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The Pixel Stand is on sale for just $39.50 (half off) at the Google Store

The Pixel Stand is on sale for just $39.50 (half off) at the Google Store

Wireless charging is convenient, not to mention just plain neat. You can get a wireless charging pad for relatively cheap, but if you want a high quality, fast charger like the Pixel Stand, you'll have to shell out a pretty penny — that is, you would, until today. The Pixel Stand is on sale for just $39.50 (half off) on the Google Store.

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Google Camera 8.1 includes a much-needed Storage Saver option

Google Camera 8.1 includes a much-needed Storage Saver option

Making the most of your phone's storage can be a tricky balancing act, and it's going to get even tougher with Google Photos doing away with free unlimited cloud storage next year. Thankfully, the Google camera app has recently added a new feature to help you save some extra space on your Pixel.

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Revamped Google Camera app v8.1 appears to be rolling out to older Pixel phones

Revamped Google Camera app v8.1 appears to be rolling out to older Pixel phones

Google debuted a number of new camera features with the Pixel 5, including a completely revamped interface for the app. Version 8.0 shipped on the new Pixel phones, but some users who tried to install the APK manually ran into trouble. Luckily, it looks like Google is starting to bring the overhauled camera app to older Pixels with v8.1.

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Next year's Pixels need to charge faster than 18W

Next year's Pixels need to charge faster than 18W

Since the very first Pixels in 2016, the fastest any of Google's flagship phones has charged was limited to 18W. Back then, it wasn't an issue: Fast-charging standards of the time like Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 could ostensibly go higher, but they practically topped out at a similar speed, and it wasn't a huge gap. In the end, Google elected for the better and more universal USB Power Delivery standard. But now, four years and five Pixels later, 18W doesn't cut it.

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Google confirms future Pixels won't get unlimited Photos storage

Google confirms future Pixels won't get unlimited Photos storage

One of the selling points for Pixel phones was unlimited original-quality backup to Google Photos, but starting with the Pixel 3a and Pixel 4, there was only an option for unlimited "high-quality" backup. According to a new report, future Pixel phones might not even have that, placing them on the same level as all other Android devices.

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Pixel 5 teardown video reveals inner workings for all to see

Pixel 5 teardown video reveals inner workings for all to see

The Pixel 5 is Google's newest flagship, and even though it might be a downgrade in certain areas, it's hard to find fault when it delivers on the essentials like battery life and camera quality. The phone has only been available in the US for less than a week now, but a teardown video has already hit YouTube, revealing some interesting details about its inner workings.

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Tip: Android 11's built-in screen recorder also works for voice calls

Tip: Android 11's built-in screen recorder also works for voice calls

Android 11 is the first Android version to ship with a built-in screen recorder on Pixel phones. The native solution has a few tricks up its sleeve compared to third-party options. It's capable of recording sound in a few more places, and you can use that to your advantage when you want to record a phone call (if call recording isn't live in your Phone app, that is). Google even advertises as much in one of its YouTube videos detailing Android 11's top features.

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Should you buy a Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, or a Pixel 5?

Should you buy a Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, or a Pixel 5?

Technology is supposed to become cheaper as it improves, but prices for high-end smartphones have done nothing but rise over the past few years. However, 2020 represents something of a change in attitude, as several companies have opted to revamp their pricing. There have always been options for cheaper smartphones, but now both Samsung and Google have released flagship-tier options for lower-than-normal prices.

The $700 Pixel 5 is Google's top phone this year, even if the internal hardware doesn't quite stack up against its competitors. Meanwhile, Samsung has slightly refreshed the Galaxy S20 and given it the same $700 price tag, deeming it the Fan Edition.

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Portrait Light in Google Photos is rolling out to older Pixels

Portrait Light in Google Photos is rolling out to older Pixels

Portrait Light was announced along with the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5. It's one more neat Pixel camera feature that lets you manually control light in portrait pics and adjust face brightness as you see fit, either for a more dramatic and contrasting effect or to balance things out in poorly-lit photos. The feature was said to be coming to older Pixels too, and now it's there on the Pixel 2, 3, and 4.

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Google Pixel 4 is as low as $450 for Prime members ($350 off)

Google Pixel 4 is as low as $450 for Prime members ($350 off)

Despite Google officially discontinuing the Pixel 4 and 4 XL in favor of the more modern Pixel 5, these handsets remain capable and still boast respectable specs. In fact, the devices aren't even a year old, making them perfectly decent phones to purchase. A standard Pixel 4 actually cost a whopping $800 when it came out, while you can now snatch one for as low as $449 on Amazon.

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