Tag Archive: Pixel


OnePlus 6 vs. Google Pixel 2 XL: Which should you buy?

The Pixel 2 XL is better than the OnePlus 6 but doesn’t offer the same value. Which one is better?

Six months after its launch, the Pixel 2 XL continues to be one of the best phones available today. Its camera holds up to the best that Huawei and Samsung have to offer, and the software experience is unmatched.

OnePlus, meanwhile, has made a habit out of undercutting traditional flagships by several hundred dollars, and the same  [Read More…]

Google’s Pixel Buds gain new gesture controls

Google is rolling new gesture controls for its Pixel Buds. The new tricks will be available to all users by early next week.

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Pixel Buds updated with gestures for skipping tracks and power controls

It’s also easier to switch between paired devices.

Google’s Pixel Buds may not be as elegant or seamless as AirPods, but they’re a solid first attempt and have us excited for what we’ll see with version two later this year. Before that, however, Google’s updating the current model with three highly-requested features that are rolling out to users now.

The first new addition is the ability to manually turn Pixel Buds on/off with a triple tap on  [Read More…]

Could Android P’s beta expansion lead to more phones with ‘Pixel’ Android?

I’d love to see an even longer list of supported devices with Android P’s official release.

Remember a few years back, when certain phone manufacturers participated in this little thing called the Google Play Edition program? If you loved the hardware on phones like the Galaxy S4 or the HTC One but couldn’t stand the customized software, this was a perfect solution — Google Play Edition phones came with stock Android software, give or take a few minor  [Read More…]

Google will reportedly announce a Pixel smartwatch alongside the Pixel 3

We’ll also see a second-gen version of Pixel Buds.

Just like the past two years, we’re expecting Google to host a press event this fall to talk about its latest and greatest hardware. We’re already expecting to see a Pixel 3 this year, but a new report suggests we’ll get a couple of other welcome announcements alongside it.

The LG Watch Sport.

According to Evan Blass, Google will also use its hardware event to announce a  [Read More…]

As many as three ‘Pixel’ smartwatches could launch with the Pixel 3

A surprise rumor has arisen which suggested that Google could be set to launch three new smartwatches this fall. These could be branded as the Pixel Watch and will be released with the Pixel 3 and new Pixel Buds.

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Google fixes Pixel XL charging bug with May 2018 security patch

The update is rolling out to the Pixel XL now.

Shortly after the original Pixel XL was updated to Android 8.1, many users took to the depths of the internet to complain about a new charging bug that came with it. Google addressed this issue in late March, saying that “a fix will be rolling out in the coming weeks.” With the May 2018 security patch, that fix is finally here.

As noted in the Pixel/Nexus Security  [Read More…]

Best Wireless Headphones for the Google Pixel 2

What are the best wireless headphones for the Google Pixel 2?

The Google Pixel 2 is a great phone, but you’re going to need a quality pair of Bluetooth headphones thanks to the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Fortunately, there are a plethora of options to choose from, from “Made for Google” options like the Pixel Buds to tried and tested classics. We’ve tried to round out a list that offers a good variety of styles  [Read More…]

Are Google’s Pixel phones better than Samsung Galaxy ones?

Google’s got its sights set on Samsung’s throne.

If you venture out to buy a new smartphone, there’s an awfully good chance you’ll pick up one made by Samsung. Between its Galaxy S flagships, Note phablets, and abundance of budget handsets, Samsung’s secured itself as one of the biggest players in the smartphone world for a number of years.

Despite Samsung’s dominance, Google’s quickly trying to make just as big of an impression with its Pixel phones.  [Read More…]

6 months after Pixel 2 launch, Google has nothing to say of its success — but hardware focus is bigger than ever

Other parts of the hardware and operating system business take the spotlight instead.

Alphabet just released its Q1 2018 earnings, and I followed along with the earnings call afterward to pick up further context on the numbers from Google CEO Sundar Pichai. The most striking thing from the call, at least as it pertains to us here in the Android world, is that the word “Pixel” was used only once — mentioned as an aside when talking  [Read More…]