Rei Padla

Apple and Samsung include headphones; Google doesn't.

The chip maker and search giant have collaborated to create a "custom designed processor" for Google's latest editions of Pixel smartphones, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. That's no bad thing - the 835 powers most of the best smartphones released this year - but if Google wants to stand out, it would be helpful if it was bettering its rivals, rather than just matching them. And yes, it did mock its Cupertino rival for the same thing earlier this month.

The buyback offer refers to Flipkart's promise to buy back the Pixel 2 devices next year for at least 50% of the invoice so that you get to buy the Pixel 3 at a discount.

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The Google Pixel 2 XL "display-gate" is no longer a secret at this point in time.

Intel and Google have been collaborating, working to get the Pixel phone smarter with AI. They are crosshatch, blueline, and albacore.

She said: "The Pixel 2 XL screen has been designed with an advanced POLED technology, including QHD+ resolution, wide colour gamut, and high contrast ratio for natural and lovely colours and renderings".

Upon some further research, Droid-Life spotted the crosshatch code-named in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) in reference to Pixel phones. The three devices are now following codenames based on fishes. The publication claims that two of them will be "premium" smartphones while the third one would be a "high-end" device.

Despite the standard iPhone 8 having the same 4.7ins LCD display as the iPhone 6, Tech Advisor says Apple has equipped "True Tone" technology on the new smartphone. Google's Pixel phones have a pretty ordinary and uninspiring design, but the company is interested in making iPhone X-like all-screen phones in the future.

Pixel 2, that includes Google Lens, will be priced at Rs 61,000 for 64GB variant and Rs 70,000 for 128GB.

Pixel 2 boasts 95 percent DCI-P3 colour coverage, Pixel 2 XL boasts an impressive 100 percent DCI-P3 coverage.

The other big addition comes in the form of the Neural Networks API. There is no home button on this device; instead, users will navigate the device through gestures. With that in mind, here are the extra features, fixes and specs we'd like to see Google bring to the Pixel 3.

Android Authority mentions in its report that some of the mentioned codenames to devices could in fact be devices that were supposed to have launched in 2017 but will be seeing a launch in 2018 instead.

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