Tag Archive: Pixel


Save up to $400 on the Google Pixel 3 when you buy from Verizon

The best deal for the best phone.

Just go over to Verizon Wireless right now, buy the beautiful Google Pixel 3 smartphone, and save up to $ 400. The savings will be applied over the course of a 24-month billing cycle. If you’re starting a new line, you’ll just have to pay $ 16.67 a month for 24 months instead of $ 33.33 a month, which is how the $ 400 savings accumulates over time. If you’re  [Read More…]

Google makes Android Q developer beta available to Pixel phones

Google has released its first official preview of Android Q for developers, making it available in a beta version. This follows the pattern that has emerged with the last few builds of Android where an early look arrives in the first part of the year well ahead of general release.

In an interesting twist, the Android Q beta is being offered up to all three generations of the Pixel phones. Some had anticipated that Google might try to provide the  [Read More…]

Speech-to-text on Pixel phones is gaining offline support and lower latency

An “end-to-end, all-neural, on-device speech recognizer” is to thank.

Whether you’re running errands, driving, or have difficulty typing on a touchscreen, speech-to-text can be an incredibly helpful feature. It’s something that’s gotten a lot better over the years, but it can still have its pitfalls.

On its Google AI Blog, Google announced that Pixel phones which are set to English will soon see noticeable improvements with the performance of their speech-to-text abilities.

Typically, speech-to-text needs to communicate  [Read More…]

Android Q public beta launched for Pixel phones

Available for Pixel, Pixel 2, and Pixel 3.

There are still a lot of phones waiting on an update to Android Pie, but that’s not stopping Google from rolling out the latest and greatest. As of March 13, 2019, you can now sign up for the Android Q public beta on your Pixel phone!

While there are some user-facing changes with Android Q compared to Pie, this latest Android version is primarily focused on smaller backend tweaks  [Read More…]

How to install Android Q on your Pixel right now (or downgrade to Pie)

Get the latest Android version on your phone now.

We still don’t know what it’ll be called — what can it be called? — but Android Q is officially here, and its first beta is available now.

Technically it’s a developer preview, so it’s not ready for prime time. So read on and let’s get the party started.

The easy way The harder way Going back to Android 9 Pie Which phones are receiving the final Android  [Read More…]

Galaxy S10+ vs. Pixel 3 XL: Which should you buy?

When it comes to flagship phones, it’s impossible to ignore Samsung and Google. We use every phone in this top-end flagship segment so we know how each performs and how they all compare.

Galaxy S10+

Best for most

$ 999 at Amazon

Pros Best screen available today Headphone jack Ultra-wide-angle rear camera Amazing spec sheet Cons Expensive History of slow software updates Software has a steeper learning curve

The Galaxy S10+ is an all-around winner.  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 9 gets a DxOMark score of 107, beating out the Pixel 3 and Note 9

With a 48MP f/1.75 camera at the back, the Mi 9 edges out flagships from Google and Samsung.

Xiaomi has unveiled the Mi 9 in China earlier today, with the device being the first from the Chinese manufacturer to sport three cameras at the back. There’s a 48MP f/1.75 main camera joined by a 16MP wide-angle sensor and a 12MP telephoto lens that offers 2x zoom.

The camera setup sounds impressive on paper, and Xiaomi’s claims that  [Read More…]

Google to reportedly launch Pixel Watch, new Nest camera, and more in 2019

Looks like Google’s got a lot up its sleeves for us this year.

Ever since 2016 with the launch of the original Pixel and Google Home, Google’s been proving year after year that it’s serious about hardware. Thanks to a new report from Nikkei Asian Review, we now have an early look at what to expect from Google in 2019.

The first product Nikkei mentions is Google’s “first non-premium smartphone” that’s expected to be priced lower than  [Read More…]

Do you have the February 2019 security patch on your Pixel phone?

It’s widely rolling out now.

Like we see every single month, Google recently started pushing out its February 2019 security patch to Pixel and Nexus devices. These patches may not be as exciting as full-fledged Android updates, but they do allow your phone to keep performing with the latest bug fixes and security upgrades.

These patches are usually pretty fast to make their way to devices around the globe, and looking through the AC forums, it would  [Read More…]

The Kano Pixel Kit doesn’t hold a candle to the Kano Computer Kit

Android Central is dedicated to finding the best devices that teach you how to code, and always has been. We’ve talked about the Kano Computer, the Python Kit and so much more. That’s why, when it comes to choosing between two different coding kits, we’ll be here to steer you in the right direction.

Kano Computer Kit

All-in-one Kano Kit

$ 150 at Kano

Pros Allows you to build your own computer from scratch Picture-book teaching  [Read More…]