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This Google Pixel video is even stranger than it first appears

This Google Pixel video is even stranger than it first appears

No one can fault the video team in charge of advertising for the Pixel for having a bit of fun. After all, if standard ads haven't pushed adoption rates through the roof, you might as well aim for novelty. Previously in the "Switch to Pixel" campaign, Google showed potential Pixel buyers how easy it is to switch from a banana while also learning karate. This week, we're learning Korean slang. And yes, the banana makes its triumphant return.

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7 killer tricks for your Pixel phone's camera

7 killer tricks for your Pixel phone's camera

Got a Pixel? Then you've got one of the best damn cameras in all the Android land. But hold the phone: Your kickass camera can do even more than you realize.

Sure, it takes incredible pictures — but that's just scratching the surface of the Pixel camera advantage. Google's homemade phones have thoughtfully created photo-related software with all sorts of scrumptious smarts baked in. And that means they're overflowing with useful tricks and tucked-away options that are all too easy to overlook.

In honor of my new Pixel Academy e-course — a totally free seven-day email adventure that helps you uncover tons of next-level Pixel treasures — I wanted to share some of my favorite hidden Pixel camera possibilities with you, my favorite Android Police pals.

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How do you do fellow kids: Google's newest Pixel ad is zoomer bait

How do you do fellow kids: Google's newest Pixel ad is zoomer bait

Google wants you to know it's hip. It knows exactly what kids like these days: ASMR, bananas, and scrolling through videos on TikTok. Since they're already used two of those to advertise its current lineup of Pixel phones, it only makes sense to follow it up with the final entry in what has become a bizarre trilogy of commercials aimed at going viral. Google has partnered with creator Dayne N Simple to create a video poem in honor of its smartphones.

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Your Google Pixel could save you from being run over

Your Google Pixel could save you from being run over

Over the last couple of years, Google has delivered a bunch of features for keeping your health, safety, and wellness in check as part of Digital Wellbeing. The tool originally designed to limit the time you spend on your phone is now picking up another capability that will warn you if you use your phone while walking.

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Here's our first look at the gaming features coming to Pixels with Android 12

Here's our first look at the gaming features coming to Pixels with Android 12

The latest entries to the Pixel line are not really about blazing-fast performance, and by passing on the top-tier chipset in favor of a Snapdragon 765G for the flagship Pixel 5, Google made that pretty evident. This doesn't mean the company is completely disregarding smartphone gaming, though. The Android 12 developer preview 2 has visual proof of a "game dashboard" we had previously heard about.

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Should you buy a Pixel 4a or a Pixel 5?

Should you buy a Pixel 4a or a Pixel 5?

Google really doubled down on affordability with its 2020 lineup. There was no super premium option last year; there was the Pixel 4a, cheaper than its predecessor at $349, the Pixel $499 4a 5G, and the $699 Pixel 5. The three phones share a lot of DNA, but the 4a and 5 in particular are very similar, physically, with nearly identical footprints. If you're in the market for a small phone from Google, how do you choose? Let's discuss.

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Google Camera 8.2 makes it even easier to shoot videos

Google Camera 8.2 makes it even easier to shoot videos

Probably because of Google Pixel's inherent focus on the photography side of things, Google Camera doesn't offer as many features or controls when it comes to videos. However, that's slowly changing, and the Google Camera 8.2 update makes it easier than ever to shoot one.

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Pixels may gain face-based auto-rotate with Android 12

Pixels may gain face-based auto-rotate with Android 12

Android 12's first developer preview is just around the corner, and we've already heard a lot about what we can expect — from huge UI changes to app pairs. With the next version, we're also expecting to see a bunch of features that will be exclusive to Pixel devices, and the latest one we're hearing about is face-based auto-rotate.

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Chrome OS is preparing support for Pixel phone screen mirroring

Chrome OS is preparing support for Pixel phone screen mirroring

Google is slowly rolling out Phone Hub to Chrome OS, a new software bridge connecting phones with Chromebooks and making it easier to access recent tabs and starting up a hotspot. But it looks like that's just the beginning. We've been tracking a new software dubbed "Eche SWA," and thanks to additional evidence scooped by 9to5Google, we suspect that you might someday be able to view your phone's screen right on your Chromebook, though it might be limited to Pixel phones.

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The Pixel 4a 5G is back down to $460 ($40 off) at multiple retailers

The Pixel 4a 5G is back down to $460 ($40 off) at multiple retailers

The Pixel 4a 5G is a great phone for those on a budget, making it our current top pick of the Pixel bunch. The 4a 5G was already a bargain at $500, offering most of the features found in the Pixel 5 with only a few compromises, like the lack of wireless charging and high-refresh-rate display. Despite only being a few months old, several retailers are already selling it for $460 ($40 off), so if you've been thinking about buying one, now would be a great time to do so.

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