1Google Pixel Smartphones, Daydream View VR Headsets at a Glance
2The Google Pixel Smartphone Family
3The Google Pixel Phone
4The Pixel XL
5Pixel Phones Include Fingerprint Sensor, Fast-Charging
6Powerful 12.3-Megapixel Rear Camera
The Pixel and Pixel XL handsets also share the same 12.3-megapixel auto-focus, rear main cameras with f/2.0 lenses and 8-megapixel front-facing, fixed-focus cameras with f/2.4 lenses. Both handsets can capture and play 4K video as well as 1080p and 720p video. Buyers can also obtain their Pixel or Pixel XL handsets with a free SIM card that will work with Google’s Project Fi mobile phone services. A two-year device protection plan is available for $99.
7Built-in Google Assistant
The new Pixel handsets are the first Google devices to include the latest Google Assistant services built-in to assist consumers in their everyday lives with tasks from finding information to searching for photos of specific people that were taken on certain holidays. Google’s new Android Nougat operating system will be running on the Pixel smartphones, including automatic updates that are loaded in the background and installed for users as they work on their tasks.
8Free Unlimited Google Photo Storage
The Pixel phones also come with free unlimited storage of photos and videos at original quality and full resolution through Google Photos, as well as new transfer tools to help new owners move all their photos, emails, contacts and other personal data to their new Pixel handset from their old smartphones. Also included is 24/7 technical support for the handsets through a preloaded app that gives tech support personnel the ability to examine the phone remotely after the owner consents to the assistance.
9The Google Daydream View VR Headset
Unlike competing VR headsets, the Daydream View is made using soft fabrics and materials that are comfortable on a wearer’s face, while also being up to 30 percent lighter than other viewers. To connect a Pixel phone to the headset, the user opens the latch on the viewer, places their Pixel phone inside and shuts the hatch, and the phone and headset communicate automatically to configure the devices.
10Google’s VR Content Expanding for Daydream View
The Pixel phones are also built to be fully compatible with the new Daydream View VR headset, giving users the ability to consume a wide variety of VR content that is being offered by Google and its partners. Users will be able to see YouTube videos, Google Street View content, Google Play Movies and more at launch. More than 50 partners will bring additional content before the end of year.
11Daydream View Available in November
The Daydream View headset can be worn over glasses and comes with a hand-operated controller that can be stores inside the device. Additional Daydream-compatible smartphones from other manufacturers will be announced in the future so that non-Pixel users can also use the viewer. Daydream View headsets will be available in the color Slate when it launches in November, while Snow and Crimson will be available later in 2016.