Pocketnow Daily: Google Pixel 4 Design Renders, iPad Deals & more (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about some interesting fan-made renders of the Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL, Huawei’s new problem with the US and more.

Mystery unboxing with 20+phones

Join us in this retro unboxing experience where we show many of the phones that have been in Pocketnow’s history

‘Mid-range’ Google Pixel phone focused on ‘markets such as India’ reportedly planned for summer

Industry sources say Google will most likely release a mid-range Pixel phone for “price-sensitive markets such as India” in July or August.

Google crushes all hopes of future OS updates and security patches for ancient Nexus Player

It was easy to predict but that doesn’t make it any less sad. Discontinued way back in 2016, Google’s Nexus Player is officially reaching the end of the road in terms of software support as well.

Google is randomly offering some ‘loyal’ Nexus owners solid 20 percent Pixel 2 discounts

If you’re lucky, and have owned or two Nexus devices in your day, you might be eligible for a hefty 20 percent discount on a Google Pixel 2 or 2 XL of choice.
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Google begins offering Moto X4 with Android One as Project Fi Nexus 5X replacement

If you’re the unlucky owner of a faulty Project Fi Nexus 5X… with device protection, you’re suddenly in luck, as Google will give you a Moto X4 to replace your old phone.

Instead of calling it quits, Google could soon expand Android One initiative to the US

Though unsuccessful in various Asian, African and European emerging markets, Android One smartphones could still spread their wings to US shores this year.

Google fixed a high-severity Nexus 6 and Nexus 6P exploit

The high-severity Nexus 6 and Nexus 6P exploit was fixed by Google via updates in November for the Nexus 6, and January for the 6P. You should be relatively safe if your device is up to date.

Nexus 6P bootloop problems follow 5X’s, piles on charge state shutdowns

As Nexus 5X devices are getting returned for refunds (or, as we…

Rumors say that Andromeda is alive, but at least a year away from primetime

Major hardware releases are said to be due out next fall, but there is at least one early arrival rumored for this year…

Pixel phones are officially guaranteed updates for two years, no 128GB XL in Verizon stores

While Google vows to deliver Android ‘version updates’ to the Pixel and Pixel XL until October 2018, Verizon warns of 128GB XL shortages.

Android 7.1 Developer Preview teased, could be finalized in December

Android is getting a few aesthetic tweaks, deep app shortcuts, better live wallpaper amenities and image keyboard feature sorting.

Official Android 7.0 Nougat images for Nexus 9 LTE are finally here

It took almost two months more than we expected, but all’s well that ends well, and the LTE-enabled Nexus 9 is now able to join the Nougat fun.

Google officially seals the Nexus family’s fate, confirming it has ‘no plans’ to release new models

Hello, Pixel, bye-bye, Nexus! Google has just made the rebranding official, confirming there are “no plans” for future Nexus releases.

Android 7.0 Nougat hits original Google Nexus 6, and not a moment too soon

It’s old, but not that old. The Motorola-made Google Nexus 6 finally receives official, widespread OTA Android 7.0 Nougat love.

The Google Rumor Roundup: mobile that matters

From the Pixel phones to the Andromeda products to all things smartening up the Internet of Things and your Wi-Fi network, Google is getting on steroids.

5-inch Google Pixel phone doesn’t show us much in latest full-frontal leaked render

There’s no explicit corroboration of previously rumored Google Pixel specs, and no surprising frontal design elements revealed by a newly leaked render.

Huawei Nexus 7P could run Andromeda

A few things to take you back by the whiskers: yes, it’s still likely going to be a “Nexus,” but it will run on the merged Android/Chrome OS.

Devs can’t root Pixel phones yet

Recent changes to Android Marshmallow’s and Nougat’s bootchain have made rooting devices a tougher task. The Pixels will be even tougher.

Google Pixel ingress protection said to be IP53

Basically, your Google Pixel will be safe from splashes and most spills if they’re quick ones. Heck, cavalier YouTubers might give it a dunk for a bit.

Google cranks up buzz campaign for Pixel phones with primetime network TV ad

Google is getting serious about hyping up the looming Pixel and Pixel XL phones… for a change, and not just for geeks and Android purists.

White Google Pixel, Pixel XL leak in Mr. Postblurrycam pics

These pictures are what we like to call “Mr. Postblurrycam,” shopped to obscure identifying marks on test devices that shouldn’t be leaked.

Blass: Galaxy Note 7, LG V20 sales activities of some sort starting October 21

Evan Blass reports that the Galaxy Note 7 will resume sales in the US the same day pre-orders or sales go up for LG’s latest flagship: October 21.

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Nexus Launcher looks to be rebadged as Pixel Launcher [UPDATE: APK]

The Nexus Launcher is not happening, but the exact same thing is. It’s just going to be called the Pixel Launcher, because… Google. Phones.