Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Receive Two Additional Months of Security Updates

Posted September 28, 2017

We don't know why, but Google has just extended support for the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X by increasing the security patch lifespan by two months, pushing it back from September 2018 to November 2018. We've already seen what Apple has to offer, and now we're going to get a look at what Google has been cooking up in the Pixel world. Considering that Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are ready to be unveiled during next month, Google is trying to cut off its ties with the Nexus brand. The most interesting feature rumored for the Google Pixel 2 is a new Portrait Mode for its Camera app. The ChromeOS laptop hasn't been updated since 2015, and the newly-branded Pixelbook looks to pick up right where it left off.

One of those details, which he claims is from a new source who has apparently played around with Verizon's Pixel 2, is an always-on song recognition feature.

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However, another set of features of Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL has surfaced on the internet. Expect both to have improved chipsets and Snapdragon 836 processors; all the newest high-end Androids, like Samsung's Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8, have Snapdragon 835 processors - the Snapdragon 836 processor is expected to debut mid-year with minor performance improvements over the 835, which would give Google the edge.

Squeezable frame. Just like the HTC U11, you'll be able to squeeze the sides of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL to initiate Google Assistant.

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As for this music recognition feature, apparently, when music is playing in the background of wherever you are, the phone will be able to recognize it, then share details on it via your lock screen. This is said to be available straight from the Google Camera app that's on the Pixel 2 smartphones. Those concerned about the privacy will have the option to disable this feature under Settings.

This feature will resemble iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus' Portrait Mode. The Pixel XL 2 is expected to cost $850 for 64GB and $950 for 128GB.

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