The Google Pixel 2 XL is apparently experiencing some issues with rapid charging. More specifically, the charging rate is dramatically slower in temperatures below 20 degrees Celsius, or 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
Google February 19, 2018
Google wants to reward 'loyal' Nexus fans by offering discounts on the Pixel 2 series. The company has been sending e-mails with 20 percent discounts on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
Google February 17, 2018
Google Pixel and Pixel 2 sales doubled to 3.9 million units in 2017. However, that figure barely makes a dent on the smartphone market, as Apple ships that many iPhones in less than a week.
Google February 14, 2018
Google is turning on the Pixel 2's Pixel Visual Core for third-party apps. That means apps such as Snapchat, Instagram, and WhatsApp will get to benefit from the image processing unit.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 5, 2018
Portrait Mode, one of the best features of the Pixel 2, is now unofficially available on non-Google smartphones. The only requirement is for the devices to be powered by Android 8.0 Oreo.
Google January 6, 2018
It’s been an exhilarating year for smartphones in general, with companies such as Google, Essential, LG, and Apple all coming out with phenomenal flagships. But here are the five best smartphones in 2017.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 27, 2017
Some Pixel 2 XL owners reported that their smartphone's fingerprint scanner takes longer to respond after installing the Android 8.1 update. Google is looking into the matter, but there's a workaround that should fix things in the meantime.
Google December 18, 2017
The Google Store is offering up to $75 discounts for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. This is perfect for customers who have been thinking about buying Google's smartphones, but they should also know the issues surrounding the devices.
Google December 17, 2017
Verizon is offering both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL for $300 less than their original retail prices. However, you’ll be required to stick with Verizon for two years.
Google December 2, 2017
If you're having some minor problems with your Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, then you'll be glad to know that you can soon ask Google Assistant to troubleshoot your phone.
Google November 18, 2017
Another Google Pixel 2 XL display issue has surfaced, as owners of the smartphone have complained about unresponsive touchscreen edges. This particular problem, however, is different from all the others.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 13, 2017
Verizon wants you to trade in your phone for a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, offering a discount of 25 percent to 50 percent on the Google handsets.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 10, 2017
More problems on the Google Pixel 2 XL display have surfaced, involving fingerprint smudges and flashing screens. The issues add to the already long list of complaints against the smartphone.
Google November 9, 2017
Google Pixel 2 XL owners have reported another problem with the smartphone, this time complaining of slow charging times. An analysis revealed that the Pixel 2 XL is not fully utilizing the power provided by its charger.
Google November 6, 2017
Muskie, the smartphone that was supposed to become the Pixel 2 XL, was rejected by Google. The device, however, has now evolved into the HTC U11 Plus, the company's latest flagship.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 3, 2017
Google's problems with the Pixel 2 XL just keeps piling on. First there were the issues with the display, Android Auto, and poor audio-recording quality, and now some units are arriving without an Android operating system.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 2, 2017
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a mini-game Easter egg related to Active Edge. From the look of things, Google wants you to have fun giving your phone a good squeeze.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 30, 2017
Another Google Pixel 2 problem has surfaced, this time involving the Android Auto platform. Reports claim that the system keeps crashing randomly when the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL is connected to a vehicle.
Google October 30, 2017
If you've noticed poor audio quality on your Pixel 2 XL's recorded videos, then you're not alone. Other users are going through the same thing, from ringing sounds to problematic background audio.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 29, 2017
Google has now addressed reports of Pixel 2 XL burn-in issues, which have been plaguing the phone ever since it was released. The company plans to release a software update for what’s possibly a hardware problem.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 27, 2017
The Pixel 2 XL is plagued with a serious burn-in issue, among other things. At that, here are some alternatives to it, including one from LG, one from HTC, and one from Google.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 26, 2017
Google has confirmed that Intel codeveloped the hidden Pixel Visual Core, which works hand in hand with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, found in every Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL out there.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 25, 2017
Google's plate is full. Aside from the Pixel 2 XL's burn-in issue, its pOLED display is also having problems with dead pixels, blue shift, black smear, weird green lines, and many others.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 24, 2017
Stock Android offers no option to know if your Bluetooth device is running low on battery. That changes now, as the the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL finally shows battery percentage levels of select Bluetooth devices.
Google October 24, 2017
With the launch of the Pixel 2 XL, it’s possible Google has released this year’s best Android phone. But its screen burn-in issues are causing a bit of a controversy.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 23, 2017
Yes, you won't void the warranty of your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL if you root it as long as you bought it from Google, an official chat support rep has confirmed.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 22, 2017
Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are now available, but that's just the beginning. The next step is the accessories such as the Live Case, Pixel Buds, and more.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 20, 2017
iFixit has published its Pixel 2 XL teardown, revealing how Active Edge works. More than that, it also provides a closer look at the phone's hidden image processor called the Pixel Visual Core.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 20, 2017
Google has just revealed that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL has Pixel Visual Core under the hood, which is a stand-alone image processor that can take the phones' smartphone photography game to new heights.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 18, 2017
Everyone can rest easy now, as it's been confirmed that Google has crammed an LED notification light into the new Pixel 2 XL. Interestingly enough, it's somewhat a hidden feature.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 16, 2017
Google made an impressive calendar widget for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but it's not exactly widely available. However, developer Tommaso Berlose makes it accessible to other Android phones with Another Widget.
Google October 14, 2017
Verizon will let you get your hands on the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in its physical stores starting on Oct. 12, building up the hype until the phone's official Oct. 19 release date.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 12, 2017
T-Mobile is heating up the carrier competition in the United States, offering a deal that lets unlocked Pixel 2 owners $325 cash back, while undercutting Verizon's offering.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 11, 2017
Google has taken the wraps off the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, and it's not wasting time in converting iPhone users to the other side. At that, here's how to switch from iPhone to Pixel 2.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 8, 2017
A leaked Best Buy newspaper flyer for next week revealed that customers who preorder the Pixel 2 from the retailer will also get a free Google Home Mini. The new devices will be revealed in Google's upcoming Oct. 4 event.
Google October 3, 2017