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[Poll] Should Google ditch FedEx for Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro shipping? – PiunikaWeb

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Google is undoubtedly one of the largest tech companies in the world. The Mountain View-based tech giant has its smartphone lineup, with the first Google Nexus released back in 2010.
Even though Google invests billions of dollars in technology, it still lacks in-house logistics and often outsources to other companies.
Unsurprisingly, Google has turned to partners like FedEx who handle the shipping and delivery process on their behalf.
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And while it may sound like a logical step to let a known company like FedEx ship Pixel devices, it isn’t. In the last few years, there have been many reports of FedEx employees not delivering Pixel devices.
Many say that they never received their phone while FedEx marked the package as delivered. Some say that they are charged for priority shipping but they never receive their order on time.
What’s worse is that Google has refused to help customers with the refund process since it is technically FedEx’s responsibility to make sure the product is delivered.
I ordered a Pixel 5a and was really excited to move to clean Android. My FedEx tracking said that it was delivered, but it was not, I have looked everywhere. I have been stonewalled by Google as well as FedEx, it seems like Google has just stolen $500 from me. Anyone have any advice or work around? I cannot afford to pay again for a device I have not received.
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My wife dropped her 3a in the toilet a couple days ago. Instead of getting it fixed, we decided to opt for the 5a upgrade we had been considering. We ordered hers first with priority shipping ($19). We ordered mine second–just a standard free delivery. I have tracking for both phones. My wife’s phone was supposed to be here in 30 minutes. So far it has made it about 50 miles out of it’s 2,000 or so mile journey. Somehow that has only incurred a “potentially delayed” stamp from their tracking system.
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Moreover, customers say that Google suspends their Google account if they apply for a chargeback. We think that it is cheaper for Google to opt for FedEx instead of services like UPS or USPS.
Having said that, Google might let FedEx deliver the soon-to-be-released Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Many people who do not have access to a physical Google store are thereby thinking if they should buy the Pixel 6 or not.
This brings us to the question, should Google ditch FedEx for Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro shipping? Our take is that customers should have the option to choose from various delivery partners so they can choose what works best for them.
We would love to hear your opinion on the matter. Let us know what you think by voting in the poll or join the discussion in the comment section below.

Time for a #poll!

Is it time Google lets users choose a logistics partner other than FedEx for Pixel 6 shipping?

Read our coverage here and vote below: https://t.co/5MViZgehuA#GooglePixel6 #GooglePixel #FedEx #smartphones



06:50 pm (IST): The results are live and while 70% of you think that Google should ditch FedEx for Pixel 6 shipping, 20% of consumers seem happy with FedEx. And the rest 10% say that it’s fine.


1:10 pm (IST): As more and more people shop for their Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices, more horror stories keep popping up.
There is even a Megathread on Reddit for users who have had their Pixel 6 shipments botched by FedEx with both Google and FedEx customer support appearing useless.
Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Google Section so be sure to follow them as well.
PiunikaWeb started as purely an investigative tech journalism website with main focus on ‘breaking’ or ‘exclusive’ news. In no time, our stories got picked up by the likes of Forbes, Foxnews, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Engadget, The Verge, Macrumors, and many others. Want to know more about us? Head here.
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Indian Gadget Awards winners: Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max ranked the Best Premium Camera Phone of 2021 – 91mobiles

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A smartphone’s camera details are usually plastered front and centre in the promos, and for good reason. Our phones have become the de facto tool to click photos and store our fond memories digitally. Understandably, the quality of the photos goes up a notch if the user spends top bucks on a brand new phone. To that note, 2021 saw the launch of a slew of camera-centric flagships with incredible features, but which one is the best? Enter, the Best Camera Phone of 2021 – Premium award. In this category, we’ve ignored the price tags and have picked all the smartphones that we thought offered the finest overall camera experience in 2021. But the award will only go to one phone, so to ensure absolute objectivity, our nominees were thoroughly inspected by the Indian Gadget Awards jury of over 40 experts from the Indian tech media community, and the results are in. Check out the winner of the Best Premium Camera Phone of 2021 award.

Check out the full list of nominees for the Best Premium Camera Phone of 2021 award.

The iQOO 7 Legend is a fantastic gaming phone and one that really pushed the boundaries with its long list of features. While the smartphone’s headlining feature is undoubtedly its SD888 SoC, the device’s 48MP main sensor deserves some credit too. To that note, the shooter excels at delivering great photographs in all lighting conditions. Plus, its Ultra Stable Mode combines  OIS and EIS to give the gimbal-esque stabilisation when recording videos. The smartphone’s assisting shooters are no slouch either and the unit’s 13MP ultra-wide camera (that doubles up as a macro lens) and its 13MP telephoto shooter click quality stills as well. There’s even an Extreme Night Mode on this device that offers amazing low-light shots, and a Video Pro Mode that gives users granular control over their video settings.

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is truly an ‘ultra’ in all regards. The device’s main sensor is a 50MP 1/1.12″ unit which is the biggest sensor on any phone to date, offering a pixel size of 1.4 micrometres. As capable as the main camera is, the snapper is accompanied by a 48MP periscope telephoto camera that offers up to 120x digital zoom, and a 48MP ultra-wide camera with a 128-degree FoV. Pictures clicked from the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra have a remarkable amount of detail in them and the shots also have great dynamic range. What’s more, the phone also supports 8K video recording, aside from offering a host of other photography and videography focused features.

No surprises here. Apple’s latest top-end flagship, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is also a nominee for the Best Camera Phone of 2021 – Premium category. The larger sensors on this year’s iPhones have enhanced their photography performance even further. The iPhone 13 Pro Max gets a trio of 12MP sensors, with one of them grabbing a wide lens that makes use of the company’s sensor-shift technology, another utilising a telephoto lens 3x optical zoom shots and an ultra-wide angle sensor, which allows users to paint on a larger canvas. What’s more, the company’s upgraded Smart HDR 4 leads to stunning photos no matter what kind of scenario they are clicked in. This device also comes with the Cinematic Mode, which offers professional-grade video effects and there’s even support for capturing RAW video.

The Vivo X70 Pro+ is among the most impressive phones of 2021 and the smartphone offers a ZEISS-backed camera setup with ZEISS T* coating to avoid lens flare. The phone comes with two main cameras – a 48MP gimbal-stabilised snapper and a 50MP Ultra Sensing GN1 sensor that has regular OIS. While these are able to dish out spectacular photos and videos, the phone also offers two telephoto cameras of 8MP and 12MP resolutions, which together provide up to 60x digital zoom. Suffice it to say, the photography and videography experience of the Vivo X70 Pro Plus is as diverse, as it is fulfilling.

As is customary with any Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S21 Ultra also snaps gorgeous stills with plenty of vibrancy and details in the frame. The device ships with a 108MP f/1.8 wide camera which works alongside a pair of 10MP telephoto cameras. The assisting sensors allow users to snap photos at up to 100x digital zoom, a feature aptly dubbed ‘Space Zoom’ by the company. And, then there’s the 12MP ultra-wide camera that also returns stunning images. All said and done, the phone offers a complete camera setup with plenty of incredible features like support for 8K video recording, a Super Steady mode to mimic gimbal-like shots, and much more.

OnePlus is the go-to brand for performance-fiends, however, the company’s OnePlus 9 Pro managed to sway a lot of budding photographers to the company’s doorsteps too. To that note, the brand partnered with photography-giant Hasselblad in an attempt to finetune the phone’s colour science. The partnership worked brilliantly as the OnePlus 9 Pro delivers natural-looking photos with realistic colours under all kinds of light. The phone’s camera setup includes a 48MP main camera, a 50MP ultra-wide snapper, an 8MP telephoto sensor, and a 2MP monochrome sensor which, when put together, offer a complete camera setup.

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Kodak Magnetic Wireless Chargers feature neodymium magnets
Kodak has launched magnetic wireless chargers in India that are compatible with Apple iPhone 12 and Apple iPhone 13 series. While one is for use in the car, the other one is for juicing up an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 series handset at home or office. Both of the chargers offer 15W maximum charging power. Kodak announced a licensing agreement with Bengaluru-based Georgian Enterprises to sell such consumer electronics in the Indian market. The US-based photography company also said that it will launch more exciting products in future.
As per the company, the Kodak Magnetic Wireless Charger for car (15W) and for home (15W) is available for an introductory price of Rs. 2,499 on Amazon. As per Kodak, the charger will be soon be available on Flipkart as well.
Kodak Magnetic Wireless Charger for car (WCM101C) can be fitted onto a standard Car AC vent with easy to detach vent hook and grip-locking ring. It features a square body with neodymium magnets around its edges. As per the company, the charger keeps the iPhone safe from scratches, and prevents it from slipping while the user is driving. It sports a 360-degree rotating ball mount allowing users to stick the phone in any orientation.
Kodak Magnetic Wireless Charger for car is equipped with an intelligent charging chip and offers a maximum power of 15W. It is certified with high protection features such as over-voltage, over-current, over-temperature and over-charging, Kodak says.
Meanwhile, the Kodak Magnetic Wireless Charger for home or office (WCM201) also offers a high-speed 15W desk chargercum-stand. It comes with the similar neodymium magnets for a secure hold as the one in the car charger, however, it has a compact kickstand allowing users to position the phone in upright position.
The Kodak Magnetic Wireless Chargers for car and home are compatible with Apple iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini. Kodak is offering a bundled wire, and a compatible USB car or wall charger with up to 20W power is needed to get the chargers running.

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