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Google Pixel 2 rumours: UK release date, price and specification

After releasing a series of Nexus smartphones, Google has finally switched their branding from Nexus to Pixel. The Google Pixel 2 will be launching this October and as per expectation, it will be assailed as one of the best smartphones on the market. Specialists are labelling it as Android’s answer to the iPhone 7. The robustness of Pixel 2 is its camera and the brand new Google Assistant.

UK release date rumour:
The major design feature of Google Pixel 2 is it is waterproof. The Pixel 2 is still in the rapid stages of development. This lack of an ultimate design, with the fact that the first Pixel was only released in October 2016, indicates that a Pixel 2 will possibly be released in October 2017. Google Pixel 2UK Price of Google Pixel 2:
Though the starting price of the regular model of the Pixel is £599 and larger XL version is £719. We can expect the SIM-free Pixel 2 to cost over £600. The increased price level for its technology development is highly expected.

Google Pixel 2 at a glance:

• Dustproof and waterproof technology.
• Release predicted late 2017.
• Possible budget handset option.

Design:
To respond criticism Google conjecture on changes on the design. These changes will feature in the Pixel 2 smartphone. Regular Pixel phone has many different types of skills and abilities but its look was not outstanding. Through this handset, Google will also offer a budget version.

Rumoured specifications:
Rumours have already started circulating about Pixel 2.The Google Pixel 2’s camera is set to be a focus of the handset, just as the regular Google Pixel. Google is placing importance on high-quality low-light photography. When it comes to specs, the Pixel 2 will no doubt have the latest and greatest components. Design wise, it differs drastically from its predecessor.

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Awesome battery life of Google Pixel XL

Googles Pixel XL is famously known for its battery life. The phone keeps you going for the entire day. If you do not have any charge on your phone, then just with a 15 minute charge you can survive up to 7 hours.

The Pixel XL runs for 130 hours. In the meantime, you can play your favourite tracks. Around 14 hours can be spent on Wi-Fi and 13 hours if your connection is a 4G. As some tests proved that the phone lived for more than 24 hours. During this duration videos were streamed, apps were downloaded, games were played as well as notifications kept on pouring in. Still the phone has 2% of charge after all this activity. google-pixelMany people claimed that the phone became very hot while charging. There is also a controversy while charging the Google Pixel XL phones. When charged with its own charger then the charge shoots up in just 15 minutes. While when charged with another charger the charge does not shoot up so fast. So we can see that there is a fast and a slow charging till the battery is charged up.

The Pixel XL does not use any cunning tricks to squeeze the juice out of the phone. A mode called Doze works awesomely which enables users to receive notifications on time. When you are travelling and you would need your phone at all times then you should surely carry Pixel XL along with you. This is a certain fact that if you continuously stream videos and watch movies in your phone then you will surely drain your battery. This sort of a situation is generally unexpected from Googles Pixel XL.

A 18 watt wall charging is also encouraged by The Pixel XL. This makes charging much faster than what is usually expected.

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Are Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL Phones Really Waterproof?

When Google’s Pixel and the Pixel XL feature some exceptional specifications, there is one, unfortunately, absolute missing feature: Waterproofing.
Notably other premium smartphones like iPhone 7, Galaxy S7 etc. can survive an unexpected rainstorm without any problem, but the Pixel and the Pixel XL are just certified to bear a little amount of moisture and dust.

What is really meant by IP53?

The Pixel and the Pixel XL are certified to IP53 rating. IP stands for International Protection and often also called Ingress Protection, and the numbers after IP signifies how safeguarded a device is against interference by foreign things such as water and dust particles. 5, the first number signifies how safeguarded the product is against dust, whereas 3, the second number signifies how safeguarded the product is against water.google-pixel

A rating of 5 means the Pixel is protected from dust. It is not completely sealed; although it is enough safeguarded that any dust which happens to get inside will not impact the performance of the device. In other words, the Pixel must continue to perform well even if you end up trapped in a sandstorm in the Sahara’s middle although it will receive some sand and dust inside it.

However, the dust rating is not the problem; the water rating is. A rating of 3 means the Pixel is just hardly waterproof. It must be capable of withstanding water falling as a spray of every angle up to 60 degrees from the vertical and it should pass a test which engages being sprayed for nearly 5 minutes. In other words, you will be good if you are caught in a little shower with any of these phones, but you must not go running in the rain with them. You can’t drop it in the toilet or sink and you must definitely not have it anywhere near a pool.

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Nexus 5X vs. Google Pixel: Comparing the Key Differences

Google has dumped the Nexus brand and replaced it with all-new Pixel phones. But will you upgrade your phone to the new Google Pixel or have the older Nexus 5X? Just have a look at the comparison of the key differences between the Nexus 5X and Google Pixel:

Price:
The lesser expensive and smaller Google Pixel is priced at £599 for the 32GB option and you can get the 128GB option at only £699. Besides, the Nexus 5X comes under £200 for the 16GB model. So, will it be worth pay more than double for the all-new Pixel?google-pixel

Design & Build:
The Pixel is 8.5mm and weighs 143g in comparison with 7.9mm Nexus 5X which weighs 136g. The weight difference causes due to the glass and metal design of the Pixel. Meanwhile, the Nexus 5X features the plastic build. The new Pixel is only IP53 rated, i.e. splash resistant, whereas the Nexus 5X is not at all.

Specifications & Hardware:
In comparison with the Nexus 5X, the Pixel is smaller with its 5-inch screen. The resolution is full HD 1080×1920 pixels on both phones. The Pixel features AMOLED panel technology which offers punchier colours, although some like the 5X’s more natural look.
In terms of storage and processor, the Pixel wins. It has 4GB of RAM and the latest Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor, which outdated the combination of 2GB of RAM and Snapdragon 808 processor of the Nexus 5X.
The Pixel offers a standard 32GB option and 128GB storage options, although the storage can’t be upped by a microSD card slot. Meanwhile, the Nexus 5X provides just 16 or 32GB capabilities. Both smartphones offer the same connectivity options like NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2 and dual-band 11ac Wi-Fi. However, the latest Pixel has Cat 9 LTE in comparison with Cat 6. Both smartphones have rear-mounted fingerprint scanners; however, the Pixel’s is really handy. Even, both have a USB-C connector; however, the Pixel is backed by a larger 2770mAh battery and also features fast wireless charging with v3.0.
Both smartphones have the same 12MP rear camera, dual-tone flash, 1.55µm pixels, 1/2.3 in sensor and f/2.0 aperture; although the Pixel also has a phase detection auto focus.
Although the Pixel ranks higher on DxO, the Nexus 5X also offers good quality photos and videos more than sufficient. In terms of the front-facing cam, the Pixel is a winner with its 8MP sensor, compared to the 5X’s 5MP sensor.5x-nexus

Software:
The Pixel comes with the latest Android 7.1 Nougat OS, alongside new navigation buttons, new-look home screen and Google tab and the built-in Google Assistant also. Meanwhile, the Nexus 5X is up-gradable to Android 7.0 Nougat and it’s uncertain when it’ll receive a 7.1 upgrade.

Conclusion:
Thus, you can see that the Google Pixel outclasses the Nexus 5X in many areas. But both phones are worth buy. So, which one will you pick for you? Let us know in comments.

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All You Need to Know About Google Pixel & Pixel XL: UK Release Date, Price, Features, Specifications & More

Google has unveiled two new flagship phones dumping the Nexus in favour of the Pixel. Just like Apple, Google controlled both the software and hardware and in this case Android Nougat 7.0. Here’s all you need to know about Google’s new iPhone 7 competitors:

UK Release date:
According to Google, the phones’ pre-order started on 4th October in the UK and it will be available in shops from 20th October.

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Design:
The Pixel is quite similar to the iPhone 6 albeit it comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Both the Pixel and the Pixel XL feature USB-C charging port and are having 4GB of RAM. Both phones boast a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera.
The internal storage might be either 32GB or 128GB; however, the Pixel users will be having unlimited storage for images and videos via Google Photos app.
Unlike Apple’s iPhone 7, Google has kept the 3.5mm headphone jack in place.
Both the Pixel and the Pixel XL featuring an edge-to-edge display and the same design like previous year’s Nexus 6P.

Features:
Both Pixel phones are already powered by Android Nougat 7.0 and also are coming with pre-installed Google’s FaceTime-style app Duo and AI-powered assistant Allo.
The live cases of Google can be customised with your preferred images and places, and also unique designs from photographers like Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut, and artists like Justin Maller.

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Specifications:
The Pixel XL features a 5.5-inch screen with a 2,560 x 1,440 AMOLED display along with a Quad-core Qualcomm processor. It is also backed by a 3,450mAh battery.
The smaller 5-inch Pixel sports full HD AMOLED display along with a smaller 2,770mAh battery, and Quad-core 2.0GHz 64-bit processor.

Conclusion:
Google’s new flagship phones are a good alternative to Apple’s iPhone 7. So, if you want to use something good from Android, then you can definitely opt for either Pixel or the Pixel XL.

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All You Need to Know About Android Nougat: Release Date, Features, Specifications & More

Google has ultimately launched Android 7.0 Nougat. In this post, we will discuss everything you should know about this new software, including its exclusive features.

Name:
People have given many ideas online from which Google has launched the official name of the Android’s next version – 7.0 Nougat. The show took place over Snapchat. From the beginning, the name Android Nougat was a company favourite along with Nutella, so not very much of amazement; however, it’s good to have a strong label to attach to the new software.

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Release date:
Android Nougat was launched on 22nd August 2016. Google declared that the new LG V20 is going to be the first ever smartphone running Nougat. Nexus phones will start getting the update instantly.

Date of availability:
Both the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will receive Android Nougat and the next year’s Android O by September 2017. The Nexus 6P and Nexus 9 both will be supported by Android Nougat until October 2016.

Features & Specifications:
New features of Android Nougat can be classified into 3 categories – Productivity, Performance, and Security.

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Performance:
In Android Nougat, Google is targeting on runtime and graphics for performance. It has launched the new Vulkan 3D graphics API, which has a quite lower CPU overhead than OpenGL and enables developers for squeezing quite more a graphical description into frames. It is also launching the JTI Compiler, for which the app installs 75% faster and lessens the compiled code size by 50%.

Security:
Google featured enhancements in security via seamless updates, media system hardening and file-based encryption. Especially, these seamless updates imply that your device will download new software background images and set up them for the next time you reboot your device. With the help of the file-based encryption, you additionally will not require entering your device password upon rebooting.

Productivity:
Productivity is another target. According to Google, people use only 7 latest apps from the app drawer, and so the wheel will be limited. A Clear all button will also be there.
If you double-tap the recent apps button, it will quickly switch you to the previous app; however, this feature was already through a long press on the similar button.
The multi-window mode finds 2 uses folded in the picture-in-picture and the standard, split-screen view, designed for Android TV.
Besides, replying from within notifications was invisible, and also the notification visibility, helping you hide or block the same notifications fast in the future through a long press and support for the Unicode 9.0 Emoji.

Android VR:
For VR, native support was also launched officially. The mobile VR platform, Daydream was declared, which arrives with lots of specifications phones need to meet for being compatible. The manufacturers who are making Daydream-compatible devices are Huawei, Xiaomi, LG, HTC, and Samsung.

New features:
All new features of Android Nougat include:
• The menu displays whether an app was installed from the Play Store or an APK.
• A Nougat Easter Egg displays a cat emoji
• Improvements to Google Now Launcher
• 3D touch support
• VR mode
• Svelte design
• Android Beta Program
• Improved Doze mode
• New notifications panel
• Multi-window mode
• Reply to messages from the notification bar
• Menu between the notification settings
So, these are all about the new Android Nougat 7.0. What do you think of it? Feel free to let us know.

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Google to Act More Opinionated About Nexus Design, Says Google CEO

On 1st June, at the Code Conference of Google I/O, during an interview Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that Google would intend for taking greater control over the designs and software of Nexus devices. Google CEO also added that his organization would act more opinionated on taking control over the Nexus phones’ designs, especially where Google would find a requirement of pushing these devices forward.

It implies that the desire of Google for highlighting new technologies with its Nexus devices could be referred by him. To some extent, it was always done and earlier this year, it added some fingerprint sensors in its Nexus phones, to help ushering these devices in as almost-quality features on latest Android mobiles.


Yet, software was the thing which was focused on by Google CEO Sundar Pichai during this interview. The CEO said that on Nexus mobiles, they were used to getting stock Android, yet it could change. He also added that hopefully people would see them include additional features on top of Android on the Nexus mobiles. In fact, they would have a lot of software innovation in future.

During this interview taken by The Verge and Recode, some was prodding from Walt Mossberg and they were asking whether Google would start making its own phones from scratch or not. Well, Sundar Pichai answered that this would not happen. Their strategy was still working with OEMs for creating phones. Possibly, Google will only be a little more controlling over Nexus phones how they become apparent.

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Nexus 5 & Nexus 6 2016: Specifications, Price, UK Release Date & All You Need to Know

This news is all about the rumours regarding the UK release date, price and specifications of new Google Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 2016. A rumour was found that HTC would be working on 2 new Nexus phones for 2016 at the end of April 2016 after a tip from @evleaks, the serial leaker on Twitter.

UK release date and price rumours:
Every year a new Nexus smartphone is revealed by Google. We will see Android N in 2016. At Google I/O, it announced about the launch of new Nexus 5 and/or new Nexus 6 handset on October.
Though the price is still not confirmed, now Nexus 5X costs £299 and Nexus 6 costs £499. If they were any more costly, we’d be very much surprised.
Specifications rumours:

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This is to make clear that all information you find here is completely speculation and rumours. Here are some rumours regarding specifications of new Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 2016:
1. According to Droid Life’s report, Google’s intention is for applying Apple-like control over its Nexus phones for 2016. This implies that it doesn’t require HTC, Huawei or LG for design and manufacturing procedures for its devices. However, rumours came off with a report that possibly HTC or Huawei will be involved in making these devices.
2. In 2016, either HTC or Huawei will be manufacturing the new Nexus 6. In fact, @evleaks, the serial leaker also backed the claim in April 2016 that HTC would be producing both phones.
3. As per the suggestion of Pan Jiutang, the new Nexus 6 2016 handset will be a high-performing mobile including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, which seems like a logical move while compared to the earlier versions.
4. Nexus 6 will be named as a Phablet and Nexus 5 will be a standard smartphone. The new Nexus 5 may have a full-HD screen built by HTC, whereas the Nexus 6P has a 5.7 inch Quad-HD display.
5. LlabTooFeR, the Twitter tipster claims the new Nexus 2016 phones’ (5 & 6) codenames are T50 and T55, both of which indicates at the rumoured 5 inch and 5.5 inch screen sizes.
6. It is to be expected that the new Nexus devices will come with unlimited online storage of video and image through Google Photos without requirement of reducing the file sizes. As per Android Police, the latest update of Photos adds text which describes a particular advantage for Nexus users, i.e. free unlimited storage for real quality videos and photos uploaded from their Nexus phones.
7. The new Nexus devices will be running a brand-new OS, which is presently known as Android N.
8. The new Nexus 2016 devices will feature USB-C for charging and data transfer. Its built-in Snapdragon 820 processor also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 with a compatible mains adaptor for super-fast charging.
If any more rumours or news regarding new Nexus phones are found this year, we will definitely update them on our site.

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Google Launches Its Social Group Sharing App, Spaces on Android, iOS and Web

In spite of its failures with Google+, it seems that Google has not given up on its social ambitions. On Monday, 16th May, the company declared a new social application named Spaces, the purpose of which is group sharing. The app enables small users groups for tapping into other services of Google, with inclusion of Chrome, YouTube and Google Search, in terms of sharing contents and posting links without requirement of moving in between apps. In a group chat-like interface, they can also have conversations regarding that content.

content_viewerThis way, Spaces becomes more than a competitor to WhatsApp or FB Messenger, due to its focus on its mobile-friendly nature and chatting. Although the app works on the desktop, it is now available on mobile web, Android and iOS.
Today many chatting apps lack in deeper integrations with web services and posted links may provide rich media previews – while users of Google Spaces can’t just find and share web contents taken from YouTube and Google Search, but that content can be visible to others without requirement of leaving the app.

 PostingAnother determinedly benefit of Google is that the shared content becomes searchable. Now searching Spaces by using keyword is possible for users, which returns both images and links – searching images is possible by image recognition technology of Google, which has become live on Monday in other items like Google Photos.

 retrieval_searchThe app interface is quite simple also. Now creating a new space is possible in just one tap. You can invite any contact for joining via another social network, email or messaging. Once you are inside a Space, you’ll find a box at the screen’s bottom where tapping buttons will enable you posting images, other contents and links to your chat room. With the help of a conversational view you can easily see what the group is talking about.

According to the company, you can use the app for various purposes, like trip planning or study groups on fans of a specific subject like tiny homes or comic books. Spaces basically sounds more like the own Communities feature of Google+.

However, this week, Google has launched Spaces by rolling out a space for every session at the I/O developer conference of Google. People are allowed to attend the sessions for chatting with one another and other Google users. Those who will download this app will definitely get other surprises in store as well.

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Gboard – Google app for iOS Keyboard

Just wow is the word… which actually represents Google. They have done such a marvelous work. Google has come up with a new smart keyboard app specially meant for iPhone named as G board. The Gboard app is very much helpful and impressive.

This feature has the ability to do a direct Google search from the keyboard. It actually means that when you are writing off a text and want to send an address or web page, you don’t need to leave the messaging app and then find and head back to send information.


What G Board simply allows you to tap on the G button on the extreme top right side of the keyboard. Types the information required by you and simply copy the “card “which appears in the message box. The information is ready to execute.
This is not all over with Google. They even added the way to search emojis. Now you can just tap the term and you will be see the emoji is on the screen. No scrolling down is required.

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It’s just an amazing way Google has come up to provide information. Now searching and sending will not be tough any more. G board allows you to find out all sort of information from, restaurants, flights, hospital, school or any contact .just make a search , card will appear and then send the information with one tap to one or many contacts and keep the conversation going.

Google has even added on glide typing which means that GIF searching smart and swipe to text function will be easy. G board will soon be available in more languages and countries even.

Latest phones supporting this app iPhone 6S and iPhone SE

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