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Google’s Pixel smartphones include free storage for full-res pictures and movies


Google simply introduced a brand new function arriving in its just-unveiled Pixel smartphones that would make Apple iPhone house owners jealous: limitless storage for pictures and movies…in full decision. That’s one thing the corporate already offers by way of its Google Photographs service as an possibility, however it requires that you simply use the storage in your Google Account. In different phrases, which means you had been utilizing storage that you simply’ll doubtless find yourself having to pay for, in the event you take lots of pictures and movies. On Pixel units, you would save that cash as a substitute.

By default, Google Photographs gives limitless photograph and video storage without cost, however in “top quality” not “authentic” resolutions, so the improve to free storage in full decision might be an enormous perk for brand spanking new Pixel smartphone house owners.

It’s additionally a greater deal than Apple’s iCloud, which costs for storage past the primary free, 5 GB. Whereas iCloud isn’t as dear as earlier than – 50 GB is $zero.99 (USD), for instance – free storage continues to be higher than the sort you must hold paying for yearly.


As well as, the way in which the limitless cloud storage function has been carried out on Pixel units will eradicate the considerations with operating out of space for storing in your cellphone, because it sends your media to the cloud mechanically. Google even poked enjoyable at Apple iPhone, exhibiting a screenshot of the “storage full” message that many Apple machine house owners have grown to detest.

This automated add function is dubbed “Good Storage” on the Pixel smartphones, and it’s what handles the background add course of. Google says it’s one thing you’ll solely should arrange one time.

Limitless photograph and video storage may also come in useful on these units due to the Pixel’s digicam capabilities – the brand new telephones can shoot in 4K, because of the 12-megapixel rear digicam (with an f/ lens).


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