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Google Pixel 3 pre-orders have started shipping

Google Pixel 3 pre-orders have started shipping

If you got your Pixel 3 order in early, check your email. We've received a tip that shipping confirmations are going out — and, wouldn't you know it, some of us have been notified, as well. Orders shipping today look like they'll be delivered before the end of the week.

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Pixel 3 and 3 XL review: Come for the camera, stay for everything else

Pixel 3 and 3 XL review: Come for the camera, stay for everything else

Android has become the most popular computing platform on the planet, but Google has had problems selling very many Android phones itself. It tried for years to make Nexus devices "a thing," but they never caught on outside the nerd demographic. With the debut of the Pixel program in 2016, the company took a different approach—it started building smartphones with consumers in mind. Google hasn't done everything perfectly, but it's gotten enough right that the first and second generation Pixels have been relatively easy to recommend. That brings us to the third-gen Pixels.

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6 of our favorite tech deals this week: Pixel 3 accessories, JBL audio gear, and more

6 of our favorite tech deals this week: Pixel 3 accessories, JBL audio gear, and more

This past week was all about the Pixel 3, and if you're anything like us, right now you're looking to save money any which way you can in order to get your pre-order in for one of Google's latest handsets. Of course, just because you're putting together your Pixel 3 fund doesn't mean you can't drop a little cash elsewhere, and we've spotted a few deals that will hook you up with some desirable tech while also leaving you with money to spare.

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Weekend poll: Did you pre-order one of Google's new Pixel 3s?

Weekend poll: Did you pre-order one of Google's new Pixel 3s?

This was The Big Week here at Android Police. Google finally revealed the much-leaked Pixel 3. Historically, the Pixels have been some of the most popular devices among our readers. Even though criticism of this year's phones seems a bit stronger, it's easy for a vocal minority to drown out the silent majority. So now it's time to ask the question: Did you pre-order one of Google's new Pixels?

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Which Pixel 3 features are coming to older Pixel phones (and which will remain exclusive)

Which Pixel 3 features are coming to older Pixel phones (and which will remain exclusive)

Google's Pixel 3 and 3 XL didn't pack a whole lot of hardware surprises, considering the unceasing deluge of leaks over recent months, but the software was another story. There were plenty of new camera features shown off at the Made by Google 2018 event, with oodles of machine learning magic to go around. Unfortunately for owners of older Pixel phones, not all of these new features will be coming to older handsets. For your convenience, we put together a list of all the major software changes that will (and won't) be coming to previous models.

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Google's designer Pixel 3 cases in Japan will include their own AR experiences

Google's designer Pixel 3 cases in Japan will include their own AR experiences

Google's first-party cases might be a bit on the chunky side, but they're nice enough to make up for the added thickness, and customers in Japan will be getting an extra benefit with their phone protection. Google's doing a whole collection of regionally exclusive (and super snazzy) cases for the country, and they come with their own AR experiences.

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Google details new Assistant features coming soon to Pixel phones

Google details new Assistant features coming soon to Pixel phones

During the course of the big Google hardware event on October 9th we heard about a number of new features, most relating to the three main products being unveiled — Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub. As the dust has mostly settled, Google thought it might be a good time to run us through some of the new features coming to Assistant on Pixel phones, new and old.

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[Update: Code commit] The Pixel 3 uses Samsung's super-fast F2FS file system

[Update: Code commit] The Pixel 3 uses Samsung's super-fast F2FS file system

All the way back in 2012, Samsung created a new file system purpose-built for flash-based storage, called 'F2FS'. It's typically faster on smartphones than the ext4 file system that most Android devices use, but it has suffered from reliability issues over the years. Google apparently thinks it's ready for prime-time though, as the Pixel 3 and 3 XL both use F2FS for local storage.

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[Deal Alert] Verizon offering Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL fabric cases for 25% off

[Deal Alert] Verizon offering Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL fabric cases for 25% off

One of my favorite cases for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL was Google's fabric case. However, being an official accessory, it's not cheap and goes for $40 a pop. Verizon is already offering the model for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL up for pre-order with a 25% discount, equating to a price of $30.74.

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Google Pixel 3 camera sample gallery

Google Pixel 3 camera sample gallery

We've got the Google Pixel 3 in our hands, and over the last 24 hours I've tried to take as many photos as I could when opportunities presented themselves. Being in New York City for the launch, a lot of those opportunities were really tall buildings - but I did manage to slip some variety in there.

All of these photos were captured in auto mode on the Pixel 3 using the rear camera, some cropped or zoomed at the time of shooting, some with no zoom at all. None have had their white balance, colors, contrast, or exposure adjusted - these are just as they came out of the camera.

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