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Pixel 3 XL Black spied in Toronto with notch and two front cameras

Someone in Toronto spotted what appears to be a black Pixel 3 XL smartphone in the wilds of Canada, specifically on a train being used to send messages. The individual managed to take two clear images of the handset, including one partially of the back, revealing a notch, large chin, and single rear camera

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Pixel XL may lose fast charging after Android Pie update

Android Pie has been out for a week; now Google's latest mobile operating system has a problem.

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Android 9 Pie’s Digital Wellbeing beta is open to Pixel now

Android 9 Pie isn’t the only launch from Google today: it’s also opening up its beta preview of Digital Wellbeing for Pixel users. Intended to help identify how you use your smartphone, and potentially flag up any addiction issues that might affect the device overall or specific apps, it’s part of an industry-wide push to make gadget use more healthy. … Continue reading

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Pixel 3 XL Clearly White is very white, has a big chin

When Google launched its first “made by Google” Pixel phones nearly two years ago, it was pretty bold. Not just in the new way it would conduct its business but even in the design of the smartphones themselves.

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Google Pixel Stand leak hints at Assistant-powered dock for Pixel 3

The fall debut of Google’s new flagship Pixel 3 smartphone is getting closer, but some new app software has given us a big hint at what could be a major accessory for the device. Aside from its own smartphone hardware, Google has been working hard on pushing its Assistant AI and Home speakers

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Google ‘Pixel Stand’ might turn your phone into a smart speaker

When the Pixel 3 comes out, it might launch with a special kind of wireless charging dock: one that could make buying a smart speaker unnecessary unless you need more than one. 9to5Google has decompiled the latest version of Google app beta and found...

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Pixel 2 panorama bug still unfixed, workaround available

While many still swear by Google’s second-gen Pixels as the smartphones to beat, even their fiercest fans won’t deny how problematic they were at launch. And while the Pixel 2 XL has the lion’s share of complaints, even the smaller Pixel 2 was not without problems. One of those has remained unaddressed in the 8 months the phone has been … Continue reading

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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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