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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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Our first good look at the 2nd-gen Google Pixel XL (leaks)

Google’s second-generation Pixel smartphones will likely be unveiled this fall. But details about the phone’s hardware have been leaking for months. Now Android Police has published what the site claims is the first accurate picture of what the phone will look like when it ships. The picture is a rendering “based on information from sources […]

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Google DayDream View VR headset review (with Google Pixel XL)

It’s been more than two years since Google showed that you could transform a smartphone into a virtual reality device by placing it in a headset made of nothing more than cardboard and lenses. Sure, Google Cardboard isn’t as powerful or versatile as an expensive VR device like Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. But it’s […]

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Now you can root a Google Pixel or Pixel XL smartphone

Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are the first smartphones to ship with Android 7.1, but they’re also the first to feature a new disk partition scheme and file-based encryption (instead of full-disk encryption) which makes updating the operating system faster and safer… but which means hackers have had to find new ways to unlock the […]

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More Google Pixel and Pixel XL details leak (photos too)

Google is expected to unveil two new smartphones (and a bunch of other things) at an event on October 4th. But thanks to a series of leaks in recent months, there’s not much mystery left. Now there’s even less. A series of listings on telecom and retail websites paint a pretty clear picture of what […]

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Report: Google to launch Pixel phones, 4K Chromecast, DayDream and Home devices Oct 4th

You know that report which said the two new phones Google is designing with HTC wouldn’t be called Nexus? Yeah, apparently that’s because they’ll be part of the Pixel family. Android Police reports that Google will launch the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones at an event on October 4th… along with a whole bunch of other […]