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« Reply #420 on: June 02, 2020, 09:31:26 PM »
i thought to myself "damn, this phone may even be faster than my laptop", then i thought about it, and it might not be an exaggeration, since they both have 4 gigs of RAM :lol

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« Reply #421 on: June 02, 2020, 09:33:12 PM »
Not all of us are getting that $600 per spawn to be able to be risky with our personal electronics, BREEDER

Get your history right, dude. I'm a homo. :doge


wait you are? i thought you had a kid like a year or two ago?

if not...then who the hell am i thinking of?  :doge

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« Reply #422 on: June 02, 2020, 09:36:29 PM »
Not all of us are getting that $600 per spawn to be able to be risky with our personal electronics, BREEDER

Get your history right, dude. I'm a homo. :doge

 :lol

he just see the "kid gloves" analogy and think you literally used your kids gloves? wth. i need answers.
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« Reply #423 on: June 02, 2020, 10:30:46 PM »
https://www.xda-developers.com/google-android-tv-dongle-remote-ui/







Been rumblings of this for a while, basically a Chromecast Ultra successor that runs full Android TV and includes a remote instead of relying on the simpler Chromecast UI. Would bet it'll be marketed with Stadia too. Likely MSRP is $69.

Branding wise there's been talk that it'll be a Nest product, maybe "Nest Cast" or "Nest TV." And also also talk of rebranding Android TV as a whole (like how Android Wear became Wear OS), and just be "Google TV." Again. But hey it's actually moderately successful this time.
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« Reply #424 on: June 02, 2020, 10:38:52 PM »
Not all of us are getting that $600 per spawn to be able to be risky with our personal electronics, BREEDER

Get your history right, dude. I'm a homo. :doge


wait you are? i thought you had a kid like a year or two ago?

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if not...then who the hell am i thinking of?  :doge

Probably Mac? Bork? Bork is having a kid soon, Mac has one on the way (or had it, though he's no where near home currently, and uses iPhones not Android) or maybe Am_I_Anonymous, who has vanished but had a kid on the way (... two years ago? I think?)

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« Reply #425 on: June 02, 2020, 11:45:12 PM »
yup you're right, it was mac i was thinking of.

just as well

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Re: Google Hardware Thread · Pixel Phones and Nest Homes
« Reply #427 on: June 03, 2020, 12:22:02 AM »
Got a fabric case on my Pixel 2, love it
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Re: Google Hardware Thread · Pixel Phones and Nest Homes
« Reply #428 on: June 03, 2020, 12:43:20 AM »
Not all of us are getting that $600 per spawn to be able to be risky with our personal electronics, BREEDER

Get your history right, dude. I'm a homo. :doge

My bad, I mistook you for mac while drunk posting
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« Reply #429 on: June 03, 2020, 12:44:23 AM »
Not all of us are getting that $600 per spawn to be able to be risky with our personal electronics, BREEDER

Get your history right, dude. I'm a homo. :doge

My bad, I mistook you for mac while drunk posting

yup you're right, it was mac i was thinking of.

just as well

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Re: Google Hardware Thread · Pixel Phones and Nest Homes
« Reply #430 on: June 03, 2020, 10:37:35 PM »
$9 is a pretty good price. The newer Nest Minis supposedly have much better sound but I've been pretty happy with the couple first gens I've had.
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« Reply #431 on: June 03, 2020, 10:46:58 PM »
If you get two you can make up play in stereo, I think. For 10 bucks they're a pretty good speaker. Especially the new gen ones. I had a couple I got for free from googy and use em all the time for background music, google assistant shit and etc

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« Reply #432 on: June 03, 2020, 10:48:18 PM »
I believe only the newer Nest Minis can be paired as stereo. :(

Edit- I'm wrong!

https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/7559493?hl=en

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« Reply #433 on: June 06, 2020, 04:17:55 PM »
damn, you were right tasty. the color of the power button is even uglier than i thought  :-X :yuck

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« Reply #434 on: June 09, 2020, 10:52:28 AM »
ugh. my new case came in, and not gonna lie, i'm a bit disappointed. the covering LOOKS fine, but the edges feel rough. it was only $10 though, so i guess you get what you pay for? aw well  :'(

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Re: Google Hardware Thread · Pixel Phones and Nest Homes
« Reply #435 on: June 13, 2020, 03:03:18 PM »
https://twitter.com/jon_prosser/status/1271856685943009281

Pixel 4a delayed to Oct.

Pixel 5 seemingly delayed from Oct to Jan 2021 too. :-\

IMO they should honestly release the flagship and "lite" models at the same time, so part of me is glad to see this, but man this is just not great news for the Pixel line (at a time when they could really use any good news.)
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« Reply #436 on: June 15, 2020, 07:11:36 PM »
RUH ROH

i thought i was imagining it, but unfortunately i think my phone may indeed have a battery problem. i left it charged at 100% when i went to sleep, and 8 hours later, it dropped all the way down to 89%.  :o

there weren't any apps running aside from twitter and youtube. at least, as far as i know. unless there's other apps taking up a shitload of energy that i'm not aware of. i really don't want to have to deal with a replacement or have them fix it. UGH

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« Reply #437 on: June 15, 2020, 07:18:30 PM »
100-89 overnight seems kinda normal to me tbh... especially if you have the screen set to always-on, and are running intensive apps like... YouTube...
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« Reply #438 on: June 15, 2020, 07:31:13 PM »
100-89 overnight seems kinda normal to me tbh... especially if you have the screen set to always-on, and are running intensive apps like... YouTube...

are you sure? my old phone had (to its credit) decent battery life, and it would barely budge with those programs on (being active in the background, not actually using). and this phone is supposed to have an even better life, isn't it?

edit: looks like it's 2,666 vs. 3,000. so maybe not as wide a difference as i thought. still, i feel like it's not right..

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« Reply #439 on: June 15, 2020, 07:33:27 PM »
By "overnight" you mean like 8 hours right?

11% over 8 hours means the total standby battery life is like ~72 hours. Seems pretty normal to me...
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« Reply #440 on: June 15, 2020, 07:41:20 PM »
yeah i meant 8 hours.

maybe you're right. maybe this thing isn't broken but just happens to take up more energy, despite the superior battery.

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« Reply #441 on: June 15, 2020, 07:43:01 PM »
If you flip the phone face down it'll probably conserve less battery too.
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Re: Google Hardware Thread · Pixel Phones and Nest Homes
« Reply #442 on: June 17, 2020, 12:48:13 PM »
https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/05/apple-to-host-virtual-worldwide-developers-conference-beginning-june-22/

I know Apple basically had an extra month, but this really make the Android 11 launch-slash-I/O replacement thing look like even more of a pathetic fart...
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« Reply #443 on: June 17, 2020, 09:41:06 PM »
Fell off my bike and slightly cracked my pixel 4 xl  :'( back glass has a small crack in top corner and front glass is chipped on the right hand side near where i swipe for the back gesture.

kind of impressed, as it didn't completely shatter, at least. I really ate shit on that fall. still #feelsbadman

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Re: Google Hardware Thread · Pixel Phones and Nest Homes
« Reply #444 on: June 21, 2020, 06:03:44 PM »
Amazon has the black Pixel 3a for $280, though it's backordered to July 11th at the moment.

Funny my dad said last week "I should probably upgrade really soon."

Happy father's day. :)

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« Reply #445 on: June 21, 2020, 11:18:56 PM »
Just got an LG G8 for $285 (w/tax) which is basically a Pixel 4 XL with worse camera and brand. Hopefully doesn't boot loop like past LG phones.

I really don't see any reason to spend a lot for a phone right now. It's clear manufacturers are in the middle of R&D for the next great leaps like flexible screens that don't break easily or under screen selfie cameras. Most 2020 phones just updated themselves with a pinhole camera + 12GB RAM and called it a day.

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Re: Google Hardware Thread · Pixel Phones and Nest Homes
« Reply #446 on: August 01, 2020, 11:36:34 PM »

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/1/21350893/google-pixel-4a-launch-iphone-se
The rumor is that Pixel 4a at $349.

Still waiting for a good and inexpensive 5G phone, so I might wait for the Pixel 5 or something similar.
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« Reply #447 on: August 01, 2020, 11:59:36 PM »
The rumor is that Pixel 4a at $349.

Still waiting for a good and inexpensive 5G phone, so I might wait for the Pixel 5 or something similar.

You'll be waiting forever. There is a very good chance this is the last Pixel phone for some period of time.

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« Reply #448 on: August 02, 2020, 04:39:34 AM »
Just got an LG G8 for $285 (w/tax) which is basically a Pixel 4 XL with worse camera and brand. Hopefully doesn't boot loop like past LG phones.

I really don't see any reason to spend a lot for a phone right now. It's clear manufacturers are in the middle of R&D for the next great leaps like flexible screens that don't break easily or under screen selfie cameras. Most 2020 phones just updated themselves with a pinhole camera + 12GB RAM and called it a day.

that thing has TWO screens?  :o

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Re: Google Hardware Thread · Pixel Phones and Nest Homes
« Reply #449 on: August 02, 2020, 06:12:54 AM »
Depending on where you are, oneplus nord is 5G and 399 euros or the equivalent
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« Reply #450 on: August 02, 2020, 07:10:57 AM »
USB C port on my Pixel 2 is loose, headphone to USB C always drops out. Lint seems to be a common cause but I cant see anything in there and trying to get stuff out with a plastic dental pick has proved fruitless.
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« Reply #451 on: August 02, 2020, 07:32:34 AM »
USB C port on my Pixel 2 is loose, headphone to USB C always drops out. Lint seems to be a common cause but I cant see anything in there and trying to get stuff out with a plastic dental pick has proved fruitless.

The best is probably a long, thin pincer (a very tall tweezers, if I believe the translation from Google). That's what the guy who cleaned my jack port used.

The USB-C might just be crooked though. But check for lint indeed.
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Re: Google Hardware Thread · Pixel Phones and Nest Homes
« Reply #452 on: August 02, 2020, 01:37:06 PM »
Just got an LG G8 for $285 (w/tax) which is basically a Pixel 4 XL with worse camera and brand. Hopefully doesn't boot loop like past LG phones.

I really don't see any reason to spend a lot for a phone right now. It's clear manufacturers are in the middle of R&D for the next great leaps like flexible screens that don't break easily or under screen selfie cameras. Most 2020 phones just updated themselves with a pinhole camera + 12GB RAM and called it a day.

that thing has TWO screens?  :o

No that's the LG G8X which is basically the same phone but it has a case combination with the second screen. It's not really for me.

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« Reply #453 on: August 02, 2020, 10:11:41 PM »
Just got an LG G8 for $285 (w/tax) which is basically a Pixel 4 XL with worse camera and brand. Hopefully doesn't boot loop like past LG phones.

I really don't see any reason to spend a lot for a phone right now. It's clear manufacturers are in the middle of R&D for the next great leaps like flexible screens that don't break easily or under screen selfie cameras. Most 2020 phones just updated themselves with a pinhole camera + 12GB RAM and called it a day.

that thing has TWO screens?  :o

No that's the LG G8X which is basically the same phone but it has a case combination with the second screen. It's not really for me.

okay good, cause that thing seems dumb ass hell  :dice

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Re: Google Hardware Thread · Pixel Phones and Nest Homes
« Reply #454 on: August 03, 2020, 01:11:27 PM »
https://twitter.com/verge/status/1290301479077568513

Pixel 4a comes out soon, Pixel 5 and pixel 4a 5g in the fall.

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« Reply #455 on: August 03, 2020, 07:52:51 PM »
The rumor is that Pixel 4a at $349.

Still waiting for a good and inexpensive 5G phone, so I might wait for the Pixel 5 or something similar.

You'll be waiting forever. There is a very good chance this is the last Pixel phone for some period of time.

Yeah, the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G did get announced, but I think they're going to get delayed to next year, personally. Supply lines from China is still messed up.

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« Reply #456 on: August 04, 2020, 02:58:20 AM »
damn, the pixel 4a is $350. that's just $70 more than what i paid for the 3a, and with it you get an additional 2 gb of RAM and 64 gb of space. maybe i should have waited a few more months...

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« Reply #457 on: August 04, 2020, 07:53:30 AM »
4a sounds like exactly what I want when my Pixel 2 dies.
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« Reply #458 on: August 04, 2020, 11:29:52 AM »
I'm gonna probably get whatever the US version of the Oneplus nord is. I honestly don't use my camera all that much and I'm so used to a 90hz refresh rate that going back would make me sad, plus Oxygen OS is imo the best Android skin out there
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« Reply #459 on: August 04, 2020, 01:01:27 PM »
I don't know if this is a good thread to post in but what the hell.
Our kid is starting kindergarten in a few weeks and his school will all be virtual learning.

I've been getting a lot of suggestions to buy a Chromebook but it seems like there are a lot of options.  I don't want to get one that's so slow he gets frustrated using it (I don't even know if they sell them like that) but I don't have a ton of money to work with either.  So, like, if there's some $700-1000+ model I gotta pass on that but I don't want to throw $200-300 on something that's just going to be junk.

I'm not sure if this is going to be a laptop he'll be using for a year or for a few years.   

Really I'm pretty just dumb about the whole platform and hoping someone else can just tell me what to buy and make it simple for me.

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« Reply #460 on: August 04, 2020, 01:49:46 PM »
I don't know if this is a good thread to post in but what the hell.
Our kid is starting kindergarten in a few weeks and his school will all be virtual learning.

I've been getting a lot of suggestions to buy a Chromebook but it seems like there are a lot of options.  I don't want to get one that's so slow he gets frustrated using it (I don't even know if they sell them like that) but I don't have a ton of money to work with either.  So, like, if there's some $700-1000+ model I gotta pass on that but I don't want to throw $200-300 on something that's just going to be junk.

I'm not sure if this is going to be a laptop he'll be using for a year or for a few years.   

Really I'm pretty just dumb about the whole platform and hoping someone else can just tell me what to buy and make it simple for me.


Most school districts should offer a chromebook or iPad or whatever they're offically using for school curriculum to each student because they're using previous technology grants or recent CARES money to buy it.

If you still want to buy a personal chromebook for him, there's a couple I personally like. Since they're chromebooks, they don't have or need a lot of on board storage space, and it needs an internet connection to work. Your school will likely provide a school email/profile for him to log in with. So make sure you have it written down somewhere because your son/daughter will likely forget.

My school bought HP chromebooks, and they're built solidly, and the keyboard was good to type on.

https://www.amazon.com/HP-Lightweight-Chromebook-Intel-Dual-Core-Processor/dp/B07L52DDDQ/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=Chromebook&qid=1596562566&sr=8-9

I'm also recommend Asus chromebooks. Here's a 2018 version that is $126 used.

https://www.amazon.com/Chromebook-C523NA-DH02-NanoEdge-Display-Processor/dp/B07HRZM2V4/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=Chromebook%2Basus&qid=1596562962&sr=8-5&th=1

Personally, I'd buy a refurbished one around $200 and only expect your son to use for 2/3 years before he needs to upgrade. If you want to buy new, then I'd buy it from say, Costco instead of amazon or best buy due to Costco's better return policy vs. Amazon/Best Buy even if it's more expensive.

Costco has this HP touchscreen chromebook for $400. Probably more than you want to pay, but comes with a 2 year warranty from Costco, and with Costco's liberal return policy, you can probably return it years afterwards.

https://www.costco.com/hp-14%22-touchscreen-2-in-1-chromebook---intel-pentium-silver---1080p.product.100511759.html
 

Edit: It's important to get something that is somewhat rugged, your son will drop the laptop more than once.
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« Reply #461 on: August 05, 2020, 08:27:10 AM »
I don't know if this is a good thread to post in but what the hell.
Our kid is starting kindergarten in a few weeks and his school will all be virtual learning.

I've been getting a lot of suggestions to buy a Chromebook but it seems like there are a lot of options.  I don't want to get one that's so slow he gets frustrated using it (I don't even know if they sell them like that) but I don't have a ton of money to work with either.  So, like, if there's some $700-1000+ model I gotta pass on that but I don't want to throw $200-300 on something that's just going to be junk.

I'm not sure if this is going to be a laptop he'll be using for a year or for a few years.   

Really I'm pretty just dumb about the whole platform and hoping someone else can just tell me what to buy and make it simple for me.


Most school districts should offer a chromebook or iPad or whatever they're offically using for school curriculum to each student because they're using previous technology grants or recent CARES money to buy it.

If you still want to buy a personal chromebook for him, there's a couple I personally like. Since they're chromebooks, they don't have or need a lot of on board storage space, and it needs an internet connection to work. Your school will likely provide a school email/profile for him to log in with. So make sure you have it written down somewhere because your son/daughter will likely forget.

My school bought HP chromebooks, and they're built solidly, and the keyboard was good to type on.

https://www.amazon.com/HP-Lightweight-Chromebook-Intel-Dual-Core-Processor/dp/B07L52DDDQ/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=Chromebook&qid=1596562566&sr=8-9

I'm also recommend Asus chromebooks. Here's a 2018 version that is $126 used.

https://www.amazon.com/Chromebook-C523NA-DH02-NanoEdge-Display-Processor/dp/B07HRZM2V4/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=Chromebook%2Basus&qid=1596562962&sr=8-5&th=1

Personally, I'd buy a refurbished one around $200 and only expect your son to use for 2/3 years before he needs to upgrade. If you want to buy new, then I'd buy it from say, Costco instead of amazon or best buy due to Costco's better return policy vs. Amazon/Best Buy even if it's more expensive.

Costco has this HP touchscreen chromebook for $400. Probably more than you want to pay, but comes with a 2 year warranty from Costco, and with Costco's liberal return policy, you can probably return it years afterwards.

https://www.costco.com/hp-14%22-touchscreen-2-in-1-chromebook---intel-pentium-silver---1080p.product.100511759.html
 

Edit: It's important to get something that is somewhat rugged, your son will drop the laptop more than once.

Thanks for all of this information.  By the time I got to click on the links 2/3 were dead and the last one (the first HP one you posted) is basically about $100 more than it was a year ago.  This is turning into a toilet paper & Ring Fit challenge.  $400 isn't too much but it's hard to tell what's price gouged and what's a real reflection of value. 

I have no problems buying used, but nearly every place I look right now has used prices higher than retail prices from months ago (at least according to camelcamelcamel.)

I feel I have a good starting point for what to look for based on the info you provided though and I appreciate the thorough reply.  :hump :hump

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« Reply #462 on: August 12, 2020, 10:17:20 PM »
So the rumor is that the Pixel 4a 5G is going to have a larger screen and the same chipset as the Pixel 5, for $500. Makes me wonder if the Pixel 5 is going to be at least $600.

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« Reply #463 on: August 13, 2020, 07:27:51 AM »
...looks like I'm probably gonna end up coming back to Google devices. ONEPLUS PLZ NO WHAT IS YOU DOIN

https://9to5google.com/2020/08/12/oxygenos-11-hands-on-no-longer-the-cleanest-android-skin-video/

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They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and if Samsung has paid attention, they could feel particularly aggrieved that OnePlus has taken so many visual cues from the One UI skin. There is no denying the similarities here, although it’s hard to really be too annoyed at some of the changes made here — unless you live for the “clean” experience that OxygenOS has become known for in recent years.

I DO IN FACT LIVE FOR THAT CLEAN, NEAR STOCK ANDROID EXPERIENCE, 9TO5GOOGLE

...how much am I gonna have to shell out for a fucking google phone with a 90hz refresh rate tho?
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« Reply #464 on: August 21, 2020, 09:40:52 PM »
not a huge thing in the grand scheme of things, but i find it really annoying when i plug in the charger and the screen doesn't light up. i mean, the phone makes a noise indicating it's connected, but it just doesn't seem....right  :doge

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« Reply #465 on: August 22, 2020, 07:04:30 AM »
...looks like I'm probably gonna end up coming back to Google devices. ONEPLUS PLZ NO WHAT IS YOU DOIN

https://9to5google.com/2020/08/12/oxygenos-11-hands-on-no-longer-the-cleanest-android-skin-video/

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They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and if Samsung has paid attention, they could feel particularly aggrieved that OnePlus has taken so many visual cues from the One UI skin. There is no denying the similarities here, although it’s hard to really be too annoyed at some of the changes made here — unless you live for the “clean” experience that OxygenOS has become known for in recent years.

I DO IN FACT LIVE FOR THAT CLEAN, NEAR STOCK ANDROID EXPERIENCE, 9TO5GOOGLE

...how much am I gonna have to shell out for a fucking google phone with a 90hz refresh rate tho?

Hey nice, this site picked up the press release I wrote. Thanks for the tip  :heart

https://9to5google.com/2020/07/24/android-automotive-apps-polestar-2/
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Re: Google Hardware Thread · Pixel Phones and Nest Homes
« Reply #466 on: August 22, 2020, 11:45:00 AM »
...looks like I'm probably gonna end up coming back to Google devices. ONEPLUS PLZ NO WHAT IS YOU DOIN

https://9to5google.com/2020/08/12/oxygenos-11-hands-on-no-longer-the-cleanest-android-skin-video/

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They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and if Samsung has paid attention, they could feel particularly aggrieved that OnePlus has taken so many visual cues from the One UI skin. There is no denying the similarities here, although it’s hard to really be too annoyed at some of the changes made here — unless you live for the “clean” experience that OxygenOS has become known for in recent years.

I DO IN FACT LIVE FOR THAT CLEAN, NEAR STOCK ANDROID EXPERIENCE, 9TO5GOOGLE

...how much am I gonna have to shell out for a fucking google phone with a 90hz refresh rate tho?

Pixel 5 is rumored to be 90 hz. So uh, $600-700

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Re: Google Hardware Thread · Pixel Phones and Nest Homes
« Reply #467 on: August 30, 2020, 12:21:02 AM »
i've had my phone since june but today was the first time i got a chance to properly use the famous pixel camera.  :hyper

i took these at a nice little park i discovered today:







admittedly, a little anticlimactic after all this time. and sure, it's not yosemite, but i still like it.  :-[

the only thing though, i think the first pic is excellent in terms of color and vibrancy. i don't know what happened to the other two that made them look washed out. still, i mostly like what i see.


edit: i took those images off of FB. here's an uncompressed image:

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Re: Google Hardware Thread · Pixel Phones and Nest Homes
« Reply #469 on: October 07, 2020, 05:10:35 PM »
A bunch of new Google products are launching and Tasty's nowhere to be found. What the hell :maf

I've been using a Pixel 2 XL since launch, so I plan on upgrading to the Pixel 5 around Black Friday if reviews are good.

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Re: Google Hardware Thread · Pixel Phones and Nest Homes
« Reply #470 on: November 19, 2020, 04:16:22 PM »
https://blog.google/products/messages/helping-you-connect-around-world-messages/

RCS is now global in Google Messages and they're bringing end-to-end encryption to everyone soon as well. These are both huge improvements over the default texting experience for North Americans in particular. Really excited about this, and I decided whenever E2E hits stable (it's in beta right now), I'll try switching from my carrier + Google Voice to straight Google Fi + Google Messages (RCS.) Seems to be that's where all the development and investment is happening. It's taken years for Google to get RCS up to snuff after flailing with Hangouts and Allo, but the hard work is finally paying off.
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Re: Google Hardware Thread · Pixel Phones and Nest Homes
« Reply #471 on: November 19, 2020, 04:17:40 PM »
Also, Black Friday deals:

https://9to5google.com/2020/11/16/google-store-black-friday-2020/

$150 for a Home Max is probably the best deal (literally 50% off), especially if it gets the same functionality as the Nest Audio + new Chromecast, where it can be used as the audio output.
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Re: Google Hardware Thread · Pixel Phones and Nest Homes
« Reply #472 on: November 19, 2020, 04:55:52 PM »
i've had my phone since june but today was the first time i got a chance to properly use the famous pixel camera.  :hyper

i took these at a nice little park i discovered today:

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admittedly, a little anticlimactic after all this time. and sure, it's not yosemite, but i still like it.  :-[

the only thing though, i think the first pic is excellent in terms of color and vibrancy. i don't know what happened to the other two that made them look washed out. still, i mostly like what i see.


edit: i took those images off of FB. here's an uncompressed image:

(Image removed from quote.)
send nudes bb :-[
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Re: Google Hardware Thread · Pixel Phones and Nest Homes
« Reply #473 on: November 22, 2020, 09:34:03 AM »
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.techradar.com/amp/news/google-almost-made-me-change-my-mind-about-using-a-chromebook-for-business-except-for-one-thing

Saw this yesterday and meant to check to see if I could comment, but now the page appears to have been removed and redirects to https://www.techradar.com/news/best-chromebook instead.  The above still works. Edit- link is gone.  He was complaining about not having a Caps lock key with Chrome OS keyboards- maybe check to see if you can remap keys first?  Embarrassing.
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Re: Google Hardware Thread · Pixel Phones and Nest Homes
« Reply #474 on: November 22, 2020, 11:03:41 AM »
:lol People showing their asses never gets old.
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Re: Google Hardware Thread · Pixel Phones and Nest Homes
« Reply #475 on: December 01, 2020, 09:50:54 PM »
Tasty, thoughts on the Pixel 5? I kinda wanna hold out until the 5a for a better price since my Pixel 2 still works despite a partially shattered screen. Or maybe even wait until the 6 in hopes that Google finally uses a better camera sensor now that just about everyone has caught up/surpassed them.

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Re: Google Hardware Thread · Pixel Phones and Nest Homes
« Reply #476 on: December 01, 2020, 10:08:32 PM »
My friend is a Pixel fan but is also their biggest critic when they fuck up (having returned multiple models over even the slightest defects), and he is big on the Pixel 5 right now.

The 5a would likely be May, you'll need to decide if waiting until then is worth it. You'll also be ditching wireless charging and waterproofing for sure, to save maybe ~$200.
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Re: Google Hardware Thread · Pixel Phones and Nest Homes
« Reply #477 on: December 01, 2020, 11:35:09 PM »
I want to get a pixel 5 for my girlfriend for christmas but it's just a littttttle out of my pricerange for a random gift for her. wish I wasn't such a brokeass tbh  :(