Tag Archive: Pixel


How to install the newest Android O beta on your Nexus or Pixel phone the easy way

As many of you likely know, Google is in the midst of releasing its next version of Android to the public. Known only as the “O” release today, it’s currently offered as a beta update to users who own select models of smartphones. Those of you who like to be up on things as soon […]

Morphie’s Juice Pack battery case for Pixel XL launches for $99.95

Have a Pixel XL and you want to make sure your phone is always charged? Popular accessory maker, Morphie has just introduced a Juice Pack battery case for Google’s largest smartphone. The company launched similar cases for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 a few days ago. The new juice pack bundles a 2,950 […]

How to install the Android O Pixel Launcher now

One XDA Forums contributor was able to extract the Pixel Launcher from the Android O beta and made it compatible with all Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow devices.

Mophie’s Juice Pack for the Pixel XL adds Qi wireless charging

Just because you chose Google’s Android over every other rendition doesn’t mean you should be left out of the wireless fun.

Mophie has concocted a clever solution for those of you who may adore your Pixel XL smartphones, but have been secretly ruing the day you abandoned your wireless charging privileges. The newly released Juice Pack case for the Pixel XL not only tacks on an additional 2950mAh battery, but it also adds Qi wireless charging capabilities.

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Google Store now offering free $35 case with Pixel XL purchase

Everyone likes free stuff — especially from Google.

Now that Google seems to have some Pixel XLs back in stock on the Google Store, it’s running a limited-time promotion to hand out a free case with each purchase. If you go to buy a Pixel XL, you can just add one of Google’s silicone cases in a variety of colors to your cart and see a $ 35 discount applied automatically. There’s no specific end date on the deal,  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S8 camera can’t quite beat the Pixel DxOMark rating

The Samsung Galaxy S8 camera is a great camera, one of the best, but it still wasn’t quite enough to knock the Google Pixel from the top of the DxOMark rankings. DxOMark offers a ranking based on extensive testing of a smartphone camera to a level of detail that most average users don’t worry about. […]

Google Store offers free case with a Pixel XL purchase

The Pixel and Pixel XL have been out and about for a few months and even though a Pixel 2 model might not be far from us, the two phones continue to be some of the greatest handsets currently available for purchase. If you have been looking to buy a Pixel XL, now might be […]

Is the Galaxy Tab S3 a suitable successor to an aging Pixel C?

The Android tablet market is a rather barren landscape, but all you need is one …

I was late to the party, but eventually became a big fan of Google’s Pixel C tablet a handful of months after it was released. For all of its flaws in being heavy and inherently lacking app support, I loved it as an extra-portable backup computer with a really good keyboard and powerful internals. But the Pixel C is coming up  [Read More…]

Best External Battery Packs for Google Pixel

Finding a battery pack that’s optimized to charge the Google Pixel isn’t as simple as you’d think.

Looking for a battery pack for your Google Pixel? Great! But before you do, you need to keep a lookout for a few things.

For starters, forget about Quick Charge 3.0. Qualcomm’s fast-charging technology doesn’t work over USB-C — instead, the Pixel uses USB-PD, a new standard for charging devices via USB-C. That’s not to say that you can’t use  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8+ vs. Pixel XL camera comparison: The best travel companions

Two phones, one epic vacation. Which one is better at documenting it all? That’s what we aim to find out.

Hauling around a full-size kit of lenses for a DSLR is not exactly the ideal way to travel. Unless you’re an avid photographer and you enjoy the immersive experience of shooting and editing, the vast majority are generally fine documenting leisure time with the camera that’s already in their pocket. Shooting in unpredictable circumstances is also a  [Read More…]