Tag Archive: Pixel


Should you install Android O developer preview on your Pixel or Nexus?

Android O is now available to download as a developer preview. But that doesn’t mean you should do it.

The day that Google releases a new version of Android is one of the most exciting of the year, especially for early adopters like us who want to play with all the new features and see what’s in store for the final release.

But unlike last year, when Google released its Android N preview alongside an easy-to-install beta  [Read More…]

How To: Install Android O developer preview on Pixel and Nexus devices

Do you own a Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, or Pixel C? Did you know that you could be on the cutting-edge versions of Android? That’s right! You can install the latest, test and development releases of Android before it’s rolled out to the masses. As of today the Android O Developer Preview 1 is being offered […]

How to get Android O on your Pixel or Nexus (and how to roll back to Nougat)

Here’s how to get the Android O Developer Preview on your Nexus or Pixel device.

The Android O Developer Preview is here, and if you’re one such developer (or just a person who doesn’t listen to good advice!) here’s how to install it onto your phone or tablet.

Which devices support the Android O Developer Preview?

The preview is supported on the following phones and tablets:

Pixel Pixel XL Pixel C Nexus 6P Nexus 5X Nexus Player  [Read More…]

Pixel C just got updated with Pixel launcher, multi-tasking and more

We recently reported that with the new Android 7.1.2 beta 2 update the Nexus 6P finally got the highly requested fingerprint scanner gesture feature. Well the Nexus 6P is not the only device receiving the beta 2 build, but also the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player and Pixel C. Speaking of the Pixel […]

Android 7.1.2 beta 2 for Pixel C adds Pixel launcher, brand new multitasking interface

A great sign of cohesion for the old Pixel C getting with the times.

Android 7.1.2 beta 2 has started rolling out for Pixels and Nexuses, bringing some older devices up to speed with some new features. Sliding under the radar, at first, was the Pixel C, which actually seems to have received the largest changes. The latest beta release includes the Pixel launcher, as well as a brand new multitasking interface that makes multi-window management a  [Read More…]

The Pixel 2 lineup may be codenamed ‘walleye’ and ‘muskie’

Thanks to mentions in Google’s AOSP code review tool, we may have a better idea of the codenames for the Pixel 2 lineup.

Google’s Pixel 2 codenames may have been revealed — and yes, they’re still fish

Apparently, the company still loves fish.

The codenames for Google’s next two flagship smartphones may have been revealed in official documentation. According to some sleuthing from Android Police, “Walleye” and “Muskie” may be the monikers used to refer to Google’s next two Pixel devices (the different names denote different sizes), carrying on a long tradition of marine-themed codenames.

Only the name Walleye has been mentioned in the Android Open Source Project’s gerrit, or code repository. Muskie has  [Read More…]

Google’s unique update process is one of the best parts of owning a Pixel

Google’s phones are updated the same way phones from other companies are, with one big difference.

There is an extremely well-defined divide between phones from Google and phones from any other company when it comes to updates. While a few exceptions exist, you know that you can only expect a timely Android update if you’re using a phone recently sold by Google. In short, unless your phone says Nexus or Pixel on the back of it, getting  [Read More…]

Huawei P10 ranks near top of DxOMark camera tests, but can’t beat the Pixel

Picture this.

The Huawei P10 has a lot to love, especially with a Leica-powered dual camera array and a manageable one hand-friendly size. The setup may be close to last year’s P9, but it’s taken the Mate 9’s excellent 20MP monochrome sensor to give it a big boost in the detail department, coming close to the Google Pixel’s photo quality in DxOMark’s tests.

What exactly does that mean?

In the breakdown of the P10’s setup, DxO  [Read More…]

Pixel users plagued by microphone bug, Google says to use warranty to get replacement

The Google Pixel is a great phone, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. Since it launched, we’ve been hearing the Pixel owners complain about a variety of issues including a serious battery drainage problem and a really annoying camera flair issue. Well the latest one which appears to be plaguing a consistent number of Pixel […]