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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.
Google Pixel 3 XL

90% Google Pixel 3 XL Smartphone Review

Giant Pixel. Now in its third generation of Pixel smartphones, Google wants to tempt potential buyers away from its competitors with exclusive software features. However, affordable prices are a thing of the past as the Pixel 3 XL costs up to $999. Find out in our detailed review whether the Pixel 3 XL is worth the money.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 | Qualcomm Adreno 630 | 6.3" | 184 g
Google Pixel 3

90% Google Pixel 3 Smartphone Review

No flagship. The Google Pixel 3 is an expensive smartphone, which retails for US$799 (£739). However, it must compete against comparably equipped but considerably cheaper competitors. Find out in our detailed review whether Google has corrected the issues we had with the Pixel 2 and how the company’s new flagship fares against its competitors.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 | Qualcomm Adreno 630 | 5.5" | 148 g
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. [Source: Daily Express]

Update | Two new Google Pixels are on the way and no, we're not talking about the Pixel 4

Google's newly launched Pixel 3 phones are mostly incremental upgrades over their predecessors. Google could very well make a comeback with some exciting devices next year, as word of two more devices surface in the wild.
Project Fi is heavily discounting Pixel, Moto, and LG phones for Black Friday

Deal | Project Fi is heavily discounting Pixel, Moto, and LG phones for Black Friday

Project Fi is offering some good sales for Black Friday on compatible LG, Moto, and Pixel smartphones. Buyers can nab a Pixel 3 for $599 with a $200 Fi service credit, an LG G7 ThinQ for $349, or a Moto G6 for $99 with a valid act...
Image via Huawei and Google Fuchsia OS (w/ edits)

Google is using the Honor Play to test Fuchsia OS

A commit posted to Fuchsia's source code management hub last night showed that a Huawei engineer was able to boot the Fuchsia kernel (Zircon) on the Honor Play. This commit hints at many things, mainly that Fuchsia development is ...
If you own a Pixel 3, Duplex could be coming to your phone soon. (Source: TechnoRhythms)

Google is starting to roll its Duplex feature out to some Pixels

Remember Duplex, the software that could make appointments by itself at Google I/O 2018? Well, it is to be seen in the wild soon on Pixel phones. The AI-powered feature will initially only be functional in some US cities; however,...
Camera sample #1. (Source: Rozetked)

Camera samples of the purported Pixel 3 Lite surface

The Google Pixel 3 Lite looks increasingly probable with each passing day. A new leak showcases what it claims to be photos taken by the Pixel 3 Lite "Sargo". The shots themselves, while not bad, aren't mindblowing or anything of ...
A potential "Lite" version of the Google Pixel 3. (Source: Rozetked)

Possible Google Pixel 3 Lite images leaked

Images of what is purported to be a Google Pixel 3 Lite device have been leaked online. The pictures show a smartphone that features a 3.5 mm jack and is not blighted with the presence of a notch. Specifications for the device are...
Huawei claims that you can charge other phones wirelessly with the Mate 20 Pro. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei Mate 20 Pro's reverse wireless charging was tested and found to be extremely slow

Huawei introduced a new feature known as reverse (or inverted) wireless charging with the Mate 20 Pro. It means that the new flagship can be used as a charging pad for other devices with compatible technology. However, Android Aut...
Some reports claim that the Pixel 3 overheats to potentially dangerous levels while charging. (Source: GizChina)

Pixel 3 units reported to shut down during use due to overheating

The Pixel 3 series of phones is now linked to overheating, leading to complete shutdown. Numerous users claim that their units do this while charging, whereas one or two assert that it happens while doing tasks such as using the c...
The last Nexus phones have received their last official OTA updates

The last Nexus phones have received their last official OTA updates

Today marks the last official update for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, the last phones in Google's storied Nexus line. While the phones haven't seen a software update since getting Android 8.1 Oreo in February 2018, the Nexus handset...
Well, looky there. (Image via Geekbench)

Android 9 Pie may be coming to the Razer Phone 2 soon

A recent posting on Geekbench's benchmark site shows a Razer Phone 2 running Android 9.0 Pie. This could mean that Razer is testing Android 9 on their latest handset and may be releasing an update soon. This would put the Razer Ph...
Image via Google

Google pledges US $25 million to developing "AI for social good"

Google launched a new grant initiative today, seeking to fund teams that want to develop "AI for social good." Dubbed the AI Impact Challenge, the initiative will award $25 million across multiple teams that qualify based on the s...
Some Pixel phones are failing to save some images taken with Google Camera. (Source: Android Police)

Some Pixel phones are not saving images taken using the Google Camera app

Some Pixel 2 and 2XL units do not save the pictures taken using Google Camera properly, so that they do not show up in Photos or in the phones' storage. This is now apparently happening to some newer Pixels as well. This issue may...
The Google Pixel 3 models feature the custom Titan M embeded security chip. (Source: Google)

Google details Titan M custom security chip in Pixel 3

Google has detailed what is so special about the new Titan M custom silicon it has baked into the Pixel 3 to help secure the device. In its latest blog post since the official launch of the device, Google has identified four key a...
The Pixel 3 XL. (Source: Tom's Guide)

The Pixel 3 XL features a Samsung display after all

Long before the Pixel 3 devices were launched, rumors had it that the 3 XL would sport an OLED display made by LG. The device was released last week and reviews of its display have been extremely positive, all of which now makes s...
Google product line-up. (Source: Google)

What Google got right and wrong at its Made by Google event

The Made by Google event for 2018 has come and gone. Always an exciting time on the calendar, it certainly had plenty of hits, but it also had some misses. Read on to see what we think Google got right and what it got wrong.
The Pixel 2 and 2 XL will not be able to use the Pixel Stand, among other new Google things. (Source: Android Police)

Whole load of new Pixel camera functions not coming to older Google phones

During the Made by Google event, the presenters of various new Pixel 3 and 3 XL features promised that at least some of them would also be ported to their predecessors through software updates. Now, however, the company has confir...
The putative OPPO R19. (Source: Weibo)

'OPPO R19' leak hints at the in-display selfie camera as a thing in 2019

A recent leak attributed to IceUniverse on Weibo shows a phone with a display showing a tiny camera pore in its upper edge in place of a sensor-bar or notch. This image appeared alongside the text "OPPO R19" and the date 2019.3. I...
Android: Will Google slowly move away from the brand?

Android: Will Google slowly move away from the brand?

Android is the most successful smartphone OS in the world. Despite this, Google did not mention the brand name during its recent hardware event. This sounds strange, but it might be part of a larger plan to eventually drop Android...
The new Pixel Slate. (Source: Google)

New Chrome OS tablet debuts at Made by Google event

The Pixel Slate is Google's latest tablet. It comes in one colour (Midnight Blue) and has an optional Pixelbook pen and keyboard with a dedicated Google Assistant button. The Pixel Slate runs Chrome OS and has its own Play Store a...
The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL. (Source: Google)

Pixel 3 and 3 XL launch: any surprises are on the inside

The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL have been released. Their appearance will surprise nobody, as both phones look exactly as described in all their leaks. The Pixel 3 XL has a notch, but may also have a lot of interesting new Google feat...
Google has not increased the rear camera count of its Pixel lineup this year. (Source: Google)

In a world of multiple rear smartphone cameras, the Pixel 3 XL sticks with one

2018 is definitely the year of the at-least-three-camera phone. Some upcoming devices may have even more. However, Google seems content with the single rear shooter it has incorporated into the new Pixel 3 series.
The Google Pixel Slate could support dual-booting into Windows 10 in the near future. (Source: Google)

Intel inside the new Pixel Slate hints at future Windows 10 support

There have been rumors swirling for a while that Google is planning on adding support for Windows 10 on Chrome OS devices. The inclusion of Intel silicon inside the new Pixel Slate instead of ARM hints that Google still has plans ...
The smaller Pixel 3 would have had a notch too if Google's design team had its way. (Source: Google)

Google wanted a notch on the smaller Pixel 3 as well

As if having a notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL wasn’t bad enough, Google apparently wanted to include one on the smaller Pixel 3 as well. The only reason it didn’t also end up with a notch was that hardware restrictions got in the ...
The Pixel Slate will use Google's Chrome OS. (Source: MySmartPrice)

New images of Google's Pixel Slate are leaked

Some new images of the Google Pixel Slate tablet have appeared online, just ahead of the company’s hardware event that is taking place in New York City on October 9. The new device is expected to utilize Chrome OS and features a d...
The iPhone XS Max. (Source: ZDNET)

The iPhone XS Max - Excellent but a notch below the best (DxOMark)

The iPhone XS Max was recently unveiled with one of the heftiest price tags we've ever seen on a production smartphone. Thankfully, it offers a matching camera performance, but one still a touch below the absolute best. According ...
The Pixel 2 XL. (Source: ZDNet)

Remember the mid-range Pixel phone? It could be on its way soon

Think the Google Pixels are great devices with slightly mortifying price tags? You may be interested in the new device Google is said to be working on, as it will most likely be a cheaper Pixel alternative.
The Pixel 3 XL is expected to have a large screen - with a notch to match. (Source: Android Authority)

'Pixel 3 XL screen protector' leak may indicate the size that notch is going to be

The Pixel 3 XL is likely to include that most divisive of features: the notch. A new leak, containing a screen protector described as fitting the upcoming Google phone, may give an idea of its extent in real life. This leak also s...
Cables, cables everywhere - but for how long? (Source: Electricals4Dummies)

Cable-based connectivity set to be worth US$34 billion in 5 years

The wired interface market - which encompasses all types of USB cable, as well as others (e.g. Thunderbolt or HDMI) - is estimated to have a compound annual growth rate of 6.2% well into the next decade. However, it appears that t...
Evan Blass' renders as posted on Twitter. (Source: @evleaks via Twitter)

Evan Blass appears to leak the Pixel 3 and 3 XL - and to confirm every other leak out there

The popular and consistently accurate leaker evleaks has tweeted a set of renders that match what many people now think of as the Pixel 3 and 3 XL exactly. The larger of the two phones persists in exhibiting an honestly colossal-l...
OnePlus have released OOS 9.0, which is based on Android Pie, for the 6. (Source: imgur)

OnePlus 6 gets official Pie-based Oxygen OS

The first official stock release of Oxygen OS (OOS) based on Android Pie (9.0) is now available for Oneplus' latest flagship, the 6. As expected, the ROM contains Pie-compatible navigation and UI features, accent color change supp...
The two phones shown in the new "press images" look familiar, somehow. (Source: Nieuwe Mobiel)

Yet more content claimed as Pixel 3/3 XL leaks; purported as press images this time

A Dutch website claims to have laid its hands on official Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL images. They contain no surprises compared to the leaks on the same subjects that have gone before it. However, these images do show the phones in t...
The source code of this image suggests four color schemes for the Pixel 3 line. (Source: Twitter)

New leak may throw Pixel 3 and 3 XL-based speculations into color-based confusion

There have been so many leaks about Google's next generation of own-brand phones that we may think we know everything there is to know about them. However, a new leak, based on the code of a Japanese website, suggests that there m...
SIM cards through the years. (Source: GSMArena)

eSIM phone shipments could number at least 400 million by 2022

Traditional nano-, micro- or mini-SIMs have dominated mobile connection delivery for smartphones during the devices' rise in the 21st century. Now, however, ABI Research think eSIMs are going to start getting much more popular, ma...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9. (Source: BGR)

DxOMark: The Samsung Galaxy Note 9's cameras are better than the Pixel 2's but not quite as good as the Huawei P20 Pro's

Samsung's new Galaxy Note 9 is a US$1000 device but, according to DxOMark, it still fails to catch up to the significantly cheaper Huawei P20 Pro in the still photography department.
Pixel 3 and 3 XL leaks are coming thick and fast at this point. (Source: TechnoBuffalo)

Pixel 3 and 3 XL make it through Taiwanese certification process

The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL's progress toward official release is gathering speed. Following their application to the FCC, they have now been sighted on the website of the Taiwanese NCC. However, this new documentation is relative...
This image reflects the latest rumors concerning what the Pixel 3 and 3 XL will look like. (Source: Android Central)

Two new Google phones spotted passing through FCC

Two devices with the brand Google have recently secured FCC approval. They are most likely to be the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, which are estimated to be released in October. Interestingly, there is no similar certification for the Pixel W...
The Pixel 3.

Hands-on | Smaller is better - Complete details of the compact Pixel 3 surface

Details of the upcoming Pixel 3 have been sparse but we finally get a look at Google’s next compact flagship, with all available information giving it the appearance of a more compelling offering than the Pixel 3 XL that leaked ea...
Unboxing the Pixel 3 XL. (Source: Mobile Review)

The Google Pixel 3 XL - Everything we know

Google's latest Pixel devices are billed to be launched on October 9. Here's everything we know about the 3 XL.
The Google Pixel 3 XL will come with a set of USB-C earbuds. (Source: Android Police)

Pictures and unboxing video of a production unit of the Google Pixel 3 XL leak

New images and an unboxing video of a production unit of the Google Pixel 3 XL have surfaced online. The Pixel 3 XL appears to run on Android 9 Pie and features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with 4 GB RAM. While the Pixel 3 XL ...
Android 9.0 Pie is now being seeded to Pixel phones. (Source: Google)

Android 9.0 P is now officially Android Pie

Android 9 is now available for all Pixel phones and is officially being christened Android Pie. This is the initial release of the OS and some of the features announced during Google I/O such as a Digital Wellbeing dashboard, and ...
The Google Pixel 3 will support wireless charging. (Source: MySmartPrice)

Wireless charging Pixel Stand for Pixel 3 confirmed in code

Developers have uncovered code in the latest preview version of Android P and the accompanying Google app that reveals the existence of the Pixel Stand. The new hardware from Google will accompany the Pixel 3 models on launch in O...
Google Pixelbook successor to arrive this fall, narrow bezels in tow

A new Google Pixelbook with narrow bezels is expected to arrive this fall

Google is expected to unveil quite a few new pieces of hardware in October: the Pixel 3 and 3 XL handsets, the second-generation Pixel Buds, a Pixel-branded smartwatch, and now an updated PixelBook with narrow bezels is joining th...
Google has a team of over 100 of its best engineers developing its Fuchsia OS. (Source: Google)

Odds firming that Fuchsia OS will replace Android, Chrome OS on Google hardware

Google looks to be positioning its Fuchsia OS as a replacement for Android and Chrome OS on its Pixel hardware. Although the roadmap for the operating system has not been formally signed off, Google has over 100 software engineers...
Apparently, 'google' is not the same as 'Google' if you want to claim unlimited storage on Google Photos. (Source: XDA Developers)

Typo in custom ROM code breaks unlimited photo backups on the Google Pixels

A typo in the build script of AOSP-based custom ROMs for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones is reportedly causing the photo uploads from Google Camera to count against the Google Photos storage limit. The bug, however, is f...
Both Pixels side by side. (Source: MySmartPrice)

Images and videos of the upcoming Pixel 3 devices paint a completely uninteresting picture

High-res factory-based CAD renders of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have surfaced. The latter sports an egregious notch, and both feature dual selfie cameras, a single rear camera, and a traditional fingerprint sensor at the back. It...



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