Tag: Pixel 3 XL

[Update: Confirmation emails going out] Google offering select customers $50 store credit with Pixel 3 pre-order

With the Pixel event wrapped up, many eager customers are likely scoping out the best place to pre-order the new devices. For some U.S. customers, ordering from Google directly might be the best option. The company is now offering a $50 Google Store credit to people who signed up for Pixel marketing emails. The offer […]

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[Update: Full report now live] DisplayMate says the Pixel 3 XL display gets an ‘A+ Rating’

Last year, Google caught flack for equipping the Pixel 2 XL with one of LG’s new mobile OLED panels. While the display wasn’t bad in my estimation, it definitely was not as good as the panels on other phones in the same price range. Even the first-gen Pixels looked better. If you place any faith […]

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Pixel 3 review: The 10 most surprising things about Google’s new Pixels

Google’s strategy with the Pixel smartphone line has always been a bit perplexing. Thanks to exclusive carrier partnerships in the US and limited global availability, sales have historically been quite low compared to other flagship phones. Is Google not really trying to make money with its Pixel handsets? Then there’s the idea that Pixel phones […]

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Pixel 3 and 3 XL review: Come for the camera, stay for everything else

Article Contents Android has become the most popular computing platform on the planet, but Google has had problems selling very many Android phones itself. It tried for years to make Nexus devices “a thing,” but they never caught on outside the nerd demographic. With the debut of the Pixel program in 2016, the company took […]

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Which Pixel 3 features are coming to older Pixel phones (and which will remain exclusive)

Article Contents Google’s Pixel 3 and 3 XL didn’t pack a whole lot of hardware surprises, considering the unceasing deluge of leaks over recent months, but the software was another story. There were plenty of new camera features shown off at the Made by Google 2018 event, with oodles of machine learning magic to go […]

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The Pixel camera app will support external microphones starting October 18

The Pixel line is known for, above all else, its wicked cameras. But one problem a certain type of mobile photography enthusiast has run into with the phones is that they don’t currently allow for the use of external microphones in the default camera app. That’s set to change next week, though. Some camera apps […]

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Google’s designer Pixel 3 cases in Japan will include their own AR experiences

Google’s first-party cases might be a bit on the chunky side, but they’re nice enough to make up for the added thickness, and customers in Japan will be getting an extra benefit with their phone protection. Google’s doing a whole collection of regionally exclusive (and super snazzy) cases for the country, and they come with […]

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Google details new Assistant features coming soon to Pixel phones

During the course of the big Google hardware event on October 9th we heard about a number of new features, most relating to the three main products being unveiled — Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub. As the dust has mostly settled, Google thought it might be a good time to run us through […]

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Nacho Notch could help you cope with the Pixel 3 XL’s big honkin’ display cutout

It’s not so much that we like them, but in late 2018, we’re getting used to notches on the whole. The Pixel 3 XL’s bizarrely tall cutout, though, is particularly irksome. You can toggle it off in the phone’s developer options, but doing so means the screen space on either side goes unused. Nacho Notch […]

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The Pixel 3 uses Samsung’s super-fast F2FS file system

All the way back in 2012, Samsung created a new file system purpose-built for flash-based storage, called ‘F2FS‘. It’s typically faster on smartphones than the ext4 file system that most Android devices use, but it has suffered from reliability issues over the years. Google apparently thinks it’s ready for prime-time though, as the Pixel 3 […]

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[Deal Alert] Verizon offering Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL fabric cases for 25% off

One of my favorite cases for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL was Google’s fabric case. However, being an official case, they’re not cheap at around $40 a pop. Verizon is already offering these fabric cases up for pre-order with a 25% discount, equating to a price of $30.74. I’ve used this case extensively […]

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Google confirms Pixel 3 support for band 41 LTE, band 30 coming soon

Google announced the Pixel 3 and 3 XL yesterday, and there was a lot to unpack even though we knew basically everything about the phones from leaks. Sometimes the small stuff can fall through the cracks on announcement day, but some potential buyers were concerned about several apparently missing LTE bands. Now, Google confirms support […]

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Gamevice controller now available for Pixel 2, 2 XL, 3, and 3 XL

When touchscreen controls don’t cut it for games, you’re left with two options: switch to a dedicated gaming machine or add your own hardware controls. For the past few years, Wikipad has sold its Gamevice detachable controllers which work with several Samsung Galaxy models and iPhones. The Google devices were sadly left out of the […]

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Pixel 3 and 3 XL’s Now Playing recognized songs will have a history log

The Pixel 2 and 2 XL brought a new Ambient Display feature that automatically recognizes nearby playing music and displays the song’s title and artist without you having to launch Shazam or any other music ID app. The third-generation Pixels will up the ante with a log of all the identified songs. 9to5Google reports that […]

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Pixel 3 and 3 XL are guaranteed Android version and security updates until October 2021

Before the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, Google had a habit of promising its Nexus and Pixel devices Android version updates for two years, but security fixes for three. That changed with the second-generation Pixels, which were guaranteed both types of updates for three years. The Pixel 3 family will benefit from the same courtesy. […]

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