TechDroider: Pixel-XL-2

Pixel 2 gets Color Profiles and Nav Bar Dimming with November Update

Pixel 2 gets Color Profiles and Nav Bar Dimming with November Update
November Android Security update is now live for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel and Pixel XL.

Google has also added new Colors section in the display settings for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that lets you adjust phone's color profile. The new Display menu includes Boosted, Natural, or Saturated color options. Boosted is likely for Vibrant colors, Natural for sRGB, and Saturated for not so intense color.


The update also includes burn-in protections through a fading navigation bar. We've already seen fading navigation bar for both Nexus and Pixel devices in Android 8.1 Dev Preview 1.

Google plans to add more features in December update. "Further enhancements will be included in our planned December software update." Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Pixel 2 XL Gets the Teardown Treatment, Receives Decent Repairability Score

Pixel 2 XL Gets the Teardown Treatment, Receives Decent Repairability Score
The recently announced Google Pixel 2 XL with 18:9 3D display gets the teardown treatment from IFixit with decent repairability score. A teardown is important as it will tell us if it is well-built or if it is easily repairable.

The Pixel 2 XL is water-resistant, which makes the phone hard to open. Once inside, you will see the fingerprint sensor cable attached to the motherboard, LG Battery and new heat pipe to keep the internals from overheating.


The phone may remind you a lot of the 2016 Pixel XL but this one has ditched the audio phone jack. Completing the camera system is an 12.2 MP, f/1.8 rear and 8MP selfie camera and a dual camera module with optical image stabilization.

Checking out the motherboard, you will see inside the RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 64GB or 128 GB internal flash storage, and USB C port. Most of the parts are easy to repair so IFixit gives a score of 6 out of 10, which is better than many other devices.

IFixt | YouTube


Yes, the Google Pixel 2 has a notification light

Yes, the Google Pixel 2 has a notification light
Recently announced Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL comes with an always-on display which can be enabled via Settings. But, Did you know that the Pixel 2 (duo) has a notification light? It does. We don't think it's on by default, but it's a nice addition to the phone's always-on display.

Twitter user Darren Gloster uploaded an image confirming the feature (notification LED) for Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. As you can see in the above image, there's a greenish-blue color LED.


Just like the 2016 Google Pixel(s), you can enable the notification LED by following the below steps:
  • Go to your phone's Settings. 
  • Tap on Notifications. 
  • Tap on the Gear icon in the top-right corner. 
  • Tap on the toggle next to "Pulse notification light".
It could be a multi-color LED, so if you want to test it, you can install Light Flow from Play Store.


Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Specs: With the regular Pixel 2, you get a 5.0-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage, 12.2MP 1.4 micropixels at f1.8 (OIS/EIS) for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing, 8MP front camera, 2700mAh battery, fast wired and wireless charging, IP67 water and dust resistance, and Android 8.0 Oreo.

The Pixel 2 XL isn’t much different, but it does have the bigger and almost bezel-less 6-inch pOLED Quad HD+ display and a bigger 3520mAh battery. The rest is the same.


Google: The Pixel 2 still comes with a headphone jack, but...

Google: The Pixel 2 still comes with a headphone jack, but...
Just a little few days back, Google announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, both of the devices have unique design, best-in-class camera, and top-notch specs. They also don’t have headphone jacks.


In the Google support forum, Pixel/Nexus Community Manager Orrin Hancock explained that "The Pixel 2 still comes with a headphone jack but we have moved to USB-C, a standard that is becoming commonplace in the best phones and laptops of today. Moving to the USB-C audio port with Pixel 2 allows us to provide a better audio and digital experience, as we move towards a bezel-less future."

Hancock’s also listed the Made For Google headphones that have been verified to be compatible with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
Hancock also confirmed that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will come with an adapter in the box which can be used with existing 3.5mm headphones.

At last he says that Other USB-C to 3.5mm adapters/splitters or USB-C headphones should work, but please be sure they are compatible with digital audio and support the proper audio standards. Thoughts?

Pixel 2 vs. Pixel 2 XL: 3 key differences

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are now official with Best rated Smartphone camera, enhanced features such as an Active Edge, and front facing stereo speakers. The Pixel 2 XL is exactly a carbon copy of the Pixel 2 with few upgrades. In this article we will talk about Key differences that you will find in Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL.

Display: The Google Pixel 2 comes with 5.0" FHD AMOLED Display with 2.5D Curved Gorilla Glass 5 Protection. However, the Pixel 2 XL features a FullScreen 6.0" QHD+ pOLED with 3D Curved Gorilla Glass 5 Protection


Color: The Google Pixel 2 is available in three rich color variants including Just Black, Clearly White, and Kinda Blue. The Pixel 2 XL, on the other hand is only available in Just Black, and Black-White color options.

Battery: You get 2700 mAh battery with the Pixel 2 and 3520 mAh battery with the Pixel 2 XL. Both of the Smartphones provides 7 hours of go with 15 minutes of charge.

That said, these are few of the key changes you'll find between the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Which one would you choose? Let us know in the below Comment section.

Google Announces Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google Announces Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
You are probably watching along to the Google live stream, but the Pixel 2 phones are now official with enhanced features such as a Active Edge, Colorful Power button, and front facing stereo speakers that offer a new level of functionality and convenience.

As for the rest of the story that has been leaked in various forms over the past weeks, this is what we are looking at. So, we have a "new era of Android Smartphones, opening up new ways to experience the world".

With the regular Pixel 2, you get a 5.0-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage, 12.2MP 1.4 micropixels at f1.8 (OIS/EIS) for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing, 8MP front camera, 2700mAh battery, fast wired and wireless charging, IP67 water and dust resistance, and Android 8.0 Oreo.


The Pixel 2 XL isn’t much different, but it does have the bigger and almost bezel-less 6-inch pOLED Quad HD+ display and a bigger 3520mAh battery. The rest is the same.

The Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL will be available starting on October 19th and November 15th. The Pixel 2 be offered in a rich color palette including Kinda Blue, Just Black, and Clearly White, the Pixel 2 XL will be available in Just Black and Black & White (Panda).

What else new, though? Well, Google also announced the Home Mini (Your Mini Assistant) with new features and look, the Google Max which comes with huge woofers at $399, Rotatable Pixelbook with 12.3" Display with Pixelbook pen, Soft-touch keys, i5 and i7 processor paired with 16GB RAM.

The Pixel 2 starts at $649 (64GB) and ships on October 17. According to the Google Store, the Pixel 2 XL will begin shipping in 5-6 weeks, starting at $849. Pre-orders are up today.
Full Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Specs

Here's another look at Google Pixel 2 XL and Google Home Mini

Google is hosting an event on October 4 at 9 a.m. Pacific to show off its new hardware to take us through 2017. We are expecting Google's 2017 flagship phones called Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google Home Mini and Daydream.


Following a series of leaks that we shared with you earlier, here's another image of the $50 Google Home Mini Assistant along with the Pixel 2 XL (Via Walmart listing).

The listing also reveals the codename of Google Home Mini “joplin". There's still a lot that we don't know about Home Mini. However, it do tell us the size which is 4.53 x 4.53 x 4.72 inches. Surprisingly, Walmart’s listing also gives us another look at the Pixel 2 XL, this time with the screen on and the Google Home app open.

The LG-made Pixel 2 XL will feature a 5.99-inch display (18:9) with a 1440p OLED panel provided by LG, Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM. It will be available with 64GB or 128GB storage.

Via 9to5Google

Google Pixel 2 Leak Reveals Almost Everything

Google Pixel 2 Leak Reveals Almost Everything
2017 gave us few popular and innovative devices like the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, iPhone X, OnePlus 5, and the Nokia 8. From big screens to great performance, each phone has a lot to offer. Well, they aren't your only option, We've the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL coming tomorrow (October 4).

Google is hosting an event on October 4 at 9 a.m. Pacific to show off its new hardware to take us through 2017. We are expecting Google's 2017 flagship phones called Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google Home and Daydream.


Following a series of leaks that we shared with you earlier, Thanks to Evan Blass of VentureBeat, we now have the final high-quality photos and information of Google's stunning new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

The LG-made Pixel 2 XL will feature a 5.99-inch display (18:9) with a 1440p OLED panel provided by LG, Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM. It will be available with 64GB or 128GB storage. The 64GB model will cost $849, while the 128GB model will jump to $949. You'll also get financing option. The 64GB Pixel 2 XL will cost $35.38/mo over 24 months and the 128GB version will jump to $39.54/mo.
Google Pixel 2 Leak Reveals Almost Everything
The HTC-made Pixel 2 with old 16:9 aspect ratio will be available in Kinda Blue, Just Black, and Clearly White. It will be available starting $649 for 64GB of storage while the 128GB variant would cost $749.

VentureBeat also reports that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will sport different launch dates, with the Pixel 2 being available on October 19th, and the Pixel 2 XL coming on November 15th.

Source: VentureBeat

Massive leak reveals key Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL secrets ahead of launch

It's raining Pixel 2 leaks nowadays. Yesterday, we saw references of Pixel 2 features in Google app APK file and now we have massive leak revealing Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL secrets.

Pixel 2

The HTC-made Pixel 2 will be available in Kinda Blue, Just Black, and Clearly White. It will be available starting $649 for 64GB of storage while the 128GB variant would cost $749.

You'll also get financing option. The 64GB Pixel 2 will cost $27.04/mo over 24 months and the 128GB model will cost $31/21/mo.

Massive leak reveals key Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL secrets ahead of launch
As you can see in the below Image, the Pixel 2 is having two-tone glass and metal finish, though the glass window is located near the top and no longer encloses the fingerprint scanner.
Here's another Image (Real Life) confirming that the Pixel 2 won't feature a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Massive leak reveals key Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL secrets ahead of launch
The Pixel 2 will look a lot different from the Pixel XL 2 in terms of front design. The Pixel XL 2 will be having a 2:1 Full vision display while the Standard Pixel 2 will feature huge chin to the top and the bottom, just like the 2016 Pixel phones.

Pixel 2 XL


First of all, the 2017 Pixel XL will be named as Pixel 2 XL. Seems somewhat unusual, right? But, Droid-Life is pretty sure that Google will name is as Pixel 2 XL.

The LG-made Pixel 2 XL will come in a Black & White and Just Black color options. It will be available with 64GB or 128GB storage. The 64GB model will cost $849, while the 128GB model will jump to $949. You'll also get financing option. The 64GB Pixel 2 XL will cost $35.38/mo over 24 months and the 128GB version will jump to $39.54/mo.

Pixel XL will feature a 5.99-inch display (18:9) with a 1440p OLED panel provided by LG, Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM.
Massive leak reveals key Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL secrets ahead of launch


Pixel XL 2 from Google Passes FCC Certification, Reveals Additional Details

Pixel XL 2 from Google Passes FCC Certification, Reveals Additional Details
The entire world is looking for next Google flagship smartphones the Next-Gen Pixel and Pixel XL to release at the earliest, but one has to wait until this October to get hands on it. And leaks about the phone are keeping you at bay, especially about the design and features.

We have already seen our first potential look at what to expect from the Pixel XL 2. Now the device just got certified through the FCC, revealing additional details.


The Pixel XL 2 will feature model no. G011C. The listing also confirms that LG is indeed making it. Apart from the model number and manufacturer confirmation, there's nothing much else.

The Pixel 2 will look a lot different from the Pixel XL 2 in terms of front design. The Pixel XL 2 will be having a 2:1 Full vision display while the Standard Pixel 2 will feature huge chin to the top and the bottom, just like the 2016 Pixel phones.

That said, Google plans to launch the duo-Pixel(s) on October 4th during an event. We’ll let you know if we find anything else before the launch.

Source: Fcc | Via: Droid-Life

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will debut on October 5th with Snapdragon 836

The entire world is looking for next Google flagship smartphones the Next-Gen Pixel and Pixel XL to release at the earliest, but one has to wait until this October to get hands on it. And leaks about the phone are keeping you at bay, especially about the design and features.

We have already seen our first potential look at what to expect from the Pixel XL 2. Now, According to the latest report from Evan Blass, we now have the exact launch date of the Pixel 2.



The Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will debut on October 5th with Snapdragon 836 SoC. Snapdragon 836 is going to be relatively similar to the Snapdragon 835 in terms of hardware but will feature higher peak GPU and CPU clock speeds. Both the 2017 Pixel phones will be having a better camera, and that's something really interesting.

The Pixel 2 will look a lot different from the Pixel XL 2 in terms of front design. The Pixel XL 2 will be having a 2:1 Full vision display while the Standard Pixel 2 will feature huge chin to the top and the bottom, just like the 2016 Pixel phones.

And Yes, Google is ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack! Thoughts?

Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 CAD Renders Arrive to Show Off the Flagship’s Design

Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 CAD Renders Arrive to Show Off the Flagship’s Design
The entire world is looking for next Google flagship smartphones the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 to release at the earliest, but one has to wait until this October to get hands on it. And leaks about the phones are keeping you at bay, especially about the design and specifications.


A few weeks back, Potential Render of the Pixel XL 2 had surfaced online, and now, a 360-degree rendered video of both the phones has leaked by Mysmartprice and Onleaks.

As you can see in the images/video, the Pixel 2 looks a lot different from the Pixel XL 2 in terms of front design. The Pixel XL 2 is having a 2:1 Full vision display while the Standard Pixel 2 is having huge chin to the top and the bottom, just like the 2016 Pixel phones.
The leak further says that the Pixel 2 will be a little bit thinner than the Pixel XL 2 at 7.8 mm (8.2 with camera bump), while the Pixel XL 2 will sport 7.9 mm thickness (8.6 with camera bump). Google for some unknown reasons has removed the 3.5mm jack port on both the Pixel 2(s).



Both the devices will be having similar rear design with a two-tone glass and metal finish, though the glass window is located near the top and no longer encloses the fingerprint scanner. On the bottom, a Google “G” is present.

Additionally, the Google Pixel XL 2017 might feature a squeezy side, just like we have seen on the HTC U11, which will allow you to interact with the phone, primarily when using Google Assistant.

Latest rumors says both the Pixel 2 Phones will feature Snapdragon 836 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Do share your initial thoughts on the design below.



2017 Pixel XL Render Offers Direct Size Comparisons With Pixel and Pixel XL

Google is planning to announce new Pixel devices for 2017 later this year, and we have already seen our first Potential Look at what the 2017 Pixel XL will look like.

Summing up the leaks, the Pixel XL 2 will be having a 6-inch near bezel-less AMOLED display with 18:9 ratio. Additionally, the Google Pixel XL 2017 might feature a squeezy side, just like we have seen on the HTC U11, which will allow you to interact with the phone, primarily when using Google Assistant.


Many of the leaks we've been tracking in the last few days in particular offer only few design details beyond what we've already heard about Google's upcoming Pixel XL, but thanks to Benjamin Geskin's render, we now have a clearer idea of how the new handset might look alongside current Pixel smartphones.
2017 Pixel XL Renders Offer Direct Size Comparisons With Pixel and Pixel XL
The 6-inch Pixel XL 2 with 18:9 ratio do looks beautiful as compared to the duo-Pixel devices. The huge-chin is now gone and we now have the 3D glass instead of the flat display. So, will you be upgrading your current Pixel/Pixel XL to Next-Gen Pixel(s)? 

This is what Google's 2017 Pixel XL will look like in Very Silver

This is what Google's 2017 Pixel XL will probably look like in Very Silver
Earlier today, we saw our first potential look of what the 2017 Google Pixel XL will look like. Now Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) has created another concept render of this device in Very Silver color.

The render do looks stunning and is on par with previous leaked renders. As you can see in the below render the device is having similar rear design as the current Pixel phones with a two-tone glass and metal finish, though the glass window is located near the top and no longer encloses the fingerprint scanner. On the bottom, a Google “G” is present, but it is unknown if that will remain on the final design.


According to the leaked information, the device will feature a 6-inch LG-made AMOLED display with a 2:1 ratio. Additionally, the Google Pixel XL 2017 might feature a squeezy side, just like we have seen on the HTC U11, which will allow you to interact with the phone, primarily when using Google Assistant.

Earlier rumors says that the Pixel XL device "taimen" will feature a 5.99-inch display (tiny bezels) with a 1440p OLED panel provided by LG, Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Do share your initial thoughts on the design below.
This is what Google's 2017 Pixel XL will probably look like in Very Silver

Benjamin Geskin


Our First Potential Look at What the 2017 Pixel XL Will Look Like

Google is planning to announce new Pixel devices for 2017 later this year, a render has hit the web, giving us our first potential look at what the 2017 Pixel XL will look like.

It is believed that Google will release two Pixel Smartphones (walleye and taimen), but is being reported that both the devices will be having different design and specs.


The below and above image comes from Android Police, who created the 2017 Pixel XL render based on information they gathered from an undisclosed source. According to them, below image portrays what we should expect from Google this year.

As you can see that the device is having similar rear design as the current Pixel phones with a two-tone glass and metal finish, though the glass window is located near the top and no longer encloses the fingerprint scanner. Unlike OnePlus 5, Xiaomi Mi6 or iPhone 7 Plus, the device will feature a single camera with dual LED flash. On the bottom, a Google “G” is present, but it is unknown if that will remain on the final design.


To the front we will be having a 6-inch LG-made AMOLED display with a 2:1 ratio, which looks beautiful. Additionally, the Google Pixel XL 2017 might feature a squeezy side, just like we have seen on the HTC U11, which will allow you to interact with the phone, primarily when using Google Assistant.

Earlier rumors says that the Pixel XL device "taimen" will feature a 5.99-inch display (tiny bezels) with a 1440p OLED panel provided by LG, Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Do share your initial thoughts on the design below.
Our First Potential Look at What the 2017 Pixel XL Will Look Like

Source: AndroidPolice

Google Pixel XL 2 Leaks: 5.6-inch Display with 18:9 aspect ratio and more!!!

Google Pixel XL 2 Leaks: 5.6-inch Display with 18:9 aspect ratio and more!!!
Alright Guys! There's no denying the fact that Google has already started working on next generation Pixel Smartphones. Already there are couple of leaks speculating the codenames of the phones- walleye, muskie, and taimen.

As spotted by Roland Quandt of Winfuture, the 2017 Google Pixel XL under codename muskie has appeared in the GFXBench revealing most of the specification of the Smartphone.


Starting with the display, the Pixel XL 2 will feature a 5.6" 2560 x 1312 Screen resolution. The device could join the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6 with an unusual 18:9 aspect ratio. The leak also reveals that the device will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 128GB Internal Storage.


As far as the camera is concerned, the Pixel XL 2 will feature a 12MP Rear Camera, we don't have any info whether the camera is a Dual or Single. There's going to be a 8MP front-facing shooter and It will support 4K Video recording as well. The Google Pixel 2 is expected to come with a much improved camera hardware with the key focus on enhancing the low-light photography. 

The device will feature almost all the sensors except altimeter (altitude meter) and heart rate sensor. You will find the latest bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and Android 7.1.1 or Android 8.0 (if released) out of the box. Speculations are also such that the Pixel 2 is reported to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack. All said, we now have the upcoming Pixel XL phone specs confirmed. 
Google Pixel XL 2 Leaks: 5.6-inch Display with 18:9 aspect ratio and more!!!
Thoughts?

Via: Winfuture | Source: GFXBench

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