Posts Tagged ‘Google Pixel’

Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL Now In Stock

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

This month Google announced 2 new devices, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, both offer the things we know and like about the pixel phone, but at a lower cost price. To put it in simple terms, it is Google’s version of the iPhone XR.

These devices offer good specification have also been promised to get support and updates for 3 years from Google. Therefore, you can be sure to always have the latest Android version for 3 years after purchase.

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Some of the other features you will find on the Pixel 3a Sim Free and Pixel 3a XL Sim Free are a 12.2 dual pixel rear camera, 64GB of memory and 4GB of RAM.

The new devices are now in stock and available from Unlocked Mobiles.

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Pre Order the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

This week Google announced two new smartphones, the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL. Both handsets feature similar specifications, the XL however features a slightly larger display.

The Pixel 3a range offer great value for money, selling at £399 for the 3a and £468 for the 3a XL. Both handsets feature 64GB of memory, a 12.2 dual pixel rear camera  and 8 mega pixel front camera. The Pixel 3a has a 5.6 inch display and the 3a XL has a 6 inch display. Google has also offered to endorse the smartphones with 3 years of software updates.

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Both handsets are now available to pre order now at Unlocked Mobiles, follow the link for the Pixel 3a Sim Free and the Pixel 3a XL Sim Free and place your order. Stock is due in next week and you can buy the handsets either on a monthly finance plan, or outright. UK customers can also attach a sim of their choice with their order.

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Search what you see with the Google Lens on the Google Pixel 2

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Google Pixel 2 owners can now take full advantage of Google Lens, a new feature that help you learn more about the world around you by performing a ‘Google Search’ through your photographs. You’ll be able to look up landmarks, books, music albums, movies and artwork by clicking on the Lens icon in Google Photos.

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What can you use it for?

Google give the following examples for the use of the Google Lens:

  • Business card: You can save the phone number or address to a contact.
  • Book: You can get reviews and other details about it.
  • Landmark or building: You can get more details about it.
  • Painting in a museum: You can get details about it.

How does it work?

The tech behind Google Lens is built upon Google’s advancements in computer vision,  ML and Google’s Knowledge Graph that underpins Google Search.

How to use Google Lens to search your photos:

  1. Open the Google Photos app Photos on your Pixel or Pixel 2 device,
  2. Select the photo you wish to search.
  3. Tap Google Lens icon on the bottom right of the photo Google Lens.
  4. Depending on your photo, check the details or take an action.

Purchase the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL today and search the world around you.

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How does the Google Pixel 2 compare to the original?

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

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1. Design

At first glance, both handsets look very much the same. Theres 5-inch 1080p OLED display and on-screen navigation buttons. the logo and fingerprint sensor are the same and there’s the same aluminum back with the top third of which is glass.

But that’s where the similarity end.

Pixel 2 puts a speaker in both of those bezels for front facing speakers. But they have removed the headphone jack.

the Pixel 2 is fractionally taller and wider than the Pixel but it is thinner.

The Pixel 2 adds IP67 dust and water resistance which was a big omission from the original Pixels and allows full submersion of the phone in up to one metre of water for up to 30 minutes

 2.The latest Snapdragon

The Pixel 2 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, which is more power efficient than the Snapdragon 821 in the original Pixel.  claiming 27% greater performance and 30% more efficiency. It is also faster and offers improved wireless support for the next generation.

The Snapdragon 835 offers better multimedia input abilities through the camera as well as better output support for what you see on the screen. The Snapdragon 835 of the Pixel 2 also outshines the 821 when it comes to LTE network technology, thanks to the first SoC that theoretically offers faster LTE speeds,

3. Active Edge

Squeezable phones were first released by HTC, and now Google have added the ability to Simply grip the phone tighter to launch Assistant to the Pixel 2 . the original Pixel doesn’t have the hardware mechanisms to support Active Edge, so if it’s something you’re looking for, an upgrade to the Pixel 2 is worthwhile.

4. The Camera:

The original Pixel and Pixel XL are remembered for their incredible cameras. Now Google looks set to lead the smartphone camera pack once again as the Pixel 2 is rated as having the best smartphone camera ever tested.

Improvements include the addition of optical image stabilization, and a wider aperture, now at f/1.8, which should make up for the slight reduction in pixel size in the imaging sensor.

There’s also the addition of the Pixel Visual Core,Google’s first custom system-on-a-chip (SOC) for consumer products, that accelerates the HDR+ camera magic that makes Pixel photos so uniquely superior.

The Pixel 2 adds ‘Motion Photos’ (a rip-off of Apple’s Live Photos that ripped off Nokia’s Living Images) which creates 3 second short videos around the photos you take to bring them to life.

Finally the Pixel 2’s camera adds Google Lens which allows you to perform searches from the photos you take, and wider support for Augmented Reality

The front camera of the Pixel 2 has also bumped up from 7MP to 8MP.

Order the Google Pixel and Google Pixel 2, available with UK and international shipping.

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Google Pixel 2: Should you upgrade?

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

The original Google was extremely popular throughout 2016, but it still offers a great user experience today. So if you’re wondering whether you should upgrade to the latest Google Pixel 2, it’s time to check out our latest YouTube video.

We compare Google’s latest release with its predecessor, covering all the areas including design, camera, power and performance.

 

Here’s how the specs compare:

Google Pixel 2:

  • Dimensions: 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm (5.74 x 2.74 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight: 143 g (5.04 oz)
  • Durability:  IP67 certified – dust and water resistant, Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Display: 5.0 inches (~67.9% screen-to-body ratio)  AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density), Multitouch, Always-on display, 95% DCI-P3 coverage
  • OS: Android 8.0
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • Internal: 64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Primary Camera: 12.2 MP, f/1.8, OIS, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, 1/2.6” sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps
  • Secondary (front) Camera: 8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p
  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector (PowerDelivery 2.0)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
  • Browser: HTML5

Google Pixel (2016)

  • Dimensions: 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5 mm (5.66 x 2.74 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight: 143 g (5.04 oz)
  • Build: Front glass, aluminum body, partial glass back, Splash and dust resistant
  • SIM: Nano-SIM
  • Display: 5.0 inches,, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 68.9 cm2 (~69.0% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~441 ppi density), Multitouch, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • OS: Android 7.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
  • CPU: Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • Internal: 32/128 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Primary Camera: 12.3 MP (f/2.0, 1/2.3″, 1.55 µm), gyro EIS, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps
  • Front Camera: 8 MP (f/2.4, 1/3.2″, 1.4 µm), 1080p
  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: 3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2770 mAh battery, Fast battery charging
  • Stand-by: Up to 456 h (3G)
  • Talk time: Up to 26 h (3G)
  • Music play: Up to 110 h

If you purchase the Google Pixel or Google Pixel 2 from us you’ll benefit from the following perks:

1. International delivery, worldwide, generally within 1-2 working days via FedEx.

2. If you are purchasing the handsets outside the EU you will pay the ex-VAT price. Combine this with exchange rates and you’re more than likely to save money on the cost of the device.

3. All Pixel handsets are fully unlocked for any sim card. You can even switch up your sim or service provider at any time as the handsets will remain unlocked.

Order the Google Pixel and Google Pixel 2, available with international shipping

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Google Pixel 2: Rumours and Release Date

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Arriving at the end of this year, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is nothing but rumours currently.

We have had confirmation from been Rick Osterloh (Google’s senior vice president of hardware,) that the devices will be released, with an expected date in October.  The rest is up to us to fill in the blanks.

image source: techdroider

image source: techdroider

Here’s the key rumours circulating:

  1. Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL may be waterproof
  2. We are expecting an improved chipset
  3. Google are likely to follow Apple’s lead, and get rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack
  4. It’s been reported that Google have approached LG to place an order for curved OLED screens, suggesting that there may be a curved display for one or both devices.
  5. The screen on the standard Pixel 2 could be boosted to a QHD resolution
  6. There is a third Pixel being planned, with rumours suggesting that Google are testing a lower spec, budget friendly Pixel device.
  7. With an expected release date for October this year, it’s likely that all devices will run on the latest Android O.
  8. The Pixel 2 is expected to come in 7 colour ways, including  Blue, Grey, Carbon, Graphite, Silver, White and Gold.

If you can’t wait for the Google Pixel 2, check out the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL available with UK and international delivery.

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Could the LG G6 be the first non-Pixel phone to feature Google Assistant?

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

The LG G6 may be unveiled in its final form at MWC this February, with promise of a new and improved 5.7-inch QHD display, waterproof casing and a design blend of the LG V20 and LG G5. (read more here)

But the excitement doesn’t end there. Business Korea, recently reported a collaboration between LG and Google to help integrate an AI system into upcoming the device. Integrating Google’s personal assistant into the LG G6 would allow the South Korean company to keep up with the likes of Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana and would be the first time this particular AI system is used outside of Google Pixel handsets.

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If proven correct, this leaked news will see LG become the first OEM to use Google Assistant and may see Google Assistant feature in LG’s next wearable devices.

Register your interest in the LG G6 to ensure you are one of the first to pre-order the handset.

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Free Online Courses with Google

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Looking to expand your tech knowledge or earn certifications to help your career?

Digital Garage With Google

Check out Google’s latest offerings with free tutorials on everything from your website to online marketing and beyond. Choose the topics you want to learn, or complete the whole online course for a certification from Google and IAB Europe. Watch video tutorials from everyday experts who have been in your shoes, or visit google in one of their physical ‘garages’ for face to face mentoring.

Topics include:

  • Build your online shop
  • Build your web presence
  • Be noticed with search ads
  • Get started with analytics
  • Improve your search campaigns
  • Discover the possibilities of mobile
  • Get noticed with social media
  • Sell more online

Visit Digital Garage with Google for more info.

Don’t forget to check out the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL handsets for a mobile Google Experience.

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Specification Sheet for the Google Pixel

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Google are taking the mobile world by storm thanks to the recent release of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL.

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Here’s the specs at a glance for the Google Pixel:

  • Display size, resolution: 5-inch; 1,920×1,080 pixels
  • Pixel density: 441 ppi
  • Dimensions (Inches): 5.66×2.74×0.34 (at its thickest)
  • Dimensions (Millimeters): 143.84×69.54×8.58 (at its thickest)
  • Weight (Ounces, Grams): 5.04 oz; 143 g
  • OS: Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Camera:12.3-megapixel
  • Front-facing camera: 8-megapixel
  • Video capture: 4K
  • Processor: 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Storage: 32GB, 128GB
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Battery: 2,770mAh
  • Fingerprint sensor: Back cover
  • Connector: USB-C
  • Special features: Google Assistant built-in; unlimited cloud storage; Daydream VR ready

Check out the specs for the larger Google Pixel XL here. 

Purchase the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL today with international and UK delivery

 

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Free Android App of the Week: Adobe Premiere Clip

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Video is where digital content is at in 2016, with YouTube officially the second most used search engine after Google. If you enjoy creating videos and sharing with friends, family and fans across the globe check out:

Adobe Premiere Clip (free)

This free video editor makes creating high quality videos easy, fast and fun. You can also easily open your file in Adobe Premiere Pro CC if you want to add a little extra polish.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Choose a soundtrack (from stock tracks or your own collection) and select the pace to have you clips artfully sets your images to the beat of the music.
  • Drag and drop clips and photos in the order that you like.
  • Trim out the parts you don’t want
  • Add visual polish with lighting adjustments, transitions, and slow motion effects. Sync to Music lets you edit to the beat of your music like a pro.
  • Apply custom lighting and color Looks from Adobe Capture CC to enhance the appearance and overall mood of your videos.
  • Add visual interest to static images. Turning the option ON will apply a slow, subtle zoom.
  • Save finished videos to your gallery, share directly to Twitter, Facebook or YouTube, or send them to Premiere Pro CC for additional editing.
  • When you export a project to Premiere Pro CC, the edits, music markers and Looks you applied in Premiere Clip will appear seamlessly in your timeline.
  • Adobe CreativeSync ensures that your files, fonts, design assets, settings and more all instantly appear in your workflow wherever you need them. Start your creative work on any device and seamlessly pick it up on another.

Purchase the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL today with international and UK delivery to enjoy the best of Adobe Premiere Clip.

 

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