This could be a must-have app for all Pixel 2 owners

Lynne Hanson
October 26, 2017

One is larger, more advanced, and completely redesigned-the other is smaller, more affordable, and based on previous year's designs. This option is not available in the Pixel 2, which has some of us scratching heads.

Called Now Playing History, the app gives you a full history of all the songs that your Pixel 2 has been listening to in the background.

With this being a.1 update for Android Oreo, there's not a lot of big, user-facing features here. Apple kept many other premium features for the $1,000 iPhone X.

After the Pixel 2 XL just started rolling out, numerous owners have been reporting that its pOLED display has a serious burn-in issue, prompting Google to "actively investigate" it.

The size of the display doesn't tell the whole story in the sizing department though.

To remind you, the Pixel 2 64GB and 128GB variants will cost INR 61,000 and INR 70,000 respectively.

Pixel 2 XL is backed by a 3520mAh battery which delivers up to 7 hours of power after 15 minutes of charge. According to DxO, Pixel 2's camera is better than iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The same goes for the difference in weight, which is only 0.07 pounds.

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Here's where things get tricky.

Apple too had recently launched its flagship smartphone devices iPhone 8 and iPhone X. While the iPhone 8 went on sale in September 2017, iPhone X is expected to launch on October 27, 2017, at a starting price of Rs 89,000.

Both the Pixel 2 devices will be available Just Black, Kinda Blue and Block & White color variants.

As reports and reviews have come out, that's unfortunately been far from the truth. Five winners can also get the Google's Daydream View 2 headset for free by participating in Flipkart's social media contest on its Facebook page. This feature lets you create a WallpaperColors object from a bitmap, a drawable, or by using the first three most visually representative colors. But if the quality of your display is something that matters to you, you'll want to wait until Google figures out its deal with these display problems.

The Pixel 2 may be a smart handset, but there's nothing particularly memorable about it. They have a 12.2 MP single camera at the back and an 8 MP camera on the front.

The OLED displays can always be on, showing time and date and notifications while the new Pixel homescreen has been improved with the wide Google search bar moved to the bottom where it's easier to reach. This is largely in the hands of manufacturers, but Google might be able to do something to help. If you have an old smartphone lying around, this will be your chance to get some money out of it.

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