Google Pixel

Google Pixel is a line of consumer electronic devices developed by Google that run either Chrome OS or the Android operating system. The Pixel brand was introduced in February 2013 with the first-generation Chromebook Pixel. The Pixel line includes laptops, tablets, and smartphones, as well as several accessories.

Google Pixel
Google Pixel (smartphone) logo
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
Top: Logo introduced with the first-generation Pixel smartphones
Bottom: The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones
DeveloperGoogle LLC
ManufacturerGoogle, various
TypeSmartphones, tablets, laptops
Release dateFebruary 21, 2013
Operating systemChrome OS and Android
Online servicesGoogle Play (2015–present), Chrome Web Store (2013–present)
Websitestore.google.com/

Phones

Pixel

Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones (30155272575)
Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones

Google announced the first generation Pixel smartphones, the Pixel and the Pixel XL, on October 4, 2016 during the #MadeByGoogle event.[1] Google emphasized the camera on the two phones, which ranked as the best smartphone camera on DxOMarkMobile with 90 points until HTC released the U11, which also scored 90 points.[2] This is largely due to software optimizations such as HDR+. The Pixel phones also include unlimited cloud storage for pictures on Google Photos[3] and, for devices purchased directly from Google, an unlockable bootloader.[4]

  • Display: 5.0″ AMOLED display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution (Pixel); 5.5″ AMOLED display with 1440×2560 pixel resolution (Pixel XL)
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Storage: 32 GB or 128 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB LPDDR4
  • Cameras: 12.3 MP rear camera with f/2.0 lens and IR laser-assisted autofocus;[5] 1.55 μm pixel size.[6] 8 MP front camera with f/2.4 lens
  • Battery: 2,770 mAh (Pixel); 3,450 mAh (Pixel XL); both are non-removable and have fast charging
  • Materials: Aluminum unibody design with hybrid coating; IP53 water and dust resistance
  • Colors: Very Silver, Quite Black or Really Blue (Limited Edition)
  • Operating system: Android 7.1 Nougat; upgradable to Android 9 Pie and to Android Q in the near future [7]

Pixel 2

Google announced the Pixel 2 series, consisting of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, on October 4, 2017.

  • Display: 5.0″ AMOLED display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution (Pixel 2); 6″ P-OLED display with 1440×2880 pixel resolution (Pixel 2 XL); Both displays have Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Storage: 64 GB or 128 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB LPDDR4X
  • Cameras: 12.2 MP rear camera with f/1.8 lens, IR laser-assisted autofocus, optical and electronic image stabilization; 8 MP front camera with f/2.4 lens
  • Battery: 2,700 mAh (Pixel 2); 3,520 mAh (Pixel 2 XL); both are non-removable and have fast charging
  • Materials: Aluminum unibody design with hybrid coating; IP67 water and dust resistance
  • Colors: Just Black, Clearly White or Kinda Blue (Pixel 2); Just Black or Black & White (Pixel 2 XL)
  • Operating system: Android 8.0 Oreo; upgradable to Android 9 Pie and to Android Q in the near future.

Pixel 3

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Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL on retail display with Pixel Buds and wireless charging accessories, October 2018.

Google announced the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL at an event on October 9, 2018, alongside several other products. The devices run Android 9.0 Pie.

  • Display: 5.5″ OLED, 2160×1080 pixel resolution (18:9) (Pixel 3); 6.3″ OLED, 2960×1440 (18.5:9) pixel resolution (Pixel 3 XL); both displays have Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Storage: 64 GB or 128 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB LPDDR4X
  • Cameras: 12.2 MP rear camera with f/1.8 lens, IR laser-assisted autofocus, optical and electronic image stabilization; 8 MP front camera with f/1.8 lens and 75° lens, second front camera with 8 MP, f/2.2, fixed focus and 97° lens
  • Battery: 2915 mAh (Pixel 3); 3430 mAh (Pixel 3 XL); both are non-removable and have fast charging and wireless charging
  • Materials: Aluminum frame, matte glass back, IP68 water and dust resistance
  • Colors: Just Black, Clearly White, and Not Pink
  • Operating system: Android 9 Pie upgradable to Android Q in the near future.

Tablets

Pixel C

The Pixel C was announced by Google at an event on September 29, 2015,[8] alongside the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P phones (among other products). The Pixel C includes a USB-C port and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.[9] The device shipped with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and later received Android 7.x Nougat and Android 8.x Oreo. Google stopped selling the Pixel C in December 2017.[10]

  • Display: 10.2" display with 2560×1800 pixel resolution
  • Processor: NVIDIA Tegra X1
  • Storage: 32 or 64 GB
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Cameras: 8 MP rear camera; 2 MP front camera
  • Battery: 9000 mAh (non-removable)

Pixel Slate

The Pixel Slate, a 12.3 in (31 cm) 2-in-1 tablet and laptop, was announced by Google in New York City on October 9, 2018[11], alongside the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. The Pixel Slate includes two USB-C ports but omits the headphone jack. The device runs Chrome OS on Intel Kaby Lake processors, with options ranging from a Celeron on the low end to an i7 on the high end.

Laptops

Chromebook Pixel (2013)

Chromebook Pixel (WiFi) open
Chromebook Pixel (2013)

Google announced the first generation Chromebook Pixel in a blog post on February 21, 2013.[12] The laptop includes an SD/multi-card reader, Mini DisplayPort, combination headphone/microphone jack, and two USB 2.0 ports. Some of the device's other features include a backlit keyboard, a "fully clickable etched glass trackpad," integrated stereo speakers, and two built-in microphones.[13]

  • Display: 12.85" display with 2560×1700 pixel resolution
  • Processor: 3rd generation (Ivy Bridge) Intel Core i5 processor
  • Storage: 32 GB internal storage and 1 TB Google Drive storage for 3 years
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Battery: 59 Wh

Chromebook Pixel (2015)

On March 11, 2015, Google announced the second generation of the Chromebook Pixel in a blog post.[14] The laptop includes two USB-C ports, two USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, and a combination headphone/microphone jack. The device also has a backlit keyboard, a "multi-touch, clickable glass trackpad," built-in stereo speakers, and two built-in microphones, among other features.[15]

Google discontinued the 2015 Chromebook Pixel on August 29, 2016.[16]

  • Display: 12.85" display with 2560×1700 pixel resolution
  • Processor: 5th generation (Broadwell) Intel Core i5 or i7 processor
  • Storage: 32 or 64 GB internal storage and 1 TB Google Drive storage for 3 years
  • RAM: 8 or 16 GB
  • Battery: 72 Wh

Pixelbook

On October 4, 2017, Google launched the third generation of the Chromebook Pixel, named the Google Pixelbook, at its Made by Google 2017 event.[17]

  • Display: 12.3" display with 2400×1600 pixel resolution (235 ppi)
  • Processor: 7th generation (Kaby Lake) Intel Core i5 or i7 processor
  • Storage: 128, 256 or 512 GB internal storage
  • RAM: 8 or 16 GB

Accessories

Pixel Buds

At Google's October 2017 hardware event, a set of wireless earbuds were unveiled alongside the Pixel 2 smartphones.[18] The earbuds are designed for phones running Android Marshmallow or higher, and work with Google Assistant.[19] In addition to audio playback and answering calls, the earbuds support translation in 40 languages through Google Translate.[20] The earbuds are able to auto pair with the Pixel 2 with the help of the Google Assistant and "Nearby".[21] The Pixel Buds are available in the colors Just Black, Clearly White and Kinda Blue. The earbuds have a battery capacity of 120 mAh while the charging case that comes with the Pixel Buds have a battery capacity of 620 mAh.[22] The earbuds are priced at $159.[22]

Pixelbook Pen

Alongside the launch of the Pixelbook in October 2017, Google announced the Pixelbook Pen, a stylus to be used with the Pixelbook. It has pressure sensitivity as well as support for Google Assistant. The Pen is powered by a replaceable AAAA battery and is priced at US$99.[23]

Pixel Stand

In October 2018, Google announced the Pixel Stand alongside the Pixel 3 smartphones.[24] In addition to standard 5 watt Qi wireless charging, the Pixel Stand has wireless 10 watt charging using a proprietary technology from Google.[25] It also enables a software mode on the Pixel 3 that allows it to act as a Smart display similar to the Google Home Hub.

See also

References

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  2. ^ "DxOMark Mobile". www.dxomark.com. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "Google is giving free, unlimited original-quality photo and video backups with the Pixel phones". The Verge. October 4, 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "It's Official: Pixel Phones from the Google Store Will Be Rootable with Unlockable Bootloaders". WonderHowTo. Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  5. ^ Zimmerman, Steven (October 12, 2016). "Sony IMX378: Comprehensive Breakdown of the Google Pixel's Sensor and its Features". XDA Developers. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  6. ^ "Google Pixel product page". Made by Google (in German). Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  7. ^ "Introducing Android Q Beta". Android developers blog. March 13, 2019. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
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  9. ^ "Pixel C specifications". Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  10. ^ Whitwam, Ryan (December 28, 2017). "The Pixel C has been dropped from the Google Store". Android Police. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  11. ^ Lori Grunan; Alina Bradford (2018-10-09). "Pixel 3, Google Home Hub and Pixel Slate: Everything Google just announced". CNet.
  12. ^ "The Chromebook Pixel, for what's next". Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  13. ^ "Chromebook Pixel specifications". Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  14. ^ "Meet the updated Chromebook Pixel and the new Google Store". Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  15. ^ "Chromebook Pixel (2015) specifications". Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  16. ^ Novet, Jordan. "Google discontinues the Chromebook Pixel 2". Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  17. ^ "Google's Pixelbook is a 2-in-1 premium Chromebook". Engadget. Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  18. ^ Li, Abner (4 October 2017). "Google Pixel Buds: Assistant-enabled Bluetooth neckbuds from Google". 9to5Google. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  19. ^ Carman, Ashley (4 October 2017). "Google's Pixel Buds are the company's first wireless headphones". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  20. ^ Pallandino, Valentina (4 October 2017). "Google Pixel Buds are wireless earbuds that translate conversations in real time". Ars Technica. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  21. ^ "Google's Pixel Buds use Assistant to auto-pair to your phone, just like Apple's AirPods [Update]". 9to5Google. 2017-10-04. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  22. ^ a b "Google Pixel Buds". Google Store. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  23. ^ "Google's Pixelbook Pen searches for what you circle". Engadget. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
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  25. ^ Chokkattu, Julian (2018-10-26). "Google Pixel Stand Review". Digital Trends. Retrieved 2019-01-04.

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Android Q

Android "Q" is the upcoming tenth major release and the 17th version of the Android mobile operating system. The first beta of Android Q was released on March 13, 2019 for all Google Pixel phones. The final release of Android Q is scheduled to be released in the third quarter of 2019.

Google Pixel Buds

Pixel Buds are wireless earbuds developed and marketed by Google. They were launched on October 4, 2017 at Google's Made By Google launch event and were immediately available for preorder for $159 on the Google Store. They have the Google Assistant built-in and support Google Translate.

The distinguishing feature of Pixel Buds is their inclusion of the Google Assistant, a smart voice assistant. This allows the earbuds to translate conversations in real-time, among other standard features such as web search and media connectivity. It supports translation of 40 different languages.Reception of the Pixel Buds was mostly negative, with much of the criticism being aimed towards its seemingly bad case design. Recent sources announced, "Google Translate is available on all Assistant-optimized headphones and Android phones."

Google Pixel Slate

The Google Pixel Slate is a 12.3-inch tablet running Chrome OS. It was developed by Google and released on October 9th 11 AM EST at the 2018 made by Google event with a price starting at $599 USD.

HTC Butterfly 2

The HTC Butterfly 2 is a high-end Android smartphone released by HTC in 2014.

HTC Desire 210

The HTC Desire 210 is a low-end Android smartphone released by HTC in 2014.

HTC Desire 300

The HTC Desire 300 is a budget Android smartphone released by HTC in 2013. The device uses a 4.3-inch display, and has a dual-core 1GHz Cortex processor.

HTC Desire 400

The HTC Desire 400 is a low-mid-range Android smartphone released by HTC in 2013. It is one of many phones in the HTC Desire Series.

HTC Desire 516

The HTC Desire 516 is a mid-range Android smartphone released by HTC in 2014.

HTC Desire 620

The HTC Desire 620 is an Android-based smartphone designed and manufactured by HTC. It is part of the Desire range of mid-range handsets.

HTC One E9s

The HTC One E9s is a mid-range Android smartphone released by HTC in 2015.

HTC One M9s

The HTC One M9s is a high-end Android smartphone released by HTC in November 2015. It is similar to the HTC One M9, although the M9s has a weaker processor, less internal storage, less RAM, and a weaker rear camera.

HTC U11

The HTC U11 is an Android smartphone manufactured and sold by HTC as part of the HTC U series. It was announced on 16 May 2017 and succeeds the HTC 10 smartphone. In the United States, the HTC U11's major carrier is Sprint; however, it is also compatible with unlocked carriers, such as AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon networks.

On May 23rd, 2018, HTC presented its successor, the HTC U12+.

List of Google Play edition devices

The Google Play edition devices (GPE) is a series of consumer mobile devices sanctioned by Google that run the Android operating system. Unlike the standard versions of Android on these devices, which have received "skins" from the original equipment manufacturer, such as Samsung TouchWiz or HTC Sense, they run a "stock" version of Android, without any manufacturer or wireless carrier modifications, making them essentially like Google Nexus and Google Pixel devices in terms of software but they do not carry the Google Nexus branding, nor does their hardware differ from that of the original devices upon which the Play editions are based. Because of this, the software includes slight, under-the-hood changes to function on the original manufacturer's hardware.

These devices are carrier unlocked and GSM-based, and have been offered exclusively through Google's Play Store. Updates for these devices are delivered by Google (bypassing carriers), but are supplied by the original device manufacturer.

Although the updates are not supplied directly by Google, as is the case with the products from the Nexus line, these devices receive Android updates at nearly the same time as Nexus products.In January 2015, Google stopped selling their final Google Play edition phone. While Google never officially announced the end of the program, no new phones have been announced since. However, stock Android devices are still being made - as of 2017 by companies including Google (Pixel), HMD Global (Nokia) and Lenovo (Motorola).

Pixel (smartphone)

Pixel and Pixel XL are Android smartphones designed, developed and marketed by Google. They were announced during a press event on October 4, 2016, and serve as the first smartphones in the Google Pixel hardware line, succeeding the Nexus line of smartphones. On October 4, 2017, they were succeeded by the second-generation Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

The Pixels have an aluminium chassis, with a glass panel on the rear, a USB-C connector, 3.5 mm headphone jack, and a 12.3 megapixel rear-facing camera. At launch, the devices featured certain exclusive software features, including the 7.1 "Nougat" update to the Android operating system, integration with the Google Assistant intelligent personal assistant, live technical support services, and unlimited full-resolution Google Photos backup for the life of the device.

The Pixels received mixed reviews. They were called "the best Android phones you can buy" and received praise for camera quality and performance. However, they were criticised for their high prices and lack of waterproofing, and some critics noted design similarities to Apple's iPhone. The Pixels have suffered from a variety of issues after release, including excessive optical lens flare in pictures captured through the rear camera, connectivity issues with some mobile data bands, unstable Bluetooth connections, unexpected battery shutdowns, and failing microphones. Google has acknowledged and released fixes for most of the issues.

Pixel 2

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are Android smartphones designed and developed by HTC and LG respectively, and marketed by Google. They were announced during a Google event on October 4, 2017, as the successors to the Pixel and Pixel XL. They were released on October 19, 2017, and serve as the second set of smartphones in the Google Pixel hardware line. On October 9, 2018, they were succeeded by the third-generation Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Pixel 3

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are Android smartphones from the Google Pixel product line. The phones were officially announced on October 9, 2018 and then released initially in the United States on October 18, 2018 and other parts of the world on November 1, 2018. They are the successors to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

Pixel C

Pixel C is a 10.2-inch (260 mm) Android tablet developed and marketed by Google. The device was unveiled during a media event on September 29, 2015, On October 9 2018, it was succeeded by the Pixel Slate.

Pixel Visual Core

The Pixel Visual Core (PVC) co-processors are a series of ARM-based System in Package (SiP) image processors designed by Google. The PVC is a fully programmable Image, Vision and AI processor for mobile devices. It first appeared in the Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL which were introduced on October 19, 2017. It has also appeared in the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL.

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