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Google Pixel 3 XL Review: Google nails it, even with the notch

Where the affordable Nexus phones were made with tech enthusiasts in mind, the advent of the Pixel and Pixel XL in 2016 saw Google develop a handset aimed at the average consumer combining the power of stock Android with premium design and a higher price tag. In 2017 the search giant took another step forward […]

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Google apparently can’t fix any damaged Pixel 3 phones right now

If you’ve already purchased a Google Pixel 3, don’t break it. According to some horror stories on the internet, Google is apparently unable to fix broken devices just yet, and they aren’t able to get the parts to their partner repair store, uBreakiFix. The story, which comes from 9to5Google, saw a Pixel 3 XL take […]

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Top ten best cases for the Pixel 3 XL

Google officially took the wraps off the Pixel 3 XL at its launch event on October 9th, unveiling a handset with a two-tone glass design and a rather large notch on its display. While there isn’t much you can do about the notch other than disabling it, you can protect the Pixel 3 XL’s glass rear […]

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Top Ten Best Cases for the Google Pixel 3

Smartphones with all-glass designs are all the rage in 2018 with most handset makers releasing phones with glass panels front and back. While Google has followed the trend with its Pixel 3, the phone sports a two-tone finish on its rear glass panel that brings some texture and relief from the mega glossy phones that […]

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Google Pixel 3 camera might not always save pictures

Google’s new Pixel 3 arguably has the best camera on an Android phone (or any phone) in 2018. An issue has been discovered by multiple users, however, where a photo fails to save after the shot on both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL . This particular issue has been reported since the Nexus […]

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[Guide] How to disable the notch on the Pixel 3 XL

If you watched the live stream of the Google launch event on October 9th, you’d have immediately noticed that the Pixel 3 XL does indeed sport a notch on its 6.3-inch OLED display while the 5.5-inch Pixel 3 is entirely notch-free. It’s a trend that we first saw in the Android world with the Essential Phone, although […]

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Brydge announces their own take on a Pixel Slate keyboard with G-Type

If you weren’t totally in love with the (expensive) Pixel Slate keyboard that Google announced yesterday, you might be interested in a third-party option. Specifically, we’re talking about one made by Brydge, a company known for making quality accessories for Microsoft’s Surface line, iPads, and other portable devices. Now they’re trying their hand at a […]

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Pixel 3 XL display wins ‘Best Smartphone Display Award’ from DisplayMate

Google sourced the OLED panels for last year’s Pixel 2 XL from LG, and it’s fair to say that there were some issues with the displays from early shipments exhibiting muted colors and blue hues. Google attempted to fix the issues via software updates which included a ‘Saturated‘ mode to boost color vibrancy, although that […]

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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Specifications

It’s been an interesting lead-in to the official Google announcement of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with the pair of handsets having been made available through both nefarious and accidental means, resulting in a ton of unboxing videos and even reviews being published before the October 9th event. As with the Pixel 2 […]

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Google’s phone-calling AI comes to Pixel phones in November

Do you want to be one of the first everyday users to try Google's phone-calling Duplex AI? You'd better have a Pixel device. Google has announced that Pixel users in the US will be the first to have access to the feature in November. If you live in A…
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Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL pictures leak for what might be the last time

Ahead of Google's Pixel 3 event tomorrow, the larger variant of its phone suffered multiple leaks before we got hands-on time with a retail boxed version over the weekend. Just to (hopefully) put a cap on things before the show starts, Evan Blass has…
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Google somehow let another major Pixel 3 leak happen, again

I’m pretty tired of writing about Pixel leaks at this point, and not because I’m not excited about the phone. Every other day somebody gets their hands on a phone, or buys one on the black market, or uploads a video with it on the internet. New phones are exciting, but you have to make […]

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Google’s leaky ship continues with even more Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL renders

There’s pretty much no way to slice it and make it sound better, but Google has utterly failed to keep anything secret about their Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. This is probably the most leaked phone that we’ve dealt with in recent memory, and somehow we’re still seeing more things surface ahead of the […]

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Rootless Pixel Launcher pulled from Google Play Store

For those interested in replacement home screen apps on their Android phone, one that has been popular recently is the Rootless Pixel Launcher. The popularity stems from the fact that it emulates much of what Google makes available in Android 9.0 Pie, but can be installed on an Android 8.x Oreo powered device. Until very […]

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From the weekend: Google confirms no Pixel Watch coming this year

We’ve been hearing rumors about a Pixel Watch for a while, which originated as rumors of a Nexus Watch way, way back. But up to this point, Google has never actually made their own smartwatch like they’ve done with phones and tablets. They’ve left Wear OS to third-party partners, for better or worse. Unfortunately for […]

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The latest Pixel 3 leak came from the back of a Lyft

In a truly global smartphone market, unreleased devices leak all the time. It's become almost impossible for Apple, Samsung and other major handset manufacturers to keep designs, specifications and features of their latest flagship secret before thei…
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Smaller Google Pixel 3 leaks without a notch, hints at end of Verizon exclusivity

We’ve had no shortage of Google Pixel 3 XL leaks in the past couple of months, but the smaller, regular version of the phone has done a much better job of staying hidden. It’s finally breaking cover, though, showing off the slimmer design that isn’t using a controversial notch in the display. These photos popped […]

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Google Pixel 3 gets unboxed early. Really early.

The Google Pixel 3, technically, isn’t a real device yet. Google hasn’t even announced it and it’s definitely not available to purchase anywhere. But thanks to some really crafty leaks, tons of details have been popping up online over the weekend, including a full unboxing video. This might be the first time we’ve had an […]

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New images pop up of the Google Pixel 3 XL

Lots  of attention this week is focused on the launch of the Galaxy Note9 as sources try to get the scoop on the latest smartphone from Samsung. In the midst of that flurry of activity, others are looking a bit further down the road and managed to obtain some new images of the Google Pixel […]

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Google Pixel 3 XL shows up in benchmarks, likely with a Snapdragon 845 in tow

As we get closer and closer to an official launch of the Google Pixel 3 XL, we can expect more details to surface. Like, for instance, some benchmarks. In this case we’re getting a glimpse of what kind of performance we likely expect from Google’s 2018 flagship, assuming nobody faked any information here. You know […]

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Pixel Stand may be wireless charging solution that doubles as a makeshift Home device

Over the weekend some reviews of a Google app update to version 8.14 revealed what appears to be a new accessory in the works for Google’s Pixel smartphones. The new device will apparently be called the Pixel Stand. Although it is a bit unclear exactly what the new Pixel Stand would do, clues point to […]

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New renders of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Earlier today, several new renders including both still shots and videos of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were revealed. The new images were created using factory CAD files to get dimensions and placement of different pieces in the correct locations. The renders do not really reveal any new information but they do align […]

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Google might announce a Pixel Watch alongside the next Pixel 3

Maybe it’s a little early to start talking about the Google Pixel 3, but that’s not going to stop the leaks. Evan Blass has dropped a pretty major hint about what Google is planning on announcing at their hardware event later this year, including a new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, plus a newer […]

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Get $80 credit when you buy a Pixel 2/2XL or Moto X4 from Google’s Project Fi

If you are on the lookout for a new phone and carrier, this deal from Project Fi that gives you $ 80 credit when you buy a Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, or Moto X4 (Android One) from the Google Store could be just what you need. The offer is unfortunately only available to new Project […]

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Google facing a lawsuit over original Pixel microphone issues

The original Google Pixel was a pretty fantastic phone, and one Google should be proud of. However, it wasn’t without its flaws, including a few isolated problems for some users. One of those problems, however, happened enough that now Google is facing a class-action lawsuit over the defect. Yikes. That class action complaint was filed […]

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Google doesn’t use Pixel Visual Core for its own camera app, but Snapchat does

When the Pixel 2 was announced, Google trumpeted how great its camera was, but they conveniently forgot to mention that a dormant Image Processing Unit called the Pixel Visual Core was inside the phone. It wasn’t active after the Pixel launched but was reportedly made available to other apps in Android 8.1. The biggest difference […]

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January factory images for Nexus and Pixel devices are up, but there are issues

Good news for Pixel and Nexus owners; Google’s January factory images are now available for you to load up. This is the first security update since Android Oreo 8.1 rolled out last month that brought over some newer features to older Pixel devices, but also enhanced burn-in protection on the Pixel 2 and squashed some […]

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What we’re buying: Lightroom on a new iPhone, Google’s Pixel 2 cases

This month, we're making the most of our devices, whether that's by testing mobile photo-editing apps, trying out an iPad keyboard that matches its surroundings, or simply just laying down a little too much cash for a pretty-looking Pixel 2 phone cas…
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Pixel 2 buzzing noise will be fixed with upcoming update

Not all of Google's Pixel-oriented updates have been as fun as the recent introduction of Lens to its flagship phones. Mainly, the big G has been scrambling to fix display and audio issues plaguing its big guns. The same goes for its upcoming update…
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Some Google Pixel 2 XL phones shipping with no operating system

More problems have surfaced for Google with their recently released Pixel 2 devices. The company has already seen several issues crop up surrounding the displays and now a new problem with the Pixel 2 XL is being discovered by new owners. This one is quite annoying as buyers are firing up their brand new devices […]

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Some Google Pixel 2 XL phones are reportedly shipping without Android

Google's Pixel 2 smartphone has had a trail of problems following its launch. From software patches to fix audio issues to screen burn-in, the issues keep cropping up, leading the internet titan to extend warranties to make up for everyone's trouble….
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Samsung’s latest ad trolls Google and LG over Pixel 2 XL display issues

Ahh, Samsung. The Korean handset maker is never one to pull its punches with it comes to trolling competitors. Usually, Samsung goes after Apple, but this time around it has taken to poking its local rival, LG, as well as Google over the OLED display issues seen on the Pixel 2 XL. Samsung’s gentle jab […]

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JerryRigEverything tears the Pixel 2 a new one in durability test

As sure as the sunrise that follows after the moon, so is the torture that follows a newly released phone. This time around, it’s the turn of the smaller of Google’s new handsets, the Pixel 2, to face up to the softly spoken serial smartphone mangler, JerryRigEverything. And let me tell you right here, the […]

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Google will refund you if you overpaid for a Pixel 2 at a pop-up store

Google’s pop-up stores made it easy for customers to walk in and buy up a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL without having to go directly to a Verizon store. They employed a third-party Verizon retailer, Victra, to handle sales and activations for the Pixel. That’s a great way to streamline the experience, but many […]

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Pixel phones hit with a texting bug as Google works on a fix

Following the texting bug that hit Samsung Galaxy S8 phones a week ago, many Pixel phones are unable to receive text messages after the official Android 8.0 Oreo update. Outgoing texts seem unaffected, but incoming messages just aren’t happening. Google is aware of the issue and actively working on a solution. The first sign of […]

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The “Now Playing” feature on Pixel 2 phones uses AmbientSense to save your battery

Now that the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones are official, the “Now Playing” feature has gotten a lot of attention. Music playing in the background is automatically detected and identified on your lock screen. It basically takes Shazam to the next level. Google claims that the feature can work offline and won’t […]

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Google Pixel 2 finally adopts Bluetooth battery level reporting

It’s not uncommon for device manufacturers to build out features that eventually make their way back to AOSP, which then get adopted on Google’s Nexus/Pixel line and then to pretty much all other Android phones. That’s happened again, but this time with Bluetooth battery level reporting. In case you didn’t know, battery level reporting is […]

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The elusive “Dark Theme” is hidden (and disabled) in the Pixel 2

Google has been shying away from integrating a dark theme in it’s recent AMOLED Nexus and Pixel phones, despite a lot of interest from consumers. Unlike LCD, OLED technology doesn’t rely on a backlight to illuminate pixels, allowing black areas of a screen to be truly black as each individual pixel illuminates itself. This means […]

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Google’s Pixel 2 event is tomorrow and here’s what we’re expecting

Google seems to like being last when it comes to major product announcements, but maybe saving the best for last is the way to go. Starting tomorrow at 12pm Eastern Time, their Pixel 2 event will be action packed. Along with the highly anticipated new Pixel phones, Google will announce a host of new products, […]

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Google’s Pixel 2 XL will sport stereo speakers and always-on music recognition

We’ve still got about a week to go before Google’s October 4th event, which means there’s plenty of time to squeeze in a few more rumors. You didn’t think things would get quiet before launch, did you? Today’s excessive leak reveals some information about the audio features on the Pixel 2 XL, which hopefully makes […]

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Google app teardown points the way to new Google Assistant features, Pixel squeeze feature

A new beta version of the Google app is rolling out to users and a teardown shows several new features that will either be included in the next version or possibly a subsequent version. The improvements and features cover both the Google Assistant and will presumably be available for all users as well as some […]

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Google Pixel XL 2 by LG confirmed via FCC database entry

Earlier we reported that Google has confirmed the big reveal date for the new Pixel 2 smartphones will be October 4th. Thanks to a new entry spotted in the FCC database, we are now able to also confirm that LG is indeed the manufacturer of the larger of the two devices dubbed the Pixel XL […]

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Google Pixel camera trick comes to other phones through a mod

Much of the Google Pixel's photographic prowess comes from its software — it's particularly good at high dynamic range photos thanks to its HDR+ mode, which fills in gobs of detail while reducing the blur you sometimes see in HDR shots. But do you h…
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[Deal] Google takes up to $200 off the Pixel, throws in a Daydream View for free

The price of the Google Pixel is at an all-time low over on the Google Store. Google finally created a high-end, no-compromise phone in 2016. The Pixel isn’t like anything we’ve seen before from Nexus devices. Rather than cutting corners in select areas, Google went all-in to compete against Samsung, Apple, and others. That, however, […]

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Google Pixel 2 (Walleye) leak: Big bezels, front-facing stereo speakers, and a missing headphone jack

Google doesn’t care about industry trends. One of its upcoming phones, the smaller Pixel 2, won’t have key features that are common in 2017 flagships. Instead it’ll have some things you see in the modern flagship and some things from the past. There isn’t a real focus on design here, that’s for sure. The hype […]

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[Deal] Get a refurbished Google Pixel on Woot for $399

If you are looking for a deal on a Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL, Woot is currently running a deal you may be interested in checking out. The retailer currently has the devices for sale for prices of $ 400 or $ 450 depending on the screen size selected, but you do have to be willing to […]

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New Pixel XL 2 details leak, including Ambient Display and squeeze tech

Hopefully you’re not tired of hearing about the Pixel XL 2 just yet, since the rumor mill is really starting to ramp up. After hearing about the new design of the phone, now we’re getting some details about just what kind of technology Google wants to put in their larger flagship later this year. The […]

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New image of Pixel XL 2 shows up along with info on features

Earlier today several images showed up that supposedly reveal the design of the forthcoming LG V30 smartphone. Turns out that was not the only LG manufactured device to be the subject of the rumor mill. A new image also surfaced that claims to be the next Google Pixel XL device. Along with the image and […]

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Pixel and Nexus devices get security update for July 2017

It’s the start of the month, and that means a software update will be rolling out to Pixel and Nexus devices to benefit security. Google’s fixes were started on July 1 and completed on July 5. Here’s the biggest upgrade for the July 2017 security patch level: “The most severe of these issues is a […]

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Giveaway: Win a Mophie Juice Pack for the Google Pixel (XL)!

Google achieved excellence in 2016 with the release of its first phone in which both hardware and software were created equally. The Pixel is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. It’s fast, it’s smart, and it’s attractive. Maybe, if anything, battery life could be better. Fortunately there’s Mophie to the rescue. It’s time for a […]

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