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]
Google Lens, which began its roll out on Google Photos a couple of weeks ago with a “preview” as demoed at Google I/O 2017, is now rolling out to OG Pixel and Pixel 2 owners.
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 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.
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.
Did you pre-order a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL? If you did, and made your purchase from Google or one of its retail partners such as Verizon or Best Buy, you’re eligible for a free Google Home Mini speaker. All pre-order buyers of either flagship are being emailed a promo code as we speak.
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.
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.