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Notebookcheck recently reported on a new smartphone being developed by HTC, however, the device was codenamed "Breeze" at the time. This new model is now expected to be the upcoming HTC Desire 12.
Google Assistant will support 17 new languages in 2018
Google is planning on bringing its Google Assistant service to a large number of new countries and the voice assistant will also support multiple new languages in 2018. The company has announced this during a presentation at the D...
Is "Yeti" going to be Google's game-streaming service?
Reported rumors suggest that Google is working on a game-streaming service, codenamed "Yeti." Gamers could potentially access the service and play new games on their TV via the Internet. Is there also a possibility of a new Google...
CES 2018 | Acer Chromebook 11 brings USB Type-C goodness at an affordable price
Acer announced the Chromebook 11, a capable laptop for those wanting to hop on the ChromeOS bandwagon. The new Chromebook 11 comes with two USB-Type C ports and fully supports Android apps from the Google Play Store. Update: Photo...
HTC U12 surfaces with full-screen display
HTC's first flagship-level smartphone for 2018 has surfaced in the a render of the device. It looks like it could be mistaken for the nearly full-screen iPhone X, except without that device's controversial notch.
Camera NX brings Portrait mode to the original Pixels, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P
A developer has created a Google Camera mod that enables portrait mode on devices such as the original Pixel series, Nexus 5X, and the Nexus 6P. This mod enables the Pixel 2 exclusive portrait feature on older generation Google de...
Google Pixel 2 XL Smartphone Review
No reference. The Pixel 2 XL is visually a high-end smartphone from 2017 and has a POLED display in the 2:1 format. Visually, the relation to the LG V30 cannot be denied, but it has taken a different path in terms of the camera. Furthermore, there is ample battery power.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998) | Qualcomm Adreno 540 | 6" | 175 g
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998) | Qualcomm Adreno 540 | 6" | 175 g
Google Pixel 2 Smartphone Review
Small, but powerful! 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
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998) | Qualcomm Adreno 540 | 5" | 143 g
Google buries the Pixel C tablet, the Pixelbook is now alone
The two-year-old Pixel C is still an impressive piece of hardware, but Google has finally decided to stop selling it. However, the Pixel C magnetic keyboard is still available, and it retails for just US$99 (US$149 MSRP).
Deal | Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL get sizeable discounts
The second generation Pixels, debatably the best smartphones on the planet right now, are currently getting discounts, with US buyers getting up to a $75 price slash, and potential purchasers in the UK having the chance to snag th...
Google's Project Tango is dead, long live ARCore
Google has announced that it is leaving Project Tango behind for its new ARCore technology. Similar to Apple's ARKit, Google's ARCore will power software-driven AR experiences on Android smartphones.
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.
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 t...
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 u...
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 ...
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 ena...
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.
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.
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 blatant...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 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 puttin...
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 d...
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 ...
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...
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 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.
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, d...
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' 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 shapin...
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 ...
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
The Pixel XL 2 was spotted on GFXBench today. 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, Snapdragon 835.
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 f...
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.
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