Faulty Pixel Owners Will Get Up To $500 From Google
A class action lawsuit was filed against Google by owners of the original Google Pixel phone. They had claimed that the company had knowingly sold units with defective microphones. Google has now agreed to settle the lawsuit and will thus be providing up to $500 to owners of said defective units.
First-Gen Pixel And Pixel XL Get Call Screening
The call screening feature that Google unveiled at its Pixel 3 event a couple of months ago is finally trickling down for the first-gen Pixel and Pixel XL. The company had said that all Pixel handsets would get this feature and it did arrive for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL last month. Owners of the original Google smartphones will now be able to take advantage of this feature […]
Original Pixel Handsets No Longer Available On The Google Store
Google’s hardware department shifted gears in 2016 with the launch of the first Pixel and Pixel XL handsets. The company went to great lengths to emphasize that these handsets were “Made by Google.” The Pixel lineup replaced Google’s Nexus smartphone series and has quickly established itself in the premium segment of the market. The devices that started it all, the original Pixel and Pixel XL, are no longer available for […]
Android 8.1 Update Causes Overcurrent Charging Bug On Pixel XL, Fix Incoming
There are several reasons why phones overheat and explode during charging. It could be due to a hardware problem where there is an issue with the circuitry in your phone. It could also be a problem with the charger itself where sometimes unofficial chargers might be made with cheaper materials and might not be as safe as the real deal.
Google No Longer Replacing Nexus 6Ps With Pixel XLs
With quite a few Nexus 6P owners reporting that their phones are being stuck in bootloops or experiencing sudden shutdowns due to battery issues, it did not really come as a surprise that there were reports that Google was offering customers a replacement for the Nexus 6P with a Pixel XL, or at least in some cases.
Some Nexus 6P Owners Getting Pixel XLs As Warranty Replacements
In terms of specs and features, the Nexus 6P on paper is a pretty solid device, although unfortunately it was discovered later that the phone came with a rather serious set of problems, such as being stuck in a bootloop, as well as battery issues where it would die suddenly on owners.
Verizon Releases Android 8.0 Oreo For Pixel Handsets
Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL owners on Verizon should keep their eyes peeled for an update notification today. The country’s largest mobile carrier has started rolling out the latest and greatest iteration of Android to the handsets. Android 8.0 Oreo is now being rolled out by Verizon for the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL.
Google Pixel XL Customers Get A Free Google Home Speaker
Google will certainly like to get rid of the Pixel stock that it’s currently sitting on before the new Pixel handsets are unveiled. Google isn’t due to announce the new handsets for a couple of months. It’s offering a new promotion today to customers who want to purchase a Google Pixel XL from its online store. Customers who pick up a Pixel Xl from the Google Store will be eligible […]
Google Pixel XL 2 Codenamed Muskie Reportedly Cancelled
If a new report is to be believed, Google has canceled plans for a new Pixel smartphone. The handset was reportedly codenamed “muskie” and was meant to be a successor to the Pixel XL. It may have been referred to as the Google Pixel XL 2 if the company had decided to release it. The report claims that Google is not going to do that.
Google Pixel Freezing Issue Fixed
Some Google Pixel and Pixel XL owners have been facing an issue for the past few months that causes their smartphone to randomly freeze without reason. Users can’t seem to figure out what’s causing the handset to freeze and then they have to perform a complete reboot in order to start using the device again. It’s a nuisance that they can surely do without. Google has finally fixed the Pixel […]
Mophie Google Pixel XL Juice Pack Launched
Mophie is a popular accessory maker that is perhaps best known for its battery cases called Juice Packs. Often, it quickly launches these battery cases after a new flagship smartphone is released. Just last week, the Mophie Juice Pack for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ was launched. It has been eight months since Google launched the Pixel XL and Mophie has now launched a Juice Pack for it.
LG Pixel 3 Rumors Rubbished
It was reported yesterday that Google had picked LG to manufacture the Pixel 3 smartphone. There has been no confirmation or even a hint about this as yet from either LG or Google but the rumor mill took it up nonetheless. Google has seen considerable success with the Pixel and Pixel XL so it goes without saying that it’s going to release a new handset. Now we know, though, that […]
New Bug Randomly Disconnects Bluetooth On The Pixel/Pixel XL
It seems that the Google Pixel phones are facing quite a few annoying bugs. We’ve heard reports of random shutoffs, and how audio seems to be distorting at higher levels for some users (which appears to have been fixed in a recent patch), and now we are hearing reports of Bluetooth randomly disconnecting.
Google Reportedly Finding It Hard To Meet Pixel Demand
Google announced its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones last year. These are the first “Made by Google” smartphones and they have effectively replaced the Nexus smartphones. It appears that the Pixel handsets have performed better than Google initially, though. According to a new report, the company is finding it hard to meet consumer demand for its smartphones.
Google Pixel Audio Issue Is Hardware Related
Over the past few weeks, there have been many reports of Google Pixel handset users noticing static distortion at high volume. It wasn’t immediately clear what was causing this Google Pixel audio issue but there was no denying that this issue was present in more than a few units of Google’s new smartphone. The company now appears to have confirmed that the Google Pixel audio issue is hardware related.
iFixit Ranks The LG G5 As The Most Repairable Phone Of 2016
There are all kinds of things we take into consideration when choosing a new smartphone. Specs are of course important, along with its operating system, and the accompanying ecosystem. However there are also other things to factor in, such as repairability because sometimes you don’t want to have to end up spending a fortune to get a phone fixed.
OnePlus 3T VS Galaxy S7 Edge VS Pixel XL In Speed Test
The OnePlus 3T, the Galaxy S7 Edge, and the Pixel XL are some of the flagship smartphones released in 2016, and as such they are equipped with some of the latest and most high-end hardware components. So the question is, which of these phones is the fastest? The folks at PhoneBuff decided to find out in a new speed test.
Verizon Details Pixel Update Which Might Be Android 7.1.1
You may remember that Google has made Pixel smartphones exclusive to Verizon in the United States in addition to selling the handsets unlocked and off-contract through its online store. Verizon today detailed a new software update for the Pixel and Pixel XL. It’s likely that the upcoming update for the Pixel on Verizon is Android 7.1.1. It may be a version number bump but it’s actually going to be a […]
Analysts Predict Google Will Sell 3 Million Pixel Phones In 2016
When the Google Pixel phones were announced, it’s safe to say that many weren’t exactly huge fans of its design. However it seems that despite that, the fact that it would come with the latest build of Android, feature high-end specs, and is more or less promised timely updates saw many customers flocking to the device.
OnePlus 3T Faces Off With Pixel XL In Charging Speed Test
The OnePlus 3T and the Pixel XL are some of the newer phones that have launched in recent times. Both phones also appear to have almost identical specs under the hood, like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset, not to mention the battery sizes are almost the same with a 50mAh difference.