Gadgets

‘Fast Pair’ brings straightforward Bluetooth pairing to Android devices

November 2, 2017 Doug Demagistris

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.

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For every Pixel phone pre-ordered on day one last year, two Pixel 2 smartphones were ordered this year

November 1, 2017 Doug Demagistris

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.

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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. 

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Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview is live

October 27, 2017 Doug Demagistris

This week, Google announced Android 8.1 Oreo in the form of a developer preview. This is the first follow-up version to Android 8.0 Oreo, which released publicly back in August and comes pre-loaded on some newer Android models such as Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

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Some Pixel 2 XL customers have reported screen burn-in problems, Google now investigating

October 23, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Pixel 2 XL demand has slowed just a bit as of late due to a variety of small issues being reported by early buyers of the flagship phone. To make things clear, we’re referring to the larger Pixel 2 XL sibling and not the smaller Pixel 2. First it became apparent that colors shown on display were flat, though Google later pushed an update with a new “vivid color” setting. Many, though, are still unhappy with the screen because of [Read More]

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Here’s why the Pixel 2 camera can’t be matched

October 17, 2017 Doug Demagistris

The original Pixel phones came with a fantastic camera, but Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL take things to another level. Want to know why Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL received the highest rating ever for a smartphone camera? Here’s the answer to the mystery.

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