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Google Pixel

Google Pixel is a line of consumer electronic devices from Google that run either the Chrome OS or Android operating system. The Pixel line of devices includes the Pixel C tablet, Chromebook Pixel laptops, and the Pixel smartphones and can be bought over the Google Store or at retail stores.


On March 1, 2017, Google announced that it is stopping the laptop line as sales are low.

Pixel and Pixel XL

Google announced the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones on October 4, 2016 during the #MadeByGoogle event. The two Smartphones ship with Android 7.1 Nougat.

  • Display: 5.0" AMOLED display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution (Pixel); 5.5" AMOLED display with 1440×2560 pixel resolution (Pixel XL). 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Storage: 32 GB or 128 GB
  • Memory: 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • Cameras: 12.3 MP rear camera with f/2.0 lens and IR laser-assisted autofocus; 1,55 μm Pixel size. 8 MP front camera with f/2.4 lens
  • Battery: 2,770 mAH (Pixel); 3,450 mAH (Pixel XL); both are non-removable and have fast charging
  • Colors: Silver, Black, or Really Blue (Limited Edition)
  • Pixel Imprint
  • Google emphasizes the camera on the two phones, which ranks as the best smartphone camera on DxOMarkMobile with 89 points. This is largely due to software optimizations such as HDR+. The Pixel phones also include unlimited cloud storage for pictures on Google Photos.

    Pixel C

    Google announced the Pixel C at an event on September 29, 2015. The Pixel C includes a USB Type-C port and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The device ships with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Google released the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Pixel C, as well as some other devices, on August 22, 2016.

  • Display: 10.2" display with 2560×1800 pixel resolution
  • Storage: 32 or 64 GB
  • 3 GB RAM
  • Cameras: 8 MP rear camera; 2 MP front camera
  • Chromebook Pixel (2013)

    Google announced the first generation Chromebook Pixel in a blog post on February 21, 2013. The laptop includes an SD/multi-card reader, Mini-DisplayPort, combination headphone/microphone jack, and two USB 2.0 ports. Some of the device's other features include a backlit keyboard, a "fully clickable etched glass trackpad," integrated stereo speakers, and two built-in microphones.

  • Display: 12.85" display with 2560×1700 pixel resolution
  • CPU: 3rd Generation (Ivy Bridge) Intel Core i5 processor
  • Storage: 32 GB internal storage and 1 TB Google Drive storage for 3 years
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Chromebook Pixel (2015)

    On March 11, 2015, Google announced the second generation of the Chromebook Pixel in a blog post. The laptop includes two USB Type-C ports, two USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, and a combination headphone/microphone jack. The device also has a backlit keyboard, a "multi-touch, clickable glass trackpad," built-in stereo speakers, and two built-in microphones, among other features.

    Google discontinued the 2015 version of the Chromebook Pixel on August 29, 2016.

  • Display: 12.85" display with 2560×1700 pixel resolution
  • CPU: 5th Generation (Broadwell) Intel Core i5 or i7 processor
  • Storage: 32 or 64 GB internal storage and 1 TB Google Drive storage for 3 years
  • 8 or 16 GB RAM
  • References

    Google Pixel Wikipedia

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