Weekly poll: Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, are the worth it?

Oct 15, 2017, 00:48

The Google Pixel 2 is priced at $649 (about Ksh 67,000) for the base model of 64GB and $749 (about Ksh 77,400) for the 128GB variant.

Either way, Google's approach is smart for several reasons. Finally, Google also included a few videos in the gallery, showcasing the phone's ability to shoot slow-mo video and demonstrating the optical image stabilization that will keep your videos smooth, even if you're bouncing around while filming. If our readers have noticed our posts, the information would continue to prattle that having the headphone jack in a smartphone is necessary because it presents convenience, but it does not appear that Google thinks in the same manner. The story won't be different for the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the successors to the 2016 models that were unveiled mid last week. The front gets an 8MP shooter for selfies and like the 2016 models, you still get unlimited cloud storage with Google Photos.

Google Pixel and Pixel XL are available in Kenya, but good luck finding one. More details will be revealed on the 4th of October this year. For example,"Ok Google call Dad" through voice recognition will be deciphered by sound of voice, so Google knows that it's me speaking, not my wife and then call "dad" from my contacts list.

Click through the images to see examples of Google's "Motion" feature, which creates mini clips in the style of Apple's Live Photos, and to check out the new software-driven Portrait mode that blurs the background behind your subject - another feature Apple got to first.

In order to satisfy the high-end smartphone market, you need more than just a phone with high-end hardware specs. The move to ditch the headphone jack accompanied Google's decision to launch its own AirPod competitor, the Pixel Buds.

Google Pixel 2 is missing this awesome original Pixel feature
Today the Pixel 2 launcher (the newest Pixel launcher) was released through 3rd-parties for older devices. We downloaded and tested it on a Pixel XL running Oreo and it is working flawlessly, Google Now intact.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition announced, to be released on January 16th
For those players that already own Street Fighter V , the Arcade Mode and all of the attendant features will be a free update . Other than that, the title gets a completely redesigned user interface and a new gallery of illustrations.

Reliance Jio launches Apples' iPhone 8, 8 Plus in India
I suspect you'd hear it if the casing suddenly popped open, but if it's a glue-related issue it may happen slowly. Or wait for something more exciting from the camp of Android, like the Pixel 2 XL that is coming next week.

We can see a similar strategy with voice search; Google has opened up the API for hardware manufacturers such as Bose and Sonos to integrate the Google Assistant into their products.

The Google Home Max is a high-end speaker created to counter the Echo, as well as the upcoming Apple HomePod, and smart audio speakers from Sonos.

The Google Home Max does basically the same thing, but automatically. Yes, it's a respectable chip, but it looks positively archaic when you compare it to the iPhone 8 Plus' new A11 Bionic chip with its neural engine. If you feel you do not like the feature or its not working properly, you can simply turn it off.

The Google Home Mini sports a much smaller form factor than its larger brethren, created to take on Amazon's Echo Dot, and matches its $49.99 price tag.

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