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Lilbits Leaks: Walmart’s Android TV stick, Qualcomm’s next-mid-range laptop CPU, Samsung’s Galaxy A phones

Walmart’s working on a media streamer powered by Google’s Android TV software. The company hasn’t actually announced the new product yet, but an FCC listing spilled the beans. Meanwhile Evan Blass has spilled the beans on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A72 smartphone, Windows Future has spilled a few beans about Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon processor for mid-range […]

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Pixel 4a available for pre-order for $349, Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 coming this fall

Google’s follow-up to last year’s Pixel 3a is official. The Google Pixel 4a is a mid-range phone with some flagship-like features including an OLED display. Google’s excellent camera features, and guaranteed OS and security updates for at least three years. The Pixel 4a is available for pre-order now for $349 and ships August 20, 2020. But […]

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Pixel feature drops to bring new tricks to Google’s smartphones

There are a few key selling points for Google’s Pixel smartphones. They tend to have great cameras. They get security and software updates delivered straight from the company that makes the Android operating system that powers most of the world’s smartphones. And they have some unique features that aren’t widely available on other phones. From […]

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First-gen Google Pixel phones getting their last update in December 2019

One of the key selling points of Google’s Pixel smartphone (and Nexus phones before them) is that, unlike most Android devices, they come with a guarantee of two years of major operating system updates and three years of monthly security updates. Sometimes you get lucky and Google keeps supporting them for a little longer than […]

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Report: Google could launch a mid-range Pixel phone this summer

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are pretty great smartphones… but they’re also pretty expensive smartphones, with prices starting at $649 and $849, respectively. If you want a more affordable phone with near stock-Android software, there are Android One phones like the Xiaomi Mi A1 and Moto X4. But soon there may be […]

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Camera NX brings Pixel 2 portrait mode to other phones

The Google Pixel 2 has one of the best smartphone cameras on the market, and one of the niftiest features is its support for portrait-style photos that blur the background. While that’s not an unusual feature for top-tier smartphones, most other phones that have a portrait mode use dual cameras to achieve it. Google’s Pixel […]

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Deals of the Day (10-20-2017

Google’s new Pixel smartphones are pretty good. But so are last year’s Pixel and Pixel XL. If you don’t feel like buying a brand new phone you can save a few bucks by picking up last year’s model. Unfortunately, Google has only marked down the prices by about $100, which means you’ll still have to […]

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If you take a lot of photos, the original Pixel has a perk the Pixel 2 does not

Google’s Pixel smartphones have some of the best cameras available on any phone. The 2016 model was one of the best available at the time… and the 2017 model is said to have an even better camera. If you use those cameras to snap a lot of photos, Google also offers a bonus feature: if […]

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Deals of the Day (9-27-2017)

Google is probably going to unveil its next-gen Pixel smartphones next week, along with a bunch of other new products. But the new Pixel phones are expected to be pricey, with the Pixel 2 going for $649 and up and the Pixel 2 XL starting at $849. Don’t need the absolute latest device? Woot is […]

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It sure looks like Google is about to buy HTC (or at least its phone division)

Google may be preparing to buy HTC’s phone division, and an announcement could come as soon as September 21st. Earlier this month, Taiwan’s Commercial Times reported that the two companies were talking about an acquisition. Today HTC has halted trading of shares of the company starting September 21st ahead of a major announcement. Oh, and […]

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Deals of the Day (9-14-2017)

Apple’s new iPhone 8 goes up for pre-order tomorrow and ships next week. The iPhone X will be available in November. And Google is probably going to unveil its 2nd-gen Pixel lineup in a few weeks. In other words, it’s a good time for bargain hunters to look for price drops on last year’s models. […]