Google Pixel FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
Too much choices? Too many doubts if whether the new Google Pixel is worth the high price it’s asking you? Here’s some questions answered from consumers.
Can the fingerprint scanner be used for anything apart from unlocking the device?
Yes, the fingerprint scanner on the Pixel and Pixel XL can be used to bring up the notification shade using a simple swipe gesture.
Which version of Android does the handset run on?
Android 7.1 Nougat.
What are the Pixel features that will remain exclusive to the handset?
The updated camera app, Pixel launcher, and Google Assistant will only be available on the Pixel and Pixel XL. While the apps can be sideloaded, they will not be made officially available to other Android and Nexus devices.
Does the Pixel support any kind of fast charging technology?
Yes, the Pixel and Pixel XL support USB Power Delivery. With the supplied 18W charger, the handsets can charge at speeds that will be similar to other Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 devices out there.
Does my Google Pixel have any special features?
Yes, your Google Pixel has Multi-Window, which allows you to run 2 apps on the screen at the same time.
It also has a fingerprint scanner, to make unlocking your screen quicker and easier, and is compatible with Google’s new Daydream Virtual Reality system.
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What kind if applications are available for my Google Pixel?
Your Google Pixel comes with many useful applications pre-installed, such as a web browser, a calculator, a personal organizer, a notepad, and a GPS navigation app.
You also have access to thousands of applications and games through the Google Play Store™.
Does my Google Pixel come with any special applications?
Yes, your Google Pixel comes with Google Duo for video calls, and the new Google Assistant, a cross-platform digital assistant which lets you get the most out of your phone, and other connected Google devices (such as Google TV).
What are the basic hardware features of my Google Pixel?
- Memory: 4 GB of RAM and 32 or 128 GB of storage
- Screen: 5.0 inch AMOLED, at a resolution of 1920×1080 (FHD)
- Camera: 12.3 megapixel rear camera, 8 megapixel front camera
- Processor: 2.1 GHz quad core Qualcomm MSM8996, with an Adreno 430 GPU
- Battery: 2770mAh battery
- Bluetooth: v4.2
How do I contact Google if I have a problem with my Pixel?
For some of the more basic questions, such as how to change a wallpaper or set a custom ringtone, searching the built-in guide is likely the most time-efficient.
Tap on either Search help & send feedback or Explore tips & tricks to learn more about how to do some of the more routine tasks.