Google keeps adding Pixel features it claims it didn’t need: 2020 edition

The Verge Thursday, 1 October 2020 ()
Google keeps adding Pixel features it claims it didn’t need: 2020 editionImage: Google

This year’s Pixel 5 includes two rear-facing cameras; a 12.2-megapixel main sensor, and a 16-megapixel ultrawide with a 107-degree field of view. Google chose a configuration that’s similar to recent Samsung and Apple devices, which have prioritized ultrawide over telephoto cameras on dual-camera handsets like the Galaxy A51 and iPhone 11. Fine.

But the funny thing about Google’s decision is that it contradicts what the company said just one short year ago at the launch of the Pixel 4. “While wide-angle can be fun, we think telephoto is more important,” Google Research’s Marc Levoy said onstage last October while promoting the Pixel 4’s telephoto lens.

But a lot has changed in the last twelve months. Levoy has since left Google, the...
Video Credit: TechCrunch TV News - Published
News video: Google Launch Night In Recap

Google Launch Night In Recap 02:10

The company takes the wraps off the Pixel 5, Nest Audio and a new Chromecast at its big fall hardware event.

💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Google Google American technology company

Google will sell you a $349 Pixel 4A for $216 over two years

You can now buy the Pixel 4A from Google for just $9 per month over 24 months as part of the new Google Fi phone subscription program. That monthly cost means..
The Verge

Fact check: Post online misquotes Biden on court-packing amid debate over size of Supreme Court

Joe Biden never said the "day after" he's elected, people will "know what he stands for." A Google search of the exact quote turned up no results.

Huawei’s Mate 40 Pro announced with speedy 50W wireless charging

Image: Huawei

Huawei has announced the Mate 40 Pro and Pro Plus, its latest flagship devices following the P40 series from earlier this year. The..

The Verge

Google tests smart displays that activate without a wake word

Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge

A new feature being internally tested at Google could remove the need to say “Hey Google” before voicing commands..

The Verge

Eric Schmidt, who bought YouTube for a premium, thinks social networks are ‘amplifiers for idiots’

Photo by Michael Kovac / Getty Images

The Verge used to have a fine tradition of cataloging all of the times when Eric Schmidt stuck his foot in his..

The Verge

Apple Inc. Apple Inc. American technology company

Don't look to stand on line at Apple Store for new iPhone, they won't let you

Apple is offering interest-free monthly installments to buy the new iPhone12 for users of its Apple Card credit card.

Apple revamps more stores into ‘Express’ format for faster iPhone 12 pickups

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Apple is expanding its new “Express” retail format to more locations, according to Reuters. The Express..

The Verge
iPhone 12 unboxing ahead of launch on Friday [Video]

iPhone 12 unboxing ahead of launch on Friday

Footage showing the unboxing of the new iPhone 12 (red) and iPhone 12 Pro(grey). The new iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Air are due to go on sale onFriday. In preparation, Apple has announced a new feature for its retailstores called Shopping Sessions, where customers can book a one-on-one slotwith an Apple Store employee to help select the new product they want. Thesame advice is also being made available online, with customers able to chatwith specialists before deciding on a purchase. For online purchases,contactless delivery is available for all products, Apple said, including thenew iPhone and iPad.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 01:21Published

Halide gets a major update with upgraded RAW processing and new pricing

Image: Halide

Halide has launched a new version of its popular iPhone camera app, now dubbed Halide Mark II, and it comes with a lot of new features...

The Verge
Meet Honda City 5th gen, an Alexa-powered connected car [Video]

Meet Honda City 5th gen, an Alexa-powered connected car

Cars are becoming smarter, aren’t they? Connectivity on-board allows you to perform several tasks remotely. Thanks to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, we have so many new things on our in-car display. The idea is to assist drivers and people on board with more information, insight, and of course entertainment. The latest to join the bandwagon is Honda City 5th generation.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 03:14Published

You Might Like

Related videos from verified sources

Google Pixel 5 review: An off year for Pixel fans [Video]

Google Pixel 5 review: An off year for Pixel fans

Our full review of the Pixel 5.

Credit: Engadget Review [Engadget AOL]     Duration: 15:11Published
First look at the new Google Pixel 5 [Video]

First look at the new Google Pixel 5

It’s a “premium” mid-range 5G phone.

Credit: Mashable Studio     Duration: 15:58Published
Pixel 5 | Greg's Geek Fix [Video]

Pixel 5 | Greg's Geek Fix

Google announces new Pixel 5

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 00:47Published

Tweets about this