Tag Archive: Pixel


July 2018 security patch now rolling out for Pixel and Nexus devices

The Pixel 2 and 2 XL get improved Wi-Fi performance with this patch.

Another month, another security patch. On July 2, Google officially started pushing out the July 2018 Android security patch for its Pixel and Nexus devices.

Both the factory images and OTA files are live right now, meaning you can already flash the patch to your phone if you don’t feel like waiting for the over-the-air update to hit your phone.

This patch level officially  [Read More…]

Maxboost Google Pixel 2 Wallet Case review: Cheap, stylish, and functional

Maxboost’s case holds three cards, cash, and nice faux leather finish.

No matter who you are, chances are you’ve got a wallet for storing your plastic/cash and a case for keeping your phone safe while on the go. These two things work great on their own, but if you want to live an ultra-minimalistic life, picking up a wallet case gives you the freedom of never having to carry a wallet again while still having a safe  [Read More…]

Totallee Google Pixel 2 Case Review: The perfect case for people that hate cases

Totallee’s slim Pixel 2 case is totally worth your money.

I hate cases. I know they’re important to use and often do a great job at protecting your phone, but I can’t stand the added bulk or weight they usually add. As such, when I came across the Totallee case on Amazon, I knew I had to get my hands on it ASAP.

Totallee designed a case that offers basic protection from small drops and bumps without  [Read More…]

Deal: Google is sending out promo codes for 15% off the Pixel 2 and 2 XL

The person whose code you use also gets a $ 50 Google Store credit.

Even though the Pixel 3 is right around the corner, Google’s Pixel 2 and 2 XL are still excellent phones worth picking up in mid-2018 — especially when you find a deal like this.

Google’s begun sending out emails that contain promo codes for 15% off the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, and they’re meant for you to share with someone that’s been  [Read More…]

Pixel 3 rumors: Everything we think we know about Google’s next phone

If history is an indicator, Google will launch its next generation of smartphones later this fall. With so much time between now and then, there’s plenty of opportunity to learn more about the presumed Pixel 3 and its counterpart, the Pixel 3 XL. To help keep track of everything, we’ve gathered up all of the Pixel 3 rumors we could find.

Let’s take a look at what should be in store for the pair of phones, shall we?

Android ‘P’  [Read More…]

Pixel 3, Galaxy S10, and Verizon Unlimited (Episode 13)

It hasn’t been an incredibly smartphone space over the last few days but that doesn’t mean we don’t have things to talk about. In this episode, we chat more Google Pixel 3 rumors and even get started on the Samsung Galaxy S10. Also, Google Photos gains a web-based tool and Google Home learns a new trick. And, just before we got together, Verizon introduced new data plans.

Topics New Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL rumors | Source Verizon debuts  [Read More…]

10 things every Pixel 2 user absolutely should know

The Google Pixel 2, and its larger sibling, the Pixel XL 2, is one of the best phones you can purchase right now. Available through Verizon and Google, it’s the latest and greatest in Android and features some pretty damn impressive hardware. It’s one of our favorite devices ever, even if it’s not exactly the sexiest device on the market.

One of the things we love about Android is that it offers so much customization. The platform continues to get  [Read More…]

Google Pixel Launcher will soon let you manually toggle its dark/light theme

The feature will be added in a “future Android build.”

Google’s Pixel Launcher is one of the best Android launchers around, and with the launch of the Pixel 2 last year, it introduced a feature that enabled a dark theme when applying certain wallpapers. Now, Google’s going to give you manual control for toggling it.

Spotted by the fine folks at Android Police, a Googler recently responded to a thread on the Google Issue Tracker from a  [Read More…]

Best Charging Stands for Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Spruce up your desk with a nice charging stand.

If you’re anything like me, the thought of a messy, cluttered desk drives you crazy. That includes small details like your phone sitting randomly next to your keyboard — luckily, a charging stand can clean things up and turn your phone into an elegant and functional part of your desk, rather than part of the mess.

Though my preferred solution is a wireless charger like Samsung’s convertible pad,  [Read More…]

Android P beta 2 is now out, available for Pixel owners

Right on schedule, Google this week released the second beta version of Android P for Pixel owners. It comes bundling the final APIs and updated SDK, so developers can start readying their apps for Android P.

The Android P beta 2 arrives as an OTA update if you’re already running the first beta on your Pixel device. You can also flash the factory image if your Pixel has an unlocked bootloader. Partner OEMs that are part of the Android P  [Read More…]