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Technology Google Pixel 4 buyers won’t get unlimited photo uploads at original quality

19:10  15 october  2019
19:10  15 october  2019 Source:   theverge.com

Pixel 4 pre-order at Best Buy Canada confirms key specs

  Pixel 4 pre-order at Best Buy Canada confirms key specs Believe it or not, the Pixel 4 leaks still haven't stopped ahead of Google's October 15th event. Best Buy Canada briefly posted (and has since pulled) a pre-order page for Google's new phones that confirmed numerous details. Both the regular Pixel 4 and its XL counterpart should have dual rear cameras (12-megapixel main and 16-megapixel telephoto), speedy Smooth Displays and Snapdragon 855 processors with 6GB of RAM. It also alludes to hands-free controls as Quick Gestures and suggests you'll once again have a promo that offers unlimited full-quality photo and video uploads to Google Photos -- at least, for a while.

The Pixel 4 and 4 XL will launch without one of the original great reasons for owning a Pixel phone: free unlimited photo backups to This option compresses your images when they’re uploaded to the cloud, which is why Google is able to offer it so freely. Nowhere on the Pixel 4 site does it mention

Photos and videos from Pixel devices can be uploaded in original quality , while Google tons down the quality Google Photos Backup: Pixel vs Non- Pixel devices. The search giant offers unlimited Google Photos storage for Pixel In the end, the photos got uploaded without doing any hard work.

The Pixel 4 and 4 XL will launch without one of the original great reasons for owning a Pixel phone: free unlimited photo backups to Google Photos at full resolution. Google’s website for the new devices only notes that they’re eligible for the same storage option as any other phone, which is unlimited backups at “high quality.” This option compresses your images when they’re uploaded to the cloud, which is why Google is able to offer it so freely.

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Nowhere on the Pixel 4 site does it mention free storage at original quality, which was an incentive for the original Pixel, Pixel 2, and Pixel 3. Google didn’t extend it to the Pixel 3A and 3A XL, but that was understandable due to their much lower price point. The Pixel 4 starts at $799, and the XL version is $899. These aren’t cheap phones.

Pixel 4 won't come with free full-resolution photo storage

  Pixel 4 won't come with free full-resolution photo storage Ever since Google unveiled the first Pixel, people who bought one of the company's phones could expect free full-resolution photo and video storage, at least for a few years. You won't have that luxury with the Pixel 4, it seems. Google made no mention of full-quality storage at its October 15th event, and a visit to the Pixel 4's product page includes a disclaimer indicating that free storage is limited to "high quality" photos and videos thatIt's not certain what prompted the apparent turnaround. We've asked Google for comment.

Google Photos is a very convenient platform that lets you share all your photos , and whatever other types of Nope, not at original quality Only the Pixels get unlimited storage at original quality . Google will release Pixel 4 on AT& T , widening Verizon, T -Mobile and Sprint's Pixel line availability.

Unlimited original - quality storage for photos and videos taken with Pixel until Jan. 15, 2021, and high- quality storage for all later uploads . Requires Google Account and internet connection. Basically, if you're using the latest Pixel smartphones, then your photos before 2020 will be untouched.

One of the best perks of buying a Pixel is gone

Pixel 3 owners get free storage for their original-quality photos and videos until January 31st, 2022. So they’re in the clear for a long time before having to worry about paying anything. But the Pixel 4 won’t get you special treatment anymore. Google has confirmed directly to The Verge that the deal isn’t on offer this time around.

Why the change? The Pixel 4’s main camera is still 12 megapixels, so it’s not churning out larger files. The portrait lens is 16MP — a bit larger yes, but not really enough to stress Google’s cloud when you factor in how many Pixels the company usually sells.

The real reason is subscriptions. Google is including a three-month free trial of its Google One subscription service with Pixel 4 purchases, and that membership comes with 100GB of storage (and is eligible for family sharing). So Google might be hoping to shift Pixel owners who need bountiful backup space over to a recurring subscription.

Original Google Pixel will only get one more software update .
It's not quite done yet, but Google has only one update left for its original Pixel flagship.It marks the first time Google has dropped one of its Pixel phones from its standard monthly updates, as the company has confirmed to The Verge that the next upgrade will be "one final software update".

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