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Verizon Pixel and Pixel XL update OPM4.171019.021.P1 released

Verizon has released a new software update OPM4.171019.021.P1 for Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones in the US. The new security patch is also available on Pixel 2 (OPM2.171026.006.G1) and Pixel 2 XL (OPM2.171026.006.H1).

The Android July security patch fixes Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) in the open-source Android OS. In addition, the firmware update also includes minor bug fixes and improvements.

Software Update OPM4.171019.021.P1 for Pixel and Pixel XL

  • Android July Security patch.
  • Device Stability improvements
  • Bug fixes.
  • Performance improvements.

Software update OPM4.171019.021.P1 for Pixel and Pixel XL will gradually release to everyone. You can also check manually for updates, go to Settings > About device > System update.

Make sure you have enough charge on your device at least 60% to 70% before downloading the update.

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Update OPM1.171019.011 for Pixel and Pixel 2 out with KRACK WiFi fix

Verizon has released a new software update OPM1.171019.011 for Google Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel 2 smartphone in the US. The new update has fixed the recently discovered KRACK Wi-Fi variability in the OS.

The latest update also comes with Android December security patch fixes Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) in the open-source Android OS. In addition, the firmware update also includes minor bug fixes and improvements.

Software Update OPM1.171019.011 Pixel and Pixel 2

  • Fixed KRACK Wi-Fi issues.
  • Android December Security patch.
  • Device Stability improvements
  • Bug fixes.
  • Performance improvements.

Software update build OPM1.171019.011 for Pixel and Pixel 2 will gradually release to everyone. You can also check manually for updates, go to Settings > About device > System update.

Make sure you have enough charge on your device at least 60% to 70% before downloading the update.

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Google Lens now available for first-gen Pixel and Pixel XL

Google Lens is now rolling out on first-gen Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Google Lens made its official debut at Google’s October 4th event alongside the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

It’s worth noting that Google Lens is currently available to the Photos version of Lens, the Assistant version isn’t available yet.

Google Lens pull information from your phone’s camera feed and show you results based on that information. It’s Google’s server-side updates, so you do not need to download any update.

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Essential Phone now available for $499 after $200 price cut

The Essential Phone is now available for $499 after $200 price cut. Existing buyers will get a Friends & Family coupon worth the same amount towards a new Essential Phone or a 360-degree camera add-on.

The Essential Phone was praised for its incredible industrial design. However, the phone’s software and its camera were criticized for its slow speed, poor low-light performance, and lack of features. Numerous updates were released to fix Essential phone issues and added much-needed camera usability.

Essential Phone

From the company’s blog:

At Essential, one of our driving principles is that premium craftsmanship and the latest technologies shouldn’t be for the few. We could have created a massive TV campaign to capture your attention, but we think making it easier for people to get their hands on our first products is a better way to get to know us.

At $499, the phone is more competitive against flagships like the Pixel 2 and Galaxy S8.

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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL officially announced, Check full Specs

Google today announced its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. The new Google Pixel 2 smartphone comes with dual front-facing speakers, water and dust resistance, 1080p OLED display and Snapdragon 835 processor, along with a 2700mAh battery.

The larger, Google Pixel 2 XL has a 6-inch 2880×1440 pOLED display with minimum bezels, there’s a 3520mAh battery and Snapdragon 835 processor. There’s still a 12.2MP rear camera sensor, with 1.4μm pixels, laser and phase-detection autofocus, all with a f/1.8 aperture. Check out more details below.

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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL full Specs

Category Google Pixel 2 Google Pixel 2 XL
Operating System Android 8.1 with Google UI Android 8.1 with Google UI
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM 4GB 4GB
Display 5-inch 1920×1080
AMOLED
Gorilla Glass 5
2.5D glass, 441ppi
95% DCI-P3 color space
6-inch 2880×1440
pOLED
Gorilla Glass 5
3D glass, 538ppi
100% DCI-P3 color space
Rear Camera 12.2MP f/1.8
1.4μm pixels
OIS, EIS
PDAF, LDAF
12.2MP f/1.8
1.4μm pixels
OIS, EIS
PDAF, LDAF
Front camera 8MP, 1.4μm pixels
f/2.4, fixed focus
8MP, 1.4μm pixels
f/2.4, fixed focus
Video capture 4K @30fps, 1080p @120fps, 720p @240fps 4K @30fps, 1080p @120fps, 720p @240fps
Battery 2700 mAh
Non-removable
3520 mAh
Non-removable
Charging USB-PD, 18W rapid Charging USB-PD, 18W rapid Charging
Connectivity USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5.0 USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5.0
Fingerprint sensor Yes, on rear Yes, on rear
Additional features Active Edge sides, eSIM Active Edge sides, eSIM
Storage 64 / 128GB 64 / 128GB
Water resistance Yes, IP67 Yes, IP67
Colors Kinda Blue, Just Black, Clearly White Black & White, Just Black
Security updates 3 years 3 years
Platform updates 3 years 3 years
Dimensions 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm
Weight 143 g 175 g