Tag: Pixel 3 XL

Charm your Valentine with the Love AR Playmoji pack for Google Pixel

Google Playground’s stickers and Playmojis are pretty fun, and the timely Childish Gambino drop likely brought more attention to the Pixel’s AR features. It makes sense, then, that Valentine’s Day arrives with another new pack, predictably all pink and heart-shaped. The Love Playmoji pack is now available for all three generations of the Google Pixel, including adorable […]

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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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It’s Pixel update time: February’s images are available to download

It’s that time of the month: Google’s Pixel updates are landing. Although OTAs don’t appear to be rolling out via the traditional means just yet, Google has posted both OTA files and factory images to the usual locations for your side-loading pleasure. Downloads are up for all Pixels, including the Pixel C. Build numbers are […]

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Get a stupid cheap ($6) wallet case for your Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL with this coupon

A new day can mean many things — freshly brewed coffee, fresh underwear (hopefully), and maybe even a fresh new case for your third-generation Pixel. Case-maker Vena has a set of wallet cases on sale for the Pixel 3 family for just $6.50 each on Amazon, after a promo code. To get this deal, click […]

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Pixel 3 and 3 XL seem to have silently picked up HDR support in Netflix

Content quality in Netflix covers a range from old-school SD to a brain-searing 4K, further augmented by the option for HDR — which, in Netflix’s case, is effectively an extended color gamut. We’ve kept an eye on which phones snag the feature, and based on recent reports, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL appear to […]

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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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Google appears to have fixed the ‘check for update’ button on Pixels again

In what is likely to be the biggest low-key Android news today, Google seems to have silently flipped the switch (again) when it comes to the “check for update” button on Pixels. On every Pixel device we’ve tested here at Android Police, tapping the button in the Settings app is successfully pulling down the recent […]

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January Pixel updates are out now: Pixel 3 video sound quality fix, 5X and 6P finally left behind

The latest pair of Google flagships haven’t been without their controversies — it’s effectively a yearly ritual as the tech enthusiast community picks apart the phone’s faults— but subsequent updates typically resolve the vast majority of these issues. Lucky for us, Google claims that another Pixel 3 problem has been resolved with January’s update. The […]

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Google Pixel 3 Wins Our Readers’ Blind Camera Comparison Test against iPhone XR, OnePlus 6T, Pocophone F1

Earlier this week, I posted a blind camera comparison between the iPhone XR, Google Pixel 3 XL, OnePlus 6T, and the Pocophone F1. Four diverse smartphones, with their price range spanning from $350 to as much as $900. The Pixel 3 XL is hands down considered as having the best […]

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Pixel 3’s ‘fatal error’ third-party app camera bug may be fixed in December update

Last month we reported that the Pixel 3 and 3 XL had an intermittent problem with third-party apps when using the camera. Those that ran into the issue would get a “fatal error” or similar warning as the camera failed to work in the app, a problem that would then persist in those apps even […]

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Pixel 3’s Top Shot can choose a better photo than the one you took, and here’s how it works

Google’s Pixel 3 and 3 XL have some of (if not the) best cameras of the year, and paired with that generally impressive performance are a handful of pretty nifty software features. One of them, called Top Shot, makes those great photos even better by helping out when you make a mistake and snap a […]

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Blind Camera Comparison: iPhone XR vs Google Pixel 3 vs OnePlus 6T vs Pocophone F1

When Apple launched the iPhone XS and iPhone XR this year, it made quite a big deal about its Smart HDR algorithm which is aimed at improving the overall dynamic range, contrast, and details in photos. However, as we saw in a blind camera comparison by YouTuber MKBHD, when photos […]

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Many Pixel 3 and 3 XL owners are having problems with call quality and connection issues

Put lightly, Google’s latest pair of flagship phones have had some issues since their launch, and based on reports we’ve seen, we have yet another problem to add to our growing list. Many Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL owners are reporting a wide variety of issues related to phone calls, behaviors which cover a range […]

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Pixel Sounds updated to v2.0, and it actually works now [APK Download]

Google laid the groundwork for a new app earlier this month, and now you can (maybe) use it. While the prospect of “Pixel Sounds” isn’t the most exciting, it improves a part of the Android experience that has long needed an overhaul. Pixel devices will soon have a more expansive set of ringtones with a […]

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