Google Pixel is a line of consumer electronic devices from Google that run either the Chrome OS or Android operating system. The Pixel line of devices includes the Pixel C tablet, Chromebook Pixel laptops, and the Pixel smartphones and can be bought over the Google Store or at retail stores.
On March 1, 2017, Google announced that it is stopping the laptop line as sales are low.
Google announced the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones on October 4, 2016 during the #MadeByGoogle event. It originally ran Android 7.1 Nougat. Google emphasized the camera on the two phones, which ranks as the best smartphone camera on DxOMarkMobile with 89 points. This is largely due to software optimizations such as HDR+. The Pixel phones also include unlimited cloud storage for pictures on Google Photos.
Google announced the Pixel C at an event on September 29, 2015. The Pixel C includes a USB Type-C port and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The device ships with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Google released the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Pixel C, as well as some other devices, on August 22, 2016.
Google announced the first generation Chromebook Pixel in a blog post on February 21, 2013. The laptop includes an SD/multi-card reader, Mini-DisplayPort, combination headphone/microphone jack, and two USB 2.0 ports. Some of the device's other features include a backlit keyboard, a "fully clickable etched glass trackpad," integrated stereo speakers, and two built-in microphones.
On March 11, 2015, Google announced the second generation of the Chromebook Pixel in a blog post. The laptop includes two USB Type-C ports, two USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, and a combination headphone/microphone jack. The device also has a backlit keyboard, a "multi-touch, clickable glass trackpad," built-in stereo speakers, and two built-in microphones, among other features.
Google discontinued the 2015 version of the Chromebook Pixel on August 29, 2016.
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