Friday , October 20 2017

Is Google hiding camera samples from their upcoming Pixel phones in their made by Google site?

The Made By Google website that’s being used to promote their October 4th (5th in Australia) launch is a pretty one. It’s basic, but shows a number of pictures encased in a phone shaped graphic that cycle through. Hidden in the code of the website alongside the pictures are two extra photos that could very possibly be from the upcoming Pixel phones themselves.

The shots are labelled as Extras and a quick look in the old EXIF viewer shows us a resolution of 4048×3036 or when you work out the MP rating from that, they were taken on a 12.3MP sensor – just like the sensor rumoured to be shipping inside the Pixel phones.

There’s not a lot to them other than that in the EXIF data, so it’s a matter of checking them out and seeing what you think – personally that night shot with the illuminated skipping ropes looks the business.

Now, if we make a little further leap – ok, it’s a hell of a leap – and think perhaps that Google is also using cropped and compressed pics from the Pixel phones to power those images cycling through the phone shape, you could get a bit of an idea what to expect from the camera as well, but worth checking out anyway. There’s no EXIF information in these shots, they’re literally compressed and cropped so there’s nothing there.

Before we get to the rest of the pics, we do think there’s something familiar about this pic – any Sydneysiders catch ferries recently?

Anyway, here’s all the pics from the site:

Source: MadeBy Google.

Daniel Tyson   Editor

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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3 Comments on "Is Google hiding camera samples from their upcoming Pixel phones in their made by Google site?"

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Akshay Sharma
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Akshay Sharma

I’ve always managed ‘some’ good pictures from Nexus phones. It’s the consistency and speed that has always been the problem. Here’s hoping!


Wow, impressive pics!
Good pick up on the Sydney ferry 🙂

Michael Maione
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Michael Maione

on the first picture is a chrome item reflecting the photo taker. if possible zoom in on that person and see what device he is holding. its deffinitely a phone of some sort


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