Tag Archive: Pixel


Protect your Pixel XL for just $20 today

If you are looking for a way to keep your Google Pixel XL protected without bulking it up too much, you’ll want to check out Seidio’s DILEX case. The two-piece case offers great protection with a slim profile, and today you can pick one up for just $ 20.

How is your Google Pixel holding up?

How well has your Google Pixel survived you?

I don’t like using a case with my phone, and more often than not this decision means I pay a fairly hefty price in the look and feel of my phone over time. Most of that is because I’m also pretty clumsy, and generally speaking that’s a bad combination. But this also gives me a decent look at how my personal phone holds up daily abuse over extended periods  [Read More…]

Wi-Fi calling is coming soon to Pixel, Pixel XL on India’s Jio

Wi-Fi calling is coming with Android 7.1.2 Nougat to the Pixel and Pixel XL on Jio.

Google added VoLTE support for the Pixel and Pixel XL on Jio back in December, and will soon offer Wi-Fi calling via an upcoming Nougat update. The update will make it easier for customers to make calls using Wi-Fi in situations where they don’t have great cellular coverage in their homes. The call will be routed through your phone number, but instead of  [Read More…]

Google is ready to spend a billion dollars to give the Pixel a curved display

Google is looking to better compete with Samsung by partnering with LG on displays.

Google is ready to spend close to $ 1 billion — around $ 880 million at today’s exchange rate — to LG Display to produce curved OLED panels for its next Pixel phones, according to Korea’s Electronic Times (via Reuters).

The report says that LG has not approved the offer just yet, but the move is an indicator that Google understands it needs  [Read More…]

A decent Pixel XL leather case — with a fatal flaw

It looks good. It feels good. It’s got a handy little pocket. But this leather case from Mugen also has a fatal flaw.

A quality leather case for a Pixel phone can be a little hard to come by. I spent a good long while with this one on mine, but it’s starting to show signs of age. (Hey, you get what you pay for, right?) So it’s time for something new.

I snagged this leather deal  [Read More…]

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…]