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.
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.
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.
Double half-off Pixel 2 deal from Verizon if you trade in the right phone
In addition to a trade-in promotion, Verizon is now guaranteeing a second Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL to be half-off. You just have to play your cards right.
Pixel and Nexus devices do not get November 6 level patch for KRACK
Those devices have the November 5 level patch, which does not have the fix. Let’s hope Pixels and Nexuses get there sooner rather than later.
November patch out for Pixel 2 XL and others, but OLED and bugfixes are big
The month’s security update is out with patches to combat KRACK and system vulnerabilities. The Pixel 2 XL is the biggest beneficiary.
Factory resetting in Android 8.1 Developer Preview can brick device
If you have a problem and happen to have forgotten your unlock code for some reason, you better hope you don’t need a factory reset.
Google responds to Pixel 2 XL display complaints
It’s supposed to be that way in terms of its apparent “vibrancy.” As to the rest of the issues people claim the Pixel 2 XL’s plastic OLED display has?
Many first-gen Google Pixel users have suddenly stopped receiving texts after updating to Oreo
There’s a nasty messaging bug running rampant on 2016 Google Pixel devices, and it may have something to do with Android 8.0 Oreo.
Google Pixel’s highest capacity battery case
Currently, the ZeroLemon Battery Case is 63% off, meaning only $36.99 for the Pixel case and $42.99 for the Pixel XL case.
OG Google Pixel and Pixel XL have never been as cheap as Woot currently sells them
If you need something special to be convinced of buying the first-gen Google Pixel or Pixel XL ahead of the second-gen announcement, this could be it.
New dbrand Grip case is very grippy
The company showed off how grippy its new case is with a racecar. It’s also drop-resistant and up for orders from October 1.