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Google has at least one patch lined up for the Pixel 2. (Source: Google)

Google Pixel 2 software fix coming for crackling earpiece issue

Google has responded to complaints about a crackling or buzzing noise affecting some Pixel 2 owners. Apparently the fault is software-related and will be addressed in an upcoming patch.
Pixel 2 XL, ask more of your phone. (Source: Google)

Google replacing Pixel 2 XLs sent to customers without Android installed

Continuing the trend of the Pixel 2 XL, a small number of users have complained on Reddit and the Ars Technica forums about receiving devices which are completely missing the operating system. Google reports that they have fixed this going forwards, and they are sending replacement devices for those affected.
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Google has doubled the warrant of the Pixel 2 range. (Source: Google)

Pixelgate: Google offers extended warranties and software updates to Pixel 2 owners

Google has responded to claims that its Pixel 2 XL, in particular, is prone to having various issues with its display. To address user concerns, Google has doubled the warranty it is offering owners as well as promising software updates to address the issues.
Does the Pixel 2 XL have a dodgy display? (Source: Google)

Pixel 2 XL screen prone to burn in?

Google is "actively investigating" burn in issues that have started to crop up on some user's Pixel 2 XLs. The latest report follows mixed reviews about the device's LG-sourced pOLED display, which some have said is unworthy of a high-end device priced as it is.
Google's custom-designed Pixel Visual Core Image Processing Unit. (Source: Google)

Android 8.1 Oreo coming soon to Pixel 2, will enable custom Pixel Visual Core processor

Google has revealed that it will be releasing Android 8.1 for developers soon. At the same time, it revealed a previously unknown morsel about some previously unknown custom silicon it has embedded in its Pixel 2s that will be enabled with the update.
Android One Moto X4. (Source: Motorola)

A production issue delays the Android One Moto X4, won't arrive this week after all

The Android One Moto X4 has had its North American release delayed by a couple of weeks due to a production issue.
Stock Android makes this a compelling buy. (Source: MIUI)

Xiaomi Mi A1 hits Europe

The Xiaomi Mi A1 has made its trip to Europe, with several countries having the Android One phone on sale, albeit with price tags higher than what one would otherwise get online.
Google Pixel 2 XL Smartphone Preview

Google Pixel 2 XL Smartphone Preview

First impressions. The Pixel 2 XL is visually a high-end smartphone of the year 2017 and has a POLED display in the 2:1 format. Visually, the relation to the LG V30 cannot be denied, but it took a different path in terms of the camera. In addition, there is quite a lot of battery power.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998) | Qualcomm Adreno 540 | 6" | 175 g
Google Pixel 2 Smartphone Preview

Google Pixel 2 Smartphone Preview

First impressions. The smallish Pixel 2 smartphone features a 5-inch 16:9 display. In addition to being slightly cheaper, this is the only difference when compared with its bigger brother. The camera has managed to impress us but battery life is a little on the short side.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998) | Qualcomm Adreno 540 | 5" | 143 g
That's a major selling point. (Source: Google)

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL billed for a minimum of three years of updates

Amidst the slew of impressive technical specifications, the new Pixels boast of something that has never been seen on any Android device before: Three years of software updates. Of course, that's all on paper and OEMs have blatantly broken such promises in the past. We'll find out in 2020.
An always on camera?

Google Clips is Watching You: Google's new action camera automatically snaps shots, records video

Google Clips is a small wearable action camera that automatically takes pictures of what it judges to be special moments. It learns who the important people in your life are via machine learning, and it may pose a serious privacy concern.
It could do with less bezels, though. (Source: Google)

Herein lies the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google's new flagships

Google has announced the launch of its two new flagships, the Pixel 2 and its larger Pixel 2 XL sibling. These devices are mostly positioned as the Android alternatives to the Apple offerings, so it comes as no surprise that they also do not feature headphone jacks.
Google announces the premium Pixelbook (to no one's surprise)

Google announces the premium Pixelbook (to no one's surprise)

Google today announced the Pixelbook, their premium Chromebook that's has been the subject of a relentless stream of leaks over the past few months. The 2-in-1 Chromebook features a high-density 12.3, 3:2 aspect ratio display and powerful 7th generation Intel Core series processors.
The U11 was released a few months ago as HTC's flagship and will be succeeded by the U11 Plus.

Details of the upcoming Android One HTC U11 Life revealed

The HTC U11 Life will be HTC's first foray into Google's Android One program, and will follow in the footsteps of the recently released Mi A1 by offering mid-range specifications at a, hopefully, modest price point.
The Pixel XL in all its glory. (Source: Android Authority)

Details and images of both Pixel devices revealed

Details of the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are all but confirmed, as we all wait for the official event that takes place on October 4.
Pixel 2 XL in "Just Black" and "Black & White" options. (Source: Droidlife)

Internal hardware specs leak for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, no Snapdragon 836 in sight

Many of the internal specifications have been leaked for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The Snapdragon 835 is absent but the cameras will finally receive OIS.
The Google Pixel 2 is set to be official unveiled on October 4. (Source: Droid-Life)

Pixel 2 models to get another unique launcher, more

A source that has played with the Verizon version of the Google Pixel 2 has revealed some previous unknown details about the device. Interestingly, like the original Pixel, Google will give the Pixel 2 a custom Android launcher to help differentiate it from the competition.
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.

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