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 […]
Come comment on this article: Pixel phones hit with a texting bug as Google works on a fix
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 […]
Come comment on this article: Google Pixel 2 finally adopts Bluetooth battery level reporting
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 […]
Come comment on this article: The elusive “Dark Theme” is hidden (and disabled) in the Pixel 2
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, […]
Come comment on this article: Google’s Pixel 2 event is tomorrow and here’s what we’re expecting
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 […]
Come comment on this article: Google’s Pixel 2 XL will sport stereo speakers and always-on music recognition
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 […]
Come comment on this article: Google app teardown points the way to new Google Assistant features, Pixel squeeze feature
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 […]
Come comment on this article: Google Pixel XL 2 by LG confirmed via FCC database entry
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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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, […]
Come comment on this article: [Deal] Google takes up to $ 200 off the Pixel, throws in a Daydream View for free
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 […]
Come comment on this article: Google Pixel 2 (Walleye) leak: Big bezels, front-facing stereo speakers, and a missing headphone jack
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 […]
Come comment on this article: [Deal] Get a refurbished Google Pixel on Woot for $ 399
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 […]
Come comment on this article: New Pixel XL 2 details leak, including Ambient Display and squeeze tech
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 […]
Come comment on this article: New image of Pixel XL 2 shows up along with info on features
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 […]
Come comment on this article: Pixel and Nexus devices get security update for July 2017
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 […]
Come comment on this article: Giveaway: Win a Mophie Juice Pack for the Google Pixel (XL)!
The app’s listing on Google Play gives us an idea of how many phones have been sold. It was October 2016 when the Google Pixel was released, and eight months later the phone’s official launcher has eclipsed at least 1 million installs. A tip given to Droid Life by one Pixel owner shows the Play […]
Come comment on this article: 1 million installs reached by Google’s Pixel Launcher
Before a device really makes its rounds through the rumor mill, we’ll typically see some benchmarks or very early reports bearing the new name or model number. In this case, we’re getting a glimpse at the Google Pixel XL 2, which we aren’t expecting very soon. With that being said, the benchmark seems mostly plausible, even by […]
Come comment on this article: Potential Google Pixel XL 2 benchmark confirms Snapdragon 835, ultra tall screen
Keeping things in-house should be a recipe that prevents problems from cropping up when a phone manufacturer decides to update a device. After all, they have all of the software code and hardware specs. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case, even after extensive testing. Google is the latest example of an update […]
Come comment on this article: Google breaks fingerprint sensor for Pixel, Nexus phones with latest Android Nougat update
Samsung has finally taken the wraps off the forthcoming Galaxy S8, the company’s latest flagship. But can the device compete with the Google Pixel when it comes to power and performance?
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It hasn’t been that long since the Google Pixel and Pixel XL’s release, but we’re already hearing rumors and news about the 2017 model that’s expected to launch in the fall. Here’s what you need to know.
The aluminum-and-glass design of Google’s Pixel looks classy, but it’s a combination that’s slippery and easy to damage. Thankfully, we’ve rounded up 15 cases that will add style and protection to your new Google device.
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Google’s latest smartphone — the Pixel — may be running new hardware, but it still has its fair share of problems. Thankfully, we’ve rounded up some of the more common issues, along with a few solutions for addressing them.
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Google’s new, aluminum-and-glass flagship is a big phone, which can make one-handed operation tricky. Why risk drop damage when you can easily opt for a little protection? Here are our favorite cases released so far for the Pixel XL.
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Google’s annual smartphones release has always been something everyone looks forward to, and with the Pixel, it’s no different. The two phones from Google this year are admittedly a little bland as far as design goes, and like every other smartphone, they’re most definitely fragile. Drops or falls could definitely damage the display in bad […]
Come comment on this article: Best Google Pixel cases
Google is partnering with uBreakiFix to make screen replacements as easy as possible for the Pixel. Join us after the break for details. uBreakiFix is a company that does repairs on a number of different electronics, including Macs, PCs and all sorts of different smartphones. This partnership with Google would make it insanely easy for […]
Come comment on this article: Google makes it easy to get screen replacements for the Pixel and Pixel XL
Envious of the many new software features on Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones? Don’t fret. With a little bit of tinkering, you can get many of the same flagship features on your current Android device.
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Google’s Pixel handset might not have the highest IP rating in the world, but it actually handles water better than you might expect. In a test by one user, it was able to handle being submerged in shallow water for up to 30 minutes.
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Google is aiming for the high-end market with its new Pixel smartphones, but is the higher price worth the upgrade from last year’s Nexus 6P? We break it down, from the camera and hardware to the Pixel-exclusive software.
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When a leak occurs, it’s usually an insider that shares information with a publication. That’s not the case today regarding the upcoming Google Pixel in white leaking online. One of Canada’s largest carriers is prematurely showing off what Google has on the way. Through a splash page leading to the Galaxy Note 7, Bell is showing […]
Come comment on this article: Bell just leaked the Google Pixel in white
Google has confirmed it will be announcing a new device (and possibly more) on October 4. It is now official that the company will be hosting a launch event in San Francisco for the Pixel and Pixel XL, the two flagship devices positioned to replace the Nexus line that we’ve known for years. Hit the break for the […]
Come comment on this article: Google confirms October 4 for Pixel, Pixel XL launch
Yesterday we posted a new video outlining our wish list for the new Google Pixel smartphones coming to market in early October. Although it does not look like we have much more clarity regarding the items we are hoping for, several new pieces of data about the devices have surfaced over the past day as […]
Come comment on this article: A whole bunch of new Google Pixel device info surfaces
Ready for Google to announce the Pixel (Sailfish) and Pixel XL (Marlin)? We are! There are just a couple of things we’d like to see Google implement for its upcoming phones expected to replace the long-tenured Nexus line. Our Joshua Chopy, the new Talk Android video creator, put together a video highlighting what we’d like […]
Come comment on this article: [Video] Google Pixel Phone: Wish List!
Google’s Nexus line of devices may be at an end. The upcoming Google phones are rumored to be called the Pixel and Pixel XL. Google is also rumored to announce Google Home, a 4K Chromecast, Daydream View, and the Pixel devices on Oct. 4.
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After the big announcements today, Microsoft seems to be pulling out the stops in response to its competitors’ take on its flagship all-in-one tablet, the Surface Pro. Here’s how the specs for the new Surface Pro 4 stack up against Google’s Pixel C.
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We go hands on with Google’s new Pixel C, an Android tablet with a magnetic keyboard that turns it into a laptop-like device. But does it have what it takes to actually be a laptop replacement?