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Google announces the Pixel 2 ($649) and Pixel 2 XL ($849) with immediate pre-orders

There have been leaks, more leaks, and even more leaks leading up to today, but Google has finally unveiled the phones we all suspected it would. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are official. Like last year, we have a smaller phone and a larger one, but unlike last year these devices look rather different. What you really want to know is when you can get them—well, pre-orders are live now.These phones still look like Pixels, but the design is a bit refined. The Pixel 2 XL has a new 6-inch OLED...

Pixel 2 XL hands on: 5 reasons why you'll want Google's $849 superphone

My gut reaction after 20 minutes of use: Google Pixel 2 XL, much like the original Pixel, is a sleeper phone. It may not seem like a powerhouse if you only glance at raw specs and components. It doesn’t come with a pen. It doesn’t boast dual cameras. It doesn’t have a stunning liquid metal exterior.But once you hold the Pixel 2 XL in your hand, and begin playing with the features that Google has tuned with machine learning and clever interface design, you begin to appreciate the elegant...

Pixel 2 XL screen blue shift : Why didn’t Google show us this?

Today the mystery behind the “blue shift” in the Google Pixel 2 XL seems to have been solved. The color space is a much deeper subject, the likes of which could easily fill its own set of articles – but that blue? It’s quite simple, as it turns out. All one has to do is use a polarization filter on their camera to see the effect.Thanks to the intrepid Mike Barrett, we’re able to see the simplicity of the truth. In the video below, Barrett does a demo in which a polarized lens filter is used...