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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...
The Pixel 3a. (Source: OnLeaks)

Purported pricing details of the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL surface

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are expected to be launched next month. Pricing details have been mostly elusive until now but a new leak has given us a good idea of how Google plans to price the mid-range phones.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 range is inline for a major camera update. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Galaxy S10 range set for major camera update with new night mode

The arrival of the Huawei P30 Pro with its stunning night mode hasn’t gone unnoticed by Samsung. According to Samsung insider Ice Universe, the Korean giant is targeting late April or May for a major camera update that will bring ...
Renders of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. (Source: OnLeaks)

Specs for the Pixel 3a and 3a XL confirm previous rumors, tipped for a May 7 launch

Specs for the upcoming Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL have appeared online confirming whatever we've known so far about these mid-range Pixel 3 devices. The phones are expected to officially launch on May 7 in India and will jost...
Purported renders of the Pixel 4 XL. (Source: Droid Life)

More details of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL surface

The first concrete set of information on the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL has surfaced, giving us a better idea of what to expect from the Google flagships when they’re launched later in the year. What’s more, there could also be a thir...
The OnePlus 6T is popular with former Samsung Galaxy owners according to a new report. (Source: OnePlus)

Most Pixel 3 or OnePlus 6T switchers previously owned a Galaxy

A new study from Counterpoint Research has shed a little light on Samsung’s smartphone sales woes. Although still the number one smartphone maker in the world, its profits have taken a big hit with lower sales of its premium devic...
The Pixel 3as may come with headphone jacks. (Source: Twitter)

New Pixel 3a and 3a XL case renders appear to confirm 3.5mm jack and other features

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are reportedly set for release at the next Google I/O event. They may be cheaper versions of the original 3 line, although they may retain advantages such as timely Android updates. A newly-leaked set of cas...
Renders of the Pixel 3a. (Source: OnLeaks)

The Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL may be quite a bit cheaper than expected

Google is currently testing its next devices, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, in India. Interestingly, the two devices have import valuations that are less than what one would expect, which is, perhaps, a sign that they could sell for che...
Google could be prepping a more compact variant of the Pixel Slate. (Source: 9to5Google)

Google hints at successor to the Pixel Slate

Despite word of layoffs at Google’s hardware division, it appears that a successor or stablemate for the Pixel Slate is still in the works. A slideshow presented at the Cloud Next 19 conference in San Francisco hints that a smalle...
Renders depicting what the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are expected to look like. (Source: @Onleaks)

Google Pixel 3a models make appearance in Google Store references

If you’ve been holding out for the rumored lower-cost Google Pixel 3a smartphones, you may not have to wait much longer. The devices have made an appearance in the Google Play Store site navigation as well as the Google Play Devel...
The Google Pixel 4 may come with a Snapdragon 855 SoC. (Source: Droid Life)

Google Pixel 4 development accidentally confirmed

The Google Pixel 4 smartphone has been specifically mentioned in a discussion about code in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). There has been previous mention of a “2019 Pixel” made in an AOSP commit message, but the latest c...
The Pixel 2 XL. (Source: ZDNet)

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are now officially out of stock

Eighteen months after Google launched the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the company has now pulled the old flagships off from its store shelves. Both devices saw massive discounts over the past three months, but it would appear that Goo...
The Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL could be quite pricey for midrange smartphones. (Source: WinFuture/Rozetked)

"Iris" included in leaked color choices for Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL; estimated price for 3a revealed

Some new details about the upcoming Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones have been leaked. Apparently, one or both of the new devices will be offered in an “iris” color, which is the word specifically used to describe the choice....
The Google Stadia Wi-Fi controller is an essential accessory if you play over a Chromecast. (Source: Google)

Google has revealed Stadia’s internet speed requirements

Google’s Stadia cloud-powered streaming gaming service looks to be a technological marvel. However, in order to deliver its full potential gamers will need a robust internet connection.
Renders of the Pixel 3a. (Source: OnLeaks)

Details of the Pixel 3a and 3a XL surface - AMOLED, 64 GB, and an iffy camera app

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are set to be launched in the coming months, and a new report has now given us our clearest view yet of the smaller of the devices, the Pixel 3a. Notable features include Active Edge, an AMOLED display, 64 G...
The Pixel 4 may have a Galaxy S10-esque punch-hole camera. (Source: PhoneDesigner)

Fresh Pixel 4 leak suggests punch-hole for this phone as well

A few days ago, a series of renders pointed to a Pixel 4 XL design with a dual selfie cam set into its screen. Now, a Twitter-based leaker alleges that the smaller device from the same upcoming line will also follow this trend. Ho...
Renders of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. (Source: OnLeaks)

Remember the mid-range Pixel phones? They could be sold as the Pixel 3a and 3a XL

Until now, we'd been led to believe that Google's upcoming mid-range devices would be called the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite. Apparently not, as Google code points towards the devices being named the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL....
Renders of the Pixel 4 XL. (Source: PhoneArena)

First Pixel 4 XL leak alludes to dual rear cameras and a punch-hole akin to that of the Galaxy S10+

The first leak on the Google Pixel 4 devices have surfaced, in the form of a sketch of what is said to be the Pixel 4 XL. Going by the leak, we could be set to get a pill-shaped punch-hole, dual rear cameras, and an in-display fin...
Android Q Beta 1 is now available for a handful of phones. (Source: Google)

First Android Q beta rolls out to Pixel phones

It's finally here - Q has been released for download and use - albeit only on Pixel-line phones. On the other hand, this Beta 1 form of the OS is mainly meant for development and testing, not daily use. However, it does come with ...
Google has used its AI expertise to bring offline speech recognition to Gboard on Pixel devices. (Source: Google)

Pixel users get offline voice recognition with Gboard

Google has quietly launched a breakthrough on real-time voice recognition technology via its AI blog. Using AI technology and tapping into the neural processing capabilities of its Pixel phones, Gboard users can now offline real-t...
The team that made the Pixel Slate has been cut back according to a report. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Google said cutting back on Pixelbook, Pixel Slate efforts

Google looks to be cutting back on its computing hardware efforts reports Business Insider. According to the report, dozens of engineers and program managers working on the Pixelbook and Pixel Slate have been told to seek other ro...
More devices will be available to participate in the Android Q beta program when it launches. (Source: Google)

More smartphones will be able to access Android Q beta testing program

Early adopters can keen to get their hands on the Android Q beta will have a wider range of devices from which to choose this time around. Android developer Illiyan Malhev has revealed the even more OEMs will be on board for the A...
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. (Source: Daily Express)

March update messes up the Google Camera app, leaves Pixel users in the lurch

After the March security update, users of the Pixel 3 phones are reporting stability issues with their camera apps. The app apparently lags heavily and tends to completely glitch out during use. This, of course, begs the question ...
Google has released the March update for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. (Source: BGR)

Some Google Pixel 3 owners are reporting improved storage performance after latest software update

Some Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphone owners have been reporting that the March update for their devices has optimized read/write storage performance to a considerable degree. Images of AndroBench comparisons between Febru...
Surface Pro 6 versus Pixel Slate with Brydge keyboards

Surface Pro 6 versus Pixel Slate with Brydge keyboards

The Apple iPad line might consist of the best-selling tablets on the market, but they aren't for everyone who likes ultraportable form factors. The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and the Google Pixel Slate are key challengers to the iPad Pro and have plenty to offer. Let's see how they fare in a head-to-head battle coupled in a unique comparison, which includes compatible Brydge keyboards that promise the 'lapability' that is often missing with tablet and keyboard combinations.
The Pixel Visual Core debuted in the Pixel 2 and was Google's first piece of custom silicon. (Source: Google)

Google chip design team bolstered by new Intel, Qualcomm hires

Google is continuing to ramp up its efforts in the custom silicon space. According to Reuters, the company has just added 16 new staff to its “gChips” team based in Bengaluru India with backgrounds working with chip makers include...
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Google Pixel 4 to get physical and eSIM support

Google Pixel 4 could support both physical SIM and eSIM

A recent commit in the Android Open Source Project Gerrit revealed that Google is working on adding hardware support for multi-SIM capabilities. One of the comments from a Googler suggests that the upcoming Pixel 4 will be packing...
The Geekbench listing for a Google Pixel 4 device could be incorrect. (Source: Geekbench)

Possibly erroneous Geekbench listing shows Google Pixel 4 with 2 GB RAM and Android 10 OS

A listing for a Google Pixel 4 device has turned up on Geekbench that shows some surprising details and unimpressive benchmark results. The smartphone, which has the codename “sargo” associated with it in the Geekbench post, will ...
The latest Pixel phones are covered with the newest security patch level. (Source: Google)

Pixel 3s and Essential Phone are now receiving the February 2019 Android security patch

Phones from the most recent Pixel generation (and the Essential PH-1) have been reported as having received notifications to download the latest security patch for Android. Essential has noted that this update also contains other ...
The i7 version of the Google Pixel Slate with 16 GB RAM costs from US$1,599. (Source: Google)

Rammus is back and seems to be a Google tablet with an Amber Lake-Y CPU

MySmartPrice has discovered another Geekbench listing for the mysterious “Rammus” device. The latest appearance on Geekbench has thrown up some interesting information, such as the mention of an Intel Core i7-8500Y processor and A...
The Pixel 3 XL may have a mid-range variant soon. (Source: JB Hi-Fi)

A new Google phone, the Pixel 3a XL, shows up on Geekbench

A new phone, apparently made by Google, has appeared on the Geekbench 4 database. It is called the Pixel 3a XL, suggesting that it could be of the long-anticipated 'Pixel 3 Lite' line. This phone runs Android 9.0 and is powered by...
Apple iPhone XS night shot closeup (Source: Marvin Chow on Twitter)

Night shots battle: The iPhone XS has no chance against the Google Pixel 3

Although more images shot in various scenarios would be needed for a final decision, the image showing the same night scene as captured by the iPhone XS and the Pixel 3 that was posted on Twitter by Google's Marvin Chow has a clea...
It seems Android Q will have many new features for its users. (Source: XDA)

Android Q may come with new font, accent colors and app downgradability

Further leaks of Android Q, which can be run on devices such as the Pixel 3 line, may have uncovered more detail on the coming OS upgrade. It appears that Google has prepared a new font, called Arvolato, for the update. In additio...
Google I/O 2019 will take place in May, as usual. (Source: Google)

The dates and venue for Google I/O 2019 have been revealed

The next Google I/O event is scheduled for May 7 to 9 2019, at the Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, California. These details were uncovered as part of some code relating to a cryptic Tweet on the subject. This conference ma...
This could very well be the Pixel 4. (Source: Geekbench)

Mysterious Snapdragon 855-powered Google device appears on Geekbench, could be the Pixel 4

A new Geekbench listing has revealed what appears to be Google's Pixel 4, running on Android Q and sporting both 6 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 855.
2018's MWC delivered, and we can't wait for this year's iteration.

Smartphone releases we are looking forward to in 2019

In a world where some believe innovation in the smartphone industry to have plateaued, 2018 managed to give us a number of brilliant smartphones. Here we take a close look at the devices we just cannot wait to see in 2019, with a ...
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro. (Source: BGR)

DxOMark: The Mate 20 Pro's cameras aren't better than those of the P20 Pro

The Mate 20 Pro was hyped to the high heavens at launch, with rumors claiming it would be by far the highest rated device on DxOMark. The device was benchmarked yesterday, however, and only managed to match the P20 Pro, with the o...
Project Ara hasn't been heard of for years, but Google may still be working on it. (Source: Wikipedia)

Could Project Ara possibly be back? Google has secured a new patent for a familiar-looking modular device

Project Ara had once been hotly anticipated as the future of mobile devices with enhanced future-proofing and general upgradeability. The prototype produced through this Google initiative was a basic frame to which various interch...
Fossil's smartwatches featuring Wear OS also utilize Google Assistant. (Source: Fossil)

Google coughs up US$40 million to acquire some of Fossil's smartwatch technology

Fossil Group has issued a press release to announce a US$40 million deal with Google. The search engine giant will be purchasing intellectual property (IP) from the well-known American designer label in regard to smartwatch techno...
The SD 855 has gone up against its competitors already. (Source: GizChina)

Snapdragon 855 benchmarks and comparisons with A12 Bionic & Kirin 980 surface online

The first benchmarks using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 reference device have started to roll in. This new processor has done impressively well compared to its predecessor in two separate tests. It has also outdone devices with the K...
The Pixel 3 XL Lite is looking more and more real by the day. (Source: GSMArena)

Probable Pixel 3 XL Lite has popped up on Geekbench - with 6GB of RAM

The possibility of mid-range counterparts for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL is the subject of much rumor and speculation at present. It is thought that these new Google phones may be powered by the Snapdragon 670 and 710 respectively. A ne...
Google's Android Messages app now offers baked in spam blocking. (Source: Slashgear)

Google rolls out new spam protection for Android Messages app

Google has updated its Messages app to help identify and block spam. The new feature is starting to find its way to users, although it isn’t clear how far and wide the rollout is at this stage.
The Pixel 3 Lite phones. (Source: Onleaks)

The mid-range Pixels are expected to be released in spring 2019

Google’s upcoming mid-range phones have leaked extensively over the past few months. A new report claims that the two devices, the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite, are billed to be launched in spring 2019.
A previously unseen Pixel phone in the Macauley Culkin Google ad showing on the IGN channel. (Source: Google/Own)

Did Google drop a Pixel Easter Egg in its Macauley Culkin ad?

The new Google ad featuring Macauley Culkin reprising his role as Kevin McCallister has been a smash hit racking up over 31 million views on YouTube since it was published on December 19. However, it appears that there might be tw...
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. (Source: Daily Express)

Opinion | A closer look at the Pixel 3's DxOMark review

Google’s relatively new Pixel 3 finally made the trip over to DxOMark and earned an overall score most would consider to be lacking. Here, we take a closer look at the Pixel 3’s review with a focus on elements that may have contri...
A shot associated with Google Night Sight. (Source: Google)

Samsung Galaxy S10 could come with a feature to rival Google's Night Sight

The Galaxy S10 series may introduce Bright Night, Samsung's take on the super-low-light image-capturing feature. Hints to this effect were found in part of the code from a One UI beta for the Galaxy Note 9. This trend may be well-...
The Pixel 3 and 3XL may have yet more issues. (Source: Engadget)

Pixel 3 and 3XL users allege call-quality issues in their phones

A number of Pixel 3 and 3XL owners have reportedly taken to the Google Product Forums to complain about issues with voice-calls on their devices. These problems apparently include low-quality in-call audio, connection issues and m...
Renders of the Pixel 3 Lite XL. (Source: OnLeaks)

Renders of the Pixel 3 Lite XL surface

The Pixel 3 Lite has leaked extensively over the last month, and it's almost surprising to learn that there's a bigger Pixel 3 Lite XL. The less is said about that name, the better.
Google Sounds app coming soon with Android December 2018 Update (Source: 9to5Google)

Google Sounds is a new app that brings more flexible ringtone and alarm settings, but only to some phones

Although Pixel owners will probably get some exclusive treats, as usual, the Google Sounds app should work with most modern Android handsets. This app — which should be included in the December Android Update — comes with more opt...
The iPhone XR and Pixel 3 Lite. (Source: XDA-Developers)

More images of the Pixel 3 Lite spotted in the wild, specs revealed, confirmed to share camera hardware with the Pixel 3

More images of the Pixel 3 Lite "Sargo" have surfaced, showing the mid-range Google phone sitting right next to popular devices like the iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and Google Pixel 3 XL.



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