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New Pixel 4 marketing material leaks out ahead of launch. (Source: @evleaks)

Evan Blass leaks official Pixel 4 renders and marketing shots

It might be hard to believe, but the Pixel 4 leaks keep coming. This time serial leaker Evan Blass has leaked official Pixel 4 renders and marketing shots ahead of its official launch next week.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 12 Oct 2019 01:32:00 +0200
Android teases a dark theme for Google Maps. (Source: Instagram)

A dark theme for Google Maps is finally on the way

The Android Instagram page has recently posted a short video that hints at a dark theme for Google Maps in the near future. It appears to cause every aspect of the app, including the map-markings themselves, to conform to a color ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:21:00 +0200
The Pixelbook Go features a more rounded design than the current Pixelbook. (Source: 9to5Google)

Pixelbook Go caught in live photos ahead of launch

Google’s forthcoming Pixelbook Go has been leaked in full ahead of its launch. The device takes on a more rounded design language than previous Pixelbooks but remains very much focused on portability.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 11 Oct 2019 14:00:00 +0200
Image via Evan Blass

Google may be working on a Pixel 4 with 5G

According to sources cited by the Nikkei Asian Review, Google may be working on a 5G-capable Pixel 4. The handset may be announced at Google's Pixel event on October 15th but likely wouldn't be available for months. However, consi...
Sam Medley, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 22:11:00 +0200
The Google Pixel 4 XL. (Source: The Verge)

New leak details the Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL but there's a slight issue

The Google Pixel 4 phones are just about a week away from their official launch event. A new leak has revealed some previously unknown details about the phones and a particular specification of the smaller Pixel 4 may just leave f...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 06 Oct 2019 14:02:00 +0200
Still not cheap: The upcoming Google Pixel 4. (Image source: Android Headlines)

Leaked Canadian pricing for the Google Pixel 4 and 4XL should leave fans breathing a little easier

Some launch prices for the Google Pixel 4 and 4XL flagship smartphones have been posted on Twitter by well-known tech insider Evan Blass. The prices are for the Canadian market, which show that the entry-level Google Pixel 4 with ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 05 Oct 2019 20:25:00 +0200
The first official render of the Pixel 4 has surfaced. (Source: @evleaks)

Google Pixel 4 revealed in full as official render leaks out

The Pixel 4 has already been quite heavily leaked ahead of its launch, including by Google itself. However, the first official render that clearly shows the entirety of the front and rear of the device has now surfaced as well.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 02 Oct 2019 06:19:00 +0200
Motion Sense depends on at least 1 of these sensors. (Source: YouTube)

The Pixel 4 series' Project Soli music controls may have been leaked in more detail

Google has already conceded that numerous leaks concerning Motion Sense, a new ability in the upcoming Pixel 4 smartphones by which they can respond to various hand gestures, are valid. Now, a new report claims to list all the reg...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 30 Sep 2019 19:38:00 +0200
The next Google Chromebook may be called the Pixelbook Go. (Source: The Inquirer)

Google's "Atlas" may be named the Pixelbook Go at its launch

Atlas is a code-name that has popped up in a few Chromebook-related leaks over the past few months. It is linked to development by Google and has been thrown around as a Pixelbook successor. Now, 9to5Google's sources claim that it...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 25 Sep 2019 19:19:00 +0200
The Pixel 4 family will be launched on October 15. (Image source: Daily Express)

Oh So Expensive: Google Pixel 4 color names leaked and retailer listings reveal premium prices

A couple of more Google Pixel 4-related leaks have surfaced, one concerning the apparently official names for the colors the smartphones will come in and another about the not inconsiderable price tags. According to one specific r...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 22 Sep 2019 21:44:00 +0200
The Fossil Collider DIANA. (Source: Fossil)

Fossil's secret smartwatch sauce may mean no Pixel Watch this year

Business Insider has published a new report that claims to offer an insight into the development of Google-brand smartwatches. It also outlines the nature of the "secret" technology purchased by this company from Fossil, which all...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 00:42:00 +0200
Renders of the Google Pixel 4. (Source: Google)

Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL confirmed for October 15 launch

Just like recent leaks claimed, the Google Pixel 4 phones will be launched at an event in New York on October 15. There's not much we don't know about the phones' hardware at this point, so we're a lot more interested in the softw...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:55:00 +0200
More users may be able to apply this theme soon. (Source: Android Police)

The Google Assistant and App is seeing a roll-out of dark theme again

Google Assistant had been reported to gain a dark theme at the start of 2019. However, this update did not get to all users at once. Now, it appears that the Mountain View giant is pushing this change again. This new roll-out, whi...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 15 Sep 2019 20:08:00 +0200
The Pixel 4 XL. (Source: The Verge)

Leaks point out a few expected deficiencies with the Pixel 4's cameras and all-round performance

The Google Pixel 4 phones are set for launch next month and a set of leaks have revealed even more about the upcoming flagships, with a focus on some of the deficiencies the devices may come saddled with, as is customary with Goog...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 15 Sep 2019 12:31:00 +0200
These cameras may be divisive, but they may also be powerful. (Source: BGR)

The Pixel 4 series may rival the Galaxy Note 10s for camera features

The Google Camera app v7 has leaked out and has been torn down. This has resulted in references to a slew of new abilities that may debut in the Pixel 4 and 4XL. They include the Mountain View's versions of Samsung's Motion Blur a...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 14 Sep 2019 20:10:00 +0200
A wall outlet for the future. (Source: Leviton)

A new power socket with USB type C Power Delivery ports has modern devices in mind

Leviton's new duplex wall socket also has in-built USB outputs. These welcome and increasingly welcome upgrades to electrical fittings are type-C ports with the Power Delivery (USB-PD) standard. This means they are rated to charge...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 14 Sep 2019 17:44:00 +0200
The soon to be retired Pixel 3. (Image source: Google)

Deal | The Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL are on sale again with US$300 off all models

There is nothing like a sale to get rid of old stock ahead of a new product release. While all the talk has recently been about the huge volume of Pixel 4 and 4 XL leaks, Google is running a sale on all Pixel 3 and 3 XL models. Yo...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:06:00 +0200
Google Pixel 4 XL prototype (Source: via Android Community)

Pixel 4 XL prototype shows up in Vietnam, 90 Hz display and round main camera module in tow

The soon-to-be-released Google Pixel 4 XL is back in a new unofficial video that does not leave much to be discovered at launch. The video shows the upcoming flagship device with a round camera module on the back that makes it sim...
Codrut Nistor, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:36:00 +0200
Google Assistant may gain the ability to tell when a call comes off hold. (Source: Google)

Pixel users may soon be able to get the Google Assistant to go on hold for them

9to5Google claims to have learned that Google has a new Call Screen-like function for the Assistant in the works. It may become known as "Hold my Phone", and will enable a device's AI to handle a phonecall that has gone on hold by...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 10 Sep 2019 23:25:00 +0200
Black, white, orange, green or blue? (Image source: @Queliansanz26)

Black, white, orange, green or blue? Leaked Pixel 4 promotional video points to more than three colours for Google's next flagship

Apple is hosting its "Special Event" tomorrow, but the internet is talking about the Pixel 4. Why? Well, an apparent Pixel 4 promotional video has leaked online, the timing of which is suspect, to say the least. Google may have a ...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 09 Sep 2019 22:13:00 +0200
Does the increase in Pixel 4 leaks concide with Apple's launch event next week? (Image source: Google)

What is with all the Google Pixel 4 leaks this week?

If the recent volume of leaks is anything to go by, then the Pixel 4 series is edging ever nearer to being unveiled. While the bezels and square rear-facing camera housing may put off many people, Google may have a few technologic...
Alex Alderson, Sun, 08 Sep 2019 14:15:00 +0200
The Google Pixel 4 has been accused of being an iPhone 11 clone. (Image source: Twitter/Ben Geskin)

An Apple Special Event is coming, so time for a coincidental Google Pixel 4 leak: Handsets in black, white, and orange

An image showing three Google Pixel 4 smartphones in different colors has seemingly leaked on Weibo. Unsurprisingly, both a black and white SKU are visible, but the choice for the third color has caused some eyebrows to be raised....
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 07 Sep 2019 19:35:00 +0200
The Pixel 3's replacement may have finally appeared on Geekbench. (Source: Digital Trends)

Update | The latest Pixel 4 Geekbench leak is the most confusing yet

The anticipated successor to the Pixel 3 has appeared on Geekbench. It shows that the device has 4GB of RAM, is powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC and runs Android 10. Therefore, it stands a decent chance of actually being a Google...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 07 Sep 2019 18:32:00 +0200
Image via Google

Android 10 released for Pixel handsets, some Essential Phones

The latest version of Android, Android 10, is now rolling out to all Pixel handsets and non-Sprint Essential Phones. The update brings some dramatic changes to the look and feel of Android; navigation is shifting to a fully gestur...
Sam Medley, Tue, 03 Sep 2019 22:48:00 +0200
Anyone for big bezels? (Image source: Google)

Still interested in the Google Pixel 4?

Are you looking forward to the Pixel 4? Well, a new leak allegedly showing the Pixel 4 in the flesh will give you a better idea of what Google's next flagship will look like. Jump in to see what else the leaked pictures reveal.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 30 Aug 2019 13:51:00 +0200
It's watching you. (Image source: USPO via LetsGoDigital)

Could a Pixel smartwatch be partnering the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL this Fall?

LetsGoDigital has unearthed a patent filed by Google for a smartwatch with a twist. Filed over two years ago but dated August 27 2019, the design looks like a run-of-the-mill watch with its circular face, but at its centre is some...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 28 Aug 2019 07:52:56 +0200
Apple continues to sell fewer iPhones and is now in danger of being overtaken by Xiaomi for the number 3 global smartphone vendor position. (Source: Apple)

Gartner: Huawei, Samsung up in Q2 smartphone sales, Apple down and under threat from Xiaomi

Despite the cards being stacked against it last quarter, Huawei managed to record an increase in smartphone sales of 16.5 percent for the quarter, while Samsung also saw a 3.8 percent bump. Apple, on the other hand, continued its ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 28 Aug 2019 07:39:00 +0200
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...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:24:44 +0200
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...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:05:00 +0200
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 ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 08 Aug 2019 17:16:00 +0200
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...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 29 Jul 2019 20:07:00 +0200
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.
Ricci Rox, Sat, 27 Jul 2019 11:11:00 +0200
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...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 23 Jul 2019 19:47:00 +0200
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...
Alex Alderson, Sun, 21 Jul 2019 23:54:00 +0200
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.
Ricci Rox, Sun, 21 Jul 2019 15:47:00 +0200
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.
Ricci Rox, Sun, 21 Jul 2019 15:44:00 +0200
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...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 08 Jul 2019 13:28:00 +0200
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...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 07 Jul 2019 13:50:00 +0200
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...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 07 Jul 2019 12:40:00 +0200
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 ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:21:00 +0200
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...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 22 Jun 2019 10:14:00 +0200
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...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:40:00 +0200
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. ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 20 Jun 2019 23:12:00 +0200
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...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:54:00 +0200
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. ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 14 Jun 2019 17:42:00 +0200
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 ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 14 Jun 2019 12:13:00 +0200
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?
Alex Alderson, Wed, 12 Jun 2019 21:57:00 +0200
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.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 12 Jun 2019 14:27:00 +0200
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 ...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 10 Jun 2019 20:23:00 +0200
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...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 10 Jun 2019 20:06:00 +0200

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