Google Unveiled Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL: Specifications, Price, & Availability
Today, Google finally revealed the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL to the world. As expected, the early leaks were almost true with the possible design and specifications of the smartphone, that is what we witnessed at the launch.The Pixel 4 comes packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 coupled with 6 Gigs of RAM. It sports a 5.7-inch FHD 90 Hz display with the old-school style top chin (no notch). […]
Google Pixel Phones To Get 'Personal Safety' App With Car Crash Detection
Now that we’ve been talking about the Google Pixel 4 coming after October 18, there’s some talk about a new app being rolled out (or to be rolled out) for Pixel devices.Google accidentally updated the ‘Emergency Information’ app on a Pixel 2 XL owned by the Editor of XDA-Developers.After the update, he noticed that it had been rebranded as the “Personal Safety” app.The app was briefly listed at the Play […]
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 […]
Pixel Camera App To Support External Mics Soon
Google’s Pixel smartphones don’t support external microphones in the default camera app. This omission has irked many users who have picked up a Pixel handset precisely for its camera abilities. Google has heard the voice of its users and confirmed that the Pixel camera app will soon gain support for external microphones.
Free Pixel Repairs Offered To Hurricane Florence Victims By Google
Google has teamed up with uBreakiFix to offer free repairs to Pixel device owners who have been affected by Hurricane Florence. Google has teamed up with the repair service to provide free repairs for any Pixel smartphone that was damaged in the storm provided that the device owner can visit one of the repair company’s service centers.
Google Acknowledges Quick Charger Issues With The Pixel XL
The other day after Google rolled out the Android 9.0 Pie update to their Pixel phones, it became apparent that there was an issue with it because Pixel XL owners started turning to the forums to complain about how their quick chargers stopped working. However the good news is that it looks like Google is aware of the issue and are working on it.
Pixel XL Runs Into Quick Charger Issues After Android 9.0 Pie Update
Due to the fact that it is part of Google’s Pixel smartphones, the Pixel XL was one of the first few Android smartphones to receive the Android 9.0 Pie update. Unfortunately it seems that the update came with some problems because according to the Google Issue Tracker (via PhoneArena) website, it seems that some Pixel XL owners have run into quick charger issues following the update.
Mid-Range Google Pixel Expected To Launch In 2019
Both generations of Google’s Pixel smartphones have been flagship-level devices and the company is yet to launch a mid-range Pixel handset. There have been some rumors which suggest that an affordable Pixel could be launched later this year. However, there’s another report now which claims that Google has started working on a mid-range Pixel smartphone that it’s likely going to launch in the first half of 2019.
Google May Launch Pixel Smartwatch This Fall
Google is expected to unveil its Pixel 3 smartphone at its October event this year. For the past couple of years, Google has conducted an event in October where it has launched new products, including its Pixel smartphones. Some new information has surfaced which suggests that the company will launch a Pixel-branded smartwatch alongside the Pixel 3 later this year in the fall.
Pixel Smartphones Automatically Route Spam Calls To Voicemail
Nobody likes receiving spam calls. They’re a waste of time and unfortunately, there are still people who fall victim to such calls and end up being taken for a ride. Google wants to make it more difficult for scammers to trap people which is why it’s enabling Pixel smartphones to automatically route spam calls to voicemail instead of letting them ring on the handset.
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 […]
Google Reportedly Developing Mid-Range Pixel Smartphone
Google’s Pixel handsets can hold their own against many flagship smartphones and while the company has captured customers’ attention in the premium segment of the market, it’s yet to expand this lineup to price-sensitive markets. However, if a new report is to be believed, Google might be developing a mid-range Pixel smartphone that could be affordably priced to capture market share in developing markets across the globe.
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.
Pixel Customers Are Suing Google Over Microphone Defects
When the Google Pixels were launched, shortly after some Pixel users were reporting that they were experiencing issues with their microphones. Google had claimed that this is due to a “a hairline crack in the solder connection on the audio codec”, in which an under-warranty fix was the best way to go about it.
Pixel, Pixel 2 Handsets Could Be Experiencing Mesh Network Issues
These days we’re starting to see more companies mesh routers, where the idea is to help users blanket their entire home or office with WiFi. This is generally cheaper than buying a new router, and it is also usually easier to setup. Unfortunately it seems that some Pixel and Pixel 2 handsets are experiencing problems with mesh networks following the Android 8.0 update.
Google Home Can Send Directions To Your Pixel Smartphone
The Google Home can do many things, such as controlling your smart home devices, but now users can add one more thing it can do to the list, which is the ability to send users directions from the Google Home to their Pixel handset. The latest feature of Google Home was confirmed by a tweet by the @MadeByGoogle account.
Google Lens Preview Rolling Out For 2016 Pixel Handsets
Searching for things using keywords has been pretty much the way it’s been done. However what if you wanted to search for something that you couldn’t really describe with words? That’s something that Google wanted to address when they announced Google Lens earlier this year, which is basically Google search except for images.
Some Pixel Devices Unable To Receive Text Messages
One of the point of having a phone is to communicate, but when your phone loses some of its communication features, wouldn’t that kind of defeat the point? This appears to be happening to some Pixel owners who have suddenly found themselves unable to receive text messages despite undergoing various troubleshooting steps.
Original Pixel Phones Get Unlimited Google Photos Storage For Life
Google recently unveiled the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The company is offering unlimited Google Photos storage for original-quality images and video to those who purchase these handsets. However, there’s a caveat. The free storage will only be valid until 2020. That wasn’t the case with the original Pixel handsets and Google has reiterated that there’s no change in status for those handsets.