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A mystery update is delivered OTA to several Pixel 2 owners

A mystery update is delivered OTA to several Pixel 2 owners

posted: yesterday, 23:17

A small group of Pixel 2 owners were surprised to receive an unexpected second update this month. The new files weighed in at 41.8MB, and fixes critical bugs while improving the performance and stability of the model. The new...

Google hardware designer reveals early Pixel 2 iterations

Google hardware designer reveals early Pixel 2 iterations

posted: 3 days ago, 18:33

Apparently, Google considered a couple of design changes for its new Pixel phones, including swappable backplates, monochrome read with fingerprint scanner in one of Google's colors, as well as larger edges with a slimmer middle...

Deal: Save $250 on a Google Pixel 2 XL, or $200 on a Pixel 2 (Verizon only)

Deal: Save $250 on a Google Pixel 2 XL, or $200 on a Pixel 2 (Verizon only)

posted: 15 Jan 2018, 19:35

Until a Pixel 3 series arrives (likely in late 2018), the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL remain Google's best phones...

Kinda Blue Pixel 2 now available for non-Verizon customers

Kinda Blue Pixel 2 now available for non-Verizon customers

posted: 09 Jan 2018, 15:50

Let's say you really, really want the Kinda Blue Google Pixel 2. But the only place to pick up the phone in that color is Verizon, and, well, you're not a Big Red customer. Does that mean that you have to give up your dream of...

Verizon offers up to $450 off certain high-end Android phones for new customers with a select trade

Verizon offers up to $450 off certain high-end Android phones for new customers with a select trade

posted: 07 Jan 2018, 11:24

If you've been thinking about leaving another carrier and making the move to Verizon, the nation's largest carrier has a great deal on certain top-shelf Android handsets. Port over...

Installing Android 8.1 has led to problems swiping on the Pixel 2/2 XL and certain Nexus models

Installing Android 8.1 has led to problems swiping on the Pixel 2/2 XL and certain Nexus models

posted: 05 Jan 2018, 19:02

Android 8.1 activated the Pixel Visual Core feature, enhancing the images taken with the already highly regarded cameras on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. And while the update also brought...

How to get Pixel 2's portrait mode on the original Pixel, the Nexus 6P, and the Nexus 5X

How to get Pixel 2's portrait mode on the original Pixel, the Nexus 6P, and the Nexus 5X

posted: 02 Jan 2018, 02:21

Here's how to get one of the hottest Pixel 2 features—the camera Portrait mode—working on last year's Pixel phones and even the Nexus 6P and 5X...

Google Pixel 2 shows the largest bump in activations during the Christmas holiday weekend

Google Pixel 2 shows the largest bump in activations during the Christmas holiday weekend

posted: 27 Dec 2017, 16:08

Despite recent reports revealing multiple issues with the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL (mostly with the screen and speaker), the two handsets enjoyed a surprisingly strong Christmas...

Google is thinking about opening stores in India to sell the Pixel 2, Google Home and more

Google is thinking about opening stores in India to sell the Pixel 2, Google Home and more

posted: 26 Dec 2017, 23:34

India is the second largest smartphone market in the world. Despite a per capita income that is considered to be very low, Google has been encouraged by the strong response to the Pixel 2...

Deal: Verizon Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are $300 off at Best Buy and Target

Deal: Verizon Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are $300 off at Best Buy and Target

posted: 26 Dec 2017, 17:43

Initially, the offer was only available at Verizon's brick and mortar stores, but after less than a week, the carrier posted the deal on its website. Well, believe it or not, the offer is still up and running,...

Pixel 2 vs iPhone X vs Note 8 vs LG V30 LTE speeds test crowns the Google phone

Pixel 2 vs iPhone X vs Note 8 vs LG V30 LTE speeds test crowns the Google phone

posted: 25 Dec 2017, 06:31

It turned out that not only did the Intel modem consistently underperform in comparison with the Qualcomm one, but there were drastic differences between the X16 on the X, and the X16 of the Android gang....

Words with Friends 2 is breaking the Pixel 2's song recognition feature

Words with Friends 2 is breaking the Pixel 2's song recognition feature

posted: 24 Dec 2017, 03:21

You have to feel for those poor Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users. It almost sounds as though the world is stacked against them. Between various issues with the screens and multiple problems reported about the speakers,...

Pixel 2 XL users are complaining about a rattling sound coming from the speakers

Pixel 2 XL users are complaining about a rattling sound coming from the speakers

posted: 22 Dec 2017, 11:47

Those with the Google Pixel sequels have had to deal with a series of problems that have negatively affected how much they enjoy using their handsets. Already concerned about burn-in and other discoloration...

How to bring the display of your Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL to life by forcing wide color gamut mode (no root)

How to bring the display of your Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL to life by forcing wide color gamut mode (no root)

posted: 22 Dec 2017, 03:15

One of the most common complaints about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL's displays, apart from the severe blue shift when viewing them at an angle, is the dull all-around...

USB-C to 3.5mm earphone jack adapter still not working for many Pixel 2/2 XL users

USB-C to 3.5mm earphone jack adapter still not working for many Pixel 2/2 XL users

posted: 18 Dec 2017, 22:44

You know that a phone is having problems when a law firm starts soliciting owners to see if they want to join a Class Action suit against the manufacturer. In the case of the Google Pixel sequels, both...

Target/Verizon offering a gift card and bill credits adding up to $550 for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Target/Verizon offering a gift card and bill credits adding up to $550 for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

posted: 17 Dec 2017, 19:03

If you're looking for a great deal on the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL (and even with the original Pixel), you might want to search out the red bullseye belonging to discount retailer...

After receiving complaints, Google changes its trade-in kit so incoming handsets are more protected

After receiving complaints, Google changes its trade-in kit so incoming handsets are more protected

posted: 17 Dec 2017, 12:01

When the Google Store started offering a trade-in program in October for the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL, it sent out a special trade-in kit that received a number of complaints....

Save $50-$75 on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL from the Google Store

Save $50-$75 on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL from the Google Store

posted: 16 Dec 2017, 20:51

The Google Store is offering a small price cut on both the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL. The discounts range from $50 on the former, to $75 on the latter model.. With the new prices, the 64GB Pixel 2 is $599 or $24.96...

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ vs iPhone X vs Pixel 2 XL and the best of the rest: preliminary size comparison

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ vs iPhone X vs Pixel 2 XL and the best of the rest: preliminary size comparison

posted: 15 Dec 2017, 08:36

The official reveal of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ is still a ways off, with conflicting reports as to whether the two flagships will be showcased at CES next year or further down the...

Google Pixel 2 vs iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8 portrait camera comparison: is one camera really enough?

Google Pixel 2 vs iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8 portrait camera comparison: is one camera really enough?

posted: 05 Dec 2017, 15:19

The Google Pixel 2 is one of the many phones that have such a Portrait Mode. What's interesting, however, is that it needs only a single camera to produce the effect. Most other phones,...

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