Google News

Google responds to criticism of the Pixel 2 XL’s display

October 31, 2017 David Steele

Google recently released the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Of these two, the Pixel 2 XL has received staunch criticism regarding the new LG-built POLED panel. The good news is, Google has now addressed these issues, with addition to the high pitch clicking noise. 

Carrier News

SoftBank, Sprint’s parent, may have just shut down the carrier merger with T-Mobile

October 31, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Remember the Sprint and T-Mobile merger? Of course you do. It has been in the news for more than a year, and we’ve reported on the situation many times over the last several weeks at Droid Turf. Well, the latest word is not so good if you were hoping this would be announced in November as expected.

Apps & Games

Amazon announces “all-new Kindle app”

October 31, 2017 Droid Turf

Amazon recently announced a major update to its Kindle app for Android and iOS. The retailer first took the world by storm when it released its first generation e-reader called Kindle in November of 2007. Nearly ten years have passed since then and the Kindle has shown few to no signs of losing market share. To continue in the company’s efforts, the Amazon Kindle app has received yet another major design overhaul. 

Apps & Games

Meet the YouTube TV app, rolling out now for Android TV

October 31, 2017 Doug Demagistris

YouTube TV is Google’s affordable TV platform priced at just $35 per month. It’s available in dozens of large cities and popular regions, and now it works as a native app across all your devices. Meet the YouTube TV app, now available for your Android TV.

Analysis & Insight

Google Pixel 2: All the new features and reasons to upgrade

October 31, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Google announced two flagship smartphones on October 4 in San Francisco, CA during the company’s second-ever privately held Made By Google 2017 event. Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the successors to last year’s first-generation Pixel and Pixel XL. Google introduced a number of new hardware components and software features with the two phones that make these devices ultimately worth considering. Here’s what we have, and whether or not you should upgrade.

Google News
Rumors, leaks, teasers

HTC is going bezel-less with upcoming HTC U 11+

October 30, 2017 Doug Demagistris

HTC has continued to ramp up anticipation for its announcement that will be made on Thursday, November 2. Yet another teaser image was put out just as we were wrapping things up last week, and it shows a near bezel-less frame on a smartphone. Could this be the rumored U 11+?


Google shares a list of games families can play over Google Home

October 30, 2017 Doug Demagistris

If you have a Google Home speaker, the original or mini, you’re probably aware that the Google Assistant has games. Some are fun and others a kind of silly, but hey, they’re there for enjoyment and laughter. And now, to simplify things, Google has shared a list of all them.

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