Google details Titan M custom security chip in Pixel 3

Google details Titan M custom security chip in Pixel 3

Google details Titan M custom security chip in Pixel 3

This policy is part of an anti-theft initiative that Verizon rolled out earlier this year to discourage folks from stealing from its retail stores.

We reviewed the Google Pixel 3 XL and found it to be quite an improvement over the Pixel 2 XL, addressing the issues that had plagued the predecessor, such as battery drain and device heating.

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 both have a feature called Now Playing that automatically identifies music playing from nearby sources. While pre-orders are already shipping, you can now buy either of the third-generation Pixel phones directly from the Google Store, Project Fi, or from Verizon in the USA, while United Kingdom readers will have to wait until November 1st to splash the cash.

At launch, there was an update related to an automatic overnight unlock on Pixel 3s, which also showed up on phones sold in Best Buy stores. Putting a Verizon SIM in it, the phone worked fine - but it complained again as soon as it had another U.S. SIM inserted, so this isn't just a "first-time setup" requirement. Along with this, the customers will also get free Netflix subscription for 3 months, 100GB data per month, free Amazon Prime subscription for 1 year and free Airtel Secure subscription. All you need to do is activate the Pixel 3, or any other phone, with Verizon. Verizon can, of course, unlock any phone that has a SIM lock to its network.

For now, this means you should buy from the Google Store if you intend to use another carrier.

After the Google Pixel 3 XL teardown from iFixit, here comes the Pixel 3 disassembly. Those phones will never be SIM locked - and heck, you can even use it on Verizon if you wish.

Turns out it's a Samsung AMOLED, the same type of display (though not necessarily the same screen) that appears in Samsung's latest Galaxy models such as the Note 9 and the Pixel 3's predecessors, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

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