Tag Archive: Pixel

Daily news brief: Pixel smartwatch vs. Android-powered pancreas

What happened on October 13? I’ll tell you later, I’m writing the news.

Earlier today, I went to the drug store to buy Halloween candy. It was fun, but it also reminded me that it’s almost fall, which is also the end of launch season. As far as release years go, I think 2016 will go down in the books as being one of the more interesting: The subtle creep of the $ 400 powerhouse; Samsung’s  [Read More…]

We’re giving away a Google Daydream and Pixel or Pixel XL!

The new kid on the virtual reality block, Daydream, is the next step in smartphone-based VR from Google. Instead of requiring an expensive headset powered by a computer, Google believes more people would use VR if it was powered by something they always have on them — a smartphone. You put your phone in a box, strap that box to your head, and use a special controller to interact with the VR environments created by Google and  [Read More…]

Verizon solemnly promises timely updates for Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Android enthusiasts welcomed the Google’s new pair of Pixel phones with open arms, but did not take too well to the news that apart from the unlocked versions, the handsets will be available exclusively under Verizon in the United States. Big Red doesn’t have a great track record of providing timely updates for its smartphones,

Verizon clarifies stance on Pixel updates, claims simultaneous OTA rollouts

A change of course, and a reason to still be hesitant.

Understanding how Verizon planned to handle the launch of Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL, we laid down a stance that you should strongly consider buying your Pixel elsewhere — even if you planned to use it on Verizon. Since then, Verizon has clarified the situation, offering a statement to Android Central that makes things a bit less dire: it now claims that software updates will launch for  [Read More…]

Google Pixel: Everything you need to know

Google’s new Pixel phones have arrived — this is what you need to know.

We’ve seen the announcement, we know some of the main details — now it’s time to learn all we can about the new Google Pixel and Pixel XL. These latest phones are the first made entirely under Google’s control, following in the footsteps of the two Chromebook Pixels and the Pixel C tablet.

That makes these phones interesting from a hardware perspective,  [Read More…]

Which storage size should you buy for your Google Pixel: 32GB or 128GB?

Deciding whether to get a 32GB or 128GB Pixel comes down to two things: budget and usage habits.

One of the biggest decisions to make when ordering your new Pixel or Pixel XL is how much internal storage you want, and your options are 32GB and 128GB. Neither the Pixel or the Pixel XL support microSD expandable memory, so you’re locked into whichever size you decide on.

There are a number of factors to consider before  [Read More…]

Essential Accessories For Google Pixel + Pixel XL

Perfect partners for your Pixel.

So you’ve just dropped a sizeable chunk of cash on a shiny new Pixel or Pixel XL, and it’ll soon be heading your way. But what about accessories for your shiny new Google phone?

Google has a wide range of first-party accessories for its first own-branded handset, and we’ve also rounded up some top essentials from elsewhere. Take a look!

Daydream View Google Live Cases Anker PowerLine USB-C cable Google  [Read More…]

Best Clear Cases for Google Pixel

What is the best clear case for the Google Pixel? There are a bunch, so let’s take a look at some of them!

Want to show off your new Google Pixel but worried about it getting scratched up during daily use? A clear case is a great way to be able to let everyone see your shiny new phone, but most of the time they won’t add a ton of protection to the phone. Some of  [Read More…]

Should you upgrade to the Pixel XL from the Nexus 6P?

How does the new Pixel XL compare to its predecessor from 2015?

The Nexus 6P is likely to be the last phone ever made with the Nexus brand, and the new Pixel XL is here to carry on as the successor. But the 6P was (and even a year on still is) a great phone, and it left big shoes to fill. The Pixel XL builds on a lot of what the Nexus 6P had, and  [Read More…]

Pixelify your Android smartphone with the official wallpapers, Pixel icon pack and custom search bar

Are you as excited as we are about Google’s new Pixel smartphones? The reaction is mixed with some fans miffed at the high price of the newest Google devices, with others who simply can’t wait to get their hands on the latest and greatest. If you don’t want to drop $ 650 on the Pixel but want