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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...
The Pixel 3 XL. (Source: XDA-Developers)

Revealed images of the Pixel 3 XL leave nothing to the imagination

Live images of the prototype of the upcoming Pixel 3 XL have surfaced. The device appears to keep most of the form of its predecessor but will feature a notch. There's also only one rear camera.
A mid-range Pixel would be the Android enthusiast's dream. (Source: ZDNet)

Google is set to release a Snapdragon 710-powered mid-range Pixel device

Google is said to be working on a new mid-range Pixel device. The device is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 710, and could have a slight touch of Xiaomi on it.
Google patent for a smartwatch concept. (Android Police)

Evan Blass: Pixel Watch set to debut alongside Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL

Evan Blass has tipped that Google will be unveiling a Pixel-branded smartwatch alongside its next-generation Pixel 3 handsets. Expected to be launched in early October, it will be the first smartwatch launched by Google as a direc...
The Android P beta running on the Oppo R15 Pro. (Source: Google)

All of these phones support the Android P beta

Google's Android P beta is out, and the good news is you don't need a Pixel or Pixel 2 smartphone to give it a test run. Thanks to Project Treble, Google has been able to work with a select group of OEMs to bring the Android P bet...
The Android P beta running on the Essential Phone PH-1. (Source: Google)

All the major new features coming in Android P

Google has used its I/O 2018 developer conference to give Android P an early preview, and it looks impressive. It is a comprehensive update to the operating system, including its UI, bringing with it increasingly deeper implementa...
The symbol Google is using to denote the Fuchsia OS. (Source: Google)

Google’s mysterious Fuchsia OS set for Android app support, could signal OS unification plans

Google has not had much to say about the Fuchsia OS, its new operating system currently under development, but little hints have popped up here and there — the latest clue is apparent support for Android Runtime. If Fuchsia OS gai...
The original Pixel was a breakthrough in smartphone camera performance. (Source: Google)

Google stops selling first-gen Pixel smartphone

Google has finally called time on the original Pixel smartphones first released in 2016. It had continued to sell the Pixel and Pixel XL alongside the next-generation models following their launch last year, but this has now come ...
The Mi A1 was the first collaboration between Xiaomi and Google. (Source: MIUI)

Apparently, Xiaomi and Google are working together on a new smartphone

According to supposedly reliable sources, Xiaomi and Google are working together on a smartphone for the US market. This device is said to be neither an Android One smartphone nor a Pixel, which leaves us a bit stumped as to what ...
Expect a full screen and 18:9 aspect ratio with the HTC Desire 12. (Source: TechRadar)

Leak claims new HTC device is the HTC Desire 12

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 has announced to support more locales and languages for Google Assistant in 2018. (Source: Elger van der Wel)

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...
Google already has the Nexus Player in its hardware line. (Source: Engadget)

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...
Acer Chromebook 11. (Source: Acer)

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...
The forthcoming HTC U12 has surfaced in a render. (Source: SuggestPhone)

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.
Portrait mode on Nexus 5X using the Camera NX mod. (Source: Chromloop)

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

88% 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
Google Pixel 2 Smartphone Review

90% 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
Google Pixelbook hybrid still available, Pixel C now out of the picture

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).
The Pixel 2 XL. (Source: Techradar)

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...
AR Stickers on Pixel is powered by the new Google ARCore tech. (Source: Google)

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.



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