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A new report suggests HTC has sold its mobile division to Google. (Source: HTC)

Rumor: HTC mobile division sold to Google [Update]

If the rumors coming out of Taiwan are true, HTC has reached an agreement to sell its mobile division to Google. Set to be announced tomorrow, the deal could also mean the end of HTC-branded devices.
The 'Just Black' and the 'Black and White' Pixel 2 XL made by LG. (Source: Droidlife)

The Pixel 2 XL will be the most expensive Google phone so far and has a funky black and white design

Renders and pricing for the LG made Pixel 2 XL were leaked today, showing that there are at least two color options with one being a funky two tone black and white design. There will be a 64 GB and 128 GB model with pricing putting it in the company of phones such as the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 8
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Most OEMs will start pushing out updates by winter.

The comprehensive Android Oreo device update list

Android Oreo launched a few weeks ago, and with Google releasing a vague statement on the plan for updates for devices outside its Nexus and Pixel lines, it's time we had a look at the plans of other OEMs. Hop in to know if your device will be receiving the Oreo update.
UPDATE 20/9/17: Motorola
Stay tuned for more on October 4. (Source: Google)

Google schedules Pixel 2 announcement for 4th of October

Google has uploaded a cryptic website indicating that we can expect a Pixel 2 announcement on the 4th of October. Earlier today and FCC ruling also showed that LG would be the manufacturer for the Pixel 2 XL, joining HTC who will manufacture the standard sized Pixel 2.
The Huawei Nexus 6P has been plagued by issues. (Source: Google)

Google offering Pixel XL as a replacement for defective Nexus 6Ps

According to reports, owners of faulty Huawei Nexus 6P devices who have returned their device to Google have received Pixel XLs as replacements. Customers in some regions, however, are more likely to receive a replacement Pixel XL than others.
Android 8 'Oreo' logo. (Source: Google)

Android 8 'Oreo' bug can cause large amounts of mobile data use

A bug in Android 8 'Oreo' is causing the operating system to ignore any connected WiFi networks and default to using mobile data.
HTC is considering the sale of the company. (Source: HTC)

HTC eyes potential sale

HTC is said to be potentially eyeing a sale of the company among a range of strategic options currently being evaluated. Another option being considered is the sale of its burgeoning Vive VR headset business.
Hacking your phone through the touchscreen? Yes, it can be done. (Image: Shattered Trust)

New research paper demonstrates smartphone security hole in replacement hardware

A research team has successfully compromised a smartphone by injecting malicious code into the drivers for the touchscreen. The code allows full access to the device, including the ability to alter files, use the phone's camera, download malicious apps, and grant root access without unlocking the bootloader.
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Easy naming choice, for the most part.

Android 8 released, O is for Oreo

Android O has finally been released, with O standing for sweet, tasty Oreos. Updates have started rolling out for those in the Beta program, and users should be able to download factory images soon.
Android 8 'O' is coming. (Source: Google)

Android 8 'O' releases on Monday 21 August

Google has confirmed on the Android website that Android 8 'O' is releasing on Monday 21st August via a live stream during the eclipse.
Google Nexus 6 Android handset gets 7.1.1 Nougat once again

Nexus 6 gets Android 7.1.1 for the second time

After releasing this update back in January and then rolling back to Android 7.0 due to various bugs, Google finally upgrades the firmware of the Nexus 6 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Google Pixel C notebook patent

Google files patent for a Pixel C notebook

Google might not launch a new Pixel notebook, but this patent that recently surfaced online shows an interesting device that comes with a section that can be covered and opened.
Google Pixel 2 live photo, features list to include squeezable edges according to FCC

Google Pixel 2 features squeezable edges

According to a filing with the FCC that surfaced online yesterday, the HTC-made Google Pixel 2 borrows the squeezable sides of the HTC U11. This feature is allegedly called "Active Edge" and launches Google Assistant by default.
Is this the Google Pixel 2? (Photo source: GSM Arena. Image edited to show more detail)

Live photos show what may be the Google Pixel 2

Live photos show off what is likely a development model of the Google Pixel 2. There are slight changes to the aesthetic, but (sadly) a headphone jack is nowhere to be found.
The Pixel was a great device. It had a headphone jack, too. (Source: GSMArena)

Upcoming Pixel smartphones will ditch the headphone jack

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will be Google's flagships for the year, but new information touting both devices to opt out of headphone jacks has surfaced. Pixel fans won't take kindly to this, for sure.
Get ready to bid farewell to the (somewhat) beloved gumdrop emojis. (Source: IDG)

Android 8.0 information revealed in Reddit AMA

The annual Reddit AMA by Google's Android engineering team has revealed some interesting information about the next version of Android and the future of the OS.
Image source: Android

Android July update now available for Nexus and Pixel smartphones

July's Android security patch is here for Nexus and Pixel devices and fixes a few vulnerabilities that (thankfully) haven't been widely exploited yet.
Thanks to its incorporation of various Wi-Fi and cellular networks, Project Fi boasts a wide coverage area. Its number of supported devices, however, is rather limited. (Source: Google)

A new budget-friendly phone expected to join the Project Fi lineup

One of the biggest complaints against Google's wireless service, Project Fi, is its lack of supported phones. In a recent statement, the company promised to add a new third-party device to the lineup "later this year".
Details of the Pixel 2 "Taimen" and "Walleye" surface

Details of the Pixel 2 "Taimen" and "Walleye" surface

The medium-sized Muskie was canceled, and we've been left with just the Taimen and Walleye. While both occupy the extremes on the size table, they do share a few similarities in specifications. This year's Pixel devices are shaping up to be entertaining.
Google's latest announcement will bring a feature users of G Suite have come to expect to Gmail for everyone. (Source: Gmail)

Google says it will stop Gmail's scanning of email to target ads

In a recent post to the company blog, Google announced its plans to "more closely align" the free version of Gmail and the enterprise version found in subscription-based G Suite. This includes removing ad personalization based on the contents of your emails.
Image source: Google

Pixel XL 2 rumored to be cancelled

Multiple sources are reporting that Google has cancelled project "muskie," which was speculated to be a successor to Google's 2016 flagship Pixel XL.
Google Pixel XL 2 surfaces on GFXBench

Google Pixel XL 2 surfaces on GFXBench

The Pixel XL 2 was spotted on GFXBench today. 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, Snapdragon 835.
Project Treble will introduce a new "Vendor Interface" between the Android framework and OEM implementation. (Image: Android Dev Blog)

Google hopes to speed up Android updates from OEMs with Project Treble

Project Treble aims to create an API, allowing vendors to focus on changes to the Android framework rather than changing specific code in the OS for their devices. The result will hopefully be faster and more reliable OS updates from all OEMs.
 

Google's "Taimen" phone leaks on Geekbench

The next flagship from Google may have been posted on Geekbench 4, giving us a first look at its speedy performance.
The Google Pixel has had trouble staying in stock due to display shortages. (Image source: Google)

Google invests $880 million in LG's OLED technology

The investment is meant to shore up supply of LG's flexible OLED displays that Google plans to use in their next flagship smartphone.
Samsung Display is currently the go-to OLED manufacturer with a 99 percent market share as of August 2016. (Source: Mashable)

Google wants the next Pixel to use flexible OLED panels

South Korean sources say that Google is prepared to invest $880 million to LG Display for the express purpose of ramp up production of flexible OLED panels for the US company to put in its next Pixel phone.
The Chinese report says that the Pixel 2 will release this year in two variants with the codenames "Muskie" and "Walleye." (Source: Gadget Hacks)

HTC and LG among phone makers competing to make the Pixel 3

Google's already in talks with manufacturers to create the third iteration of its Pixel smartphones, and according to a Chinese report, the phone makers competing for the contract include HTC, LG, Coolpad and TCL.
Most Android phones in the US are running old security software. (Source: Skycure)

Most Android devices are running old security patches and could be vulnerable

A whopping 71% of Android devices in the United States run security patches that are 2 months old or older. This could leave them vulnerable to exploits made known in the latest security update logs.
Android O developer preview released

Android O developer preview released

Android O has been released in the form of a developer preview. It's compatible with half a dozen of Google's devices and features almost a dozen major new features and upgrades.
You can now swipe your fingerprint to access your notifications on the Nexus 6P. (Source: Android Central)

New Android 7.1.2 beta fixes bugs, adds much-awaited fingerprint feature

This second Android 7.1.2 beta build brings the much-awaited fingerprint swipe notification gesture to the Nexus 6P. It also fixes miscellaneous bugs introduced in the previous beta build.
The Google Pixel may see a trio of successors in the near-future. (Source: Google)

Three new Google Pixel phones are reportedly in the works

Code-named "muskie," "walleye," and "taimen," the three devices are expected to replace Google's existing Pixel and Pixel XL phones. Several sources have confirmed the existence of the devices, but have not provided much additional information.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 spotted on Best Buy for $599 USD

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 spotted on Best Buy for $599 USD

The Tab 3 is the latest (and most expensive) tablet from Samsung. Sporting high-end specs expected of a flagship, it will be available soon for about $600.
As of March 2017, about 97.2% of Android devices may be vulnerable to exploits in WikiLeaks' latest documents. (Picture source: Android Developers)

Google says it has patched exploits used by the CIA

Google is confident that the latest versions of Android and Chrome are not vulnerable to the hacking tools detailed in the latest Wikileaks dump. Older versions of the software, however, may still be vulnerable.
Ever since the first Pixel debuted, users have been asking for Google to implement this feature. (Source: NDTV)

Google Assistant can now read your text messages

It may have taken some time, but Google can now read and interact with your text messages in a substantial way, allowing users to sort through their messages and send responses even when they're too busy to pick up their smartphones.
The iPhone 6 leads the failure rates, followed by the 6s. (Source: Blancco Technology Group)

Research firm finds iPhone failure rate increasing, eclipsing Android

Research firm Blancco has found that iPhones have become remarkably less reliable over the past five quarters. At the same time, Android phones have increased in reliability significantly.
Google may also have a budget version of the Pixel to accompany the flagship model. (Source: Google)

MWC 2017 | Google pledges second-generation Pixel smartphone

Google’s 2016 flagship smartphone, the Pixel, was a critical and commercial success upon release. Today at MWC, Google announced a follow-up phone will be released before the end of 2017.
The Chromebook Pixel line was great for those who loved Chrome OS and high-quality hardware, but the notebooks didn't come cheap. (Source: TechCrunch)

MWC 2017 | Google will not produce more Pixel laptops

Google is shifting the Pixel brand entirely into mobile devices such as smartphone and tablets, thus concluding the company's efforts to secure a niche within the premium notebook category. Google is still devoted to working on Chrome OS, however.
The new sensor can create 64x slow motion video clips. (Source: Sony)

Super Slow: Sony develops smartphone camera capable of recording 1080p at almost 1,000 fps

The new sensor can capture 19.3 megapixel still images in 1/120 seconds and can record 1080p video at 960 fps, allowing for incredible slow-motion playback.
The Google Now Launcher has been a popular option for Android OEMs and users. (Source: Google Play Store)

End of an Era: Google Now Launcher will soon be discontinued

Google plans to delist the Google Now Launcher by the end of March and remove it from the list of approved launchers for use by OEMs.
The long-awaited update for Android integrates search functionality directly into the keyboard. (Source: AndroidPolice)

Six months after iOS release, Gboard finally comes to Android

Google's Gboard has finally come to Android, replacing Google Keyboard. The update includes search and sharing of urls, pictures, and gifs directly from the keyboard, as well as many other enhancements.
The Nexus 6P by Huawei is one of the first devices to receive the update to Android 7.1.1. (Source: Huawei)

Nexus 6P to receive Android 7.1.1 update in December

The update will be included in a security patch scheduled to go out on December 6th.
The Android 7.0 update (coming this week) will make the Moto Z and Moto Z Force Daydream-ready. (Source: Motorola)

Moto Z will get Nougat update this week

The Lenovo made phone will get the promised update to Android 7.0 before the end of November. The upgrade to Nougat also brings along a new feature: Daydream.
Google Pixel XL Smartphone Review

88% Google Pixel XL Smartphone Review

Bombastic? High-end specifications, an excellent camera, and a large battery are supposed to justify the steep price of the google smartphone. The Google assistant and vast storage capacity for photos should do just that. But, is this sufficient?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro | Qualcomm Adreno 530 | 5.5" | 168 g
Google Wallpapers: Just a bunch of curated wallpapers for everyone.

Google Wallpapers: New Pixel feature now available for all Android phones

One of the new features of the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones is now available for everyone running Android 4.1 or higher. Google released Google Wallpapers to the Google Play Store.
Factory images are now available for the Pixel and PIxel XL Phone by Google

Google: Factory images available for Pixel und Pixel XL Phones

Thanks to an unlockable bootloader in the freely available Pixel and Pixel XL phones sold in the Google store, these phones are as perfect for developers and professionals as the former Nexus devices were. Factory and OTA images are now available from Google
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro SoC

Kryo ARM 4 cores @ 2400 MHz 14nm
Google has expanded their original Pixel teaser video, telling people they now make phones as well.

Google Pixel & Pixel XL: New official promotion videos

Two new promotion videos are supposed to tell people that Google has evolved from a know and well respected search provider to a smartphone manufacturer.
The blue Pixel XL might be a Verizon exclusive. Today it will be officially unveiled.

Verizon Google Pixel leak and pricing information: What is Google Magic?

Just a few hours before Google's big hardware event today, yet another leak surfaced recently, unveiling a blue version of the phones and some Verizon pricing information. It also mentioned a new buzzword: Google Magic
You can watch the Google event live today at 9 am PT, noon ET and 5 pm UK time.

Today is Google Pixel day: Watch the live stream here!

We are expecting to see a bunch of hardware, including the Pixel Phones, Google Home, a VR-headset and a new Chromecast. Google might also be giving us a glimpse into the future by teasing Andromeda.
Australia gets to see the Google Pixel Phones one day later due to the time difference.

Google: Pixel-Nexus size comparison & Google statues in Australia

Now that we have renders of the two Pixel phones, a size comparison with their predecessors makes sense. Meanwhile Google is busy putting up statues of their MadebyGoogle initiative all over the globe, people in Australia see a different date though.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)