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Android Auto Wireless goes live – but there’s a catch

Android Auto Wireless support has quietly been enabled, with Google now allowing Pixel and Nexus phones to cut the cord with compatible in-car infotainment systems. The update means that you’ll no longer need to plug your smartphone in with a cable in order to see Android’s car-specific, safer-to-use interface on the dashboard. Android Auto was launched back in March 2015, … Continue reading

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Android Auto Wireless reminded me of Google’s big Pixel mistake

Google enabling Android Auto Wireless is great news, but Pixel phones’ lagging behind iPhone in one key area does put the brakes on how useful the update is. Putting down your smartphone while you’re behind the wheel is safety advice all of us would do well to remember. I just wish I could put my Pixel 2 XL down on … Continue reading

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OG Pixel gone from Google Store, Pixel C gets Google Assistant

Mobile devices come and go, sometimes faster than we would like. A new model is released every year, sometimes twice a year, and software updates often end two years after launch. As it becomes its own man, Google seems to have also adopted the practice of its OEM partners.

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Google Pixel 2 Motion Photos magic revealed

The Pixel and Pixel 2 phones, especially the Pixel 2 XL, have been faulted for many things.

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Pixel 2 and 2 XL battery drain issue investigation underway at Google

In recent days, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners started complaining about an issue with the phone’s battery life, namely that it had decreased substantially following the models’ February update. According to impacted users, the phones also experience warmer temperatures, a pair of problems that are frustrating users. Now Google has confirmed that it is investigating the issue

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Google completes its $1.1 billion HTC deal

Google's billion-dollar deal to acquire a part of HTC (along with a non-exclusive license for its intellectual property) is done. The two companies announced its completion tonight, and the details appear to be the same as originally announced. While...

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Pixel 2 Kinda Blue now on Google Store, Project Fi

CES week might not always be the best time to announce new smartphones which could quickly be swept away in the flood of other electronics. It is, on the other hand, the perfect time to do things that would be OK, maybe even preferable, to go under the radar.

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Pixel 2’s ‘Portrait Mode’ unofficially makes it to non-Google phones

While Google's Pixel 2 didn't change much from its predecessor, which came out only a year before, one of the newer smartphone's standout features is the background-blurring Portrait mode.

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Make the jump to 4K and HDR in 2018

After years of hype, 4K video finally became something that mattered to consumers in 2017. But it wasn't just the pixel bump from HD video that made the difference

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Android Wear’s Oreo upgrade is ready

Google has been doling out Oreo treats to a bunch of devices of late. The HTC U11 got the bump last week, followed by Android 8.1 landing on Nexus and Pixel devices

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