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Sprint will start selling Google's Pixel phones soon

Google's Pixel series of phones have been Verizon exclusives since they launched all the way back in 2016. For years, customers of other US carriers have had to purchase the phones directly unlocked from Google, and that lack of widespread retail presence has likely had a negative impact. However, today we've spotted indications that Sprint will join T-Mobile in selling Google's Pixels.

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Verizon offers $1,100 off purchase of two Pixel 3s with a new unlimited line via bill credits

Verizon is no stranger to buy-one, get-one promotions, though they're usually nothing particularly special. However, Big Red is running a pretty enticing deal for Mother's Day: $1,100 off via bill credits with the purchase of two Pixel 3s and the addition of a new unlimited line.

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Google confirms Top Shot isn't coming to the Pixel 2, despite some seeing 'dots' in Motion Photos

When Google introduced Top Shot to the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, it was viewed as a lifesaver for blurry shots, jittery shots, friends who've had too many shots (you know who they are), or just bad happenstance. Owners of other Pixel phones were a little jealous and wondered if the feature would ever make it back to their model. Well, the official answer is "no," but if Pixel 2 and 2 XL owners happen to receive a Motion Photo taken on a Pixel 3, they should be able to see and save those Top Shots.

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Google's struggling Pixel sales invite comparison with Microsoft's smartphone failures

Alphabet — Google's parent company — had its Q1 earnings call yesterday amid its slowest growth in 3 years. A 17% year-on-year revenue increase has some investors concerned and Google CEO Sundar Pichai had to answer some tough questions about the company's hardware prospects. One analyst even went as far as to compare the Pixel phones with Microsoft's unsuccessful smartphone lineup.

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Pixel 3 and 3 XL are $200 off again through May 6

There have been deals aplenty on Google's current flagship, the Pixel 3, since shortly after its launch. One particularly popular one is the $200 discount we've seen a few times — and wouldn't you know it, that very offer is back for the next couple of weeks.

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Today only, Pixel 3 and 3 XL are half off with activation on Google Fi

It's Google Fi's birthday (🎉), and to celebrate, the carrier is blowing out Pixel 3 phones. The Pixel 3 and 3 XL are half off for new and existing customers, which means you can snag one for as low as $399 — but the deal is only valid today, April 22.

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Google Store Easter discounts in Europe include up to €250 off a Pixel 3

Given that AP is a US-based site, we don't often post about deals for other countries. However, the Google Store is offering some interesting deals for Easter in some European countries. The headline here is €250 off of a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, though there are also some deals on Home/Chromecast products.

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[Update: Google comes through] Passive aggressive level: $9,000 — Instead of a refund, Google sent someone 10 pink Pixel 3s

Every large company has its fair share of customer service issues, but Google seems to always find the most perplexing ways to screw up. Case in point, one Reddit user has posted a story in hopes of getting Google's attention. After returning a defective Pixel 3, Google didn't issue a refund. Instead, it sent ten Pixels when the user bought a replacement.

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Google Camera 6.2 adds AI kissing detection for the Pixel 3 [APK Download]

Along with a huge notch on the XL variant, the Pixel 3 brought a lot of interesting camera features. Night Sight and Super Res Zoom are nothing short of magic (well, until you compare them to the Huawei P30), Top Shot is a godsend for those who are always a little late or early in tapping the shutter, and Photobooth is a nice addition for group and candid shots. Starting with version 6.2 of Google Camera, Photobooth can also detect kissing.

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[Update] Amazon-guaranteed Pixel 3 and 3 XL refurbs start at $459 and $509

If you've been looking to pick up a Google Pixel 3 or 3 XL for cheap this week, you might not have been pleased with the offers from some of the safer retail options out there. The Google Store had $200 discounts on the phones as recently as a couple weeks ago. Well, it's Amazon to the rescue as it has put its name behind a batch of refurbished, unlocked units and you may be able to snatch one for as low as $450.

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