Tag Archive: Pixel


Latest Pixel 3 XL leak confirms wireless charging and includes camera samples

Yet another leak has surfaced ahead of the Pixel 3 XL launch. In the last big leak, we learned it would come with a pair of USB-C headphones, confirmed the specs, and the huge notch. This time around, we’re getting sample photos from the camera and confirmation of wireless charging.

A Russian blog got awful lucky and happened to snag one of the official Pixel 3 XL units early. On one of his posts at the Rozetked blog, he shows off  [Read More…]

I’m excited for the Pixel 3 XL’s notch for one specific reason

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Much has been made of the Pixel 3 XL’s design — at least, what leaks are showing. A full glass back and front facing speakers make an appearance, but most of the attention has been focused on the mother of all notches. I was originally against a notch on the Pixel 3 XL but I’ve come around for one main reason.

Pick up your Pixel 2 XL, or look at a photo of it  [Read More…]

Google promises a fix to solve Pixel charging issue on Android 9

Update: Google has been made aware of the issue and is currently working on a fix. In a statement sent to The Verge, the search giant said the following:

“We’re aware of an issue where non-Power Delivery (PD) USB-C chargers no longer rapidly charge the 2016 Pixel and Pixel XL after the upgrade to Android 9 Pie. The 18W rapid charger included in-box is a PD charger and does not exhibit this behavior. We are verifying a fix for non-PD  [Read More…]

Project Fi is offering $200 off the Pixel 2 XL and deals on Moto and LG phones

Google’s back to school sale isn’t the only way to get a deal on a Pixel 2 XL. Starting August 12 until the 31 Project Fi has some discounts for you as well. Starting with the Pixel 2 XL, LG G7 ThinQ, LG V35 ThinQ, and Moto G6 for some pretty steep discounts.

Pixel 2 XL

The Pixel 2 XL is still one of the best Android phones around and one of the few running the official release of Android  [Read More…]

This $13 TrackR Pixel can help prevent you from misplacing your gadgets

What once was lost is now found!

Right now you can pick up the TrackR Pixel for just $ 12.55 at Amazon, which is the lowest that it has ever sold for. Normally, this Bluetooth tracker sells for between $ 20 and $ 25, and has never dropped below $ 14 in the past. The device itself is on the smaller side, which means that you can easily attach it to just about anything that you find  [Read More…]

Original Pixel XL users experiencing quick charging issues with Android Pie

Some owners of the original 2016 Pixel XL have been experiencing issues with quick charging since upgrading to Android Pie. The issue existed back on the Android P beta as well, but by the time you get an official release, all bugs should be resolved.

When quick charging the original 2016 Pixel XL can charge at a maximum rate of 5V/3A significantly decreasing charging times. With the Android Pie update, many users are reporting a much slower charging rate.

Regardless  [Read More…]

Google’s Back to School sale kicks off with discounts on the Pixel 2 XL, Pixelbook

Google has joined the ranks of the companies offering discounts for Back to School. The company is currently offering a range of deals including some of its top products.

So if you order now, you’ll be able to get the Pixel 2 XL with $ 100 off. Which means that throughout the promo period the 64GB version of the phone will cost $ 749, while the 128GB model will take you back with $ 849. What’s more, Google will also  [Read More…]

Google offering back-to-school deals on Pixel 2 XL, Pixelbook, Google Home

A great way to gear up for a new school year.

It’s already August, and that means people are well in the swing of buying the tech necessary for the upcoming school year. No matter the grade level, it’s basically a requirement that you have some sort of phone and/or laptop to get the most work done — and Google’s latest products are a great place to start.

To make the purchases a little bit more palatable,  [Read More…]

Get Google’s Digital Wellbeing in your app drawer with Pixel Shortcuts

No, this won’t magically let you get Digital Wellbeing on a non-Pie phone.

Without a doubt, one of our most beloved features of Android Pie is Google’s new Digital Wellbeing platform. The data and tools it provides really do help to make a difference in the way you use your phone, but as well as it works, its current implementation is a bit wonky.

After signing up for the beta on your Pie-powered phone and downloading Digital  [Read More…]

The Pixel 3 XL may be the first phone from Google I don’t want

“Stock” Android is what I want, but not like this.

People who know me also know that I’m a fan of Android the way Google builds it on its own phones. Anyone can build Android and is free to add or take away whatever parts they like, but the small additions that Google adds make Android something unique and awesome.

But later this year, I may not want to use a phone from Google.

It’s not the  [Read More…]