Google’s Pixel 2 XL has been under fire ever since its release. Buyers have reported audio concerns and a slew of display issues including screen burn-in, flashing, dead spots, and flat colors. Yet, the search engine is still encouraging potential customers to purchase the model. Most issues don’t appear to be super serious, and Google has gone far enough to patch a few of them through software updates. However, Girard Gibbs LLP thinks enough is enough and is actively undergoing [Read More]
At Google I/O 2017, we heard about Daydream 2.0 and standalone Daydream VR headset concepts. Both Lenovo and HTC were confirmed as Google’s manufacturing partners, though one seems to have dropped the project all-together.
Just when Google thought it had addressed all the problems being experienced by Pixel 2 XL (and some Pixel 2) early adopters, more issues continue to be spotted. This next one involves the screen yet again on Pixel 2 XL, which has been to blame for the majority of issues with Google’s 2017 flagship.
Google has shared with us the latest distribution numbers for its mobile OS, Android. The results reflect the platform’s results as of mid-November.
Google and Samsung each have a new video advertisement showcasing their respective flagship smartphone. Google focuses on Pixel 2, and highlights the power of the Google Assistant. Samsung’s advertisement is centered around the Galaxy Note 8 and takes shots at Apple’s iPhone. Both are interesting because had they not been, we wouldn’t have felt such an urge to share them with all of you.
As a result of audio issues, a burn-in screen problem and unfavorable color reproduction, Google opted to up the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL warranty to 2 years for all buyers. When Google announced this, it wasn’t clear what would happen to those enrolled in the Google Store’s $129 Preferred Care plan. Now it is, kind of. Here’s what we know.
Google announced a new feature called ‘Fast Pair’ on its Android Developers blog this week, and it brings effortless Bluetooth pairing to Android. Devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or later that have Google Play Services version 11.7 or newer should begin to see the functionality this week if a compatible Bluetooth accessory is brought within your phone’s rage.
The third quarter has come to a close, and corporations such as Google’s parent, Alphabet, have reported their earnings and quarterly results. Late last week, during Alphabet’s official earnings call, the mic was passed to Sundar Pichai, the current CEO of Google. From him, we got some news regarding the sales progress of this year’s Made By Google hardware.