Tag Archive: Pixel


As many as three ‘Pixel’ smartwatches could launch with the Pixel 3

A surprise rumor has arisen which suggested that Google could be set to launch three new smartwatches this fall. These could be branded as the Pixel Watch and will be released with the Pixel 3 and new Pixel Buds.

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Google fixes Pixel XL charging bug with May 2018 security patch

The update is rolling out to the Pixel XL now.

Shortly after the original Pixel XL was updated to Android 8.1, many users took to the depths of the internet to complain about a new charging bug that came with it. Google addressed this issue in late March, saying that “a fix will be rolling out in the coming weeks.” With the May 2018 security patch, that fix is finally here.

As noted in the Pixel/Nexus Security  [Read More…]

Best Wireless Headphones for the Google Pixel 2

What are the best wireless headphones for the Google Pixel 2?

The Google Pixel 2 is a great phone, but you’re going to need a quality pair of Bluetooth headphones thanks to the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Fortunately, there are a plethora of options to choose from, from “Made for Google” options like the Pixel Buds to tried and tested classics. We’ve tried to round out a list that offers a good variety of styles  [Read More…]

Are Google’s Pixel phones better than Samsung Galaxy ones?

Google’s got its sights set on Samsung’s throne.

If you venture out to buy a new smartphone, there’s an awfully good chance you’ll pick up one made by Samsung. Between its Galaxy S flagships, Note phablets, and abundance of budget handsets, Samsung’s secured itself as one of the biggest players in the smartphone world for a number of years.

Despite Samsung’s dominance, Google’s quickly trying to make just as big of an impression with its Pixel phones.  [Read More…]

6 months after Pixel 2 launch, Google has nothing to say of its success — but hardware focus is bigger than ever

Other parts of the hardware and operating system business take the spotlight instead.

Alphabet just released its Q1 2018 earnings, and I followed along with the earnings call afterward to pick up further context on the numbers from Google CEO Sundar Pichai. The most striking thing from the call, at least as it pertains to us here in the Android world, is that the word “Pixel” was used only once — mentioned as an aside when talking  [Read More…]

Is the Pixel 2 a good phone for former iPhone users?

Our forum members sure do think so.

Switching from iOS to Android (or vice-versa) is an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. Checking out a new mobile operating system often requires a big learning curve, but for some people, it’s one of the best decisions you can make after using the same OS for years on end.

One of our newer members to the Android Central forums is currently using an iPhone 6S, and they’re thinking about upgrading to  [Read More…]

Android Auto’s wireless mode is now available for Pixel and Nexus phones

More devices should support the feature soon.

Back at Google I/O 2017, Google announced that Android Auto was gaining a new wireless mode that allowed your phone to essentially connect to a Wi-Fi network your car/head unit put out so you could get the Android Auto experience without having to mess with any cables. Pioneer, Kenwood, and JVC announced a few units at CES 2018 that supported this feature, but up until now, it still wasn’t live.

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Deal: Verizon is offering 50% off the Pixel 2 and Samsung Galaxy S9

Verizon is currently offering a 50% savings on the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. Not only do you get a serious phone discount, but you also get stellar service on Verizon’s top-ranked network.

All you need to do is trade in an eligible device in good, working condition and purchase a brand new Pixel 2 or Galaxy S9 on an installment plan. The 50% discount will be applied via 24 monthly  [Read More…]

It was a nice run: Google stops selling the original Pixel and Pixel XL

Google has officially stopped selling the original Pixel and Pixel XL. These were landmark devices and helped Google push towards providing an even better smartphone experience with stock Android.

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Pixel and Nexus dialer will send spam calls directly to voicemail

This will be available for all users in the next few weeks.

You know what’s not fun? Spam calls. Picking up the phone to be told you’ve won an all-expense-paid cruise after simply handing over your credit card info gets old real fast, and to help filter these out of your day, the Google Phone app for Pixel and Nexus devices is getting a new direct-to-voicemail feature for them.

First spotted by 9to5Google, this will send any  [Read More…]