Google's Pixel and Pixel 2 owners can enjoy the latest features of the Android 9 Pie, but recording phone conversations is not one of them. However, rooting can allow owners to install apps to record phone talks.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 16, 2018
Google Pixel 2 is an outstanding phone because of its superb camera, Google Lens, augmented reality, and active edge features. Here are 12 reasons why you should get it.
Products April 28, 2018
Google just released the full list of fixes, changes, and improvements on the April security update coming to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. From the list, there are 56 total changes in performance not related to security.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 3, 2018
Google recently confirmed via its research blog that the software behind the Pixel 2's portrait mode is now available to the public. The open-source code is intended to help developers improve the framework and more.
Google March 15, 2018
Google has updated its Photos app on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, bringing the option to export Motion Photos as GIFs. Beware, though: they come with pretty large file sizes.
Google March 8, 2018
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 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
Google closed its $1.1 billion deal with HTC to bring about 2,000 engineers into the fold. The new Googlers worked on the Pixel 2, and are expected to help Google chase Apple and the iPhone in the high-end smartphone market.
Google January 30, 2018
Users of the new Pixel 2 phones are taking notice and becoming concerned about Google surveys popping up in the phones’ settings. But this is not the first time Google has done this.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 7, 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
Only the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a portrait mode, leaving older, still-capable devices lacking the neat camera trick. An app called Camera NX solves that problem.
Apps/Software January 2, 2018
New videos show that the competition is no match for the Galaxy Note 8's OIS. In other words, rivals such as the iPhone X, Pixel 2, and Mate 10 Pro just got showed up.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 26, 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
'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
A special report by Tom's Guide crowned the OnePlus 5T as the winner of a fast-charging showdown between current flagship smartphones. The iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, meanwhile, failed to keep up with their Android counterparts.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 4, 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
Having trouble with the Google Pixel 2's bootloader unlock option? Google has just issued a remote fix, and users report that it does the trick.
Google November 23, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Google Pixel 2 squeezable frame, known as Active Edge, is dedicated to activating Google Assistant. Users, however, can now remap the feature through the Button Mapper app, and here's how to do it.
Google October 21, 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
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
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
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
Google unveiled the Pixel Buds, its own $159 wireless earbuds, near the end of its Pixel 2 event. The device, however, arguably has the best chance at changing the world due to its ability to translate conversations in real time.
Google October 4, 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
Droid Life has leaked the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, which Google will unveil in its Oct. 4 event. Other devices planned for the event are a new laptop, an Amazon Echo Dot challenger, and an updated Daydream View.
Google September 20, 2017