Tag Archive: Pixel


Why the Google Pixel is the best Android phone

There’s no shortage of great Android phones out there — here at Android Central we’re often bouncing between different devices as we review new phone. But eventually you’ve got to pick one winner — the best Android phone overall. And right now, in early 2017, that’s the Google Pixel, which shares the honor with its big brother the Pixel XL.

We’ve laid out all the reasons why the Pixel is the best of the best in our video feature.  [Read More…]

Pixel 2: A Google phone for the post-bezel generation?

The first round of Pixel 2 rumors claim an entirely predictable array of upgrades. What’s going to make the next-gen Googlephones exciting?

Google’s first Pixel phones are barely 3 months old, but already we’re starting to hear the first rumors of what the next generation of Pixels will bring. Reports from 9to5 point to (entirely unsurprising) improvements to the camera and CPU, along with a slight price bump and possible water resistance.

That’s all well and  [Read More…]

Android 7.1.2 now available in beta for Nexus and Pixel devices

A new version of Android 7.x Nougat is rolling out now!

Android 7.1.2 is rolling out to Nexus and Pixel devices through Google’s beta channel, according to a post on the company’s developer blog.

Called “the next maintenance release” for Android 7.x Nougat, Google says that “refinements,” including “bugfixes and optimizations, along with a small number of enhancements for carriers and users.”

Google says the beta, like all previous versions, is compatible with Pixel, Pixel XL,  [Read More…]

Enter to win a Google Pixel, Daydream View, and Google Home bundle!

How would you like to get your hands on the hottest phone of the season? Or, perhaps, the best VR experience you can find with a smartphone? What about the brand new Google Home and its awesome features; it would rock to own one of those, right? What if we told you that you could win

Save $20 on this protective Pixel XL case today!

Want a case to protect your Google Pixel XL that doesn’t add a ton of bulk or make it ugly? If so, check out Seidio’s Presidio grip case for a hard case that doesn’t make the phone much bigger than it was without it. Right now you can pick one up for $ 25, a savings of $ 20.

OnePlus 3T vs. Pixel XL: Can the 3T rival Google for almost half the price?

In all but a handful of areas, OnePlus’s newly refreshed flagship legitimately matches Google’s more expensive handset.

The Google Pixel XL isn’t a cheap phone, nor is it supposed to be. Its competition is the iPhone — and, less directly, Samsung’s Galaxy line. Yet the price hike compared to last year’s Nexus 5X and 6P leaves the door open to OnePlus. The Chinese upstart has recently upgraded the OnePlus 3T to Android 7.0 Nougat, bringing closer to  [Read More…]

Imaging the Google Pixel 2

Google’s Pixels phones have proved to be extremely popular with Android fans. And despite Google having a hard time coping with demand and a variety of issues plaguing the devices, consumers seem to be quite invested in the phones. Google’s Pixels are by no means perfect, so the search titan has plenty of room for

The Pixel is selling out because Google finally got its ads right

The Pixel is off to a good, if not great, start.

Google’s Pixels made up 12.3% of activations at Verizon stores during the holiday quarter, a number that should make both companies very happy in the quest to unseat the dominance of Samsung and Apple.

According to data captured by several research firms and compiled by Bloomberg, Google reportedly sold 552,000 Pixels in the fourth quarter, which was higher than the company anticipated, and has made  [Read More…]

Would you be willing to pay double for a Google Pixel XL 128GB?

How badly do you want to get your hands on the Google Pixel XL with 128GB storage? The phone is quite a rare piece of gadgetry not many people own. As we told you before, customers who have ordered one from Verizon have to wait until March to actually get their hands on the device,

Google Pixel, three months later: Still going strong, still the best

Oh my, how time flies.

Somehow it has already been three months since we published our Google Pixel and Pixel XL review. Not only has time simply passed since we wrote that review, but I’ve also been actively using the Pixel as a primary phone since the review period. That gives a ton of extra perspective on a phone that’s at the top of people’s minds nowadays, regardless of whether they’re enthusiasts or just casual buyers.

Even  [Read More…]