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  • Google’s Night Sight buffs the Pixel’s camera prowess in low light

    Google has revealed a new feature for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL that helps users take better quality pictures in low light situations. Night Sight, as it’s called, “helps you capture vibrant and detailed low-light photos without a flash or tripod”. “When it’s dark, cameras compensate by spending more time capturing light and increasing their sensitivity to light, often adding unwanted motion blur and noise to your photo,” Google explains on its website. The feature, it would seem, does this better and results in a less blurred and less noisy picture. “Night Sight constantly adapts to you and the environment,” says...

  • Ironically and worryingly, Android Pie is absent from this pie chart

    Android Pie received months of hype and feature teasers before it actually released to the public. But all that hullabaloo has made little impact on the latest Android versions overall market share. On Android Developers' overall OS version market share chart for Ocober, Android Pie is still not even listed. In fact, the Android fragmentation issue is so ridiculous that Gingerbread -- a version of the OS that's nearly eight years old -- is still running of 0.5% of devices. It's basically more popular than Pie, which runs on less that 0.1% of Android phones. Three months in, it's clear that most manufacturers haven't...

  • Google Pixel 3, 3 XL will gain external microphone support

    Google has confirmed that the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will gain external microphone support. IsaacOnCamera, a Google employee on the Pixel User Community page, broke the news late last week. “I have been keeping an eye on this thread since the beginning and have good news," he wrote. "At the same time as Pixel 3 launch (October 18th), we will introduce support for Android-compatible plugged-in external microphones in the default camera app for all Pixels.” It's not clear if "all Pixels" includes the third generation only, or previous devices like the original Pixel and Pixel 2. Nevertheless, the news is a...

  • Google’s new Pixel 3 is all about the AI

    This week’s Google event introduced the company’s latest smartphones and other devices, with the company finally revealing the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL. The two devices don’t differ much, with a 5.5 inch and 6.5 inch display seemingly the biggest difference between them. Both smartphones possess a 12.2 MP dual-pixel camera at the rear and an 8PM at the front, and are equally capable of 4K video. The devices are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and have 4GB RAM too, with an external storage capacity of 64GB and 128GB respectively. “Pixel brings you the best of Google in a phone, powered by...

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is coming to Chrome via Google’s Project Stream

    Ubisoft and Google have announced plans to bring Assassin’s Creed Odyssey online through the latter's new service, Project Stream. Project Stream is Google’s attempt to advance streaming technology. “Streaming media has transformed the way we consume music and video, making it easy to instantly access your favourite content,” said the company on their website. Now it seems that their focus is set on gaming too. “We’ve been working on Project Stream, a technical test to solve some of the biggest challenges of streaming,” they explained. Further noting that they intend to push this test to its limits “with one of the most...

  • Pixel 3s, V40s and Mate 20s: October’s a busy month for smartphone lovers

    Welcome to smartphone launch silly season. Now that Apple has paraded its three new iPhone X devices for the world and its competitors to see earlier this month, the latter now have their chance to claim the spotlight. Yes. October is going to be a busy month for smartphone fanatics. Whip out those diaries, because here's what you can expect from the likes of LG, Samsung, Google and Huawei. LG V40 ThinQ 3 October The first contender is a new LG flagship. The company's V series has been known as a poster for its new tech ideas. Who can forget the second screen,...

  • Google’s Pixel phones will launch on 9 October

    Notch ado about nothing? Ready or not, but Google has sent invites to an event in New York on 9 October. This was previously reported by Bloomberg. This will likely be its Pixel 3 and 3 XL launch day -- something that everyone on planet Earth has experienced in multiple incidents already. October 9th. Google Event. Surprise us! 😉 pic.twitter.com/7j56q8M1vs — Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) September 6, 2018 If you've just returned from Mars, here's what you can expect. The Pixel 3 goes notcho libre up front, instead adopting a Samsung Galaxy S9 aesthetic up front. Its Pixel 3 XL sibling however has a pretty substantial...

  • A Lyft driver found a Google Pixel 3 XL on his backseat

    If you thought Apple was bad at quelling leaks, have you heard of a company called Google? The search giant turned technology and smartphone maker's latest device has been leaked extensively, and even unboxed, all before its October launch date. But this weekend, the latest outrageous event took place in the back of a Lyft. The driver reportedly spotted that his occupant had left a phone on the back seat. When he inspected it, it was -- you guessed it -- a Google Pixel 3 XL. Android Police, the publication the driver contacted, has more on the incident: These images were sent to...

  • The leaks continue: Google’s Pixel 3 XL gets an unofficial unboxing

    If you thought Apple's pre-iPhone leaks were bad, take another look at Google and its Pixel 3 XL, because there's almost nothing left to the imagination. After pretty much every detail of the device has been leaked well before launch date, a new unboxing by YouTube channel In DIGI arrives with the final blow. The unboxing mirrors the snaps we've seen circulating on the internet for recent weeks. The massive notch, the blinding white rear panel, and the lack of a headphone jack are all clear to see. (Especially that notch). Additionally, a number of accessories are also showcased, including a USB-C...

  • This is when your smartphone will get Android Pie [Updating…]

    It's that time of the year when users frantically mash their update buttons hoping for Google's latest iteration of Android. Android Pie is now officially in the wild and stable, but lacks a slew of features shown off at I/O 2018. While the OS is now available for some devices from today, when can you expect to see a Pie update his your smartphone? We break down expectations brand-by-brand in alphabetical order below. Note: Those manufacturers who took part in the beta programme, may push updates to their devices sooner than others. "Sony Mobile, Xiaomi, HMD Global, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Essential, as...