Tag: Pixel XL

Original Pixel, Pixel XL Are Getting Android Q Too

Google has just released the first Android Q beta, and it included the original Pixel and Pixel XL in the mix. That means there's a good chance the two are getting a consumer version of the update in the future.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 13, 2019

Google Says It’s Going To Fix Android Pie Fast Charging Issue

Pixel XL owners are complaining about the issue brought by Android Pie. Users have reported an issue that killed their phone’s fast-charging ability, and now Google has marked the problem as 'Assigned.'

Google August 15, 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 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

Android Oreo 8.1 New Feature Displays Wi-Fi Speed Labels

Some Android owners are starting to see new labels next to open WiFi networks. Here's what all of the new WiFi display labels mean.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 23, 2018

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

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

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 And Pixel XL Microphone Issues: Google Confirms Hardware Problem

Google Pixel and Pixel XL owners have been experiencing yet another issue, this time affecting the smartphones' microphones. On the bright side, Google is aware of the matter and is actively communicating with affected users.

Google March 9, 2017

Google Pixel XL Delayed Shipment Makes Verizon Send Free Daydream VR Headset To Customers

Verizon Wireless is reportedly offering customers who ordered the Google Pixel XL smartphone a free VR headset. The carrier is giving free Daydream VR headsets as compensation for the shipment delay.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 7, 2017

Google Stopping Pixel XL And Pixel Production?

A new rumor suggested that Google would be stopping production of its flagship smartphone, the Pixel and Pixel XL. The rumor started when a TELUS customer received an e-mail from the carrier stating the news.

Google February 4, 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 Issues: Some Pixels Keep Freezing, Getting Randomly Unresponsive For Minutes

Google Pixel and Pixel XL owners have been complaining about random device freezes and unresponsiveness for a good while now and the issue persists. User reports date back to early November, but Google has yet to deliver a fix.

Google December 25, 2016

Google Pixel Audio Issues: Google Now Offers Full Refund Rather Than A Fix Or Replacement

Google Pixel and Pixel XL owners have been experiencing audio issues with their devices and Google is yet to come up with a fix. Instead, the company is now offering full refunds.

Google December 23, 2016

Google Pixel Audio Issues: Users Report Static Distortion At High Volume Levels

A growing number of Google Pixel or Pixel XL owners are reporting what seems to be an audio glitch with Google’s flagship pair. The issue seems to be software-related as suggested by comments from the Google Product Forums.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 20, 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

OnePlus 3T vs. Google Pixel XL: Specs Shootout

OnePlus 3T and the Google Pixel XL are among the most popular Android smartphones available in the market. Here is a specs comparison of the two top-end mobile phones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 7, 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

Verizon Google Pixel Update Rolling Out With Bug Fixes, December Android Security Update

Verizon has released an OTA update for its Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, adding a number of fixes and the latest December Android security patch. The changelog makes no mention of Android 7.1.1 or the double-tap and raise-to-wake features.

Apps/Software December 5, 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

OnePlus 3T Dash Charge vs. Google Pixel XL USB-C Power Delivery: Which Smartphone Charges Faster? [Video]

The OnePlus 3T is pitted against the Google Pixel XL in a bid to find out which smartphone charges faster with their respective Dash Charge and USB-C Power Delivery fast charging technologies.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 17, 2016

Google Pixel XL vs LG V20 Performance Test: Which Is Faster? [Video]

The Google Pixel XL and LG V20, two of the most powerful smartphones of 2016, went head to head in a performance test. Both are true powerhouses, but which performed better?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 14, 2016

Verizon BOGO Deals: Get 50 Percent Off Google Pixel, Pixel XL, LG V20, Galaxy S7 And Galaxy S7 Edge

Verizon launched a BOGO 50 percent off deal on a number of premium Android smartphones, including the new Google Pixel and Pixel XL, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and the LG V20. This is a limited-time deal.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 11, 2016

Users Report Google Pixel, Pixel XL LTE Band 4 Connectivity Issue

Users are reporting that their Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL smartphones are encountering connectivity issues. The smartphones are unable to connect to LTE band 4 in many countries.

Google November 9, 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

Huawei Mate 9 vs. iPhone 7 Plus vs. Google Pixel XL: Is The New Huawei Smartphone A Flagship Killer?

Huawei has launched a new phablet called Mate 9, which is expected to give stiff rivalry to the likes of the iPhone 7 Plus and the Pixel XL. Here is a comparison of the Mate 9, Pixel XL and iPhone 7 Plus.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 4, 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

Google Pixel XL vs. iPhone 7 Plus vs. Galaxy S7 edge: Which Smartphone Wins Battery Charging Speed Test?

A battery charging speed test of the Galaxy S7 edge, Pixel XL and iPhone 7 Plus shows the fastest charging smartphone. The Galaxy S7 edge takes home the crown.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 2, 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 Pixel And Pixel XL: Best Clear Cases For Discreet Protection And Minimal Bulk

Google's Pixel and Pixel XL took the market by storm and are in great demand, but they cost a pretty penny. To protect your investment, here are the best clear cases that will shield the smartphone while keeping bulk to a minimum.

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

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