Tag: Google Pixel 3 XL

Map the Pixel’s Active Edge to launch any assistant in Android Q

When you squeeze the sides of the Google Pixel 2 or Google Pixel 3, it launches Google Assistant. This feature, known as Active Edge, can be tweaked in Android Q to launch a different assistant app (via XDA Developers). Editor’s Pick First Bixby, now Google Assistant: Why non-remappable buttons are bad for everyone The remap […]

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Beta version of Call Screen available now for select Canadian Pixel devices

Google’s Call Screen feature on Pixel devices is one of the best tricks available on its line of smartphones. Call Screen will answer the phone when an unknown caller rings and communicate with the caller for you. This saves you from having to deal with spam calls directly. Up until now, the feature has only […]

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This Google Pixel 3 mic issue is bad news if you use it like a regular phone

Some Google Pixel 3 smartphones appear to have a microphone problem causing an unpleasant listening experience when calling. A reader tip directed us to the Google Product forums which suggests the issue has been occurring for several months. Reports go back to November last year, but the issue seems to have picked up more traction since […]

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March 2019 Android security patch is here for Google Pixel devices

We are officially in March, which means it’s time for Google to reveal the latest Android security patch for its line of Pixel devices. Right on schedule, the search giant is rolling out the patch now to Google Pixel smartphones and the Google Pixel C tablet. The March 2019 Android security patch resolves many security vulnerabilities. […]

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Deal: Google slashes $200 off unlocked Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are top-of-the-line smartphones, featuring terrific cameras, incredibly fast software updates, and a bevy of exclusive features. However, they are also quite expensive, starting at $799 for the lowest-end model. Today though, there’s a Google Pixel 3 deal over at the Google Store that gets you an unlocked […]

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Galaxy S10 Plus vs Pixel 3 XL: The battle for Android’s soul rages on

Android may be owned by Google, but for millions around the world the brand is synonymous with Samsung’s Galaxy phones. Google has its own unique vision of Android with the Pixel series that’s currently in its third generation. Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S series has been around for much longer, celebrating its tenth anniversary with the […]

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Deal: BOGO Pixel 3 deal, $599 Pixel 2 XL, and more for Google Store’s President’s Day sale

You might not care about Presidents’ Day, but you’ll probably care about the Google Store deals on the Google Pixel 2 XL, Google Pixel 3 phones, Google Home devices, and many other products. Here are some deals on the Google Store that caught our eye: The highlight is the BOGO deal for the Pixel 3 […]

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The Pixel’s new Love Playmoji will keep you company this Valentine’s Day

Google released a Playmoji pack last week that brought Childish Gambino dancing into the Pixel’s AR app, Playground. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the Silicon Valley company has introduced a Love Playmoji pack that will help you enjoy this love-filled day. The new Love Playmoji pack includes interactive hearts, champagne glasses, lovebirds, love notes, and more. […]

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Our Pixel 3 vs Pixel 3 Lite poll shows that most of you simply like bigger phones

Over on the official Android Authority Twitter account, we ran a poll which wrapped up today. The question centered on which you, our readers, would rather buy: a flagship version of the Google Pixel 3, or one of the alleged Google Pixel 3 Lite devices we expect to see this year? We received over 3,000 responses […]

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Google Pixel owners: Do you use Playmoji? (Poll of the Week)

Last week’s poll summary: Last week, we asked you which email client you use. Out of over 5,000 total votes, 52 percent of voters said they use the standard Gmail app. 13 percent of voters use Microsoft Outlook, 9 percent of voters said they still use Inbox by Gmail (RIP), while Blue Mail and stock email […]

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Deal: Verizon offers $300 off the Pixel 3 and BOGO deals for Valentine’s Day

If you were thinking of getting that special someone a smartphone for Valentine’s Day, Verizon offers a few deals on the Google Pixel 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, LG V40 ThinQ, and more. Here are the deals: The highlight deal is $300 off the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. This is not an instant […]

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The Google Pixel’s February 2019 update includes more than just security

Yesterday, Pixel owners were happy to learn that Google is pushing out the February security patch to their devices. What they didn’t know is that the update surprisingly includes some new user-facing changes and features, reported 9to5Google. First up is the About phone section, which is now its own section and sits above Tips & support in […]

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February 2019 Android security patch arrives for Pixel devices

It’s February which means it’s time for Google’s monthly security update. Just on schedule, the search giant has begun rolling out the patch to all of the Pixel smartphones and Pixel C tablet. The February security patch Google has resolved 15 vulnerabilities. While none of the bugs had been used to harm users, below is the […]

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Deal: Google celebrates Valentine’s Day with discounts on the Pixel 3, Home Hub, and more

Love is in the air at the Google Store, where you can pick up discounted smartphones, smart home devices, and accessories. Here’s the full list of discounted devices: The highlight deal is $150 off both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Both phones have been frequently discounted since their October 2018 launches, but it’s […]

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This Pixel 3 XL case includes a miniature soft-touch NFC keyboard

Ever wish you had a folio case for your Pixel 3 XL with a keyboard built into it? No, me neither, but such a thing exists now. Case maker Tech21 has announced the EvoType accessory, promising a more efficient mobile typing experience. There’s something a little bit Google-y about the design, probably due to the […]

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January 2019 Android security patch arrives for Pixel devices

In the midst of CES 2019, Google has begun rolling out Android’s January security patch. This month’s update appears to be primarily focused on fixing video recording issues on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in addition to other bug fixes. The January security patch fixes 13 various vulnerabilities in the Android Open Source Project. […]

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Google Assistant will be available on 1 billion devices by the end of January

It wasn’t long ago that the Google Assistant was a Pixel-exclusive feature. Now, Google expects it to be installed on 1 billion devices by the end of January 2018 — up from 500 million last May. It all started back in March 2017, when Google announced it would bring the Assistant to all Android phones […]

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Google in 2019: All in on AI

With the release of the Google Pixel 3 in October, Google reaffirmed its position as a worthy contender in the bloody war of the smartphone industry. However, despite the handset’s glowing reviews, the Pixel line still has a very small market share, especially compared to popular lines from Samsung or Huawei. While Google’s ambitions for smartphone dominance may […]

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