The Pixel phone/Pixel XL thread

Discussion in 'Smartphones and Tablets' started by Mitlov, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Convel

    Convel Notebook Evangelist

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    I'm currently using the Google Now Launcher. I'll definitely adopt the circular look after Nougat ROM development for my Mi 5 has moved past alpha stage so that I can use the Pixel Launcher. CM13 runs great and Xiaomi has recently released its kernel source, but I'm not sure how useful it actually is to anything resembling stock Android. I've got a feeling I'll have to break my upgrade cycle this time around, especially if Daydream VR sees early popularity. :vbrolleyes:
     
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    Primes Chrome OS Wizard

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  3. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

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    Any Pixel owners here had the problem with the microphone intermittently cutting out on voice calls? A coworker has a Pixel and had that issue, and apparently it's pretty common. Seems like a huge, huge issue on a smartphone.

    I want to like "pure Google" hardware, but after the various issues with my Nexus 9 (light bleed, frequent lag issues typically attributed to the choice of processor) and this, I'm somewhat distrustful.
     
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    yutzybrian Notebook Consultant

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    Now to decide whether I pick up a used Pixel after this comes out or buy the new model. It will also be the first time in forever I've managed to have a phone for a full 2 year lifespan...if I make it to November. Somehow managed to be happy with my 6P since launch.
     
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    Primes Chrome OS Wizard

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  6. Mitlov

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    Very attractive hardware--a real upgrade over the current hardware in like subjective opinion--but my only concern would be whether LG has solved the boot loop issues that have plagued many of their recent phones, including the Nexus 5X.
     
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    Primes Chrome OS Wizard

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    Is there is any talk about the Pixel 2 having IP68 water resistance?
     
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  8. H.A.L. 9000

    H.A.L. 9000 Occam's Chainsaw

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    As far as I know, HTC will still be building the next Pixel. LG will supply the AMOLED panels.

    And yes, it's rumored the new Pixels will have an IP rating... whether it be 67 or 68 is not clear.
     
  9. Mitlov

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    HTC will be building the Pixel 2 but LG will be building the Pixel 2 XL. They're splitting up manufacturers between the two sizes kind of like what they did with the last generation of Nexus phones.

    https://m.androidcentral.com/google-pixel-2

    Edited: typo
     
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  10. ronaldheld

    ronaldheld Notebook Deity

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    You meant LG for the XL?
     
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