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    Google launches the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones

    Pre-orders are open (£599 and £849 respectively) with availability from 28th Oct.
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    Re: Google launches the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones

    I'd been looking for an upgrade and think these are well priced (relatively) although I'd prefer a lower prices vs the headphones!
    I'm unlikely to buy one as they're big phones which I don't like but I'm interested in the full reviews when the embargo is lifted.
    Someone on reddit has had a play with one in store and posted a few more details and things are looking promising for the camera.

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    Re: Google launches the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones

    Notice not a single word on privacy in all of their PR, gee I wonder why...

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/study-reveals-android-phones-constantly-snoop-on-their-users/

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    Re: Google launches the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones

    The pixel line continues to be a bit dull, boring, and lacking innovation aside from the camera setup & potentially the new CPU here.

    I miss the days when they were either showcasing the best of android, or offering flagship features for a mid-range price point...they now seem to be taking the apple approach of minor iterative updates at an increasingly higher price at the moment.

    Their foldable is the one we should be waiting for imo, to see if they can bring some innovation (and competitive pricing) to that segment. Heck, maybe something "new" and exiting like oh I dont know, a front screen without a hole in it.

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    Re: Google launches the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones

    I strongly dislike marketing like this.

    20 cores? granted they've moved more of the processing closer together/on package, but security cores?

    Reminds me of the consoles, reserved cores to lock the system down, only of benefit to the corps, doesn't stop them quoting how many cores they're selling you, despite not being able to use them.

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    Re: Google launches the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones

    I''ll pass............... I hate phones

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    Re: Google launches the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones

    Google might not be a hardware company like Apple but Google is really good with software, Pixel surprisingly has had the best images captured on a phone compared to other companies over marketed megapixel count.

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    Re: Google launches the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    Google might not be a hardware company like Apple but Google is really good with software, Pixel surprisingly has had the best images captured on a phone compared to other companies over marketed megapixel count.
    Google are good at AI. Not software in general. It's the same buggy mess full of pointless bells and whistles whilst not being so good at actual useful things like being reliable - just like most other modern software.
    "In a perfect world... spammers would get caught, go to jail, and share a cell with many men who have enlarged their penises, taken Viagra and are looking for a new relationship."

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    Re: Google launches the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones

    I WANT to be able to create a side-by-side video using the front and rear camear. Blogging while you walk and to see what's ahead of you.

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    Re: Google launches the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones

    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post
    I WANT to be able to create a side-by-side video using the front and rear camear. Blogging while you walk and to see what's ahead of you.
    You need a Nokia 8 then. I seem to remember that had the feature. Didn't really catch on...

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    Re: Google launches the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    A significant introduction with these 6th gen Pixel phones is of Google's own Tensor processor. Very likely based around a Samsung design (and made by Samsung at 5nm) the processor. It is quite different to other mobile processors we have seen previously
    It's broadly a tweaked Exynos 2100, as seen in the Galaxy S21 range:
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        Tensor                       Exynos 2100
    2 x Cortex-X1 @ 2.8 GHz  vs. 1 x Cortex-X1 @ 2.91 GHz
    2 x Cortex-A76 @ 2.25 GHz |  3 x Cortex-A78 @ 2.81 GHz
    4 x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8 GHz  |  4 x Cortex-A55 @ 2.2 GHz
        Mali G78 MP20         |      Mali G78 MP14
    The Snapdragon 888 is also X1/A78/A55 in the same 1:3:4 setup, with an Adreno GPU instead. Dual prime cores is unusual, A76 cores is the real weird part. AFAICT that's just an older design, 2 generations older than the A78.

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    Re: Google launches the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubarb View Post
    I''ll pass............... I hate phones
    I'll pass too. Phones are a sometimes useful unpleasantness, but I don't hate them. Google, on the other hand ....
    A lesson learned from PeterB about dignity in adversity, so Peter, In Memorium, "Onwards and Upwards".

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