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Month: October 2020

Here’s how Google put wireless charging in the aluminum Pixel 5

Credit: Google The Pixel 5 was officially announced during Google’s Launch Night In event alongside other hardware like the Nest Audio, Chromecast with Google TV, and Pixel 4a 5G. The Pixel 5 is Google’s flagship smartphone this year, bringing improvements over the 4a like more RAM, a high refresh rate display, wireless charging, and an aluminum build. It’s the phone many of us have been waiting for, especially in that Sorta Sage colorway. Don’t miss: Google Pixel 5 buyer’s guide: Everything you need to know But how exactly was Google able to pair wireless charging with an aluminum phone? For years, companies have been forced to use glass or polycarbonate for wireless charging to work, since the charging signal can’t go through metal. While we loved the build quality of other aluminum phones like the Nexus 6P, wireless charging forced the build materials to change. Aluminum with ‘skin’ Credit: Google While Google is technically using aluminum for the Pixel 5’s hardware, there’s another layer that sits directly on top. Google calls this material bio-resin, which is really a fancy name for super thin plastic. This is what you’ll feel when holding the device, but the aluminum underneath helps give the Pixel 5 structure. This allowed Google to cut a physical hole in the Pixel 5’s aluminum chassis to put the wireless charging coil. Google says you shouldn’t be able...

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Google Pixel 5 wallpapers: Download all the mega-colorful designs here

Credit: Google Today, Google officially showed off a few new hardware products, among them These Google Pixel 5 wallpapers can be found by hitting the button below. You’ll need to unzip them and then put them in the appropriate folder for your Android device and then apply them. Don’t want to put Pixel 5 walls on your current device? Well, you can pre-order a Pixel 5 instead by clicking here. Get Google Pixel 5 Wallpapers Go to Source Author: C. Scott...

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Google Photos’ new Android editor uses AI to help images pop

Credit: Google Google is rolling out an update editor in the Photos app for Android. It offers AI suggestions for edits and more granular manual control. Portrait Light on the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 helps faces shine. Google didn’t just cater to Android fans with the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G at its Launch Night In event — it also introduced a brand new Photos editor for Android that aims to improve snapshots for everyone, not just those with the latest devices. The new Google Photos editor uses machine learning to suggest changes to pictures that you can apply with one tap. Some are simple touch-ups like Enhance, while others are flashy effects like Black and White Portrait or Color Pop. You can often see the specific changes made to a photo if you want to tweak the results. Read more: The best photo editor apps for Android You might be happy if you prefer manual edits. The upgraded Google Photos for Android offers easier granular controls for aspects like brightness and saturation. Once you’re in the Adjust menu, you just need to tap the intended effect and use a slider to dial in even very slight changes. There is one feature that currently requires the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G. Portrait Light relies on machine learning to not only improve the lighting quality in portrait mode...

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Google Pixel 5 vs Pixel 4a 5G vs Pixel 4a: Which should you buy?

Credit: Google We finally have eyes on Google’s entire 2020 smartphone lineup with the launch of the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. Google forewent the traditional flagship this year, with the two joining the Pixel 4a to dominate the mid-range category. So while these aren’t as powerful as phones like the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, you don’t have to worry about thousand dollar price tags either. But which Pixel is the one for you? We take a quick look at the Pixel 5 vs Pixel 4a 5G vs Pixel 4a!   Google Pixel 5 vs Pixel 4a 5G vs Pixel 4a Specs   Pixel 5 Pixel 4a 5G Pixel 4a Display 6-inch OLED 2,340 x 1,080 resolution 90Hz refresh rate 6.2-inch OLED 2,340 x 1,080 resolution 60Hz refresh rate 5.81-inch OLED 2,340 x 1,080 resolution 60Hz refresh rate Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 RAM 8GB 6GB 6GB Storage 128GB No microSD card slot 128GB No microSD card slot 128GB No microSD card slot Camera Rear: Main: 12.2MP, f/1.7, 1.4µm pixels, optical + electronic image stabilization Secondary: 16MP, f/2.2, 1 micron pixel, ultra-wide (107 degree FoV) Front: 8MP sensor, f/2.0, 1.12µm pixels, fixed focus, 83-degree field-of-view Rear: Main: 12.2MP, f/1.7, 1.4µm pixels, optical + electronic image stabilization Secondary: 16MP, f/2.2, 1 micron pixel, ultra-wide (107 degree FoV) Front: 8MP sensor, f/2.0, 1.12µm pixels, fixed focus,...

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