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Google’s Pixel 6 Qualcomm snub is worse than in Apple’s iPhone

Google’s ousting of Qualcomm from its Pixel 6 smartphones doesn’t just cover the main chipset, with news that the new Google Tensor SoC is paired with an unexpected modem supplier, too. Having relied on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon series of mobile chipsets for previous generations of Pixel phone – and the Nexus range before that – Google opted to develop its own chip for 2021’s handsets instead.
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Post-launch Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Geekbench results prove the new Google phones are the true successors to the Pixel 4 series

We have already reported about pre-release Geekbench results for both the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro, with the custom Tensor chip showing that it could keep up with powerful rivals such as the Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100 in single-core testing. Now the Pixel 6 phones have been officially launched, and new post-launch listings have turned up on Google. Two of the latest benchmark runs reveal scores of 1,037 points (single) and 2,917 points (multi) for the Pixel 6 with 8 GB RAM while a recent listing for the Pixel 6 Pro with 12 GB RAM shows 1,036 points (single) and 2,832 points (multi).
Android Central

How to enable enhanced safe browsing mode in Google Chrome

You can never be too careful on the internet, so it's best you take the necessary precautions. Learn how to enable the enhanced safe browsing mode in Google Chrome to tighten your security. With this feature turned on, you will have an added layer of protection from the dangers that lurk in the murky corners of the web.
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Pixel 6 launch confirms Google doesn't care about most global markets

When Google said it was getting serious about its hardware ambitions with the Pixel 6 series, I was excited. Google has been very conservative when it comes to the global availability of its devices, and I was looking forward to that changing with the Pixel 6. However, that isn't the case; the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are limited to a dozen countries around the world, meaning a majority of customers looking to get their hands on Google's hardware are left out.
Fast Company

How Google is using the Pixel 6 launch to talk about race and photography

It’s not often that a new mobile phone feature can be genuinely tied to a cultural moment. This is a big budget, splashy advertising category that typically focuses on things like speed, camera quality (you can shoot a Hollywood movie!), and how a certain brand or product has the image and personality to fit your unique lifestyle.
PC Magazine

With The Pixel 6, 5G Takes a Back Seat

The Pixel 6 Pro packs a Samsung Exynos 5123 modem along with its Google-made Tensor processor. But you wouldn't know that from Google's Pixel announcement, where talk of basic connectivity was nowhere to be heard. How do we know about the modem? The Pixel 6 Pro we're testing has baseband...
Android Central

Best Google Pixel 6 Pro screen protectors 2021

Best Google Pixel 6 Pro screen protectors Android Central 2021. If you're patiently waiting for your Google Pixel 6 Pro to arrive, you can keep busy by choosing some of the best accessories. You probably want to protect that beautiful display from damage, for starters. So we got you covered with plenty of reliable options. Check out our roundup of the best Google Pixel 6 Pro screen protectors.
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This Pixel 6 model is the popular buy amongst our readers

Most of our readers are interested in buying the Google Pixel 6 Pro. A third of our poll responses voted for the standard Pixel 6 as the phone they want. Some readers are undecided, while a smaller percent are not interested. The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are...

Pixel Pass: How Google's new Pixel 6 bundle adds up and if it could save you money

Google's new Pixel Pass, revealed as part of Google's Pixel 6 event Tuesday (alongside the company's new Tensor chip), bundles the new Pixel 6 phone line with a variety of Google's own services. The subscription spreads out the cost of the Pixel 6 or the Pixel 6 Pro over two years while also covering device protection, a 200GB Google One subscription with automatic photo backup, YouTube Premium, YouTube Music Premium and Google Play Pass.
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Android 12 Causes Issues For Some Pixel Smartphone Owners

Some Pixel owners are having issues with the Android 12 update, it seems. As most of you know, Google started rolling out Android 12 to Pixel smartphones a couple of days ago, when it launched its Pixel 6 and 6 Pro handsets. Android 12 seems to be causing issues for...

Inside the Google Pixel 6 cameras' bigger AI brains and upgraded hardware

During this week's Pixel 6 launch event, Google demonstrated a handful of AI-powered photography tricks built into its new phones. Among the capabilities: erasing photobombers from backgrounds, taking the blur out of smudged faces and handling darker skin tones more accurately. Those features, however, are just the tip of an artificial intelligence iceberg designed to produce the best imagery for phone owners.

Forget to Add Free Pixel Buds A to Your Pixel 6 Order on Google Store? Don’t Fret, Google’s Got You

We may earn a commission when you click links to retailers and purchase goods. In all of the chaos and commotion caused by the Great Google Store Crash of 2021, which took place the morning of October 19 at exactly 10:01am Pacific (one minute after Google opened pre-orders for its new Pixel 6 devices), many buyers forgot that there was a promotion in place that would allow them to get a free pair of Pixel Buds A earbuds.

What do you want to know most about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro?

Months of leaks gave us plenty of time to learn about Google’s new flagship phones, and now that they’re official, many are eager to get their hands on these devices. If you’re still on the fence, what questions do you want answered about the Pixel 6?. Running through the basics,...