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While it's possible that the schedule will differ from that, it's likely to be at least roughly along those lines, since new updates are released yearly and Android Oreo landed in August 2017.

Meanwhile, the iPhone X has the highest quality display of the bunch - but it's also the most expensive smartphone out of the three.

Furthermore, the screen is protected by a layer of Corning's latest Gorilla Glass 5.

Screen burn will be a problem familiar to anyone old enough to have used an old cathode-ray tube (CRT) monitor, a complaint whereby an image, if held for too long gets burnt into the screen - hence the screen saver used by operating systems before the popularisation of LCD screens.

With Android P we'd like to see any and all features, especially big ones like those above, be made available for all devices running the software and to come as part of the core Android P update.

The Pixel 2 XL, meanwhile, has speaker issues, with one found to be louder than the other by about 10 decibels. Emojis can also be animated, and virtual objects added to videos of the real world - all in real time. The move to ditch the headphone jack accompanied Google's decision to launch its own AirPod competitor, the Pixel Buds. And from today it's not in the "coming soon" aisle anymore.

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Google is here with another version of the Android Oreo i.e 8.1 as a developer preview.

For the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL it's very easy to explain: the Pixel 2 looks just like the original Pixel, while the Pixel 2 looks just like the LG G6. The top row of the homescreen now provides useful information about weather, traffic, your calendar "and of course, Google Assistant is still the star of the show", says Wired. The company has also confirmed that the final version of the developer preview is going to be released in December this year. The Pixel 2 starts at $649 and the Pixel 2 XL starts at $849.

Already absent from the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Android 8.1 removed the "Picture color mode" to "Use sRGB" toggle in Developer options for last year's Pixel devices (via Twitter).

Google in another release detailed offers for offline pre-orders, available at such participating offline retail partners as Reliance Digital and Croma.

Android 8.1 brings with it minimal improvements to the expansive feature set that 8.0 debuted.

The Google Pixel 2 is powered by a 2,700mAh battery and the Pixel 2 XL comes with a 3,520mAh battery.