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Google Pixel 3 XL Review: A Polished Camera and Software Experience make up for the Notch [Part 1]

Speed, Simplicity, and Security. These 3 words have been used to describe Google's Chrome OS—its desktop/laptop operating system built on the Linux kernel—since it was first introduced. But I would argue that Google's Pixel line of Android smartphones also embodies the three S's in Chrome OS' motto. Google's approach with the Pixel line is wildly...

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are official with Wireless Charging support, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, and Android Pie

We've seen the Google Pixel 3 leak on the XDA forums (twice), on Reddit, in a cab, in a train, in a Chinese shop, on the Russian black market, but finally, we get to see the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL for ourselves. Today, Google officially unveiled their latest Pixel flagship smartphones...

Here’s everything we know about the Google Pixel 3 XL

It's been a crazy week for fans of the Google Pixel smartphone line. After a steady trickle of leaks in the first half of the year originating mainly from industry sources, we've now had three separate instances of the Google Pixel 3 XL appearing in public. The first and second leaks originated on our very...

Google Pixel 3/3 XL may have updated Visual Core chip & supports “Super Selfies”

The camera is a big part of what makes the Pixel phones so popular. We've already seen the Pixel 3 XL a many, many, many times, but earlier this week we saw some camera samples. A few of those samples showed off the front-facing camera. Today, we're learning a little more about the front-facing cameras on...

Google Pixel 2’s Pixel Visual Core Now Enhances Photos in Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp

Google is ahead of the game when it comes to camera technologies. The Pixel 2 boasts one of the best (if not the best) cameras of any smartphone released in 2017, and that's largely thanks to software. We've been covering the Android developer community's efforts to port the Google Camera to other devices, and for phones...

Pixel Visual Core in the Pixel 2 Phones to be Unlocked in Android 8.1 DP2, Scheduled for November

When Google unveiled the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL they didn't mention anything about custom silicon during the keynote. However, after that event it was revealed that the company had worked with Intel to develop a custom SoC dedicated specifically for image processing. This Pixel Visual Core was said to be unlocked in...

Developers still can’t test HDR+ through the Pixel Visual Core on Android 8.1

Just a few days back, Google released the first developer preview for Android 8.1 Oreo. The update was supposed to enable a hidden SoC on the device called the Pixel Visual Core. Developed in collaboration with Intel, this chip is dedicated exclusively to image processing. In the official blog post announcing Android 8.1 Developer Preview...

Google Partnered with Intel for the Pixel Visual Core Chip in the Pixel 2

Google has made major progress over the years with their cloud-based machine learning technology. It's been used to beat world champion Go players (which was previously thought to be impossible), and over the last couple of years Google has slowly leveraged it to add a number of features to mobile and web services. However, Google...

Pixel Visual Core in the Google Pixel 2 & 2XL is a Custom SoC for Image Processing

In the months leading up to the release of the Google Pixel 2, many had expected the company to include the Snapdragon 836 SoC. This was mentioned in a number of rumors and it would have lined up with how the original Pixel phones launched with a revised Snapdragon 821 last year. However, it turns...