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Google really wants LG users to switch to Pixel with this new ad

You can still get the most out of Pixel with the Pixel 5a. What you need to know Google has released a new ad for the Pixel 5a to make it feel relevant amid the Pixel 6 frenzy. The eight-minute ad offers 113 reasons to switch to Google Pixel. Google is obviously trying to get LG users to make the jump to its smartphone. Google's new ad wants you to feel that your Pixel 5a is still relevant in the midst of the Pixel 6 craze. The search giant offered more than a hundred reasons to switch to Google Pixel, and it's clear that the message is aimed at LG users. The eight-minute ad lists 113 reasons to switch to Pixel "when the maker of your old phone stops making phones." The catchphrase clearly refers to LG, which exited the smartphone market earlier this year after failing to turn a profit for the last five years. Among the practical reasons cited in the video ad are Pixel's useful features, such as its seamless integration with Google services and a sl

June feature drop for Pixels brings astro timelapse, Pride wallpapers

Locked Folders finally make it to Pixel phones with the latest feature drop. What you need to know Google is rolling out the latest feature drop for Pixel smartphones. The update brings a new astrophotography timelapse feature and new clipboard features in Gboard. Google Photos gains the recently announced Locked Folders feature, and more countries gain access to car crash detection. The latest feature drop for Pixel smartphones arrives today, and Google highlights the many features that are arriving with this latest update. The last feature drop introduced improved underwater photography for Pixels. This time, Google is taking the Pixel astrophotography feature to the next level. With the new Astrolapse feature, Pixel owners can take a video of the stars moving across the sky while the phone simultaneously captures an image using the same exposure. This gives owners of the Google Pixel 4 and later devices more ways to share their awesome night captures. You can learn more

Google may never make a flagship phone again, and that’s a good thing

The magic of a Pixel isn't on a spec sheet. It's in the software. I hate the word flagship . It's a fine word to describe a company's best product, but the way it gets thrown around when talking about tech makes it meaningless. Unfortunately, it's really the only way to describe the top-tier category of mobile devices in a way everyone understands. So we all use it. In that context, I want to talk about Google and its place among the most flagship-ish best phones . Specifically, how Google didn't offer one in 2020, and how that's a really smart move by a company that is slowly but surely increasing its hardware revenue . The only words worse than Flagship Phone are Flagship Killer. Google shipped three new Pixel phones in 2020 and none of them qualify as flagships according to Android enthusiasts: the Pixel 4a and 4a 5G , and the Pixel 5 . That wasn't an accident, and any conspiracy theory about Google being unable to source flags

Pocket a refurbished Google Pixel or Samsung Galaxy phone from $60 today

Woot has a number of refurbished Samsung, LG, and Google smartphones on sale for today only. The promotion includes phones from the Samsung Galaxy S6 to newer devices like the Galaxy S10 and LG V40 ThinQ, and prices start as low as $60. the models are listed as "scratch & dent" condition which means there may be some cosmetic wear, though they have all been tested to ensure they are in full working order. A 90-day warranty is included. Several options have already sold out, so don't wait on the phone you want if it is still available. One interesting and affordable option still in stock at the time of writing is the LG V40 ThinQ at $159.99. This fully unlocked phone has a 6.4-inch display, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor. The V40 ThinQ has five cameras, three of which are on the back and two of them are on the front. On the back, it has a standard, ultra-wide, and telephoto lens, while the front has a standard a