Google unveils its Pixel smartphone and VR headset

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Looking to drum up consumer excitement, the tech company hosted an event San Francisco on Tuesday to unveil a series of products, including two new phones, a virtual reality headset and the Chromecast Ultra. The flagship announcement was the introduction of Pixel, the first Google phone to carry exclusively Google branding. The company called it the "first phone made by Google inside and out." The device is poised to take on the iPhone with a built-in artificially intelligent assistant, 4K video and other bells and whistles. Here's a closer look at everything you need to know: Google (GOOG) announced a new Pixel line of phones -- the 5-inch Pixel ( 649) and 5.5-inch Pixel XL ( 769).


Pixel 'phone by Google' announced

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Following an absolute deluge of pre-event leaks and revelations, Google's new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are now finally official. Differentiated primarily by the size and resolution of their screens -- 5-inch 1080p display on the Pixel and 5.5-inch Quad HD panel on the XL -- these two devices are built by HTC, but Google takes full credit for their design and makes this explicit with its "phone by Google" branding. Both Pixel models are powered by the latest Snapdragon 821 processor and run a specialized version of Google's Android software, which includes support for the Daydream virtual reality platform that was announced at Google I/O in the summer. The Pixel name, says Rick Osterloh, Google's recently hired hardware chief, "has always represented the best in hardware and software, designed and built by Google, together." Pixel is the first phone with the new Google Assistant built in.


Google unveils its Pixel smartphone and VR headset

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Looking to drum up consumer excitement, the tech company hosted an event in San Francisco on Tuesday to unveil a series of products, including two new phones, a virtual reality headset and the Chromecast Ultra. The flagship announcement was the introduction of Pixel, the first Google phone to carry exclusively Google branding. The company called it the "first phone made by Google inside and out." The device is poised to take on the iPhone with a built-in artificially intelligent assistant, 4K video and other bells and whistles. Here's a closer look at everything you need to know: Google (GOOG) announced a new Pixel line of phones -- the 5-inch Pixel ( 649) and 5.5-inch Pixel XL ( 769).


Google Pixel 3: Specs, Price, Release Date

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Google just announced the third generation of its Pixel-branded smartphone, the Google Pixel 3. Keeping consistent with previous Pixel phone releases, there are two versions of the new phone: the regular-size Pixel 3 and the larger Pixel 3 XL. Both phones have new glass backs. They have bigger displays, better cameras, and updated processors. And they're shipping with a new mobile security chip--the same kind of chip that Google uses to protect the information flowing through its data centers. But Google's hardware products are never as much about hardware as they are about software.


Alphabet : Pixel smartphone leads Google charge into hardware 4-Traders

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Tech giant Google on Tuesday at a San Francisco news conference presented a new family of its products, featuring the new Pixel smartphone and the launching of the Daydream View virtual reality headset. Pixel was, without a doubt, the star product at the event. Rick Osterloh, the firm's vice president of hardware, praised the design of the new Google devices and explained that - for the first time - they come installed with the Google Assistant function and will work with virtual reality if one incorporates the Daydream headset. In addition, he said that the Pixel's camera is the best ever used in a smartphone - with a DxOMark score of 89, the highest ever awarded - and, among other features, it automatically manages image exposure, including pictures taken in low-light conditions. Also, Osterloh emphasized that these phones, which work with the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system, will have unlimited memory capability and will come with the Duo videocall application - similar to Apple's FaceTime - automatically installed.