Tag Archive: Pixel


Google is running customer surveys in the Pixel 2’s settings page

Um, whatcha doing, Google?

Although Google’s been around since the late 90s, Google as a hardware company is still very young. The Pixel and Google Home from 2016 were the first two major hardware releases we saw, and Google followed those up this year with the Pixel 2, Home Mini/Max, Pixelbook, Pixel Buds, and more.

The Pixel 2 is an incredible phone that we’ve raved about more than once, but it looks like Google is feeling a  [Read More…]

Pixel 2 portrait mode can now be used on certain non-Google phones

Thank goodness for ports.

Portrait mode on the Pixel 2 is one of the things that continues to impress me on the phone even after months of using it, and it’s something that was recently ported over to the first-generation Pixel, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X as an update to Charles Chow’s Camera NX app. Now, thanks to another developer by the name of Arnova8G2 on the XDA Developers forums, the Pixel 2’s portrait mode can be used on  [Read More…]

January 2018 security patches for Nexus and Pixel have arrived

DIY-ers can do it today, OTA files expected shortly.

January 2018’s security patch is available for supported Nexus and Pixel devices. Factory images for the Pixel and Pixel 2 family, the Pixel C, the Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X are available at the Google Developer site and can be manually installed today, and OTA updates are expected to begin shortly.

There were no major vulnerabilities addressed in this month’s patch, but as usual, all the little things mean a  [Read More…]

Pixel 2 portrait mode now works on 2016 Pixel, Nexus 6P, and 5X

Available now as part of v7.3 of Camera NX.

It’s no secret that the Pixel 2 has an incredible camera, and one of its standout features is portrait mode. Google’s kept this locked to the Pixel 2 and likely won’t release it to other phones anytime soon, but thanks to the hard work of developer Charles Chow, you can now get portrait mode on your first-gen Pixel, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X.

If Chow’s name sounds familiar,  [Read More…]

It looks like you can unlock the bootloader on the Verizon Pixel 2

You better act fast.

If you’re in the market for a Google Pixel 2, you have only two options of how to buy it – either unlocked from the Google Store or through Verizon Wireless. The Verizon Pixel 2 is the exact same phone as the unlocked model, but there’s one area where it’s different – it’s bootloader can’t be unlocked. Or can it?

Google Pixel 2s sold through Verizon are supposed to have a bootloader that’s  [Read More…]

The Google Pixel 2 XL has changed how I take photos

I have loved photography ever since my grandfather got me into collecting old film cameras over a decade ago, but that love has never extended into mobile photography. For years, most of the photos you would find on my phone were of documents, notes, or something I wanted to remember for later. Sure, there were […]

Google Store drops Pixel C, but another detachable tablet is in the works

Google’s last Android tablet is dead.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – Android tablets are in a really awkward place right now. Devices like the Galaxy Tab S3 and Amazon’s line of Fire tablets stick out as some of the best options, but as a whole, the interest in large touch-screen canvases with Android has died down a lot.

Now, it appears even Google is calling it quits with Android tablets. The Pixel  [Read More…]

Pixel 2 leads smartphone activations in U.S., Samsung sees growth worldwide

Google dominated holiday activations in the U.S., but it’s nowhere to be seen on a global scale.

During this holiday season, there’s a good chance you either got a new phone or purchased one for someone else. Smartphones are excellent gifts to both give and receive, and now that the holiday rush is starting to die down, it’s time to take a look at activations of new phones to see which companies owned the market this year.

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Google may set up retail stores in India to spur Pixel sales

Google could be interested in opening retail stores in India.

The first-gen Pixel flew under the radar in India thanks to an underwhelming marketing campaign by Google, and the company vowed to fix things with its successor. For the Pixel 2, Google started aggressively advertising the device — both via billboards and by launching pop-up stores in major cities across India. And it now looks like the search giant wants to take things to the next level in 2018.  [Read More…]

Never waste your time looking for keys again with this $42 5-pack of TrackR Pixel tracking devices

How much time have you wasted in your life shuffling around your home looking for your keys? Never again!

These TrackR pixel 5-pack Bluetooth tracking devices are down to $ 42.29 on Amazon. These trackers normally sell for $ 75. They dropped to $ 50 for the Black Friday shopping season, but that was the lowest they’ve ever gone before this deal.

There are a couple of other packs on sale, but they are either out of stock (you  [Read More…]