“What if smartphones have been smarter and easier?” That’s the query we requested ourselves final yr, and what we got down to reply once we launched our first Pixel cellphone made by Google. With Pixel, we got down to make the smartphone expertise higher and produce one of the best of Google to a very powerful gadget in your life. So we created the world’s greatest smartphone digital camera and the primary cellphone with the Google Assistant. But we didn’t cease there.

Today, together with a brand new household of hardware merchandise, we’re introducing Google Pixel 2. We need you to have the ability to ask much more out of your cellphone—so we’re providing you with the highest-rated digital camera ever that helps you’re taking nice photos and work together with the world round you, all-day battery life, and an Assistant that understands you higher and helps you get extra finished.

Pixel 2 is loaded with nice options. Let me take you thru just a few of our favorites.

The greatest smartphone digital camera, once more

Taking nice images and movies is without doubt one of the stuff you do most together with your cellphone, so we got down to ship one of the best images expertise. You get stunningly crisp, clear, and detailed images in any mild. You may also take high-quality portrait pictures with the right background blurs, from each the back and front digital camera. New movement images seize just a few seconds of video across the shot so you’ll be able to relive the second across the image. The Pixel 2 digital camera is powered by our computational images and machine studying (ML) capabilities which make all these nice options straightforward, enjoyable and quick so that you can use.

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We’ve made video seize higher too by combining each optical and digital video stabilization to offer you remarkably easy video, even if you’re on the transfer. All of those nice options imply you’ll be able to take one of the best images and movies with Pixel 2. And don’t simply take our phrase for it—unbiased digital camera specialists DxOMark have rated the Pixel 2 digital camera as one of the best digital camera of any smartphone, with an unprecedented rating of 98. To prime it off, we’re as soon as once more offering free limitless storage for the entire images and movies taken in your Pixel.

Your digital camera can even maintain getting higher over time. As only one instance, coming quickly and unique to Pixel, you’ll have the ability to play with Augmented Reality (AR) Stickers, so you’ll be able to add playful emojis and digital characters to your images and movies and set the scene to your very personal tales.

Search what you see

Pixel 2 homeowners can even get an unique preview of Google Lens—a brand new set of visible smarts that allow you to study extra concerning the world round you and get issues finished. Lens builds on Google’s developments in pc imaginative and prescient and ML, mixed with our Knowledge Graph which underpins Google Search. From day one, in your Pixel 2, you’ll have the ability to lookup landmarks, books, music albums, films and paintings by clicking on the Lens icon in Google Photos. You may also use Google Lens to repeat URLs and call information from an image of a poster or enterprise card. We’ll add capabilities on an ongoing foundation, together with using Lens within the Google Assistant.

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The Google Assistant, extra useful for you

The Google Assistant makes many duties—from sending a textual content or making a name, to discovering a solution—sooner, simpler and hands-free. You received’t have to edit the textual content messages you dictate as usually as you do with different assistants. With Pixel 2, you’ll be able to entry your Google Assistant with a brand new function known as Active Edge. Just give the cellphone a fast squeeze—even when it’s in a case—and ask the Assistant for what you want.

Your Assistant now helps you handle extra settings and apps in your cellphone. You can say “activate don’t disturb” in your approach into the theater, as a substitute of navigating settings, and shortly you’ll have the ability to e book live performance tickets or purchase flowers. You can management your music, your good residence gadgets and discover solutions to just about something.

In the approaching weeks, your Assistant on Pixel can even have the ability to assist together with your each day routines, simply by utilizing one easy phrase. For instance, if you go to mattress at evening, with a easy “good evening” your Assistant can silence your cellphone, flip off the lights, set your alarm and extra. There are additionally routines coming to Pixel for the morning, your commute, if you get residence, and so forth. So the Google Assistant on Pixel not solely understands you higher however may also be extra private to you, serving to you get extra finished at any time.

Do extra, fear much less

We’ve all been caught with a useless battery, so we made positive the Pixel 2 has a battery that lasts all day.* And should you ever want a fast enhance, 15 minutes of charging offers you as much as seven hours of utilization. It’s additionally water and dirt proof against the IP67 customary and comes with necessary security measures baked in. With month-to-month safety updates from Google, your Pixel will at all times have probably the most superior safety precautions in-built—no extra worrying about updating or upgrading.

We’re additionally making it straightforward to modify to Pixel. Most folks will have the ability to copy their contacts, apps, messages, images, and even their iMessages from their previous telephones to Pixel in 10 minutes or much less. It’s quick and painless.

Just give me the deets, already

Pixel 2 is available in two sizes, with the identical nice options in each. There’s the 5-inch Pixel 2 with a crystal-clear cinematic OLED show, which is available in Just Black, Clearly White and Kinda Blue. The 6-inch Pixel 2 XL has a razor-sharp pOLED 18:9 show which permits us to create a full display, immersive viewing expertise, and is available in Just Black and Black & White.

Both telephones are powered by Android 8.0 Oreo and include an always-on show which helps you to see notifications at a look on Pixel’s display with out having to the touch the facility button. The new Now Playing function, unique to Pixel, exhibits you what tune is enjoying round you. With your permission it matches music to a database of hundreds of songs that’s saved in your gadget, with out sending any data to Google.

Alongside Pixel we’re launching new circumstances and equipment. That consists of our customizable Google Live Cases, and a variety of different circumstances, cables, headphones and extra from over 25 companions in our “made for Google” program. The “made for” merchandise will function a badge on the packaging so you understand they have been licensed to fulfill Google’s compatibility requirements.

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL can be found for pre-order right this moment beginning at $649 within the U.S. Both merchandise are additionally obtainable in Australia, Canada, Germany, India and U.Okay. We’ll be bringing Pixel 2 XL to Italy, Singapore and Spain later this yr. In the U.S., we’re teaming up with Verizon to make Pixel obtainable nationwide in any respect Verizon shops in addition to at Best Buy shops. Pixel can also be being supplied on the Google Store. And Project Fi followers can be pleased to know that Pixel additionally works on the Fi community.

There’s a lot extra to Pixel 2, however I am positive I’ve already taken up my phrase depend. Visit google.com/telephones to seek out out extra. 

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