Pixel 8 with desktop mode: new feature coming soon, Google at work

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pixel 8 and 8 pro, focus on displays: all the
pixel 8 and 8 pro, focus on displays: all the

With Pixel 8 and 8 Pro will debut the desktop mode. This was revealed by Kamila Wojciechowska of Android Authority, according to which the next generation Google smartphones will be equipped with DisplayPort support to be used with an external monitor, keyboard and mouse exactly as some Samsung Galaxy devices already allow you to do through DeX and Motorola with Ready For.

Confirmations on the ongoing development of the desktop mode by Google also come from Mishaal Rahman, who has found explicit references to the function within the code of the latest Android 14 betas: the strings show not only support for USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode, but you can also extract some screenshots showing how desktop mode will be displayed.

However, it will have to be patient even before the function is made available on the Pixels: development is still ongoing and, moreover, the announcement of the new generation of Google smartphones will only take place in several months (October?), It cannot therefore be excluded that the Mountain company View is unable to integrate this tool as early as day one. On that occasion we will also understand if it will be aExclusive to Pixels (with DisplayPort support) or if the Mountain View company decides to extend its availability to all devices Compatible Androids.

 
Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro Specifications

  • display:
    • Pixel 8: 6.17″ flat 2400×1800, 427ppi, 1,400nit, 120Hz
    • Pixel 8 Pro: 6.7″ flat 2992×1344, 490ppi, 1,600nit, 120Hz
  • Processor: Google Tensor G3
  • cameras:
    • Pixel 8:
      • front: 11MP Samsung 3J1
      • rear:
        • 50MP main Samsung GN2
        • 12MP ultra wide angle Sony IMX386
        • ToF VL53L1
    • Pixel 8 Pro:
      • front: 11MP Samsung 3J1
      • rear:
        • 50MP main Samsung GN2
        • 64MP ultra wide angle Sony IMX787
        • 48MP telephoto Samsung GM5
        • ToF VL53L8 8×8
    • FIR thermometer MLX90632
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