Tag: Google Pixel 3

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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These are the best Android phones for power users

Smartphones are incredibly useful tools no matter which way you look at them, packing plenty of features into a compact form factor. But what if you specifically need a device for productivity purposes? Or maybe you need a Swiss Army Knife that offers a feature for every eventuality? There are plenty of Android phones for […]

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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 is fastest-growing US smartphone brand, but context is key

A new report concludes that the Google Pixel line of smartphones is the fastest-growing in the United States. The report says that the Pixel line grew 43 percent year-over-year. However, the report doesn’t list any sales numbers, so the 43 percent growth has no context. Market research group Strategy Analytics just published a report titled “Google […]

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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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1080p vs 1440p: How much does 1440p really affect battery life?

The 1080p vs 1440p debate has gone on a long time in smartphone circles. Can you even notice the extra pixel density, is there a performance difference, and does the upgrade affect battery life? Conventional wisdom suggests that more pixels require more power. Experience tells us that there isn’t an obvious direct relationship, such as […]

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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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Google Goes Behind-the-Scenes in New Video Showing Off the Power of Night Sight in the Pixel 3

Google introduced Night Sight with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL late last year, which is a breakout feature for the smartphone lineup. Last month, Google marketed Night Sight mode against the “iPhone X”, which is apparently the iPhone XS, showing off the sheer brilliance of the feature 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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