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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.
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 t...
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 u...
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 ...
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 ena...
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.
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 blatant...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 puttin...
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 d...
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 ...
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...
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, d...
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 shapin...
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 ...
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 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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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)