Tag: Pixel 2

uBreakiFix offering free Pixel repairs for areas affected by Hurricane Florence

uBreakiFix is Google’s main partner for device repairs, and last year the company offered free repairs to anyone affected by Hurricane Harvey. The United States east coast is still recovering from Hurricane Florence, which caused widespread flooding around North & South Carolina. If you live in the affected areas, uBreakiFix will repair your Pixel for […]

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Google can remotely change the settings of your Pixel or Pie phone, and it just did it by mistake

Count on Google to continually raise the creepiness bar, because the giant tech corporation just made a mistake that it’ll have to soon explain to Android users. Plenty of Android phone owners who have upgraded their devices to Android 9.0 Pie woke up to phones that had the battery saving mode activated, even though they […]

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[Update: Accidental Google rollout, now reverted] Pixels have suddenly started activating battery saver when almost fully charged

Like most phones these days, Google’s Pixel devices have a battery saver mode that automatically kicks in when your charge level reaches a certain threshold. You can change the percentage at which battery saver activates, but apparently Google can do that, too. A substantial number of Pixel owners report their phones have suddenly switched to battery […]

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Pixels have suddenly started activating battery saver when almost fully charged

Like most phones these days, Google’s Pixel devices have a battery saver mode that automatically kicks in when your charge level reaches a certain threshold. You can change the percentage at which battery saver activates, but apparently Google can do that, too. A substantial number of Pixel owners report their phones have suddenly switched to battery […]

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[Update: Security bulletins] Android 9 Pie system images and OTA files are available for download

Today is the big day—after months of beta builds and speculation, Android 9 Pie is rolling out to Pixels (and at least one other phone). You don’t need to wait for the Pixel OTA, though. Google is ready to go with OTA files and full system images for the 2016 and 2017 Pixel devices. The first […]

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Google’s Digital Wellbeing Dashboard Beta Signup Available to Android Pie Users

If you own a Pixel device from Google running Android 9 Pie, you can now sign up for a beta to download and try out the company’s Digital Wellbeing dashboard. If you don’t recall, Google announced during this year’s Google I/O that as part of an initiative surrounding digital wellbeing, it made a new […]

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[Update: Device OTAs are rolling out] Android 9 Pie system images and OTA files are available for download

Today is the big day—after months of beta builds and speculation, Android 9 Pie is rolling out to Pixels (and at least one other phone). You don’t need to wait for the Pixel OTA, though. Google is ready to go with OTA files and full system images for the 2016 and 2017 Pixel devices. The first […]

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Android Pie Update Now Available for Pixel and Pixel 2, August Security Patch for Nexus (Updated)

Google just dropped the first Android 9.0 “Pie” build on us after making the name official. They’ve also now released the August 2018 security patch for devices they are still updating, including Nexus. At this time, we already have both factory image and OTA files, so choose whichever works best for you if you don’t feel like […]

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Google serves up a hot slice of Android 9 Pie, as P-name finally goes official for today’s public release

For Android fans who like living on the bleeding edge, the last few months have been a whirlwind of activity. Android P made first contact back in March, and we were quick to fire up our Pixels and install that early Developer Preview. Not only did we see more and more features land through the […]

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Lensball Review : Something Completely Different

There are two versions of the Lensball. One’s called the Lensball Pocket – that’s 60mm and weighs 250gr (0.55 pounds). The Lensball Pro is 80mm and weighs 650gr (1.45 pounds). Both versions come in a simple padded box and both come with a soft material pouch. I would not recommend dropping either one of these […]

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