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Google Pixel got IP53 – Will not be resistant to water


Last year, Google has collaborated with LG and Huawei, who built the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, respectively. They came pre-loaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which introduced the new Android Pay feature, so they needed a fingerprint scanner to allow users to make online payments. This year, HTC will release both Nexuses, which will be known as Pixel and Pixel XL, and reports say that they will run on Android 7.1 Nougat. Unfortunately, they won’t be waterproof, but they will be resistant to dust.

Apple has finally brought IP67 rating for dust and water-resistance to its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, following in the footsteps of Samsung and Sony. Google, on the other hand, has given its OEMs the freedom to build Nexus devices the way they wanted, and these models didn’t come with too many features, as maybe, one of reasons why people bought them was to test out the latest Android version ahead of others.

Previously, it was rumored that the upcoming Pixel (Sailfish aka the successor of the Nexus 5X) and Pixel XL (Marlin aka the successor of the Nexus 6P) will be resistant to water, but it seems that they will be rated at IP53, which means that their owners won’t take their phones with them when surfing.

Regarding their specs, it is rumored that both Pixel devices will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor that will be backed by 4GB of RAM and will come in two storage options with capacities of 32GB and 128GB. The smaller variant will have a 5-inch Full HD display and a 2,770 mAh battery, while the phablet will sport a 5.5-inch QHD display and will house a 3450mAh battery. Both phones will have a 12Mp or 13MP primary camera and an 8MP front camera and they will be Google Daydream-ready.

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  1. Their inventory is dwindling. I got one last month when the 64gb was on sale for 399. But after Nougat today causing battery drain and other glitches plus seeing how Android/Google/Nexus (mis)treats their customers , my days with Android may be numbered. Everyone around me uses iPhones and Im the last holdout. My niece getting her masters in computer science finally dumped Android too.

  2. That’s another problem with Android – you shouldn’t have to wipe your phone clean after an update and set everything back up from scratch in order to experience optimal performance. Android has become such a freaking mess.

  3. I’ve used iOS and Android in parallel for the last 5 years. iOS has the same problem every time an update comes out. A bunch of janky bugs and weird slow downs that aren’t fixed until I do a full factory reset and start it as a “new iPhone” instead of restoring from a backup. I personally have everything saved in the cloud, so I have no problem doing this on both iOS and Android. Just wanted to let you know, this is not exclusive to Android.

  4. No apple just bricks there devices. Come on man! Every OS its best to do a full wipe between upgrades. Its not even that big of a deal on android since the cloud backs up everything.

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