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Google Pixel devices start receiving the May security patch
The OTA for Google Pixel 4 XL is 8.8MB in size.
Project Zero: Galaxy, Pixel and other Android devices affected by exploit
Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, Google, and other Android devices have been exploited with a vulnerability discovered by Google’s Project Zero.
XDA Exclusive: Android Q looks to kill back button, go all in on gestures
If you’re a longtime Android user, you may have to suffer one of the biggest design language shifts with Android 10 Q coming soon.
Every Google Pixel camera to gain Night Sight
Phone cameras have more readily started to adopt “night modes” for better capture in low-light conditions. Here’s Google’s take on it.
Now is a good time to buy the Pixel 2
With the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL already out and available, now it is a good time to buy a used Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. Check out the details!
Google will fix the Pixel camera bug of disappearing pictures
A Google spokesperson issued a statement acknowledging the Pixel camera bug. A fix is going to be issued to all Pixel phones.
Sometimes Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones don’t save photos
There is a cornucopia of reports that claim the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones are sometimes failing to save a picture taken.
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75 percent Pixel users are Android Pie early adopters
According to Rick Osterloh, SVP of Hardware at Google, Pixel users are early adopters of Android Pie. 75 percent already run it.
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Google Camera app from Pixel 3 available with RAW support, fresh UI
The Google Camera app from the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is now available to download as APK, bringing a fresh UI and RAW support.
Google pisses off Pixel owners by changing battery settings for them
In fact, any smartphone owner who had Android Pie on their device was susceptible to this seemingly random toggling of power saver settings…
Project Fi refreshes savings for Pixel 2 XL, LG G7, V35
Customers with the Google carrier can get either a $250 service credit or a straight-up $300 savings with the purchase of a new phone.
Fortnite beta invites have started to expand beyond Samsung Galaxy devices
Fortnite is starting to arrive to many Android devices starting today, so this would be a good time to check your e-mail to see if your invitation is there
Android 9 Pie is more adaptive with fewer buttons
Owners of Google’s Pixel phones will get the update first, followed by third-party devices that were eligible for the beta.
Google struggling to fix Pixel 2 XL camera fault
With reports of the camera app crashing for a good, long while, why hasn’t Google nailed this problem down yet? The latest stage for the problem is Twitter.
Apple squeeze UI patent imagines a resistive-touch smartphone
Remember resistive touch displays where the processor had to work out what pinches were? Perhaps Apple may be aiming for the same… or make it better.
Eventually, Android will have toggle for Dark Theme UI
Android users have been thirsty for a dark theme for years. Pixel 2 owners only have this feature on an wallpaper-contingent basis.
Verizon follows T-Mobile’s suit with slew of Father’s Day BOGO deals of its own
What better way to show your dear old dad how much he means to you than buying a high-end Android or iOS phone for both you and him at a special price?
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You can get a Pixel 2 XL with free Google Store credit and Home Mini for a limited time
Google’s latest Pixel 2 XL deal may not seem that great, but at least there are no Verizon strings attached, and at the end of the day, you get to save a decent $149.
Verizon offers half-off Pixel 2 with trade-in, but free Google hardware and YouTube TV
The amount of free stuff that Verizon has managed to stuff in this deal is quite a sight, but the big discount all depends on what you trade in.
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Google finally extends Preferred Care warranty for Pixel 2 devices
Even though accidental damage coverage is always peace of mind worth having, having more of it when everyone else had their limited warranty extended is sure fun.
Google open sources Pixel 2 Portrait Mode segmentation software
The models used to separate subjects from the background were compiled by Google into what was, up until now, a proprietary tool for Pixel 2 phones.
Android P Developer Preview begins with big new media codecs supported
Other big points for app makers include a flooding threshold for to encourage the API level support and idle state apps not being able to record device sensor data. Images for Pixel phones are available.
Google says Pixel Visual Core is not used for Pixel 2’s native camera app
The company said so in an interview published in November. Why is it the case that Facebook can use this machine-learning co-processor, but not Google Camera?
iPhone X vs Google Pixel 2 XL: When software wins (Video)
Prepare to be shocked as we thoroughly compare Apple’s best-selling iPhone X with Google’s Pixel 2 XL dark horse, and find the underdog much better at several key tasks.
Now Playing feature from Pixel 2 has been ported to an AOSP ROM
That ROM is called CarbonROM and, unfortunately, the feature has only been enabled on the Pixel 2 XL. But for tinkerers that would’ve otherwise lost the feature, this is a good step.