Original 2016 Google Pixel will get its final update next month

The original Google Pixel, announced in 2016, is going to receive its final update next month, in December 2019. Here are the details!

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.

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…

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.

Android P Developer Preview 5 is final step before formal release

Android P has reached the end of the trialing pipeline and is set to be released within the next several weeks. What will be the treat name?

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.

Google gets the Android P Beta 2 ball rolling for Pixel and Pixel 2 devices

The second beta quality Android P release and third developer preview includes final APIs and the official SDK, rolling out now to Google’s Pixel phones.

Original Google Pixel refurbs currently on Woot! as low as $200

2016’s Google Pixel or Pixel XL for more than half off of its original price. Well, it IS 2018 after all. It’s up to you to take the risk.

Here are the devices eligible for the Android P beta

You can get into the newest version of Android long before it’s even finalized just by having one of 11 phones and with a little bit of clicking. Start here.

Google’s OG Pixel and Pixel XL are cheaper than ever on eBay in seller refurbished condition

You can still find a first-generation Google Pixel or Pixel XL smartphone on eBay for ridiculously low prices of $225 and $250 respectively with 128GB storage in “professionally restored” condition.

Google Store and Project Fi end Pixel and Pixel XL sales

Say ‘sayonara’ to the first-gen Pixel, at least from where Google stands with its retail presence. But there are a couple of places here or there if you want to grab one.

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.

Temperature disparately affects Pixel 2 XL rapid charging rate

More importantly, when the phone tells you that it’s “charging rapidly” in cold temperatures, it just isn’t. And that just won’t do.

Buy a phone on Project Fi, get $80 of service credit

Google is billing this deal as getting a month’s worth of service on the house, but click through to learn what that all entails.

Only 3.9 million Google Pixel phones were shipped in total in 2017, according to IDC

The stock Android-powered Google Pixel smartphone line is still only getting started, but that doesn’t make its 2017 box-office result any less disappointing.

In-Depth: Pixel audio faults now subject of class action lawsuits

Issues with the soldering to the audio codec screwed up the user experience of the original Pixel and Pixel XL. Now, the suits are coming for Google.

Class action complaints filed against Google claim Project Fi trickery, OG Pixel defects

Google is in a bit of a legal pickle due to alleged violations of competition and advertising laws with Project Fi, as well as well-documented microphone flaws on first-gen Pixel phones.

Project Fi offering Pixel XL at $120 off, Moto X4 at $150 off

Google’s carrier project is hitting off Valentine’s Day with a couple of sweetheart deals for those inclined to getting a new phone and new service this year.

Dev brings app for Portrait Mode on Pixel, Nexus 6P, 5X

One developer was able to extract a key tool that allows for the Pixel 2 phones to get portrait-style pictures without needing a second rear camera.

There is one Android 8.1 image for all Nexus and Pixel devices

The update is on the loose, but if waiting up to two weeks to get the latest file, you can download and flash the one ROM to rule these devices.

December Android security bulletin will be the first to truly patch KRACK

More details about further fixes and special features for the Pixel and Nexus devices will be disclosed later. The first batch is out now.

Android 8.1 Oreo gets second and final developer preview

The maintenance review update is coming next month, but the beta goes on for another month. This time around, optimizations for low-spec devices.

Original Pixel and Pixel XL on Verizon is just $5 a month

Cyber Monday for Verizon means doing a little code switching to get the best deal on the Pixel XL. That means heading to Best Buy’s site.

Save $100 on Project Fi by buying a new Pixel or the Moto X4

And if you’re getting a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, you can grab a Google Home Mini for free along with those savings. Sounds familiar? It is.