Google Assistant Has Been Ported To The Nexus 6P

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  1. DroidModderX

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    The Pixel has been overwhelmingly underwhelming. This sentiment is widespread through the Android Power user community. The main complaints are with the price point and the fact that at the higher price point the Pixel and Pixel XL are missing many of the features that flagship devices in the same price range have. The main reasons you would want to buy the Pixel and Pixel XL revolve around the software experience.

    The Pixel lineup will be the first to receive Android updates with the Nexus lineup being updated afterwards with less priority. The Pixel lineup will also launch with Google's all new Google Assistant. The Google assistant is meant to help you in your daily routine. Now you can have this on your Nexus 6P as it has already been ported over to the device. To install simply flash the zip in the custom recovery of your choice. Head to the link below for downloads and instructions.

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    Might be tempted to root again just to try.

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    Heh, I wonder if doing this build.prop tweak gives you the free original photo storage in photos as well.
     
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    No. All Nexus get that.

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    My 6P only gets free 'High Quality' storage and not unlimited 'Original' storage. I looked around and some people were saying that Google ended that on the 6P. Is this something that's coming back to the phone upon release of the Pixel?
     
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    Google Photos v1.21 Prepares To Give Free Unlimited Original Quality Backup To Nexus Devices, Sorting Options For Albums, And Add Exposure And Contrast Controls [APK Teardown]



    Looks like it was just an apk tear down rumor. Well that sucks.

    Does the Nexus line still get unlimited 'Original' storage space in Google Photos?
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    Oh weird. When I was on MM I could have sworn that in Photo's settings it had the 'High Quality' choice set instead of 'Original'. I wonder if Nougat put some change in there as well? I'm checking it now and there's no choice in it anymore so I guess I'm on Original
     
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    There's still an option between High Quality and Original in Photos on Nougat. I was just in there the other day on my 6P.

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    No clue what flips the switch and if I have the unlimited original now. It's in this part of the settings right? Not there now and I have the newest Photos installed.
     
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    Tap on backup & sync in the settings menu. Then there's an option for upload size.

    I've removed your screen shot because it has your personal email address on it.

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    Ah man, I totally missed that!! Thanks for removing the image and yes, the option is still there where you said.

    So the question now is what the hell happened?

    In doing some research on this at an earlier time it seems that the 6P had that unlimited option, but then Google took it away. FYI to Mustang02. Let us know if it's different on your phone.
     
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