Tag Archive: Pixel


Pixel owners can now claim up to $500 for defective microphone

You can claim up to $ 500 only if you have documentation to prove your Pixel or Pixel XL had microphone issues.

What you need to know Owners of the first-generation Google Pixel or Pixel XL smartphones may be eligible to receive up to $ 500 from a class action settlement. You can get up to $ 20 if you bought a Pixel or Pixel XL before January 4, 2017, even if you did not experience any  [Read More…]

If the Pixel 4 really has a 90Hz display, I just might have to buy it

Please, dear rumor mill, let this be true.

With the Galaxy Note 10 now official and Apple’s iPhone 11 likely being announced in just about a month or so, we’re finally into the fall smartphone release season. Coming up in a couple of months in October, we’re anticipating that Google will take the wraps off of the Pixel 4.

The company’s taken a controversial approach to the phone’s announcement this year, choosing to share a render of  [Read More…]

This 20x zoom shot could be from the new Pixel 4

The Pixel 3 phones max out at 10x zoom.

What you need to know A Google employee has posted a photo on Instagram said to be taken with a Pixel phone at 20x zoom. Since Pixel 3 phones max out at 10x zoom, it is very likely this is a sample taken with a Pixel 4 and its new telephoto lens. Previous leaks have revealed that one of the new cameras on the back of the Pixel  [Read More…]

Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL to come with 90Hz displays and 6GB of RAM

Stereo speakers and new Assistant features have also been confirmed.

What you need to know A new report from 9to5Google has confirmed a variety of Pixel 4 and 4 XL specs. Both phones will supposedly have 90Hz screens, called “Smooth Display.” Other highlights include 6GB of RAM, 2,800 mAh battery for the Pixel 4, and a Snapdragon 855 CPU.

Google’s taken an interesting approach with the Pixel 4 by talking publicly about the phone months before its  [Read More…]

August 2019 security patch rolling out now to Pixel phones

The Essential Phone is also getting the update without skipping a beat.

What you need to know The August 2019 security patch has been released. It’s rolling out now to Pixel owners. The Essential Phone is also receiving the patch on day one.

Another month, another security patch.

On August 5, 2019, Google published details for the latest August 2019 Android Security Bulletin. The update has two build dates, including 8/1 and 8/5.

You’ll find the usual  [Read More…]

Google exposes Pixel 4 features and tests Play Pass subscription service

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand talk in depth about Google’s recent tease of Pixel 4. They also discuss rumors about the Play Pass subscription service, which will offer access to hundreds of premium apps and games. Finally, NVIDIA updates Shield TV to Android 9 Pie, and a group of industrious users have developed a hack to run Android on Nintendo Switch.

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Living with the Google Pixel 3a – A review at 90 days

Here’s the thing about doing phone reviews that a lot of people don’t know: they’re often done within a short amount of time and don’t truly represent what it’s like to live with them.

Many outlets get their review units with an embargo date and maybe 1-2 weeks of time to spend with the phone. In other words, there’s no way it can fully capture what it’s like to have this as a daily driver or spell out what gets  [Read More…]

Google Pixel phones will soon let you use text-to-speech to talk to 911

Pixel owners will be able to contact emergency assistance without having to speak.

What you need to know If you own a Pixel phone, you will soon be able to seek emergency assistance without having to speak. Google says the feature will be rolled out in the U.S. over the coming months. Apart from Pixel phones, the feature will be available on select Android devices in the future.

Google has announced that it will be rolling out  [Read More…]

I hope the Pixel 4’s air gestures can succeed where the LG G8’s failed

We’ve seen this type of feature before, and it’s been a mixed bag at best.

Google’s new strategy of pre-announcing parts of the Pixel 4 ahead of its launch is fantastic, because it gives us an opportunity to analyze individual pieces of the phone well before we actually get our hands on it. In this case, your hands won’t be on it per se: Google says the Pixel 4 will have advanced face unlock and a Soli  [Read More…]

Timeline: How Soli went from concept to Pixel 4

Get this low-down on this under-the-radar sensor.

Excuse me while I watch this video for the fiftieth time and just weep in joy. As someone who often listens to music while doing sticky, messy tasks like gutting a pumpkin, today’s Soli teaser for the upcoming Google Pixel 4 is nothing short of a dream come true. Make no mistake, the Soli sensor can seem like magic — and I truly hope it feels like magic instead of a  [Read More…]