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    Google Acquires the Pixel Division of HTC for $1.1 Billion

    Reality has fallen a bit short of rumors that Google would acquire Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC — today, the two companies announced that Google will only acquire the division of HTC responsible for producing the Pixel smartphone, accounting for 20 percent of HTC’s workforce (about 2,000 employees). The $1.1 billion deal will also give Google non-exclusive […]

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    Pixel XL Review: Android’s Yardstick

    It’s the end of an era. After seven generations, the Nexus brand is no more. This year, Google gives us Pixel and Pixel XL, the first phones developed by the company in-house, and sold without any kind of co-branding. With prices ranging between $649 and $869, these are expensive devices, and the company is betting […]