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Crazy to me that Google would not have added this by default. I'm not a huge Dark Mode fan, but I definitely take advantage of it on iOS thanks to the auto-change feature.
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Google Pixel 4 Compared To The iPhone XR & Xiaomi Mi 9: Leak






The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL leaks have been popping all over the Internet. The latest one appeared in the form of an image, and it sees the Pixel 4 compared to several phones.


One of those phones is the iPhone XR, while the other two are the Xiaomi Mi 9, and OPPO Reno 2. If you take a look at the provided image, you will see all of these phones posing one next to the other. So, you can essentially see the Pixel 4 compared to all of these
Google Pixel 4 compared in one image, shown in six additional ones

That's not the only image that appeared as part of this leak, though. Seven images surfaced, in total, but only this one stacks the Pixel 4 next to other phones. The other five give us a really good look at the Pixel 4, from both front and back. One of the images even shows the phone's bottom part.


Thanks to this leak, you can clearly see that the Pixel 4's "forehead" is thicker than its "chin". The phone's bezels are quite thin overall, though.


This is the black and white model of the phone, some will refer to it as the "panda edition" or "stormtrooper edition", for sure. The phone's back side is white-colored, while the frame is black. The phone's rear camera setup is also black-colored, as is its front side.


The company's logo is placed on the back of the phone as well. You will notice three cameras in the top-left corner of the phone's back side, along with an LED flash. That whole camera setup does protrude a bit on the back.


The phone's corners are curved, as are the corners of the phone's display. One of these images confirms that a 3.5mm headphone jack will not be included, at least not on the bottom. Two sets of speakers grills are placed there, along with a Type-C USB port.
Google's upcoming flagships will look identical, but will differ in size

The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will look identical, according to leaks. The Pixel 4 will be smaller, but the design will not be changed at all.


Both phones will be made out of metal and glass. Both devices will be fueled by the Snapdragon 855, it seems. The Snapdragon 855 Plus is still a possibility, but the leaks have been suggesting the Snapdragon 855.
You can expect to see at least 6GB of RAM included on these two devices. There is a chance Google may introduce several variants, though. Some of those variants may include more RAM.


Leaks have been suggesting that one of the cameras on the back of the phone will include a 12.2-megapixel sensor. We also know that two selfie cameras will also be included in the package.


The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are expected to arrive next month. One of the leaked renders suggested October 15 may be the date, but nothing has been confirmed just yet.
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Google Confirms Pixel 4 Launching October 15



Google has just begun sending out invites to an event on October 15, for the Pixel 4 launch.


The invite simply says "come see a few new things Made By Google" which confirms that it is a Google hardware event. And it is likely that we'll see more than just the Pixel 4 at this event.


It's once again taking place in New York City, so expect it to be in the morning on the east coast and very early morning on the west coast.
Pixel 4 is launching later than the Pixel 3 did

This is actually going to be the latest event that Google has done in a few years. The Pixel has always launched right around October 4. This year, it is launching nearly two weeks later on October 15.


This could be because Google launched Android 10 later than Android 9 Pie launched. Or it could simply be that the Pixel 4 was not quite ready to go yet. Though that's hard to believe, given all the recent leaks.


It should still launch by the end of October, which is very close to the holidays, so it would be surprising if Google really discounted any of its new products for Black Friday this year.
What else could Google have up its sleeve?

Normally, Google uses these hardware events to announce a ton of new products. And this year is likely no different.
While the majority of the leaks have been about the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, don't think that is all Google has to show us.


Recently, a new Google Home Mini (likely to get renamed to Nest Mini) went through the FCC. And seeing as it has been a few years since that was announced, it's perfect timing for a new one.


As for what else Google is launching at this event, your guess is as good as ours. Google could announce a new line of Nest products, but don't expect a new smart display. After all, the Nest Hub Max literally just went on sale a couple of weeks ago.


This is bound to be one of the biggest events of the year, largely thanks to it being Google. Even though many of us are excited for the Pixel 4, there's lots more goodies coming out of this event.


The Made By Google event is usually the last major smartphone launch of the year, so it'll be interesting to see if Google can end the year with a bang. And judging by the leaks, the Google Pixel 4 launch might just be a bang.
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Pixel 4 XL hands-on leak brings more high-quality photos



It's been a few days since we had a Pixel 4 leak, which is a pretty long time considering how frequently Google's new phone has been leaking lately. That drought is now coming to an end, though.
Several new hands-on photos that show the white Pixel 4 XL have come out. The images from Nextrift give us a clear look at Google's new flagship and show off several of its features. Face Unlock is described as being similar to Apple's Face ID, including the setup that requires you to move your head in a circle, and there are settings like skipping the lock screen to go straight to your last used screen and requiring your eyes be open for Face Unlock to work.
The back of the Pixel 4 XL has a light matte finish that's described as feeling like regular glass but being more resistant to fingerprints. Around front, the 6.23-inch 3040x1440 AMOLED screen is said to be "really quite good". Inside the phone is a Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 3700mAh battery.

And then there are the cameras. There's a 12.2MP main snapper around back, and rumors have said that the second camera is a 16MP telephoto lens. Today's report includes some sample photos and some Galaxy S10+ images to compare them to, and while the user says that the Pixel 4 XL's photos "may not appeal to everyone", they add that the Pixel 4 XL has "better detail preservation" and color reproduction that's "more true to life".
Of course, the Pixel 4 XL is still pre-release and may not be running final camera software, so we'll have to wait until the device launches next month before making any final judgments about its camera performance.
Finally, today's report says that the Soli sensors on this Pixel 4 XL weren't enabled, so the Motion Gestures couldn't be tested.
Google is hosting an event on October 15 to unveil the Pixel 4 phones and possibly more. While it seems like just about everything that could leak about the Pixel 4 phones has, including the names of the three color options, we're betting that Google still has a surprise or two up its sleeve.
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Pixel 4 XL shows off its curves from every high-res angle


File the Pixel 4 under "most leaked phone of all time." From photos of display cutouts to marketing materials posted directly by Google, there aren't too many things we don't know about the Pixel 4's chassis.
Nevertheless, as the October unveiling approaches, another leak has found its way to the world wide web.

Images surfaced today of what appears to be the clearest photos we've ever seen of the Pixel 4 XL in all its glory.



As was suspected, the Pixel 4 XL's large display doesn't contain a notch. It does, however, come equipped with what I'm calling a forehead, or the stack at the top of the display that contains the camera array and other sensors that will drive this year's face identification technology.
On the back rests the dual lens camera that is said to feature 8x zoom, action-oriented "Motion Mode," and improved Night Sight. Thanks in large part to the Pixel 4 camera app that leaked two weeks ago, we also know that the default photo ratio will be 16:9, a "Camera Coaching" feature has been added to help users snap better pics, and the on-screen controls have been shuffled around a bit.





The edges of the Pixel 4 XL are coated in a neat black trim. Up top rests a standard microphone hole. The bottom side houses a USB-C port with cutouts on either side to contain a speaker and bottom-facing microphone. Located along the upper right edge is the volume rocker nestled beside the power switch, which is dabbed with a lick of "Oh So Orange." As expected, the 3.5mm headphone jack is MIA.



As far as software is concerned, we couldn't possibly know about all the extra goodies Google has planned for the Pixel 4XL, but these images seem to reveal the presence of the rumored face unlocking technology, as well as a 90 Hz refresh rate screen that Google is calling Smooth Display.



Assuming all the leaks up until now are legitimate, and this is in fact the new Pixel 4, what do you think about Google's upcoming smartphone? Are you interested in upgrading to the Pixel 4? Are you planning on sitting out on this model? What about the Pixel 4 do you like, and what do you wish Google had done differently?
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First press renders of the Pixel 4 and 4 XL confirm what we already know



A recent leak showed the Pixel 4 XL from all its angles along with some of its notable aspects like the 90Hz Smooth Display and new face unlocking hardware. Now, a noted tipster, Evan Blass, has posted a couple of press images of the two 2019 Google flagships that add little to the already available information.

In two consecutive tweets, Blass shared press shots of the unannounced Pixel 4 and 4 XL. These photos aren’t to scale and make it rather difficult to identify the exact model when their size difference alone is considered — the device with a white back is actually the Pixel 4 XL. Both display their announcement date and time, and have the same wallpaper applied that doesn’t let you forget their name.
A few months ago, Google confirmed the presence of a Soli radar sensor in the top bezel that helps in hands-free gesture control. That broad forehead is also said to include a face recognition system akin to Apple’s implementation. Finally, Google’s fourth Pixel flagship will make the switch to a dual-camera setup that’ll be housed inside a square bump on its back.
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Google may announce Pixel Buds 2 at October 15th Pixel event



It's been nearly two full years since the first generation Pixel Buds debuted alongside the Pixel 2 phones. Since then, Google has remained relatively quiet on further development, despite the rise of the wireless headphones market swooping in to rescue us from a world without 3.5mm jacks. After waiting and watching the competition roll out new versions of their own wireless buds, Google finally appears ready to release an encore.

According to a report by 9to5Google, Google is working on a follow-up to the original Pixel Buds, dubbed the Pixel Buds 2, that may be announced as early as October 15th. Precise details, including new features, pricing, and design changes are unknown at this time.
If this report is true, Google has done an incredible job with keeping the Pixel Buds 2 locked down, despite a barrage of leaks spilling from the Pixel 4 camp. There haven't been any fuzzy photos or hands-on videos depicting the new buds' design, though we still have a couple weeks for word to get out. One of the biggest areas of contention for the first gen Pixel Buds was that awkward cable connecting both independent buds to one another. Here's to hoping the second generation are truly wireless this time around
Though the launch of Pixel Buds 2 is merely a rumor, we're all but certain Google will be announcing the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, as well as the Nest Mini, at Made by Google this month. As for any other surprises the crew at Mountain View has in store, you'll just have to check back in with us for our complete coverage of the event on October 15th.
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Pixel 4's Motion Sense, Face Unlock, and next-generation Assistant featured in leaked marketing footage


At this point in the Pixel 4 timeline, we're just about one leaked schematic shy of 3D printing a handset of our own. We've already seen the official press images. We've gotten a 360º view of every curve, camera, and bezel. We snagged all the APKs we could possibly want. We even know the complete specs down to the Snapdragon 855 SOC, 6GB of RAM, and storage options. Now we're getting our best look yet at a handful of anticipated features, including Motion Sense, Face Unlock, and the next generation Google Assistant.

Next Generation Google Assistant

The next generation Assistant debuted onstage at I/O 2019, where Google's AI completed a series of tasks without the presenter ever needing to touch the screen or invoke the Assistant with a "Hey, Google" command. Thanks to exclusive footage obtained by 9to5Google, we now have marketing materials depicting the next generation Assistant in action.
Both examples feature similar situations: Assistant is summoned by the user and a task is completed with minimal touch input. The query can be seen along the bottom edge of the screen, just above a new colorful bar that lets you know Assistant is listening. Unlike current iterations of Google's AI, note how the next generation version is less intrusive. Instead of taking up the entire screen, Assistant surfaces only the requested information, and then it gets out of the way so the user can return to what they were doing.

Face Unlock

Face unlocking technology may be more convenient than using fingerprints, but despite its appeal, it can be difficult to pull off. Unlike its Android competitors, Google is supposedly taking a page out of Apple's FaceID playbook by employing a dot projector paired with an infrared flood illuminator and IR camera to read facial features. With new footage obtained by 9to5Google, we can see how fast the feature is expected to work. In this example, a quick glance transitions the Pixel 4's display from the lockscreen to the homescreen so fast, you might miss it on the first watch.
Motion Sense

There are plenty of instances where interacting with a display is impossible: preparing food, doing the dishes, waking from a groggy sleep. With Motion Sense, a new feature powered by Project Soli's radar-based motion sensors, users won't have to physically touch their screens to complete tasks like switching songs, silencing calls, or turning off alarm clocks.

To showcase the power of Motion Sense, Google partnered with The Pokemon Company on a game* they're calling Pokemon Wave Hello. Using Soli sensors, players can interact with a number of on-screen Pokemon by petting Pikachu, helping Scorbunny jump, throwing water on Sobble, and more.

Want to learn more about the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL? Check out our complete coverage of the leaks as they develop.
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Pixel 4 stole one more feature from the iPhone, but Google made it much better

No matter how much it hurts Android fans to hear it, Google has been copying the iPhone ever since the first Pixel came out, and the Pixel 4 does it also. And yes, Apple has taking stuff from Google too, but things are far from being even. Up until now, we thought that Google only adapted one iPhone feature for the Pixel 4 series — and Android. That’s 3D face recognition, something that hasn’t been done on phones before the iPhone X. It took two years for Google to pull 3D face recognition off, and Google is one of the few companies that tried to replicate Face ID — Xiaomi, Huawei, and LG did it with a few of their devices too. It turns out there’s one other tiny thing the Pixel 4 swipes from iOS, and that’s an app that’s been on iPhones for years. However, Google’s version of the app will be a lot better.




Called Voice Memos on iOS, the app offers a simple way to record voice, whether it’s your own thoughts, interviews, or anything else you’d want to save in this format. We learned a few days ago that Google made a similar app for the Pixel 4 called Recorder, which you can already download on other devices.
But it turns out that Google’s voice recording app comes with automatic transcription and audio search features, according to xda-developers. The new features were not present in the initial version of the app and were added with the help of an update.
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That means Recorder will be superior to Voice Memos, making it a lot easier to transcribe interviews and any other type of voice recording you want to turn into text.
The only supported app is English for the time being, and the app can recognize several audio events, including “Applause, Bird, Cat, Didgeridoo, Dog, Knock, Laughter, Music, Rooster, Speech, Phone, and Whistling.”
The ability to transcribe recordings is certainly something Apple should add to its app, as is the audio search feature.
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Pixel 4 specs leak confirm disappointing details


With Google’s big pixel event coming next week, the Internet is once again heating up with rumors and leaks about the Pixel 4 phones. Given how those have run in the past few months, there is very little left to talk about, unless you start comparing the Pixel 4 to its predecessor, the Pixel 3. A new info dump doesn’t exactly revealing many new things but does confirm the details surrounding the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL and, at least in some aspects, those details can prove to be disappointing.


On the one hand, it’s not that surprising that Google would have some differentiating factors between the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL aside from the body size and screen size. After all, all things being equal, the two have similar core specs, including the Snapdragon 855, not the Plus variant, 6 GB of RAM, and a “Pixel Neural Core” that utilizes machine learning and AI for various functions, like camera image processing.
The Pixel 4, however, may seem like it’s getting the short end of the stick in more ways than one. Already with the lower resolution display, the phone also gets a smaller 2,800 mAh battery. That is even worse considering the Pixel 3 last year had a slightly larger battery and that the Pixel 4 XL’s battery is larger compared to the Pixel 3 XL.
This could put the Pixel 4 at a disadvantage considering it has a larger 5.7-inch display compared to the Pixel 3. That display will also run at 90 Hz refresh rate, given some conditions. The higher specs could also eat up the battery faster unless Google has introduced some drastic power optimizations that will make those factors negligible.

The leak also reveals what’s coming inside the box, which is everything you’d expect sans USB-C earbuds or even a USB-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter. Perhaps Google has concluded that people have had enough time to adjust to the new world order, though it might still have to ship headphones anyway in countries where manufacturers are required by law to do so.
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Andy Rubin Shows Off Device With “Radically Different Form Factor”



Today on Twitter, Andy Rubin showed off something, a device of some kind, one that he says sports a “radically different form factor.” You don’t have to be an expert to agree with that, because obviously, it’s certainly different.
Shaped like a long remote control you’d get with a TV, Rubin initially detailed the backside hardware of the device, mentioning that he was still dialing in the colors for this “GEM Colorshift” material. As you’ll see in the video below, the colors do shift quite a bit depending on what angle you view it from, like colors we’ve seen on other smartphones recently (Galaxy Note 10, Huawei Mate devices, etc.).
Maybe most interestingly is the brief look at the UI he showcases. Because the device is so long, the front display and the device’s UI is also elongated, stretching all the way from the top of the phone/device thing to its bottom bezel. We can see some map application is running, as well as Uber, a Calendar app, and a Weather app. We can also see a front-facing camera in the top left.
In a recent report from Bloomberg, it was noted that Essential was working on a new device, something the media initially labeled as the Essential Phone 2, but it wouldn’t exactly be a standalone smartphone and sequel to the original. Instead, the report said the device, “isn’t like a standard smartphone.”
According to the report, the phone is an AI phone that can respond to emails, book appointments, and send text messages on its own. Think of it more as a complimentary device to your primary phone, like an extension of sorts that can do certain tasks, most of which it can do all on its own.
Full transparency, we have no idea what this thing is and we can’t tell if we like it, but our interest has certainly been piqued. What do you think? Does it look cool?
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Andy Rubin just posted pictures of Essential's next phone and, uh, we have questions

https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/1...1-NRhYMkWLyR00
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Teardown reveals the Galaxy Fold's improvements aren't only skin-deep



In general, phones are becoming more expensive, fragile, and difficult to repair. No device is more emblematic of these trends than the Galaxy Fold. After a months-long delay, the Galaxy Fold has once again gone on sale in the US. The repair experts over at iFixit have already managed to tear one of these redesigned units down to determine what has been changed during the extended delay.
Despite a recall being issued for all first-iteration Galaxy Fold devices, iFixit managed to obtain a unit for review. However, Samsung pressured the site to remove its initial teardown. In this first teardown, which can still be found via Archive.org, iFixit provided its typical in-depth hardware examination while offering recommendations as to how Samsung could improve the device's design in future iterations.
Samsung seems to have reached similar conclusions when redesigning the Galaxy Fold. Many review units suffered from small pieces of dust and grit making their way into the device's inadequately protected display. As can be seen in these images, the Galaxy Fold's hinge has been reinforced with a flexible metal mesh that iFixit likens to "chainmail armor." This mesh layer, which replaces two discrete metal plates, spans the width of the entire display panel in an effort to better protect that infamously vulnerable hinge. Adhesive tape, covering the outer spine of the hinge mechanism, now serves as an additional barrier against particulate matter making its way into the device's inner workings.
Other changes are more externally apparent. Samsung has extended the protective screen layer (which was previously mistaken for a removable screen protector) to the edge of the display. Plastic caps and flexible gaskets now fill the previously empty area at both edges of the display.
The teardown is full of insights into the engineering feats that were necessary to bring this first folding device to market. However, iFixit still found the device to be lacking with regard to repairability. Many components were glued in place and required the use of potentially harmful solvents to be removed. While Samsung has made efforts to better protect the Galaxy Fold's display, the overall design of the device remains largely unchanged.
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I bought a Galaxy Fold and used it for ten days—here are my thoughts


For the last several years, smartphone manufacturers innovated primarily in the way of camera technology, while the form factor has increasingly stagnated into a bunch of boring, glass-backed slabs. Many have been asking for more innovation, and with the Samsung Galaxy Fold we see a radical departure from the ordinary. But phones that fold are, in a way, a return to the past.
Nearly a decade ago, we had foldable phones like the Nokia E7 and T-Mobile Touch Pro 2. They were known as "slider" phones, and featured displays that folded away to reveal physical QWERTY keyboards, with email and texting first in mind use cases. Software-based keyboards have advanced considerably in that time, so it's doubtful these type of folding devices will be making a comeback (Blackberry Key2 aside).
Samsung's take on folding utilizes cutting-edge tech to offer a truly foldable screen, and while the center of the display is clearly visible and apparent in most use cases, it's still gloriously cool to use. In order to fully appreciate the Galaxy Fold, you have to see it in person—anyone who judges it harshly without trying one is likely to change their minds after some time with the phone.
I traveled eight hours round trip to purchase an AT&T Galaxy Fold at Best Buy in Eastern Washington, and the cost of the phone and trip were absolutely worth it. I've been using the Fold as my daily driver for 10 days, and it just keeps getting better.
When the first batch of Galaxy Folds suffered failures due to serious design flaws, I canceled my own pre-order. I told myself wouldn't even consider it until the second generation, when the kinks were all worked out.

Samsung made some significant design improvements by sealing the edges of the display and closing up the openings on the top and bottom in way of the hinges. When you unbox the Galaxy Fold, you're greeted with guidelines on how to care for your phone and use it responsibly. And at $2,000, it's probably prudent to take heed of these warnings.
Samsung also showed a video where its test machine folded the Galaxy Fold more than 200,000 times without failure. At 100 folds a day, which is more than I have managed even with enthusiastic testing, it would take 5.5 years to reach 200,000. That's far longer than almost anyone keeps a smartphone. While CNET recently conducted its own hinge durability test in which a Fold failed after only 120,000 folds, their methodology was suspect. No one is going to violently slam a Fold open and shut at the rate of the machine used.
The major innovation here is obviously the 7.3" folding OLED display. Samsung is known for stunning screens, and the one on the Fold is no different. Its soft upper layer has been shown to be sensitive to scratches and indents, but I don't think it is as fragile as we've been led to believe. Since very few are likely to ever see a Fold, let alone purchase one, I've been letting people use the phone whenever I can (I've let more than 50 people try it out so far).
While the screen is stunning, you can clearly see, and feel, the center portion of the display that folds over the hinge. Some people will never be able to accept that. But when watching movies or working with apps that have bright backgrounds it's hardly noticeable.

There's also a narrow 4.6-inch display on the exterior of the Fold that functions as a full Android smartphone normally would. The only real compromise is with text entry, but Gboard swiping works well, and I quickly got used to a smaller keyboard (after all, smartphones used to be pretty tiny). Due to the size, I thought I would rarely use the outer display, but I find myself spending more than a quarter of my time on it because it's a great one-handed smartphone. For calls, quick messages, and other short tasks it's also just more convenient.
The Galaxy Fold is quite heavy, at 276 grams (over half a pound)—far heavier than even the huge Note 10 Plus, which is a "mere" 196 grams. It's also more than twice as thick as one when folded, and the phone has a decidedly dense feel to it in the closed position, but it doesn't feel nearly so unwieldy when expanded in all 7.8" of its glory.
App continuity is one major software feature that we see only on the Galaxy Fold right now, owing to its two separate screens. Samsung hasn't made applications transfer from the inner display to the outer display by default, but instead lets you select which apps will behave this way. There are some apps I've tried that don't support app continuity at all, such as Garmin Connect, Amazon Alexa, Evernote, Fitbit, Starbucks, Strava, and Uber. That list will, hopefully, shrink over time.
The Galaxy Fold isn't perfect yet, but it is a lot better than I expected.
The other major software enhancement only found on the Galaxy Fold is the ability to open and use three (or more!) apps at once. You can even drag and drop a fourth app onto the very center of the screen and have that application appear over the top of the three other apps in use.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold isn't perfect yet, but for new technology, it is a lot better than I expected.
Time will tell how durable it is, but I'm treating it just as I would any phone (though there's no way I'm going running with this bad boy), and I'm showing it off to people more than I ever have any other phone before.
The Fold serves well as a one-handed communicator and then opens up to a world of big screen apps and media, truly functioning as a phone and small tablet in one. You can even connect it to a PC monitor and create a desktop UI with Samsung's DeX software. It's that promise of doing it all—of being the one computer in your life—that I think offers a glimpse of our mobile future.
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Here's The Google Pixel 4 In All Three Colors






Just when you thought we had seen everything there was to see about the Google Pixel 4, we get another leak showing us all of the colors it'll be available in.


Now we've already seen all three of these colors. But they were in separate images. Now they are being shown to us in the same image. So we can really see the three colors together.


As we already knew, there are three colors for the Pixel 4. There's the Quite Black and Clearly White, that Google does every year. And the new color is going to be "Oh So Orange".
Pixel 4 is coming in three colors

While there was a leak that surfaced earlier this week, claiming that the Pixel 4 would be coming in a bunch of other colors too – ones that we hadn't seen before in previous leaks. It looks pretty definite that the Pixel 4 is only coming in these three colors.


For the most part, the Quite Black option is going to be the most popular one. The black ones are usually the default colors for most people. And since most people put a case on their phone, they don't need a fancy color like the Oh So Orange.


But, Google is bringing back the "Panda" color scheme for the Clearly White model. Which looks really good. The back is white, with the frame, camera module and the front bezels all being black. This is something Google did with the Pixel 2, and didn't do with the Pixel 3 unfortunately.


There is still a colored power button, at least on the Clearly White. We're looking at an orange power button, so no mint like on the Clearly White Pixel 3. The Oh So Orange also has a colored power button, but it does look to match the color of the phone – which is more of a peach.
Being announced on October 15

We're still a few days out from the Pixel 4 announcement on October 15. So we're likely to still see some more leaks and rumors – surprisingly. Since it seems like we've seen everything already.


The Pixel 4 won't be the only thing being announced at the Made by Google hardware event in New York City. We're also expecting some new smart home hardware and even a new Pixelbook. So it's bound to be an exciting event.
But smartphones are still a big deal for Google, and it does get all of the attention.


Which is why most people are interested in the Pixel 4 and not the Pixelbook or the Nest Home Mini, that are expected to be announced.


We'll be there, of course, to cover everything that Google announces. It's bound to be a fun event.
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Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL Fully Outed by Best Buy Canada





I keep wondering if the leaks will stop, but each day, we see something else show up that’s related to Google’s new, still-not-announced phones, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. Here we are three days before Google officially shows them off and Best Buy Canada is out here letting you pre-order each device, while providing specs and features.
The listing (via reddit) shows off both the “Just Black” and “Clearly White” models. They don’t appear to have the “Oh So Orange” version, but that could change. We most definitely expect all three colors to be available in the US.

For specs, not that any of this is new information, but we get a confirmation on the dual rear camera setup (12MP + 16MP), 8MP front camera, 90Hz “Smooth Display” on each, scary-small Pixel 4 battery (2800mAh) and decent-sized cell on the 4 XL (3700mAh), Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB RAM, 64GB base storage, Face Unlock, and Motion Sense (Project Soli).
The Best Buy page talks about each phone’s ability to “just point and shoot for fantastic photos,” where your shots won’t need editing and that you should get a “fantastic shot, every time.” It mentions the Quick Gestures that are a part of Motion Sense, the unlimited backups of full-res photos and 4K videos to Google Photos, and the squeezy sides that will let you launch Google Assistant.
If you live in Canada and want to pre-order, all you need is to deposit $50 today. Pre-orders are live (for now) at the link below.
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This looks really, really interesting.

The idea of having a phone that can do pretty everything quickly with a thumb swipe only seems appealing.

Loss of functionality for sure, but in some cases I could see this being a livable, and preferred device.
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Pixel 4 packaging shown off in latest leak











We've seen lots of Pixel 4 leaks lately that show us Google's upcoming phone from just about every angle, but today a new leak has shown us a new piece of info: the box that it'll come in.
Images of Google's Pixel 4 packaging have surfaced on Reddit. The box shows the backside of the Pixel 4 on the front as well as Google and Pixel 4 logos, and around back is another image of the Pixel 4 along with the #TeamPixel hashtag.
Another photo of the box confirms all the accessories that are included with the Pixel 4. Buyers will get the Pixel 4 itself as well as an 18W USB-C power adapter, a charging cable, and a Quick Switch Adapter. That suggests that Google won't be including headphones with the Pixel 4.
Finally, the box confirms a few of the Pixel 4's specs, like a 5.7-inch display and 64GB of built-in storage.
With all of the Pixel 4 leaks we've gotten lately, there's not much new info about the device for new leaks to reveal. Still, we won't turn down an early look at the Pixel 4's packaging ahead of its launch, especially since it confirms what will be included with every Pixel 4 purchase.
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Pixel 4 Really is Available at All of the Major US Carriers, Here are the Deals



For 2.5 years, Google tied itself to Verizon as the sole carrier partner for its Pixel phones, a move that likely limited any chance of the Pixel, Pixel 2, or Pixel 3 being a retail success. Starting with the Pixel 3a, that changed a bit as they expanded to Sprint and T-Mobile, but AT&T remained absent from the party. With the launch of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, Google has finally touched ’em all.
Once pre-orders open for the Pixel 4 over the next day or so, you’ll find the device at Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T. There are other carrier options too, like Visible. This is Google’s biggest phone launch to date, if that wasn’t already obvious.
Let’s break down the availability and pricing at each.
Verizon

  • Pixel 4: Starts at $33.33/mo for 24 months on Verizon Device Payment
  • Pixel 4 XL: Starts at $37.49/mo for 24 months
  • BOGO offer: Buy Pixel 4, get another Pixel 4 free
  • Other offer: New and existing customers can trade in an eligible smartphone and save up to $450. What’s more, they can get an additional $200 prepaid MasterCard if they switch to Verizon, purchase a Pixel 4 on device payment and sign up for Verizon Unlimited
  • Availability: Pre-order today, October 15 – arrives in stores October 24
  • Pre-order links: Pixel 4 | Pixel 4 XL
AT&T

  • Pixel 4: Starts at $28/mo for 30 months on AT&T Installment Plan
  • Pixel 4 XL: Starts at $32/mo for 30 months on AT&T Installment Plan
  • Offer: For a limited time, you can get up to $700 towards a Google Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL when you buy on a qualifying installment plan with an eligible AT&T unlimited plan and trade-in an eligible smartphone. Plus, you can get $300 in bill credits if you add a new line or upgrade an existing line
  • Availability: Pre-order October 16 – arrives in stores October 24
  • Pre-order link: Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL
T-Mobile

  • Pixel 4: Starts at $33.34/mo for 24 months on Equipment Installment Plan
  • Pixel 4 XL: Starts at $33.34/mo for 24 months (+$99.99 down)
  • Offer: Get a Pixel 4 “on us” or up to $800 off a Pixel 4 XL via 24 monthly bill credits when you switch to T-Mobile and trade in an older Pixel phone. Meaning, when you get a Pixel 4 on T-Mobile’s interest-free Equipment Installment Plan, you’ll see a bill credit every month for $33.34. That means, at the end of 24 months, you’ll have paid a grand total of $0 — zero, zip, nada —plus the sales tax for your Pixel 4
  • Offer: Get up to $300 off a Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL via trade-in credit and rebate when you trade in an eligible device
  • Availability: Pre-order tonight, October 15 at 9PM Pacific – arrives in stores October 24
  • Pre-order link: Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL
Sprint

  • Pixel 4: Starts at $33.30/mo for 18 months on a lease
  • Pixel 4 XL: Starts at $38.71/mo for 18 months on a lease
  • Offers: Lease one Pixel 4, get a second Pixel 4 on us. Lease one Pixel 4 XL, get a second Pixel 4 XL on us. Lease Pixel 4 XL, get a Pixel 4 on us.
  • Availability: Pre-order October 16 – arrives in stores October 24
  • Pre-order link: Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL
Google Fi

  • Pixel 4: Starts at $33.30/mo for 24 months
  • Pixel 4 XL: Starts at $37.45/mo for 24 months
  • Offer: Get $100 Fi credit
  • Availability: Pre-order live now
  • Pre-order link: Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL
Best Buy

  • Offer #1: Get $150 gift card if you activate Pixel 4 or 4 XL with Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint
  • Offer #2: Get $100 gift card if you buy unlocked
  • Availability: Varies depending on carrier
  • Pre-order link: Pixel 4 | Pixel 4 XL
B&H Photo

  • Offer: Get $100 gift card if you buy unlocked
  • Availability: Pre-order today, October 15 – ships by October 22
  • Pre-order link: Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL
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