Google Releases Pixel and Pixel XL


Google has lived up to the many rumors. In addition to officially doing away with Nexus, the company has introduced the new Google Pixel and Pixel XL. These devices are launched and available for purchase through the Google Store and Google’s chosen carrier partner, Verizon Wireless.

Let’s take a look at the specs:
  • Android 7.1 OS
  • 2.15 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon processor
  • 5″ display | 5.5″ display with quad HD resolution
  • 8 MP front camera and 12.3 MP rear camera
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 32 GB or 128 GB options available
  • 2,770 mAh battery | 3,450 mAh battery
While the storage for these devices is not expandable, there is unlimited backup for photos and videos available, so long as the customer has a Google account. Both devices also come equipped with Google Assistant, a voice assistant, ready to be summoned with an “OK Google”. The batteries seem to be high quality, and Google boasts on its website that you can achieve 7 hours of battery within 15 minutes of power from the high-speed charger provided. These devices are ready for purchase and come in three colors: very silver, quite black, and really blue. Through the Google Store, the Pixel starts at $649 and the Pixel XL starts at $769. The 128 GB version of both go for $100 more, though the Pixel XL 128 GB is currently sold out. When purchased through the Google Store, these devices come unlocked and ready for activation on most carriers who accept bring-your-own-device. Google’s own Project Fi is offering free SIM cards with all Pixel and Pixel XL purchases.]]>