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We got our +Google UK#Pixel and #PixelXL phones yesterday. Today, I tried out the camera on my XL for the first time and got a really bad experience. The camera app was really glitchy, showing in black and white with pink stripes, and wrapping around like taking on an old TV playing a VHS.

I used +Miia Sample​'s Pixel to record the issue, but I managed to get some screenshots which show the different issues I've seen. I also captured a burst mode animation whilst capturing one of the screenshots and noticed that the individual photos look fine, but the animation actually shows the wraparound issue I was seeing in the viewfinder UI.

To be clear, the photos taken appear to be fine even while the UI is glitching. The burst mode animation is the only evidence from taken footage. I haven't been able to take a video to see the result.

It didn't happen all the time. I've had this happen while we were out, and a couple of times since we've been home, but at other times the camera works fine.

I'm not sure if this is a hardware issue or an #AndroidNougat camera app bug (my suspicion)

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Not seen any issues on my other half's Pixel, I'd say hardware issue.
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+Google UK How do we join a waiting list for the Pixel XL in Really Blue? It's not an option on the store... is it unavailable in the UK, or did you sell out fast?

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Apparently it's also only available in 32GB
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"In fleeing the cloud, Dropbox is showing why the cloud is so powerful."

"... It can lead to what those in the Valley call Not Invented Here Syndrome, where companies start building all sorts of new stuff just because they’re intent on building all sorts of new stuff."

Interesting to see how things develop for Dropbox.
Half-a-billion people stored files on Dropbox. Well, sort of. Really, the files were in Amazon’s cloud. Until Dropbox built its own. And threw the switch.
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Another few pints [in Finnish] about the poor reasoning behind the lack of Qi charging on the #nexus5x and #nexus6p. +Android+Nexus​ could we get a real answer?
 
"Lockheimerin perustelu kuitenkin ontuu hieman, sillä pikalataus ei vaadi toimiakseen Type-C-liitäntää, Nexus-mallien pikalaturi ei ole lajissaan erityisen nopea (15 W) ja markkinoilta löytyy ohuempiakin puhelimia, jotka tukevat silti langatonta latausta. Lisäksi langaton lataus ei aiemmissakaan Nexus-malleissa lyhentänyt latausaikaa johdolla lataukseen nähden, vaan toimi vain käyttöä helpottavana ominaisuutena, jota se olisi voinut tehdä uusissakin malleissa."
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I bought a hobby grade qi wireless receiver that's about 0.5mm thick... Less than the fuggly camera hump. It's a serious fail that has cost them many sales, mine included.

I'm just waiting waiting for ifixit to pull it apart to see the prospects of retrofitting.
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Vista at a national forest near Santa Barbara
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Hang your head in shame😉
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+Google Please don't give me false hope... you sent me an 'invite' to pre-order Google Home, and then tell me it's unavailable 😡
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Nut brittle #android  
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#NameAndroidN. Nous essayons de choisir un nom pour la prochaine version d'Android. Vous avez des idées gourmandes qui commencent par la lettre N ? Envoyer. Désolé, une erreur s'est produite lors de l'envoi de votre proposition. Veuillez réessayer plus tard. Besoin d'inspiration ?
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Be cause no body wanted to give answers away so, in despair, they asked the french? #TheLastChance #WhoKnows
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Rant of the moment: why is domain prospecting/squatting still a thing? 
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I've been chased for 10years by someone trying to sell me the .com of my .Co.uk name all they do is squat on it... at one point they stole the html of my site and put it on their own!
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I'm a bit disappointed about the +Nexus​​ team's answer about Qi charging on their Reddit AMA: https://m.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/3mzru4/reddit_ama_w_the_nexus_team/

Why no wireless (Qi) charging: “We added Qi wireless charging starting with N4 because plugging in USB micro B was such a hassle! (Which way is up!?) With this year’s Nexii, we support USB Type-C which has a reversible connector so there’s no more guessing. AND it charges incredibly swiftly: 1% to 100% in 97 mins on the 6P for example (the first ~45 mins of charging is especially fast). Meanwhile, wireless charging adds z (thickness). So, ease of plugging in + fast charging + optimizing for thinness made us double down on Type-C instead of wireless!”

I'm a bit disappointed that the convenience must not have been seen:

1. I don't care how long it takes, I'd be asleep as long as the phone makes it through the day on its battery.

2. Cafes, bars, etc wouldn't have to provide wires or sockets and everyone carry around cables.

3. Plugging in with USB in public locations can be a security risk.

4. Plugging/unplugging every few minutes I'd annoying... Home, car, office desk, etc.

5. The USB socket had always been the first/only thing to go wrong with any of my phones. Wireless charging reduces that wear.

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This. This was exactly my reaction. 

I've had other conversations where people said "Why do you need wireless charging when you have quickcharge?". 

Quick Charge does not address the reasons that wireless charging is so dang useful. The simple act of having to physically connect something to my phone, regardless of whether there's a specific way to do so or not, is inconvenient. 

Also, wireless charging was starting to herald a return of the smartphone dock - especially fantastic solutions like the Nexus Orb. With a physical plug, docks once again become a precarious situation. 
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General Geek, UX enthusiast, web developer and product manager in my day job
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My Mobile Barcoder Firefox extension has over 20,000 daily users, and over 250,000 total downloads
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Product Manager / Solution Architect / Solution Engineer / Web Developer / UX Designer
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  • Comparethemarket.com
    Senior Software Engineer, 2013 - 2015
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
    Product Manager & Head of Engineering, 2010 - 2012
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
    Solution Architect, 2007 - 2010
  • Nokia
    Solution Engineer, 2004 - 2007
  • Comparethemarket.com
    Technical Lead, 2015 - present
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