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The Pixel 2’s Visual Core photo processor now works with Instagram, WhatsApp and Snapchat

Visual Core was a strange little surprise from Google when it revealed it back in October. The system company waited three weeks until after the Pixel 2’s announcement to talk up the system-on-a-chi

Google’s new Star Wars AR stickers put Porgs everywhere

After months of teasing, Google’s finally brought its AR stickers to the Pixel 2. For most users with the company’s latest flagship handset, the feature will be available today as part of an Andro

The Pixel 2’s dormant Visual Core chip gets activated in the latest Android developer preview

Sadly, not all of the Pixel 2’s surprises have been the good sort since Google’s latest flagship launched. Visual Core is one of the more pleasant ones, though — a custom system-on-a-chip (SoC)

Google promises a software fix for the Pixel 2’s buzzing phone call problem in ‘the coming weeks’

Google’s hardware team can’t catch a break this year. In spite of solid reviews (us included), the company’s new Pixel 2 handsets have been plagued by glitches, including a buzzing sound heard i

Google responds to Pixel 2 XL display complaints, promises fix for ‘clicking’ noise on the Pixel 2

Shortly after Google’s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL began shipping, some users noted the devices seemed to have some… quirks. Onscreen colors on the XL seemed faded. When switching screens, evidence

Let’s talk about that Pixel 2 contrast color button though

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have one of the best features introduced on a smartphone in recent memory: That button. Admittedly, it’s just a superficial design decision, but it’s actu

A dormant chip in the Pixel 2 will soon let developers write better camera and AI apps

Here's a surprise: Google's Pixel 2 phones include a custom system-on-a-chip (SoC) that's optimized for image processing -- but it currently just sits there, doing nothing. Google says it'll turn this

Two sizes really do fit all with Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a number of strengths to recommend them, but what makes them really unique is that they offer two versions of phone that finally, for Android, will provide e

Google Pixel 2 review

Google wanted to announce more than just a boatload of products at its event the other week. The company hoped to foster a new conversation around consumer hardware, moving from a narrative about spec

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL reaffirm Google’s top spot among smartphone cameras

Google’s changes to the Pixel cameras are mostly on the software side, but they gain some excellent additional abilities, including a new Portrait mode, as well as optical image stabilization to

Crunch Report | Google’s Big Ol’ Hardware Day

All the goodies, like Pixel 2, Pixelbook, Clips, Home Mini and Pixel Buds from Google's Hardware Event, self-driving car company Voyage is testing cars at a retirement home and the EU says Ireland isn

The Pixel 2/Home Mini bundle is a big deal for Google Assistant

Today’s Google event was a non-stop two hour deluge of Assistant news. Yet one small, overlooked announcement may have been the biggest bit boost to the company’s burgeoning AI ecosystem so far. T

Trying out Google’s ‘Stranger Things’ AR stickers on the new Pixel 2

Google has new AR stickers coming to its Pixel devices, with rollout set to begin later this year. They use Google’s ARCore, which is designed as an easy way for Android developers to bring augm

Hands-on with Google’s Pixel 2, a shift away from the war of hardware specs

Google sold the idea of paradigm shifts hard on-stage at today’s big event in San Francisco — that, after all, is kind of the company’s M.O. This time out, CEO Sundar Pichai hit the stage to

Pixel 2 dethrones iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8 in camera rankings

Well, that was quick! The iPhone 8 Plus had a short reign at camera testing outfit DxOMark as "the best smartphone camera we've ever tested" — the Galaxy Note 8 tied it after only a few weeks. And n

This is the Google Pixel 2, arriving October 17 for $649

They say sequels are never quite as good as the original, but after releasing one of 2017’s best phones, Google’s hoping lightning will strike a second time with the Pixel 2. The company is teamin

Watch Google unveil the Pixel 2 live right here

Google’s big event is today. And this time, it’s all about new devices — the company should unveil a handful of new hardware products. The event will start at 9 AM in San Francisco, 12 PM in New

What to expect from Google’s October 4 Pixel 2 event

Google’s big hardware event is coming up fast – it all goes down next Wednesday, October 4. But we already know (or think we know) a fair amount about what will be revealed, including brand ne