Android 8.1 Developer Preview now available

Laverne Mann
October 26, 2017

Pre-orders will commence on October 26 at 12 am and deliveries for the same will begin from November 1. The retailer is hoping to grab as numerous early Pixel 2 buyers as possible before the phones are also released in the brick and mortar stores on November 1 (Nov 15 for Pixel 2 XL).

These offers are applicable across Flipkart and our participating offline retail partners including Reliance Digital, Croma and many more across India.

Flipkart is also promising to buy your Pixel 2 phones when you upgrade to another smartphone from the retailer for 50% of their current value.

The Google Pixel 2 XL "display-gate" is no longer a secret at this point in time.

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

The launch offers include a free Sennheiser Headset worth Rs. 11,990. Moreover, both these smartphones also come with Active Edge technology that lets you trigger Google Assistant by squeezing the frames of the phone.

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The Pixel 2 sports a 5-inch screen with a 1080p resolution and an aspect ratio of 16:9. Although there's lots to like about the Pixel 2, it falls just short of the phone we were hoping it would be - but that's where the Pixel 3 comes in.

On the other hand, the Pixel 2 XL flaunts smaller bezels while boasting a 6-inch QHD+ pOLED display with a larger 3520 mAh battery. It comes with a 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5. In fact, the phone is way better with Android Oreo running the show alongside powerful internals that include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB RAM.

While your device may get Android Oreo, it probably won't get it as Google intended unless it's a Pixel phone, so we'd like to see the Pixel Launcher made available for third-party handsets too, so users can choose between Google's take on Android and that of their device's manufacturer. It enables hardware-accelerated inference operations on supported devices. On the front of both devices is an 8-megapixel selfie shooter with fixed focus and f/2.4 aperture, it is capable of shooting 1080p videos @ 30fps.

Assuming these Google Pixel 3 rumors are true, the company would keep some of the best features for the most expensive Pixel 3 version similar to what Apple did with the iPhone X. Google's future product strategy helps explain why it launched the Pixel Buds earlier this month.

Both the devices support Dual-Band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0 with LE, NFC, GPS, and USB 2.0 Type-C port with a reversible connector for connectivity.

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