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Google Pixel Camera App On Other Android Smartphones? This Mod Makes It Happen

A developer has released a modified version of the Google Pixel camera app to bring the software to other Android smartphones. Does the ported app really work, and is it safe to install?

Google August 14, 2017

New Android O Feature Will Allow Users To Update Their Pixel Smartphones Even Without Free Space

The new streaming updates feature, which will be rolled out with Android O, will allow users to update their smartphones even without free space. The feature, however, will only be available to Pixel and Pixel XL owners.

Google August 9, 2017

Here's What The Google Pixel XL 2 Could Look Like In 'Very Silver,' 'Really Blue'

A leaked render of Google's Pixel XL 2 in 'Quite Black' recently made rounds online. Now images based on it have popped up, giving a look at the upcoming phone in 'Very Silver' and 'Really Blue.'

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 13, 2017

New Render Reveals What The Next Google Pixel XL Will Look Like: Slimmer Bezels, Massive Camera Lens, And Squeezable Frame

A new render by Android Police could be the first good look at the Google Pixel XL 2. The smartphone has smaller bezels compared to its predecessor, with a massive camera lens and a squeezable frame.

Google July 12, 2017

Always-On Display Mode Might Come To A Screen Near You, AKA Your Google Pixel Phone

Google's Pixel phones may get one of the most popular features when it comes to mobile technology: an always-on display mode. That's according to a few lines of code in Android O Developer Preview 3.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 8, 2017

Here's Why You Might Not Want To Buy The Google Pixel 2 But Go For The Pixel XL 2

Recent Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 rumors and leaks gave a good idea about the upcoming Google phones. Based on them, though, the smaller Pixel may be overshadowed by the bigger Pixel.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 27, 2017

Google Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2 Specs Revealed By Benchmarks Get 'Confirmed' Via Leak

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2's specs have been outed by way of a new leak, falling in line with the findings of recent benchmark results.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 25, 2017

Google Pixel Freezing Issue Fix Now Available As System Images, OTA Files Go Up For Download

Google has made the Nexus and Pixel system images and OTA files for June 2017 available for download, and the best part is, the update fixes the freezing issue found in certain Pixel devices.

Google June 6, 2017

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 To 'Definitely' Feature New Waterproof Design

Major smartphone makers are making waterproofing a major feature in flagship handsets. Google is expected to join Apple and Samsung by releasing the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 with a waterproof design.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 29, 2017

Google Launches Instant Tethering Feature: Keep Your Android Devices Connected To The Internet Without Hassle

Google has started to roll out Instant Tethering, which would make it easy for users to keep their Android smartphones and tablets connected to the Internet. However, there's a catch for those interested in using the feature.

Google January 22, 2017

Still Looking For The Google Pixel XL? You Can Buy One At Amazon, But For $1,500

A supply crunch has made it very difficult for customers to purchase Google's Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Amazon is offering the 128 GB model of the Pixel XL, but at an exorbitant price of just over $1,500.

Google January 20, 2017

Verizon Lists 256 GB Pixel And Pixel XL Models, But Don't Get Excited Just Yet

Several keen-eyed onlookers have noticed that Verizon has 256 GB variants of the Google Pixel and Pixel listed on its site. Could this suggest higher-capacity models are in the pipeline?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 7, 2017

HTC Ocean Note Smartphone To Top Google Pixel Camera With Highest DxOMark Score And More Details

HTC is preparing to launch a new smartphone that will reportedly top the Google Pixel in a major area. The HTC Ocean Note is set to achieve the highest DxOMark score of any smartphone camera.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 31, 2016

Google Pixel Unlocked 32 GB Smartphone Receives Price Cut For Limited Time

Finding a deal on Google's new Pixel smartphone has been hard to come by. NewEgg is offering the 32 GB unlocked handset for $624.99, undercutting Google's current $649 price tag.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 23, 2016

Pixel And Pixel XL To Hit T-Mobile Retail Stores Where Reps Will Help Customers Purchase Smartphones From Google And Best Buy

A new report claims that T-Mobile retail stores will soon have Google's Pixel smartphones on premise. The carrier will not actually sell the handsets, instead will help customers order the devices or direct them to Best Buy.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 14, 2016

Google Wants iPhone Users To Switch To Pixel Or Any Other Android As Drive For iOS Gets Update

Google updates Drive for iOS to get more iPhone users to make the big OS switch to Pixel, Pixel XL, or any other Android device.

Google December 13, 2016

Pixel XL Stock Refilled At Google Store: Order One Now Before They Run Out Again

Stocks of the Pixel XL smartphone have been refilled at the Google Store. Customers who are thinking about purchasing the larger variant of the Pixel might want to place their orders now before the device is sold out once again.

Google December 13, 2016

New Android 7.1.1 Nougat Build Fixes More Google Pixel, Pixel XL Connectivity Problems

Google has published the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat build NMF26Q release 6 on the Android Developers website to fix some more Pixel and Pixel XL connectivity problems.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 12, 2016

Google Home Now Open To Developers: More Conversation Actions For Assistant Soon

Google Home begins its campaign against Amazon's Alexa with an invitation for developers to begin creating 'conversation actions.' These are claimed to be more sophisticated alternative to Alexa skills as they allow users to converse with bots when accessing a service.

Google December 9, 2016

Google Pixel, Pixel XL LTE Band 4 Connectivity Problems Fixed By Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update

Google Pixel and Pixel XL will no longer have LTE Band 4 connectivity problems anymore thanks to the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, but it looks like the case is not the same for every owner out there.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 6, 2016

IDC Predicts That 4G Smartphone Sales In 2016 Will Account For More Than 1 Billion Sold

Sales of 4G smartphones are expected to increase dramatically. About 1.17 billion 4G smartphones are expected to ship in 2016.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 1, 2016

Google Pixel Problems: Some Pixel And Pixel XL Owners Complain Of Major Camera Issues

Pixel and Pixel XL owners have been reporting an issue with the device’s camera since late October, which Google hasn’t been able to patch up. The issue renders colored vertical lines when the camera app is launched, eventually freezing it.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 1, 2016

Verizon Pixel XL 128 GB Shipment Delayed Till Late December

Verizon has delayed delivery of the 128 GB Pixel XL smartphone once again. Customers who preordered the Pixel XL may have to wait until Dec. 26 to get their new phone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 29, 2016

Here's How To Fix The Google Pixel And Pixel XL Lens Flare Issue

Google Pixel and Pixel XL owners have recently reported extreme lens flaring in the pictures that they take. Here are some methods that users can try to avoid experiencing the problem.

Google November 19, 2016

Google Blocks Pixel Resellers From Email, Photo And Document Services: 'Digital Death Penalty' Hits More Than 200 People

Pixel resellers have been blocked from Google's services for violating the terms of service of the company. More than 200 users were initially banned, but Google is now 'restoring access to genuine accounts.'

Google November 17, 2016

Google Pixel And Pixel XL Displays React To Magnets: Here's Where The Switch Is Located

Google Pixel and the Pixel XL have a hidden feature that makes the display react to magnets. The switch that makes this happen is located near the "G" at the rear of the Google devices.

Google November 9, 2016

Unlocking The Google Pixel With A Voice Command Sounds Cool, But It Is A Security Problem: Here's How To Protect Yourself

The Google Pixel comes with the Trusted Voice feature, which allows owners to unlock the smartphone by saying "OK Google." The feature sounds cool, but it has been flagged as a potential security issue.

Google November 4, 2016

Google Pixel Charging Speeds Confirmed: Only Pixel XL Charges With 18W, Pixel Restricted At 15W

The Pixel and Pixel XL don't have the same charging speed, as only the larger Phone by Google can do 18W. Meanwhile, the 5-inch model can do only 15W.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 3, 2016

T-Mobile $325 Discount For Google Pixel Now Also Applies To Simple Choice Unlimited Plans

T-Mobile took a shot at Verizon, the exclusive carrier for the Google Pixel, when it launched a $325 offer for the smartphone a few days ago. The Un-carrier has now expanded the offer to allow more subscribers to avail it.

Google October 31, 2016

Google Offering Some Pixel And Pixel XL Customers Free $50 Google Play Credit

Google is facing delays in shipping its new Pixel and Pixel XL to customers, as sales have exceeded expecations. Some customers are receiving emails with an apology and $50 Google Play credit.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 31, 2016

Verizon Offering Pixel And Pixel XL Customers Up To $400 For Old Smartphone Trade-In

Verizon is now offering new and current customers a sweet deal on Google's new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The carrier is offering new customers a credit of up to $400 and current customers up to $300 when trading in their current smartphone for Google's new devices.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 31, 2016

Google Pixel, Pixel XL Root Images And Bootloader Unlock For Verizon Models Now Available For Download: Here's What You Need

Google Pixel root images and the bootloader unlock for Verizon models are now out, and that means owners of the Phone by Google can now take things to the next level in terms of customizing their Android smartphones.

Apps/Software October 31, 2016

Users Of Google Pixel And Nexus Devices Running Android 7.1 Nougat Report Pairing Issues With Bluetooth In Cars

Google Pixel and Nexus mobile devices are showing problems when pairing with various cars. Bluetooth connectivity issues might have to do with the hardware or software, and Google is investigating.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 29, 2016

Pixel And Pixel XL Camera Lens Flaring Problem And Halo Issue To Be Fixed With Software Update According To Google

Pixel and Pixel XL owners are reporting lens flaring, which produces a halo effect on images taken with the smartphone's rear camera. Google has acknowledged the issue and says a software update is coming.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 26, 2016

Google Pixel, Pixel XL Now Available Via Google Store, Verizon And Best Buy

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are now up for grabs at the Google Store, Verizon and Best Buy. Here's everything you need to know, from the options available and the shipping dates to the Big Red's plans.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 22, 2016

Google Pixel, Pixel XL vs. Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Speed, Fingerprint Scanner Tests Show Which Flagship Is Superior

In speed and fingerprint scanner tests, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL go against the iPhone 7 Plus, making which flagship is better than the other as clear as day.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 21, 2016

Google Pixel, Pixel XL Features: How To Install Them On Your Android Phone (Some Of Them At Least)

Google Pixel and Pixel XL's exclusive features aren't so exclusive after all, as some of them can be installed on other Android smartphones with the right tools.

Apps/Software October 20, 2016

128 GB Google Pixel XL Sold Out At Verizon: Shipments Delayed To November 18

Verizon announces that the 128 GB Google Pixel XL is already sold out, delaying the shipping date to Nov. 18. You won't be seeing the smartphone at the Big Red's retail store for a while.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 19, 2016

Google Pixel Review Roundup: Best Android Smartphone To Date?

Google's Pixel smartphones have started to find their way to everybody's hands. Here's what those who are lucky enough to get ahold of one early have to say, from the specs to the extra-sweet Android 7.1 Nougat.

Google October 18, 2016

Pixel's Google Camera v4.2 Ported To Nexus 5x, 6P: New Features Include Shooting Grids, Exposure And Focus Lock

The Pixel comes with Google Camera v4.2, an updated version of the app that takes advantage of the powerful camera hardware of the smartphone. Developers on XDA have modified the app to bring the Pixel-exclusive software to other devices.

Google October 17, 2016

Pixel And Pixel XL: Android 7.1 Nougat Will Carry Features Exclusive To Google Pixel, Pixel XL Smartphones

Only the new Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones will run the full range of features that the upcoming Android 7.1 Nougat offers. From Google Daydream to Google Assistant and more, here are the Android OS perks exclusive to the Pixel flagship phones.

Apps/Software October 15, 2016

Google Pixel Starts Rolling Out Via Telstra In Australia

Telstra has already started to roll out the preordered Google Pixel smartphones in Australia, a couple of days ahead of the expected Oct. 20 release date.

Google October 13, 2016

Google Pixel: Google Store Variants Support Verizon HD Voice And Wi-Fi Calling

Google Pixel purchased from the Google Store will support Verizon's HD Voice and Wi-Fi Calling. Currently, only 14 mobile phones support Wi-Fi Calling on Verizon Wireless.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 13, 2016

Do You Want To Have Google Assistant In Your Non-Pixel Android Smartphone? Here's What You Need To Do

Google Assistant will only be officially available on the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. There are two methods to get the smart service into other Android smartphones though, and here they are.

Google October 13, 2016

Google Pixel Phones On Verizon To Get Timely Updates, Will Be Carrier Unlocked Versions

Confirmed: Users who grab the Google Pixel and Pixel XL at Verizon will get timely updates, receiving major Android patches at the same time as all the others whenever the Mountain View company launches them.

Google October 12, 2016

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