Google is asking Pixel users for feedback on how to improve the user interface of its devices. In a Reddit thread it opened yesterday, Google asked how users configure their Pixel phones, and specifically, what troubles they experience with “managing, toggling, or discovering settings.”
Isle of Dogs is set to be released in March, but Pixel owners get exclusive access to behind-the-scenes footage in VR. Set in Japan, this stop-motion movie revolves around a boy who goes on an epic adventure to find his dog, Spots.
Looks like the microphone problem with original Pixel phones is back to haunt Google. The company is facing a lawsuit, with complainants alleging the issue was there from the beginning, and despite knowing this, Google continued to sell the handsets.
The latest version of Google Play Services -- 12.2.09 -- seems to enable the Check For Update button on Pixel devices. This button was notoriously disabled after it was revealed it had never worked properly. There's no telling if the new button works just yet.
Google just dropped the February 2018 security patch for Nexus and Pixel devices on us, the same update that should include 3rd party access for camera apps with Pixel Visual Core. At this time, we already have both factory image and OTA files
A new report suggests Google is preparing to open brick-and-mortar stores in India. The purpose will be to help them sell more Pixel phones, with the company seemingly having success with limited popup shops there in the past.
Pixel phones set to English in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, India, and Singapore should have Lens functionality now. Tap the button in the lower right corner and grant access to the camera to get started.
Best Buy is offering the Pixel XL for $5 per month over 24 months. This is the Verizon model, though it can be used with any carrier. Still, the $17 per month bill credit structure means you must maintain Verizon service.
In October, security researchers discovered a major vulnerability in a Wi-Fi's WPA2 security called KRACK. Google was supposed to fix KRACK as part of November's security patch, but a technicality means Pixel devices won't get it until December.
Google has confirmed that they have a fix to address the original Pixel and Pixel XL's SMS issue which causes some users to not receive SMS messages. Unfortunately, that fix won't arrive until the beginning of November when Google releases their monthly security update.
The official Wallpapers app from Google received a few new categories today, including a wallpaper specifically for all Pixel users that was showcased on the Pixel 2 at Google’s October 4 event.
From what we can tell, Google has added three new categories, some only accessible by Pixel device...
Google is bringing an update to Pixel, Pixel 2, Nexus, and Android One devices that will make video calling an integrated part of your phone. You can now start a video call directly from where you call or text message your friends, through your Phone, Contacts, and Android Messages apps. Later...