Tag Archive: Pixels


Night Sight review: Your Pixel’s camera can now see in the dark

A brag-worthy camera just got even better.

One of the awe-inspiring camera features announced with the Pixel 3 and 3 XL is a new shooting mode called “Night Sight” that leans on Google’s advanced HDR+ processing to bring out light from the clutches of darkness. The only problem being that it wasn’t actually available at launch. Nearly a month after the phone hit stores, Night Sight is only now arriving Pixel 3s and 3 XLs with a  [Read More…]

Hot Take: Google debuts new Pixels, Google Home Hub

Join us as we sit down and discuss some of the hot tech topics out there today. The Pixel Slate, Google Home Hub, Pixel Stand, and Pixel 3 and 3 XL were announced at an event in New York today and we explain what exactly the company is doing in today’s market and more.

What we talked about today Google unveils its own Chrome OS tablet, the Pixel Slate Google Home Hub is Google’s first smart display Google debuts Pixel  [Read More…]

Android 9 Pie becomes official and goes live for Pixels today

It looks like the rumors were off, and Google is releasing the latest version of the Android OS, Android 9 Pie, today. Amongst all the possible names we’ve heard it seems as though the company is merely going with Pie. Not the worst we’ve heard. After the past few months of betas, the official version is available today for many devices.

This official version of Pie comes just under two weeks from the last developer preview we received. Today’s date  [Read More…]

Modern Dad on Android 9.0 Pie, Pixels and more!

An update on what’s in my pocket.

There’s something about using a Google Pixel phone that almost feels lazy at this point. Is it the sexiest piece of hardware you can buy? Nope. But it’s predictable. It’s dependable. It’s the kind of phone you want if you don’t want to worry as much about your phone.

And that’s where I’m at these days. I want a phone that works, and I want a phone that works well. The  [Read More…]

Android P Beta 4 ‘release candidate’ now available for Pixels, making way for public launch soon

As we close in on the official build, this is the best (and most stable) time to check out the pre-release software.

Google has just released the fourth beta of Android P to developers and enthusiasts, marking the final release before the final is officially unveiled as a public release. Android P Beta 4 isn’t designed to offer much change over Beta 3, as any substantial change now would likely just be held for the public release.  [Read More…]

AppleInsider shockingly doesn’t understand Pixels and Nexuses as products or how they affected Android manufacturers

The history of Nexus and Pixel partnerships is long, but it isn’t too complicated to understand.

HTC’s struggles over the last four years are well documented. The business has declined sharply, the cadence of product releases has slowed, and while the phones themselves have continued to be pretty good they haven’t garnered the public’s attention on the scale necessary to run a massive international smartphone business. For some reason, this article on AppleInsider seems to think that  [Read More…]

Google responds to Prime Day with discounts on Pixels, Google Homes and more

These are some great deals.

Amazon’s Prime Day sales are getting all of the attention, and rightfully so considering their wide-reaching appeal, but if you’re a fan of Google hardware you’re out of luck there. In response, Google is running its own deep discounts on all of its products at the same time as Prime Day. At both Best Buy and the Google Store, you’ll find all of Google’s latest products on sale to very enticing prices.

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Android P Beta 3 (Dev Preview 4) released for Pixels with subtle design changes, stability fixes

The latest software is available right away for Pixels and coming soon to other phones in the Developer Preview program.

Plenty of us have gotten in on the Android P Beta fun already, but Google has released yet another update to improve stability and fix bugs in the yet-to-be-named new Android release. Android P Beta 3 is now available for Google’s own Pixel devices through the Android Beta Program, which will push out over-the-air updates to anyone  [Read More…]

March security patches now available for Pixels and Nexus phones; expect your OTA soon

Security updates and fixes for “functionality issues” are cleared for landing and inbound.

Factory images with the March 2018 patch for the Pixel and Pixel 2 family, 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.

These are part of the March Security Bulletin and besides patches for the critical vulnerabilities found in Android and hardware partner’s code, some  [Read More…]

Google is also running customer surveys inside Android Messages — and not just on Pixels

User feedback or user annoyance?

A few days ago we pointed out that Google is running customer surveys in the Pixel 2 XL’s settings page, which turned out to be a pretty polarizing subject. Though it doesn’t seem like many Pixel 2 owners are seeing the settings page survey, some are seeing a very similar one pop up in other Google apps — in this case, the Android Messages SMS client. And not just in Pixels — this particular  [Read More…]