Tag: Pixel

Google Turns On Android Auto Wireless For Pixel And Nexus Devices

Google recently enabled Android Auto wireless connectivity for some of its products. A total of six handsets from its Pixel and Nexus lineup are now compatible with seven head units from JVC and Kenwood.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 14, 2018

Google Is No Longer Selling The Original Pixel And Pixel XL

The original Pixel and Pixel XL have been removed from the online Google Store. They're now harder to come by because of their now limited availability, but in terms of where to buy them, third-party sellers still carry them.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 11, 2018

Google's Files Go Gets Smarter With 3 New Big Features

Google's official blog confirmed that Files Go received three new functions. The new update improved the file management app with features requested by users via feedback.

Google March 24, 2018

If You Love Old Android Apps, Android P Doesn't

Documents for the developer build of Android P confirmed that older Google Play Store apps will be blocked. The notes listed that the minimum requirement should be compatibility with Android Jellybean 4.2 or higher.

Google March 20, 2018

Google Lens Makes Its Way To Google Photos For Android

Google finally released Google Lens for Android smartphones other than its Pixel lineup. Users will be able to use the app via Google Photos with Google Assistant integration in a future update.

Google March 7, 2018

Google Pixel Sales Grew To 3.9 Million Units In 2017, But That's Less Than iPhones Sold Per Week

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's Pixel Visual Core To Up Your Snapchat, Instagram Game Via Pixel 2 Update

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

Pixel, Pixel 2 Owners Get 'Star Wars,' 'Stranger Things' AR Stickers

'Star Wars' characters and the 'Stranger Things' kids are making their way to the Pixel and Pixel 2 in the form of augmented reality stickers. This is all made possible by Google's AR Stickers app.

Google December 12, 2017

Google Lens Now Available On Google Assistant For Some Pixel, Pixel 2 Owners

Visual search feature Google Lens is now available through Google Assistant for some owners of the Pixel and Pixel 2 smartphones. Previously, the feature was only accessible through Google Photos.

Google November 20, 2017

Pixel 2 XL's Display Has More Problems Than The Burn-In Issue: Dead Pixels, Green Lines, And More

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

Action Launcher Gives You That Swanky Customizable Pixel 2 Search Box On Your Android Phone

If you like the Pixel Launcher's two-style dock search box as seen on the Pixel 2 but don't like the phone itself, then Action Launcher is just the thing.

Apps/Software October 9, 2017

How To Switch From The iPhone To The Google Pixel 2, And 3 Reasons Why

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

Here's Why Google Dropped The Headphone Jack From The Pixel 2

Google explains why it dropped the headphone jack from the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, and it's basically all for the sake of an edge-to-edge display.

Google October 6, 2017

No, Google's Pixel 2 Won't Have The So-Called Snapdragon 836 Chip

The highly anticipated Google Pixel 2 is rumored to go official with a Snapdragon 836 under the hood, but now sources 'familiar with Qualcomm's plans' say otherwise.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 6, 2017

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 2 XL

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

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