Google News

If you still own a Nexus, Google might grant you a 20% discount on Pixel 2

February 19, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Over the weekend, there was an outburst in comments on a Reddit thread in the Google Pixel subreddit. A trusted source looked to see what was going on, and discovered that more than just a few Nexus device owners seem to be receiving email about a 20% discount on Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL.

General News

Google smartphone shipments improve two-fold during 2017, Essential moved just 90,000 units of PH-1

February 16, 2018 Amiel Pineda

IDC analyst, Francisco Jeronimo, tweeted recently regarding Google and Essential smartphone shipments. According to Jeronimo, Pixel shipments were double that of last year thanks to sales of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The figure for Essential is very, very disappointing. It’s not often we hear sales figures for mobile devices, so we’ll take it for what it’s worth. 

Droid Updates

Droid Updates Weekly 2/5 – 2/9: Which Android devices were updated this week?

February 11, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Our guess is that most of you have a smartphone if you’re reading this. Being smartphone owners ourselves, we’re always interested in knowing when a smartphone gets updated. Wouldn’t it be convenient to have this all in one place? That’s why we created our ‘Droid Updates’ Weekly Series.

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New camera mod brings Pixel 2 ‘Portrait Mode’ to older phones

January 9, 2018 Pierfrancesco Santin

One of the more neat features that comes on Google’s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, is the possibility of creating breathtaking portraits by blurring the background automatically. Unfortunately, the feature has been exclusive to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, that is, until now. Thanks to developers who ported the feature, one can add the functionality by simply downloading a mod that enables the portrait feature on certain non-Pixel 2 devices.

Droid Updates

Droid Updates Weekly 1/1 – 1/5: Which Android devices were updated this week?

January 7, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Our guess is that most of you have a smartphone if you’re reading this. Being smartphone owners ourselves, we’re always interested in knowing when a smartphone gets updated. Wouldn’t it be convenient to have this all in one place? That’s why we created our ‘Droid Updates’ Weekly Series.

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Weekly Poll: What was the best overall Android smartphone from 2017?

January 7, 2018 Doug Demagistris

The smartphone, or should we say the “cell phone,” has come a long way. What was once only for making phone calls, has now evolved into much more, and is now essential for most of us to have. The smartphone is the centerpiece of all our connections and we take it with us just about everywhere we go. 2017 brought a handful of new smartphones, some better than others. Many say that by the end of next year, we will have eclipsed [Read More]

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