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[Update: Pixel 3 has an LG OLED] iFixit’s Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals Samsung-made screen

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

iFixit has torn apart every major smartphone released over the past decade or so. The repair site recently posted a teardown of the Google Pixel 3 XL, giving some insight into what hardware the phone is using.

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[Update: Pixel 3 has an LG OLED] iFixit's Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals Samsung-made screen was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s Pixel 3 graduates to full sales a day ahead of schedule, while pre-orders arrive

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Reviews for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL landed just earlier this week on Monday, with the earliest among us getting shipping notifications just yesterday. That means those that popped for overnight handling have already started receiving their brand new Pixels. In the same vein, the Pixel 3, 3XL, and a handful Pixel 3 accessories over on the Google Store have all also swapped over from "pre-order" to "buy."

In the distant past, Google's handling of pre-orders was a source of both humor and frustration, but those days are long gone.

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Google's Pixel 3 graduates to full sales a day ahead of schedule, while pre-orders arrive was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google explains how the new Titan M chip makes the Pixel 3 more secure

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Google touched on the new Titan M security chip at last week's Pixel unveiling, but hardware czar Rick Osterloh was vague on the details. Now, Google has provided more information about what this new piece of silicon is doing inside the Pixel 3. Not only does it make your lockscreen harder to bypass, it makes the phone's firmware nigh unhackable with so-called "side-channel" attacks like Meltdown and Spectre.

The Titan M is Google's second-generation custom security chip—you can see Titan M above on the right, next to the larger Titan server chip.

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Google explains how the new Titan M chip makes the Pixel 3 more secure was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Eminem’s new ‘Venom’ video shows off the Pixel 3’s video prowess

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

On the night of October 6, New Yorkers were confused by an unusual light display on the Empire State Building. Turns out it was for the shooting of an Eminem video that was captured (at least for the most part) on Pixel 3 phones.

The video, which features Em making his way to the top of the skyscraper while performing the song "Venom" from his recent album Kamikaze, premiered on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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Eminem's new 'Venom' video shows off the Pixel 3's video prowess was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Pixel Stand review: A cool but tragically overpriced wireless charger

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

You could be forgiven for thinking Google was new to wireless charging if you haven't been obsessively following its products for years. The Nexus 4, 5, and 6 all had wireless charging capabilities, and Google even released its own wireless charging pad in 2013. After ignoring wireless charging for several years, the feature is back on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. Google is also selling a wireless charger again: the Pixel Stand.

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Pixel Stand review: A cool but tragically overpriced wireless charger was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

This is how Super Res Zoom on the Google Pixel 3 works

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Google's latest flagships are here, and as with the previous two generations, the headline feature is the camera. Yet more computational magic has made its way into the camera on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, including something called Super Res Zoom. It's practically the 'enhance' feature we've all been waiting for, but how does it work?

Pixel 2 v Pixel 3 at 7x zoom.

Ryan touched on this in his Pixel 3 review — he was pleasantly surprised by the results, even if they aren't quite as good as with optical zoom — and now a post on the Google AI Blog goes deeper into the mechanics of the feature.

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This is how Super Res Zoom on the Google Pixel 3 works was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Pixel Stand app hits the Play Store [APK Download]

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

The Pixel 3 and 3 XL have started shipping, and if you splurged for Google's new wireless charging accessory, the Pixel Stand, then you'll notice that the corresponding app has now hit the Play Store.

If you don't have a Pixel 3, you won't even be able to view the app listing on the Play Store, but if you do, there's not much that's new. The app is a series of three simple screens that explain the features of the Stand and let you enable or disable them: ambient display photos, do not disturb while on the stand, and the sunrise alarm.

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Pixel Stand app hits the Play Store [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

iFixit’s Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals Samsung-made screen

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

iFixit has torn apart every major smartphone released over the past decade or so. The repair site recently posted a teardown of the Google Pixel 3 XL, giving some insight into what hardware the phone is using. Interestingly, iFixit discovered that the 3 XL uses an OLED panel from Samsung, not LG.

In the teardown, iFixit mentioned that it's fairly difficult to get the Pixel 3 XL open, thanks to copious amounts of foam adhesive.

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iFixit's Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals Samsung-made screen was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Pixel 3 pre-orders have started shipping

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

If you got your Pixel 3 order in early, check your email. We've received a tip that shipping confirmations are going out — and, wouldn't you know it, some of us have been notified, as well. Orders shipping today look like they'll be delivered before the end of the week.

Pre-orders for the Pixel 3 went live during Google's New York hardware event on October 9. The earliest orders were confirmed for delivery by Friday, October 19, although now that the devices are shipping, estimates are even sooner.

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Google Pixel 3 pre-orders have started shipping was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Confirmation emails going out] Google offering select customers $50 store credit with Pixel 3 pre-order

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

With the Pixel event wrapped up, many eager customers are likely scoping out the best place to pre-order the new devices. For some U.S. customers, ordering from Google directly might be the best option. The company is now offering a $50 Google Store credit to people who signed up for Pixel marketing emails.

The offer is valid until October 18th, when the first devices begin to ship.

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[Update: Confirmation emails going out] Google offering select customers $50 store credit with Pixel 3 pre-order was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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