Tag Archive: Pixel


Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Google Pixel XL (Smartphone Showdown)

Google’s next-gen Pixel 2 will be out in a few months and if the rumors are true the phone will probably come equipped with a curved display just like the recently released Galaxy S8. But while we wait for the Pixel 2 to become reality, we thought we’d show you how the new Samsung flagship […]

Google Pixel 2 could have a curved display à la Galaxy S8

In a few months Google is going to unveil follow-ups of its super popular Pixel and Pixel XL phones. And if recent reports are true, the Pixel 2 might arrive with a curved display just like the Samsung Galaxy S8. Korean industry sources revealed the Mountain View-based company has announced its willingness to invest at […]

Android 7.1.2 update for Pixel, Nexus devices is available – here’s what’s new

As anticipated, Google has released the Android 7.1.2 update for the Pixel and Nexus family of devices. The new build is available for the Pixel (N2G47E), Pixel XL (N2G47J), Pixel C (N2G47D), Nexus 5X (N2G47F), Nexus 6P (N2G47H) and Nexus Player (N2G47H) – which all based on Android 7.1.1. As for the Nexus 6 and […]

Android 7.1.2 is now available for Pixel and Nexus devices

Android 7.1.2 is now available for your Pixel or Nexus!

As predicted, and after beginning on tablets, Android 7.1.2 is now available for select Nexus devices, as well as Google’s Pixel series. The update has gone through two beta iterations before reaching this point, and the final version brings a number of minor improvements to compatible phones and tablets, including bug fixes and speed optimizations, as well as enhancements for carrier-specific features.

Builds are available for the  [Read More…]

Having trouble sideloading Android 7.1.2 on your Nexus or Pixel? You’re not alone

Sideload is broken with the latest version of ADB. Here’s what you need to do.

For the few keeners, like me, who are interested in quickly getting an update to Android 7.1.2, you may have run into a hitch while using ADB, the tool provided by Google for the purpose, to flash your phone.

Google reportedly broke the ADB sideload functionality for large files like the ones included with the new Pixel and Nexus in its latest  [Read More…]

Android 7.1.2 rolling out to some Pixel C and Nexus Player users

Android 7.1.2 brings the Pixel Launcher to the Pixel C and it’s apparently begun a wider rollout.

Along with the Nexus Player, people have reported to Android Police that they are seeing the update today to bring the two devices up to speed with the newest version of Android. There have been scattered reports of people getting the build on their tablet in the past days, but this seems to be less scattered and more focused.

A rollout  [Read More…]

Android 7.1.2 rolling out to some Pixel C and Nexus Player users

Android 7.1.2 brings the Pixel Launcher to the Pixel C and it’s apparently begun a wider rollout.

Along with the Nexus Player, people have reported to Android Police that they are seeing the update today to bring the two devices up to speed with the newest version of Android. There have been scattered reports of people getting the build on their tablet in the past days, but this seems to be less scattered and more focused.

A rollout  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. Google Pixel: Opposing ways to do a flagship

There’s something out there for everyone.

Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL have won over the hearts and wallets of many since their introduction, but that doesn’t mean they live in a world without competition. With a lust-worthy feature set and high prices, the Pixel and Pixel XL are quite likely to be compared directly to the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ as people look to buy their next high-end phone.

Both companies give you a choice of  [Read More…]

Why I’m going back to the HTC 10 after using the Pixel

I was so happy when I got the Pixel.

After months of dealing with Bluetooth reception spottiness on my HTC 10, I ordered a Google Pixel. I made sure to get the 128 GB model so that I could use it as a daily driver, something I never felt comfortable doing on the non-expandable 16 GB Nexus 5X. And my shiny silver Pixel has served me well this winter, but Spring has sprung, and with it, I’m  [Read More…]

Should you get the Galaxy S8 or wait for the Pixel 2?

Lots to talk about. Let’s chat in the forums!

Android Central is two things (well, it’s many things, but it’s also two things): the feed, and all the great content that comes out of it; and the forums, which are incredibly popular and frequented by millions of people a month.

In the past, we haven’t always done a great job showcasing some of the amazing conversations happening in the forums, and I think with a phone like  [Read More…]