Tag Archive: Pixel


Google Pixel review: Jerry’s opinion

Not enough words have been written about the Google Pixel. At least not by me

The Pixel is one of the phones on a very short list of candidates for a place in my pocket and I’ve taken my time to decide how much I love or hate it after relying on it for a little while. We don’t always get that luxury and each of us has based an opinion too early on something because  [Read More…]

Android Central Offers is giving away a Pixel XL, and it could be yours!

Looking to get your hands on a Google Pixel XL but don’t have the money available to purchase one for yourself right now? Well, Android Central Offers is hooking up one lucky person with a Pixel XL, and it could be you. All you have to do is sign up for the offer, which is completely free, to be entered for a chance to win it.

Sounds simple, right? That’s because it is, and there is very  [Read More…]

Google Pixel sales are strong at Verizon as big advertising spend continues

U.S. Pixel buyers seem to be picking Verizon as their carrier of choice.

Much as everyone (myself included) has bemoaned the “exclusive” launch of the Pixel on Verizon, it seems to be a winning strategy in the U.S. for both Google and the carrier. Even though you can buy a Pixel through several different channels unlocked, including Google’s own store, research has revealed that the Pixel is selling extremely well at Verizon directly.

Numbers show  [Read More…]

With its recent update, the Pixel is now almost perfect

A small update makes a big difference.

A lot of people were very upset by a fairly big omission in the Pixel’s Android 7.1-based Nougat software when it first came out: the fact that, unlike the Nexus 6P, the phone’s useful ambient display didn’t magically appear whenever the phone was picked up. It seemed like a strange thing to leave out given the phone’s lineage, but I am happy to say that with build NPF26J, first  [Read More…]

Next Google Pixel update adds raise-to-wake, double-tap-to-wake

So far, only Pixel owners in Canada are seeing the mid-month update to build NPF26J.

It’s been just a few weeks since the Google Pixel November security update started rolling out, but already we’re seeing a new build hitting some handsets, with the second update apparently hitting Pixel owners in Canada first.

Pixel owners in TELUS, Bell and Public Mobile are reporting on Reddit that they’re receiving the update to build NPF26J, which weighs in 261MB. The biggest user-facing  [Read More…]

Verizon’s Black Friday sale offers a Pixel or Pixel XL for just $240

This is probably the best deal you’re going to find on a Pixel this year.

If you’re in the market for a new high-end phone, Verizon has an amazing deal available for a new Google Pixel or Pixel XL. The sale will drop the Pixel or Pixel XL to just $ 240 on Friday only. Just like other major retailers, Verizon is also offering Google Home for just $ 99, or $ 30 off.

So  [Read More…]

Google Pixel learns two new, helpful tricks in latest update

The Google Pixel is getting even smarter and more user friendly thanks to a new software update.  According to reports popping up on Reddit, Pixel owners who subscribe to service on Bell, Public Mobile, and TELUS the update (NPF26J) brings about two new “Moves” for the handset. Weighing in at around 261MB, the build gives users

Carphone Warehouse slashes Google Pixel + Galaxy S7 prices in ‘black tag’ sale

Don’t call it Black Friday.

In the run up to Black Friday, UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has launched four days of “black tag” sales, with substantial discounts on some high-end phones — as well as some older models — both on contract and SIM-free.

A few highlights include:

Galaxy S7 for £0 upfront on a £24 per month contract — £209 saving. Galaxy S7 edge for £79.99 upfront on a £33.49 per month contract — £200 saving. Google Pixel  [Read More…]

Take the VisionMobile State of the Developer Nation Survey and enter to win a Google Pixel!

Here’s how to easily win a new Google Pixel!

We’re proud to be supporting the State of the Developer Nation Survey run by our friends at VisionMobile! This is the 12th developer survey, focusing on a 360-degree view of developer tools, skills and salaries.

The survey features questions on topics like programming languages, platforms, app categories, new technologies, revenue models, IoT verticals – and of course – tools. It’s a survey made by developers, so the  [Read More…]

Pixel Plus: How to make your phone look like a Pixel (and better)

There’s a lot of beauty in Google’s shiny new Pixel, and that extends to the Pixel Launcher.

The clean lines of the redesigned Google widget atop the screen, the whimsical portholes for folder icons, the faint white bar behind the dock … Google did a lot of interesting things with its new launcher layout, and while I’m all for the Pixel look, let’s face it: not all of us have 800 bucks for a Pixel. And  [Read More…]