Tag Archive: Pixel


A Guide to Waterproofing Your Google Pixel

So the Pixel’s not waterproof — there are workarounds!

For most people, the Google Pixel’s lack of waterproofing isn’t a total dealbreaker, and most folks will pick up a Pixel or Pixel XL without giving waterproofing a second thought.

Then there are those of us who have dropped our phones in the toilet at some point or have a loved one who has (like a certain writer’s wife), so we know the perils that can come from  [Read More…]

Grab some Google Home and Pixel deals on the Google Store

Google have kicked off a few deals on the Google Store that may convince you to make your next purchase. Call it a coincidence with the OnePlus 5 launch, but Google are offering a free Google Home to customers that purchase a Pixel XL. That’s quite the incentive. Just add both a Pixel XL and […]

Best Heavy Duty Cases for Google Pixel

What are the best rugged cases for the Google Pixel?

The Google Pixel is quite possibly the best phone of 2016. It’s a beautifully designed phone (and rather expensive to boot). If you’ve got one, you’ll want to make sure you keep it protected.

And therein lies the problem with any new phone — should you forgo a case and risk scratches and scuffs or keep it looking brand new with a rugged case? If you fall  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 2 rumor roundup

What do we want from the Google Pixel 2?

It’s June, which means that we’re only a couple of months away from a new, delicious version of Android, and if history is any indicator, 4 to 5 months away from brand new Pixel phones.

Up until recently, we thought this year’s crop was to be a fairly predictable update to last year’s — two devices built by HTC with improved specs and a newer version of Android.  [Read More…]

Google selling select Pixel and Pixel XL cases at half-off

Save 50% on the “Pixel case” models from Google for either size Pixel while supplies last.

One of the first things you’ll notice when you take a new Google Pixel out of the box is that there’s a lot of glass involved. Unless you’re super careful and lucky, that means there’s a good chance you’ll scratch things up. Or even have a phone that looks like it stormed a beach during a war or something. Seriously, I don’t even.

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Project Fi’s latest offer gives you a free Google Home if you buy a Pixel

The offer is good through July 29.

Who doesn’t like free stuff? And who doesn’t like smart little virtual assistants you can talk to? Google Home is both, and you can get one in your own home if you purchase a brand new Pixel or Pixel XL smartphone through Project Fi.

You can read up on the terms for the free Google Home promotion here. The Pixel starts at $ 649 at Project Fi’s online storefront. You  [Read More…]

HTC U11 vs Google Pixel XL: Which should you buy?

Google still demands top dollar for its aging Pixel XL. So should you consider the latest phone from Pixel-maker HTC instead?

They’re both made by HTC, pack similar display sizes, high performance and phenomenal cameras. But there’s a big price difference between the Google Pixel XL ($ 769), and HTC U11 ($ 649) — and you’ll also be getting a significantly different software experience. So which should you buy? Let’s take a look at some of the  [Read More…]

How to fix Google Pixel battery life problems

How do I extend battery life on my Google Pixel?

Google’s Pixel XL offers impressive battery life for a phone of its size, but determined users can definitely drain it over the course of a hectic day. The smaller 5-inch Pixel with its 2770 mAh battery doesn’t always offer the same longevity, giving you less wiggle room if you have heavier-than-usual use or forget to charge overnight.

Though both should be able to make it through an  [Read More…]

The Pixel program is a mess [#acpodcast]

This week, Daniel, Flo, Alex and Jerry discuss the latest Pixel 2 rumors — will it be made by HTC, LG or both? — and what that means for the future of the Pixel program.

Also discussed:

HTC did good with the U11 Apple’s WWDC announcements: Is the iPad Pro 10.5 the best Google tablet around? Bixby sucks. When will it be good? The OnePlus 5 is coming, but is it a lot of hot air? Locked phones will be  [Read More…]

Best Google Pixel Cases

Whether you’re looking for something low-key or high-protection, these are the best cases for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL.

Not everyone uses a case on their phone, and those who do may not even use a case every day. But one thing is certain: your Google Pixel or Pixel XL is a very expensive piece of hardware, and that means you should consider the options for protecting it.

We’re not just talking about a drop from  [Read More…]