Technology The Engadget Podcast: Reviewing the Pixel 4, Surface Pro 7 and more!

17:55  25 october  2019
17:55  25 october  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Deluge of Pixel 4 photos confirms a few of the phone's key specs

Deluge of Pixel 4 photos confirms a few of the phone's key specs If you thought the torrent of detailed Pixel 4 leaks was over, you have another thing coming. Vietnamese phone shop D Store Mobile has sent nearly two dozen photos of a pre-release Pixel 4 XL to The Verge that appear to confirm some of its previously rumored specs. Notably, the main rear camera will snap shots with a brighter f/1.73 aperture (versus f/1.8 on the Pixel 3). The telephoto camera's specs aren't available, but you can safely presume there will be improvements to low-light photos and some close-ups. Curiously, the camera app will apparently default to capturing 16:9 photos to fill the screen, rather than 4:3 photos to make the most of the sensor.

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With the Surface Pro 4 , Microsoft's surprising hybrid tablet journey finally makes sense. It's as if The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and The new keyboard, on the other hand, is far sturdier and more laptop-like, and its trackpad is no longer a

This week, Devindra and Cherlynn dive into some of our latest reviews: Google's Pixel 4, Microsoft's Surface Pro 7, HTC's Vive Cosmos and Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1. Can Google still deliver a flagship smartphone? Is the Pro 7 just a ho-hum refresh? Take a listen!

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Google's powerful Recorder app now works on older Pixel phones .
Over its last few Pixel cycles, Google has made a point of bringing some features of its most recent phone to other devices. This week, for instance, Pixel 4's live audio captioning tool expanded to Pixel 3 and 3a devices. Now, owners of older Pixel handsets can check out one of Pixel 4's niftier aspects: the Recorder app that can capture and transcribe audio simultaneously. Google said last month it'd make Recorder available for older Pixels. On Thursday, it updated the app, which should now pop up in the Play Store for other supported Pixels, namely Pixel 2 and later devices. However, it doesn't seem to work on the original Pixel -- at least not officially.

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