Pixel & Pixel XL liveblog: Google's first phone hardware

Pixel & Pixel XL liveblog: Google's first phone hardware
The unthinkable is probably going to happen today, as it seems fairly certain that Google is gearing up to do what practically amounts to entering the smartphone business with a competing product.

The Pixel and Pixel XL phones, which are expected to be announced today, will be much more of a Google thing than the Nexus devices we're used to seeing come from Mountain View. Where Nexus phones were designed and marketed in close collaboration with other prominent phone makers, the Pixel and Pixel XL are said to follow in the Pixel C tablet's footsteps, which was treated like a product that is exclusively Google.

Beginning at 9 AM Pacific US time today, the company which brought you Android is going to hold a grand press conference, where it's expected to announce a series of new products, including the aforementioned Pixel smartphones, a new Chromecast media device, news surrounding the Google Home device, a project codenamed Andromeda, and possibly more.

For the full round-up of rumored product announcements, please see our What to expect article.

This is our Google Pixel and Pixel XL liveblog, where you'll be able to follow the action through timely text and image updates. Alternatively, there's always the video stream from the event that you can watch here.

EVENT START TIME: 9 AM PT | 10 AM MT | 11 AM CT | 12 AM ET | 4 PM GMT | 6 PM CET

Related phones

  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2770 mAh(26h talk time)
Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(32h talk time)



2. Jevon5

Posts: 60; Member since: Feb 15, 2016

Laughing at those bezels while I type this on my note 7

19. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1348; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

The Note 7 has bezels. Do you also laugh at those?

14. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

#$hit pixel!! dare to compete with OP3!!!

24. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

They can, even Axon 7 is better than OP3.

22. Reeyawn

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

can't wait

28. parasshah100

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

Pixel phones look promising, they might not have the best design but for the people complaining about camera, remember even apple had 2.2 aperture with the 6s which was still very good, even OP3 has 2.0 aperture, so Pixels with 1.55um pixel size could have great cameras even at 2.0 aperture. Google could pack their best into this phone unlike Nexuses where they left a couple of features. Vulkan API, Snapdragon 821, IMX378, Daydream support, Possibly affordable price and great offers. :)

41. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Vulkan is part of Android 7, nothing to do with the phone. OnePlus 3 costs half the price as other flagship devices, I doubt very much Google will try and compete at the same price point.

44. RieXan

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 04, 2016

Vulkan is part of Android 7 but you need a SOC in your phone that supports it. It´s the same thing on a computer. When your gpu is to old, you can´t use Vulkan for games like Doom. So it have something to do with the phone ;)

30. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

The bezels are so big on top and bottom, there are no buttons or speakers so why?

32. tangbunna

Posts: 491; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

is that iphone without home button? ugly and outdated iphone rip off.

36. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Unfortunately that's exactly how the front looks.

35. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Get iPhone and note 7 out of the article.

37. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'd be a little more excited for the announcement if the internet didn't spoil everything before hand... then again, we demand all the news ASAP so I suppose this is a case of "You can't make everyone happy", of more accurately, "Damned if you do, damned if you don't". But enough with the nonsense, see what you can do about making the clock speed up so we can get on with the show!

42. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

The staff here are pathetic.

45. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1348; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

The problem is that people find ways of breaking the non disclosure agreements they sign without getting caught. If companies were to really crack down on leaks, we would return to bring awed on reveal announcements.

39. TBomb

Posts: 1668; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I would watch but my device isn't a Google device :/ I guess I will have to wait till next time....

40. dbmcelroy

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

Looks like an iphone...

46. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Another day, another android phone which probably the same....Yaaaaaaawn lol Best android phone is Oneplus 3, period!!!

57. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

They must be paying you well.

47. Kelley71

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

This is a parody, right?

48. bonsly16

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Exclusively available through Verizon???? #fail

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