Tag Archive: Pixel


Here’s where you can watch Google’s Tenfour Pixel event

Today we’re getting a look at the future of Google. With the expected launch of two new phones, now the Pixel lineup, Google will let us in on its vision for its hardware division. The Pixel lineup will apparently be taking over for the Nexus line which fans have grown to love since the Nexus

Google Pixel event preview: How to watch, stream and vent

How to follow along with the Pixel event

Google’s Pixel event is one of the most anticipated announcements of the year. Sure, it’s going to have phones — we know all about those already — but it’s also likely to give a deep dive into a bunch of other stuff Google has been working on, much of which was teased at Google I/O this past summer.

What to expect

Aside from the phones, we’re likely  [Read More…]

EE carrying Google’s Pixel phones in the UK

Carrier’s teaser for big Google event leaves little to the imagination.

EE has been teasing a big announcement in early October for the past week, and now it’s clear why: The operator’s site is now promoting Google’s “big announcement” taking place at 5 p.m. BST today. That should leave little doubt that EE will be carrying at least one of Google’s new Pixel phones.

Nexus devices have long enjoyed widespread carrier adoption in the UK, and  [Read More…]

Daily brief: Pixel is coming, Note 7 is back, and Huawei is outta here

What happened in Android news on Monday, October 3?

In 2007, I was enthralled by a “smart” phone made by LG: the Shine KE970. Tiny by today’s standards, it was a metal slider with a 2.2-inch 240×320 pixel screen and a 2MP camera which, according to a review at the time, “takes only 2 seconds to focus on its subject.” It could connect to a WAP browser over an EDGE data network that, in 2007, was  [Read More…]

Google Pixel event liveblog: From San Francisco Oct 4 at 9 a.m. PT / noon ET

Google’s ready to announce its new phones and potentially much more.

We all get very excited for a Google event, and rightfully so. After a pretty big Google I/O earlier this year and plenty of leaks pointing us in the right direction, this latest event is expected to be worth your time. New phones with Pixel branding are a lock, but there will likely be much more to be shown off and explained. It’s going to  [Read More…]

Carphone Warehouse spills all the Google Pixel beans: Specs and images aplenty

A completely comprehensive leak, again by a retail partner.

Canadian carrier Bell definitely has egg on its face after leaking pictures of the Pixel and Pixel XL, but now UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has outdone it. As pointed out in our forums, CPW has full product pages for the upcoming Google Pixel and Pixel XL including various photos and specs.

If the leaked specs are to be believed, things are breaking down roughly as expected  [Read More…]

Google Pixel in white leaked by Canadian carrier

Made by Google, leaked by Bell.

In the lead up to the October 4 announcement, it seems someone at Canadian operator Bell has pulled the trigger a little early on Google Pixel promotional materials. First spotted by Steve Hemmerstoffer, the carrier seems to have mistakenly put a Pixel render and promotional blurb up on its Galaxy Note 7 business order page.

The render in question shows the Pixel in white and silver; so far we’ve only seen the black  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: Pixel pushing

Some last-minute thoughts on Google’s big hardware event.

Besides two very obvious things that are definitely coming, it’s difficult to know exactly how hyped to get about Google’s October 4 event. Sure, new Pixel phones are on the way. As I’ve already said, Google needs to show us not just two great phones — that’s table stakes — but also why two great new phones matters, and more broadly why Google can become a tier-one hardware  [Read More…]

Google Pixel by HTC: Will the real manufacturer of Google’s phones share in the glory?

HTC’s biggest-selling phones of 2016 might not even bear its logo.

With less than a week to go before launch, Android fans are eagerly expecting Google’s Pixel phones. But just a couple of months back, the idea of a fully Google-branded phone hadn’t yet dawned, and instead the rumor mill swirled around two new HTC Nexuses. (Marlin and Sailfish, if you want to get really nerdy.)

The difference is an important one. As we’ve already explored,  [Read More…]

Pixel phones and the Nexus line: How we got to ‘Made by Google’

Should the Pixel phones resemble the Nexus line in some way?

When the Pixel phones debut next week — a 5-inch Pixel and a 5.5-inch Pixel XL, if rumors are to be believed — they are going to be compared, whether Google likes it or not, to the Nexus phones that came before.

Google may be attempting a clean break from that legacy of annual Nexus refreshes, but there’s only so much in a name: To  [Read More…]