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.
Nexus 5X Fingerprint Scanner
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.
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…
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.
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 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.
Google Pixel phone, aka Nexus Sailfish, gets rendered from every possible angle
This isn’t the 5-inch (or so) Google Pixel ‘Sailfish’ in the flesh, but it’s pretty much the next best thing: render images and a 360-degree video.
Nougat rollout for Nexus 6P is indeed delayed, Huawei still working on it
The exact cause of Google Nexus 6P’s Nougat delay remains under wraps, but Vodafone Australia claims Huawei is working to resolve the “issue” ASAP.
Huawei 7P specs on the table from China
The Huawei 7P is alive again in the rumor mill and it could be a Google-contracted tablet that may be released as a “Pixel” tablet. Let’s talk turkey.
Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones could kick off pre-orders on October 4, sales on October 20
Pre-orders for Google Pixel and/or Pixel XL smartphones are rumored to begin the same day the two are announced, including from carriers.
Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones tipped to launch pre-loaded with Android 7.1 Nougat
Android 7.1 is technically still a Nougat variation, but it could bring a number of big new features to the table, starting with the Pixel and Pixel XL.
Save the date: October 4 tipped as announcement date for Pixel phones, 4K Chromecast, and more
We’re reportedly only a month or so away from the official death of the Nexus brand, and the rise of Google Pixel phones, as well as some other stuff.