I don't actually believe that the Pixel camera team is in jeopardy because it lost its lead engineer. But it's worth thinking about just how important Levoy's departure is when you take into account that camera quality is the main reason to buy a Pixel over other phones.
News about a few high-level departures doesn't have to spell more doom and gloom for Pixel phones or their fans — there's still plenty of positivity here, even with a shuffle in the high ranks of the Pixel team.
As phones keep getting more expensive, and phones continue to get better across all price points, it's less and less useful to bundle phones into wide-reaching categories like "mid-range" that don't actually help us compare and find the one that's right for us.
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The combination of this $300 price cut, and a swath of 2020 flagships coming out at ever-higher prices, have created an interesting situation: the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are now compelling mid-range phones.
The Google Pixel 4 captures awesome photos, and with Night Sight mode, you can clearly see the pictures you take at night. You'll also gain access to Google Assistant and features like Quick Gestures and Call Screening at its lowest price yet.
A new month means a new security patch. The April 2020 patch is rolling out now, with the main focus this month being on behind-the-scenes bug fixes. Pixel 4 users also get a treat with a new setting to only allow face unlock to work when you're paying attention.
I haven't forgotten about the Pixel 4 XL in light of the shiny new phones and speculation about replacements. I've still been using it, in fact. So how has the Pixel 4 XL held up to 6 months of use? Here are my experiences.
Google is preparing to launch a new security feature for Pixel devices with "require eyes to be open". It's appeared with the Android 11 Developer Preview and is expected to debut with the next Pixel feature drop.