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Some first-generation Pixel and Pixel XL handsets had defective microphones (Image source: PhoneArena)

Updated | Google Pixel and Pixel XL compensation goes live

Did you buy a first-generation Google Pixel or Pixel XL manufactured before January 4, 2017? If so, then you can now file a class action compensation claim against Google for up to US$400. Your Pixel or Pixel XL does not need to e...
This is Android Q's official name. (Source: Google)

No sweets for Q: Google announces new naming scheme for future Android upgrades

Google has announced that the next major update for its mobile OS will be...Android 10. Simply Android 10. The "dessert" theme that has been in effect for the last decade is, therefore, no more, as the brand's styling goes in a di...
An alleged shot of a 2019 Pixel in the wild. (Source: 9to5Google)

Pixel 4/4XL now rumored to come with 6GB of RAM and 90Hz displays

A prominent Google-news blog claims to have heard from its sources that the Pixel series will be upgraded to 6GB of RAM in 2019. The 2 upcoming phones are also now slated to feature 90-hertz refresh rates, a feature that is to be ...
The Pixel 4 will use its bevvy of cameras and sensors for more than just photos and facial authentication. (Image source: Google)

Google lifts the lid on the Pixel 4 and its Soli radar chip, hints at a November release date

Google is back with yet more teasers for the upcoming Pixel 4 series. Remember Project Soli? Well, Google is making it a stand-out feature of the Pixel 4, and it has just told the world how it plans to use it, months before its of...
The Pixel 3a XL. (Source: T3)

Google says it has doubled sales of its Pixel phones over the past year

According to Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai, the company saw over 100% year-on-year growth in sales of its Pixel phones. That success is almost definitely due to the launch of the mid-range Pixel 3a phones in May.
The new feature appears to allow texting while a phone is locked. (Source: XDA)

Google Assistant gets the ability to text from a lockscreen on some phones

According to a new report, Google has released a new feature for the Assistant to a select group of users. This function allows them to compose and send texts directly from their phone's lockscreens. This sounds convenient, but al...
A look at the Pixel 4 next to its larger sibling. (Image source: OnLeaks & iGeeksBlog)

Pixel 4: Bezels, bezels and more bezels; Pixel 4 to have a sub-80% screen-to-body ratio, triple rear-facing cameras and no notch

The release of the Pixel 4 series is edging ever nearer, so cue yet more leaked renders. This time, OnLeaks has given us a look at the Pixel 4, the design of which has been affirmed by screen protector leaks. You better like bezel...
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. (Source: Daily Express)

Deal | Save US$300 on the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL

The Pixel 3 and 3 XL cost US$799 and US$899 at launch nine months ago. Both devices can now be had for much less, though—US$300 less, to be exact—and now offer more value than ever before to admirers of the Pixel series.
The Pixel 3a XL has the same camera performance as the smaller Pixel 3a. (Source: T3)

DxOMark: The Pixel 3a's camera is just as good as that of the Pixel 3

The Pixel 3a's major selling point is its camera performance, as it was marketed as being on par with the more expensive, flagship Pixel 3 phones in that regards. Thankfully, DxOMark seems to agree.
Google is still a fan of bezels, for some reason. (Image source: OnLeaks & Pricebaba)

Pixel 4: Here is a first look at the front of the Pixel 4 XL; thicc bezels, five cameras and no headphone jack

The Pixel 4 XL will have a 6.25-inch display, dual front-facing cameras and perhaps even a Project Soli radar-based biometric face authentication system. By golly, bezels are here to stay though, while the headphone jack is restin...
The Pixel 4 was officially teased by Google a  few weeks ago. (Source: Google)

New Google Pixel 4 leak brings sad news for ultra-wide angle camera lovers

The Pixel 4 phones are expected to debut in October. An official teaser a few weeks ago confirmed that the devices would feature two rear shooters and the argument until now has been about what kind of secondary shooter Google wou...
RIP, Pixel C. (Source: AndroidPit)

Google officially announces the death of the Pixel C

The Pixel C was released back in 2015 and received two major updates and about four years of software support in total. Starting this month, July 2019, though, Google will stop sending out security updates to the tablet. This come...
The Google Pixel 4 will be the first Pixel to support the DCI-P3 color space for photos. (Source: Google)

New code points to Pixel 4 supporting wide color gamut photos

Code spotted by a developer in Google Camera app shows that Google is working to bring wide color gamut image capture to the Pixel 4. Although Google is considered to hold a lead over the iPhone in still image capture, the iPhone ...
There will be no sequel to the Pixel Slate and iPadOS probably put the final nail in its coffin. (Source: Google)

Opinion: Did iPadOS kill the Pixel Slate?

Tech fans were disappointed to learn that Google has officially killed off any plans for a successor to the Pixel Slate. While there had been suspicions the decision was made some time ago, it looks like the arrival of iPadOS migh...
Google Pixel Slate is now the last of its kind. (Source: Google)

RIP Pixel Slate: Google won't be making tablets anymore

Google is reportedly pulling the plug on making its own tablets and a successor to the Pixel Slate. The company is looking to channelize its development efforts towards laptops and we may very well see a new Pixelbook by the end o...
Are these the Pixel 4's new colorways? (Source: IndiaShopps)

More Pixel 4 leaks, more colors: Latest renders show Not Pink replaced by new option

The Pixel 4 has appeared in yet more renders offering a new layer of detail about this phone prior to his launch. It concerns its color choices, and indicates that there will be three: black, white and (for the first time) green. ...
What do you think of the look of the latest Pixel 4 renders? (Image source: @BenGeskin)

Latest Pixel 4 renders are dividing opinion

A new day, a new set of Pixel 4 CAD renders. This time, concept designer Ben Geskin has given his followers a look at what could become the front of the device. While no-one doubts the quality of his work, the design of Google's u...
A PR stunt or an accident? (Image source: 9to5google)

Real-life photos of the Pixel 4 "leak" online

Pixel 4 leak season is truly upon us. It has been less than 48 hours since Google took to Twitter to reveal the Pixel 4, and now pictures of something that looks like a real-life version of its next flagship have appeared online. ...
Have you grown to like the Pixel 4's square camera bump yet? (Image source: Jonas Daehnert)

Fresh Google Pixel 4 concept renders are proving popular online

Exquisite new concept renders from product designer Jonas Daehnert are receiving widespread approval from his followers, including fellow concept designers. No ugly Pixel 3 XL notch this around, but the thinking is still that the ...
Will the real Pixel 4 please stand up? (Image source: Google)

Here is a first look at the actual Pixel 4

Well, well, well. It looks like OnLeaks was right after all. After much speculation online and countless concept renders, Google has taken the lid off the Pixel 4. Did anyone expect it this early?
This is not the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL, just a bogus leak. (Image source: GSMArena)

This is NOT the Pixel 4

Someone did not do their homework on this one. You may have seen some "exclusive" Pixel 4 live images today, but do not believe the hype. We reveal unequivocally why these are merely faked leaks.
Take US$350 off a 128 GB Pixel 3 XL in Not Pink until tomorrow. (Image source: Google)

Deal | Save US$350 with a limited deal on a 128 GB Google Pixel 3 XL

B&H is currently running a sale until tomorrow on one Google Pixel 3 XL SKU. The 6.3-inch phablet is only available at this special price for the Not Pink variant. You will not be tied to a carrier though. The SKU originally cost ...
Google is rumoured to be working on three Pixel 4 designs simultaneously. (Image source: OnLeaks & Pricebaba)

The Pixel 4 is seemingly uglier than anyone could have thought

The Pixel 4 plot thickens. New renders based on early schematics of Google's upcoming flagship have emerged, which look nothing like previous leaks. Google is apparently roadtesting more than one design though to avoid another Pix...
The Nexus 6P, a tarnished classic. (Image source: Google)

Nexus 6P compensation goes live

Did you buy a Nexus 6P in the US between September 25, 2015, and May 3, 2019? If so, then you can now file a class action compensation claim against Google and Huawei for up to US$400. Your Nexus 6P does not need to be stuck in a ...
Google app v10.4 beta could turn your lockscreen into something like this. (Source: Digital Trends)

Latest beta version of Google app could automate Assistant on your lockscreen

A popular blog has analyzed the new Google app beta. It has found that this potential update could turn a phone's lockscreen into something more like Pixel Stand mode with auto-generated suggestions from the user's Assistant. Besi...
The Moto Z2 Force. (Source: Walmart)

Moto Z3 Play and Z2 Force get updated to Android Pie

Motorola is now rolling out its Pie update to users of the Moto Z3 Play, including those located in the US. In addition, some Moto Z2 Force owners have reported an OTA for the same upgrade. These devices are now 1 and 2 years old ...
The Pixel 4 stormtrooper concept renders have proven popular with people online. (Image source: Jam-Wah)

Striking Pixel 4 stormtrooper concept renders give the clearest look yet at Google's next flagship smartphone

A new set of gorgeous Pixel 4 stormtrooper concept renders have people hoping that its designer is working Google. We hear Emperor Palpatine is a fan too.
Do you own a Pixel smartphone? Have you been encountering notifications with DND enabled? (Image source:

Some Google Pixel smartphones may have a Bluetooth-related DND notification bug

It appears that Google has messed up how its Pixel smartphones how they handle notifications when set to Do Not Disturb (DND). Originally reported on Reddit, some Pixel devices are receiving two notification sounds too. Google can...
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. (Source: Daily Express)

Deal | The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are now US$200 cheaper

With the recent launch of the Pixel 3a phones, Google is now shaving US$200 off the MSRPs of the Pixel 3 flagships, making them a lot more attractive to potential buyers. At US$599 and US$699 for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL respect...
The concept Panda Pixel 4 design has been well-received. (Image source: Twitter/Jonas Daehnert)

This is what a Panda Pixel 4 could look like

One of the popular design options for the Google Pixel 2 XL was a black-and-white “Panda” variant. The Panda Pixel 2 XL had most of its rear case covered in panda white, while a portion at the top was colored black. A skilled conc...
Google Pixel 3a XL

89% Google Pixel 3a XL Smartphone Review

Google's return to the midrange. Google has, until now, released flagship smartphones under its Pixel series. The 3a and 3a XL change this with their midrange pricing. The premise of these devices is flagship cameras on a budget, but how well has Google executed this idea? Read on to find out in this detailed review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 | Qualcomm Adreno 616 | 6" | 167 g
Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL facing random shutdowns

Trouble in paradise: Google Pixel 3a/3a XL users are facing random shutdowns

Although Google has a rich experience with Android devices, some of its latest Pixel handsets are now affected by an ancient plague: random shutdowns. After quite a few such incident reports that have been posted on Reddit recentl...
Concept render of a Google Pixel 4 smartphone in black. (Image source: Twitter/Jonas Daehnert)

Fresh Pixel 4 concept images show Google what users want

New variants of the Pixel 3 have just been released by Google and already there is plenty of speculation about what the Pixel 4 will offer and how it will look. There’s even a rumor that the Pixel 4 could come with a button-less d...
Consumers were left disappointed when their Nexus 6P suffered issues. (Image source:

Did you buy a Nexus 6P? You could be due compensation from Google and Huawei

Consumers who experienced bootlooping and battery drain issues with their Nexus 6P devices could receive compensation after Huawei and Google agreed to settle class action lawsuit. Although you'll have to hurry - the claim period ...
The Vivo APEX 2019 concept is the first to demonstrate a buttonless design. (Source: Vivo)

A pinch of salt required for latest Pixel 4 leak, but it still might not be to everyone's taste

First they took away our headphone jack, next they cut out part of our phone displays. Now, according to a fresh rumor, Google could be set to eliminate physical buttons altogether from the Pixel 4.
The Pixel 3a XL. (Source: T3)

Google gives its reason for including a 3.5mm jack on the Pixel 3a phones, and it's flimsy as hell

In an interview a few days ago, Soniya Jobanputra, Product Manager at Google, revealed the reason behind the company's inclusion of a 3.5mm headphone jack on the new mid-range Pixel 3a phones...while that same feature is missing o...
Google has started to openly talk about the hidden desktop mode in the Android Q beta. (Source: Google)

Google drip feeds a few details about the hidden desktop mode in Android Q

Google has started to spill some of the details about its new desktop mode previously spotted hidden within the Android Q beta. At developer talk, Google revealed it is actively working on the functionality and is also encouraging...
Huawei is now inviting developers with the Mate 20 Pro to test Q Beta 3. (Source: Huawei)

The Mate 20 Pro gets Huawei's Android Q Beta treatment

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is one of 21 devices certified for the latest beta for Android Q. The OEM has now made places on a program to test it available to users of the 2018 flagship. It appears that this program is best suited to d...
Google's Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will be eligible to enroll in the Android Q beta program from next month. (Source: Google)

Pixel 3a, 3a XL won't be enrolled in Android Q beta program till next month

When Google unveiled the list of devices that will support the beta version of its next-generation operating system Android Q, it was notable that the brand new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones weren’t on the list of eligible ...
Having the latest Android Q preview may be cool, but perhaps less so when going about your daily life. (Source: Android Central)

Some Google Pay users find the latest Android Q beta is not daily driver-ready the hard way

Google announced that the newest preview for the next version of Android would be made available on a total of 21 devices, including the more recent Pixel phones. Therefore, a relatively large number of users may have gained acces...
A Qualcomm reference headset based on its latest audio chipsets. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm announces new levels of support for Google Assistant on its Smart Headset platform

Today (May 9, 2019), Qualcomm unveils support for Google Fast Pair and for Google Assistant on its current Smart Headset hardware platform. It incorporates the most up-to-date low-power Bluetooth audio SoCs the chip-maker has to o...
Google hasn't yet revealed which dessert Android Q could be. (Image source: Twitter/Jessica Dolcourt)

Google releases list of 21 smartphones that support Android Q Beta 3 - Essential and Xiaomi but no Samsung

Google has revealed which companies, and specifically which smartphones, will be supporting Android Q Beta 3. There are a couple of surprising entries in the list of 21 devices and a seemingly glaring omission. Essential, Huawei, ...
The new Pixel 3a/3a XL. (Source: Google)

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are announced at Google I/O

Google I/O is now in full swing, and it will be until May 9, 2019. However, at least one major hardware-related announcement is out of the way already. The new mid-range Pixels are here, and they start at US$399.
Google Fi has made charging errors for a number of its customers. (Source: Google)

Some Google Fi customers are being charged full prices rather than their finance-agreement rates for phones

Google runs a virtual carrier in the States called Fi, through which customers can avail of interest-free instalment plans to pay for devices such as the Pixel 3. However, its support site is currently being flooded with complaint...
The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are already being stocked at Best Buy ahead of their launch next week. (Source: Android Police)

Google's Pixel 3a and 3a XL are already being stocked at Best Buy ahead of next week's launch

Google’s Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are already being stocked by Best Buy ahead of next week’s official launch. This is good news for anyone keen to get their hands on the device as it looks like it will go on sale immediately after...
The Google Pixel 3a line will also allegedly have 2 storage SKUs. (Source: YouTube)

New pricing and benchmark leaks for the Pixel 3a/3a XL surface

Google will release its first mid-tier smartphones on May 7, 2019. It has been all but confirmed that they will be called the Pixel 3a and 3a XL. New tips on the subject claim to have more details on their prices in USD, as well a...
Huawei is the only smartphone maker sitting pretty in the current global smartphone market. (Source: IDC)

Huawei rises in mobile sales while Apple and Samsung go backwards

While the overall smartphone market may be down, Huawei is bucking the industry trend by confirming its position as the number 2 smartphone maker in the world ahead of Apple. While both Apple and Samsung lost ground, Huawei enjoye...
Google Pixel 3 XL sales could have been hindered by its controversial design which features a large notch. (Source: Google)

High-end Google Pixel 3 phone sales slow ahead of mid-range Pixel 3a model launch

Google has admitted its Pixel 3 line of flagship smartphones isn’t selling well. Although failing to break out unit sales numbers at its Q1 conference call, the company cited unspecified pressures in the premium smartphone market ...
Take US$200 or £150 off the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL until May 6. (Image source: CNET)

Save US$200 or £150 on the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL

Google is currently running a sale on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL until May 6. The deal applies to all colours and storage options. At launch, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL cost up to US$899 (£839) and US$999 (£969) respectively, but they are now...
Google has teased its upcoming Pixel 3a, 3a XL launch event - the May 8 date here is from the Australian site. (Screenshot: Notebook Check)

May 7 launch confirmed for Google Pixel 3a, 3a XL, hints of an Avengers connection in URL

Google has all but officially confirmed that its Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL models are set to launch on May 7. The company has posted a teaser on its store that says “Help is on the way,” in a clear nod to the Google Assistant featu...


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