Pixel and Pixel XL

What you should know about the Pixel and Pixel XL Phones from Google

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To understand how the Pixel is different, we need to take a brief sidetrack to the Nexus line. The Pixel phone line is a replacement for the previous Nexus phone series. Nexus phones were made by other phone manufacturers as example devices for new Android releases, and unlike the Pixel, the joint branding was visible on the device. The Nexus 6P, for example, is branded as a Huawei phone, and Google extended the partnership into letting device makers influence some of the design decisions. Nexus phones were sold unlocked (you could use them with any carrier for US devices) and usually without a phone contract. Generally, Nexus phones came with both a high-end model and a more inexpensive model. The Pixel line was introduced as two sizes of what is essentially the same high-end phone. P...