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Google’s Turning On the Pixel 2’s Visual Core Processor to Improve the Photos Your Apps Take

The Pixel had a very good camera, and Google aimed to continue that trend with the launch of the Pixel 2. One of the ways it did that was with enhanced HDR+, which was made possible with the Pixel Visual Core processor. The only problem was that it wasn't available to use in third-party apps, but that's finally changing. Read More >>

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Some People Are Reporting Google’s USB-C Headphone Adaptors Aren’t Working

We all know that Google's Pixel 2 comes sans-headphone jack, following in the footsteps of Apple and other phone companies that don't have the same power over headlines. While there are bundled adaptors for people still wanting to take advantage of their analogue headphone cables, people have started reporting that they're not always working properly. Read More >>

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Samsung’s Bixby Button and Google’s Assistant Squeeze Are Different Flavours of the Same Screw Up

Even with all the screen issues, weird buzzing noises, and unbalanced speaker performance on Google’s Pixel 2, there’s an even bigger issue that’s been bugging me. The problem isn’t restricted to just that single device—and in fact, it actually crept up about six months ago when Samsung released the Galaxy S8. Read More >>

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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Pixel 2 Master

Oh, picked up a shiny new Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL did you? Not had to return it due to screen or audio issues? Wanting to dig a little deeper into the neat features that are available on Google’s own-brand smartphone? Well, you’ve come to the right place—here are 10 tricks to do more with your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL phone. Read More >>

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Google Pixel 2 + Google Daydream 2 Might Just Make VR Work For Normal People

Whisper it, but we might be on the cusp of a virtual reality revolution. If Silicon Valley is to believed, though VR has been around in concept for decades, this time we really could be only a few years away from the technology becoming an integral part of our lives. Read More >>

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Google Shrugs Off Pixel 2 Issues, But Adds an Extra Year to Its Warranty Anyway

Google’s brand new flagship phones are off to a rocky start. From reports of faint clicking sounds coming from the Pixel 2's earpiece to a number of issues with the Pixel 2 XL’s POLED display, it seems Google still has some room for improvement as a hardware manufacturer, even after two years. Read More >>

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Reminder: The Pixel 2 is Available Today

Just a reminder for anyone that forgot, Google's latest handsets, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, are both available today. Read More >>

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Don’t Expect to Skip the SIM Card if You Buy a Pixel 2

One of the big things Google announced at the Pixel 2 launch was that the phone would have an eSIM. What you might not have known is that the use of an eSIM is restricted to people on Google's Project Fi mobile network. And because Project Fi isn't available in the UK, you're going to have to use a regular nano SIM like every other phone out there. Read More >>

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Pixel 2 Review: Google Sticks to What It Does Best

When Google released the Pixel last year, it was taking a stand. No longer would Google hardware be tainted with the brands and logos of other companies, even if behind the scenes, Google still needed help from those same companies to actually build its phones. And despite designs that were almost offensively ugly, a lack of standard flagship features such as water-resistance and expandable storage, and massive supply chain problems that made it hard to actually buy one months after its initial release, there were bright spots like the Pixel’s excellent HDR photo mode and an untainted Android experience. Read More >>

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Google’s £20 USB-C Headphone Dongle Got an Apple-Parity Price Cut

A couple of weeks ago Google announced the 3.5mm-free Pixel 2, along with an adaptor that lets people use regular wired headphones with the new phone. An adaptor that cost £20, which made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move. Now Google seems to have agreed, dropping the price for a dose of Apple parity.  Read More >>

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Google’s Pixel 2 Has a Lot to Prove and Everything to Lose

The Google Pixel 2 might not have as vibrant a blue colour scheme, but this is a different phone from last year’s model, with a sharper design (that colourful camera button) and some new features that could inspire hope in Google fans who were less than stoked after last year’s outing. Read More >>

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Swapping the Headphone Jack for USB-C Makes More Sense Than What Apple Did

Last night Google unveiled the Pixel 2, and one of the noticeable changes is that, like the iPhone 7, this phone doesn't have a headphone jack. It's not the first non-Apple phone to do this (Moto Z and HTC U Ultra are two good examples), but it does look like the first time it's happened to a premium-tier flagship. Or, at least, the first that people care about. They cared enough to let out an audible groan when it was mentioned at least. Read More >>

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Everything Google Announced Today

Google announced some new hardware at a characteristically low-key event in San Francisco on Wednesday. Nearly everything had been leaked ahead of the event, but there were a few surprises—some more exciting than others. Inevitably, one thing seemed clear: Google wants to be a gadget company, too. Read More >>

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Google Pixel 2: UK Pricing and Availability

Google's massively leaked new smartphones are officially here! The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are available for pre-order right now. The Pixel 2 will be available in the UK from £629 for the 64GB version or £729 for the 128GB model, whilst the Pixel 2 XL starts at £799 for 64GB or £899 for the 128GB. Bargain. Read More >>

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Everything You Need to Know About the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google just revealed the worst kept secret of the past few weeks, showing off the Pixel 2 and the Pixel XL. No surprises here really, but let's see what they have to offer. Read More >>