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No, Google won’t be releasing a Pixel Watch this year

Instead, Google’s focusing on helping third-party brands with their own watches.

Ever since a rumor surfaced this past May, it’s been expected that Google would debut its first Pixel-branded smartwatch alongside the Pixel 3 this fall (a Pixel Watch, if you will). Recent developments in Wear OS have led us to believe that 2018 would finally be the year, and now…

… it’s been confirmed that there is no Pixel Watch.

During IFA in Berlin, Tom’s Guide  [Read More…]

Bad news watch fans, no Pixel Watch this year

With all the work Google has been putting into Wear OS previously Android Wear year after year, they have yet to put out an official branded watch. Over the years, Google has put out phones, tablets, Chromebooks, and smart speakers. Still, here we are in 2018 and there has been no official smartwatch from Google.

As a big fan of smartwatches myself, I have anxiously been awaiting the release of a Pixel Watch. Unfortunately, it looks like I and everyone  [Read More…]

Eletrolux announces Google Assistant support for smart ovens early next year

What’s the point of a smart home if Google Assistant support isn’t available? Is a product truly “smart” if you can’t tell your Google Home to control it?

Existentialism aside, Electrolux announced that future smart ovens will feature Google Assistant support. While the smart-ifying of common household appliances is often frowned upon (as they get more complicated, more annoying, less secure, and potentially even less reliable), this one makes sense.

How many times have you left the house and realized you  [Read More…]

Pixel 3 could be released on October 9 this year

A Bloomberg article about the upcoming Apple iPhone launch dropped a little Pixel knowledge on us today. According to the article the Pixel 3 launch event will take place on October 9 at a media event in New York City.

There are several reasons this is news. The first being that no official statement has been given about when or where the Pixel 3 phones will launch. The second reason would be this bucks the trend of the previous Pixel  [Read More…]

Sorry, a Moto Z3 Force is not coming this year

Motorola unveiled the Moto Z3 yesterday, but instead of getting fans excited, it caused quite a disappointment.  Except for the 5G Mod, the Moto Z3 represents a minimal upgrade over last year’s Moto Z2. It’s even powered by the same processor, the Snapdragon 835 and costs less than the middle-range Moto Z3 Play ($ 499 vs $ 480).

But it’s okay. A more powerful Moto Z3 Force is coming, right? A flagship to compete with the likes of the Samsung  [Read More…]

Five features we want to see in the Google Pixel 3 this year

The Pixel 3 has not yet been unleashed upon the world, but if the soon-to-be previous-gen Pixel 2 is anything to go by, we’re expecting great things…

Last year’s Pixel 2 received great acclaim, although, in all fairness, it wasn’t a perfect phone. So here are the top five things we would want to see in the Pixel 3 in 2018. Fingers crossed!

A better display

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Five features we want to see in the Google Pixel 3 this year

The Pixel 3 has not yet been unleashed upon the world, but if the soon-to-be previous-gen Pixel 2 is anything to go by, we’re expecting great things…

Last year’s Pixel 2 received great acclaim, although, in all fairness, it wasn’t a perfect phone. So here are the top five things we would want to see in the Pixel 3 in 2018. Fingers crossed!

A better display

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Verizon will launch 5G in Houston this year, looking to Google as live TV provider

5G is getting really real. The spec is complete, the phones are coming, and Verizon, the largest mobile provider in the U.S., has announced that in addition to Los Angeles and Sacramento, it will launch 5G residential broadband service in Houston by the end of 2018.

Verizon made the announcement as part of its second-quarter earnings, where it said it amassed 531,000 new subscribers, including 199,000 mobile phone users, and said that growth, profitability, and revenue were all solid and  [Read More…]

Apex Launcher updated for the first time in a year, and users are unhappy

Back in the day, the three biggest launcher choices were Launcher Pro, Apex Launcher, and Nova Launcher. Those were the days where we would extensively modify our phones and Android was ugly and lacked features. Good times.

Not too long ago Apex Launcher made a comeback with some updates. But we haven’t seen any updates in a year, until today. Apex Launcher 4.0 has been released, and the changelog simply says “The long-awaited major update is finally here!”

Users are  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 are coming to mid-range phones this year

These are the new chips you’ll see in mid-range phones for the next two years.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800-series platforms get most of the headlines, but it’s the mid-range 600 and 400-series that power more devices and are critical to the performance of less expensive phones. With that in mind, Qualcomm has announced the new Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 — upgrades from the current 626, 430 and 425, respectively.

Further pushing the envelope in the mid-range, the  [Read More…]