Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Google Locks Down Wireless Charging For Its Flagship Smartphone

Google Pixel 3 XL Put Through to Pass Bend Burn and Scratch Tests Even rubbing coins on the back of the Google Pixel 3 XL could leave marks
Mandy Jefferson | 26 October, 2018, 02:23

The new phones come in black, white, and pink and boast an upgraded camera and a myriad of artificial intelligence features. The reason for breaking it out, was so that Google could update the camera without having to push an entirely new OTA to the device.

The most eagerly awaited device was, of course, the Pixel 3, with its Snapdragon 845 processor and improved camera capabilities.

The glass panels on the rear and front are made of Gorilla Glass 5. Additionally, there's no memory card slot and the 128 GB device starts at $899. The site doesn't have a direct quote, but it writes that, after reaching out to Google PR, it was "told that the Pixel 3 would charge at 10W on the Pixel Stand [and that] due to a "secure handshake" being established that third-party chargers would indeed be limited to 5W". Just recently we did an article where we showed you how to unlock the bootloader on your Pixel 3 device. And if you happen to have two Pixel Stands, say one at home and one at work, you can customise them individually to best suit their location. The user will receive a pop-up telling him what the caller is saying. You can even type responses to your screen whereby the AI responds to your caller.

The Flip to Shhh feature allows users to automatically silence their phones by flipping them over.

If you buy your phone from Google you'll get a premium subscription to YouTube Music free for 6-months.

Five Dead Sea Scroll Fragments Found to Be Fake
Steve Green, the president of Hobby Lobby, had previously said the museum was non-demoninational and was not created to preach. Hobby Lobby said it was "new to the world of antiquities" and did not "understand the correct way to document and ship them".


The front-facing camera is also exciting, as this one has been treated to two lenses. Well, it's hard to believe the covers were shot with a camera phone. Although the megapixel is the same, the camera unit isn't. Google wasn't the first to do this actually, Motorola has been doing this for quite some time - even before Lenovo bought the smartphone maker. After installing the camera app on both your phone and watch, you can then more easily snap and control a photo on your phone using your watch as a remote control. If you don't like the display cutout, you should get this since it has the same RAM, processor, camera, and other important specs expect the battery capacity and screen resolution.

There is one feature in the phone that is good as advertised, its Call screening. Night Sight, to recall, is a feature announced with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, that will let users click brighter photos in low light situations.

As the Pixel 3's United Kingdom launch date approaches we're hearing some worrying reports from the USA, where the phone is already available. The notch on the Pixel 3 XL is deeper, so hiding it results in a deeper-than-usual status bar.

Background: The Google Camera is an app that Google broke out of its smartphones a few years ago (dating back to the Nexus line).

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