• Google Pixel 2 XL goes up against an iPhone 8 Plus in new drop test video

    27 days ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    With the iPhone X release still about two weeks away, it may be a while before we get to see how Apple's true flagship iPhone stacks up against the competition. In the meantime, we'll have to make do with the iPhone 8 Plus, a compelling device in its own right. Though not as dramatic an upgrade as the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 Plus does offer some intriguing improvements relative to last year's iPhone 7 Plus, and even better, it's available in stores today. In stark contrast, initial supply of the iPhone X, as you've likely heard by now, will be extremely limited at launch.
    All that said, the...
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  • Rumored Codenames For 2018 Google Pixel Lineup Surface

    Rumored Codenames For 2018 Google Pixel Lineup Surface

    27 days ago - By Android Headlines

    In spite of the Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL only having recently been announced, it is now being suggested that the codenames for the 2018 Pixel lineup are Albacore , Blueline and Crosshatch. At present, the details are quite light and due to the very early arrival of these codenames, they are subject to change, or being wrong. However, the details on these new codenames come from a report out of Droid Life which in turn credits a ‘trusted source' with the information.
    What is interesting about these codenames is their seemingly alphabetically nature. Which is also something the report states...
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  • Google is looking into the Pixel 2 XL's screen burn-in problem

    Google is looking into the Pixel 2 XL's screen burn-in problem

    27 days ago - By Pocket-lint

    OK, so the Pixel 2 XL has a display problem.First, there was an issue about its colour vibrancy, which, honestly, we think might be like the great blue/gold dress debate. Either you think the latest Pixels have dim, muddy displays that look gross in low...
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  • The Pixel 2's Screen May Have a Serious Burn-in Problem

    The Pixel 2's Screen May Have a Serious Burn-in Problem

    27 days ago - By ExtremeTech

    Google Pixel 2 may have a serious problem with OLED burn-in. This is a separate issue from the reports of poor color reproduction that made the rounds last week; there's burn-in damage on multiple devices, some of which haven't even been used for one cumulative day.
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  • Pixel 2 XL screen saga keeps getting worse

    Pixel 2 XL screen saga keeps getting worse

    27 days ago - By SlashGear

    The Pixel 2 XL is still making headlines, but not for the reasons Google was hoping for. The early wave of generally glowing reviews may have given the Android smartphone a good start, but as devices reach buyers there are big, ominous concerns being raised about Google's choice of display. Right now, there are three big problems the Pixel 2...
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  • Pixel 2 XL 'screen burn-in' problems mount, as Google investigates

    Pixel 2 XL 'screen burn-in' problems mount, as Google investigates

    27 days ago - By TechRadar

    Reports of Google Pixel 2 XL screen burn-in problems are beginning to mount, less than a week after the new Android Oreo smartphone went on sale. Screen burn-in occurs when the same image stays on the display long enough and a ghost image remains, even when moving to another screen. That seems to be what's happening on one of our Pixel 2 XL phones and those of other reviewers who have had the device in hand for about two weeks. Where will you notice this alleged burn-in effect first? The notification shade, status bar and on-screen navigation buttons, according to the first people to spot...
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  • Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Video Review: Google's Finest Yet

    Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Video Review: Google's Finest Yet

    27 days ago - By Android Headlines

    It was just a few short weeks ago that we saw Google unveil its latest products at the Made By Google event, and while Google unveiled many products at the show, the biggest interest continues to be around its own Pixel line of phones. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the latest from the company's budding hardware division, and while it's clear the influence of the recent HTC business deal with Google has yet to take hold, the design language of Google's products are coming together quite nicely. This year we're seeing two different models, just like last year, but this time around these two...
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  • Got a new device? Don't miss these $5 case deals for Pixel 2 & more

    Got a new device? Don't miss these $5 case deals for Pixel 2 & more

    27 days ago - By AndroidPhoneFans

    If you've got a brand new Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL on the way, you may be looking for some protection for your new device. Google has some lovely Live Cases available for these devices, but if that's not your thing and you're looking for something a bit cheaper, case maker Ringke has discounted one of their Pixel 2/Pixel 2XL cases. It's not the prettiest looking case, but it's also less than $5.
    The other cases on the list are marginally better if you've got a Samsung Galaxy S8 or an LG G6. It's worth noting that in order to apply these coupons, you'll need to select the ‘ships from and sold...
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  • Google shipped a Pixel 2 that failed its quality control inspection

    Google shipped a Pixel 2 that failed its quality control inspection

    27 days ago - By AndroidPhoneFans

    It seems Google is having more trouble with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launch than previous device launches this year. Amid reports of screen burn-in on the Pixel 2 XL and month-long delays to get a white Pixel 2 shipped , it seems the unit you receive may not even be up to the factory's quality control standards.
    An excited Pixel 2 owner posted on reddit saying that his Quite Black 128GB Pixel 2 arrived today, but when he opened the box he found a blue slip from the factory informing him that the unit he received had cosmetic damage and wasn't up to quality control standards. You can see...
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  • The Google Home “Quartz” is an upcoming Home device with a display

    27 days ago - By AndroidPhoneFans

    Before the Pixel 2 event took place and we saw the new Google Home Mini and Max announced, there were rumors that Google was working on another variant of Home which included a display. This rumor was compounded by the fact that Google removed the ability for Amazon Echo Show users to watch YouTube videos from the home assistant. Unfortunately, the Pixel 2 event came and went with no mention of another new Home product which would feature a display.
    Thanks to a new APK teardown from at Android Police , it seems that Google is actually preparing this new Home device thanks to some clues...
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  • Google posted new Pixel 2 factory images, but there's no October security patch yet

    Google posted new Pixel 2 factory images, but there's no October security patch yet

    27 days ago - By MobileSyrup

    Google has published factory images for its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL but, despite the late date, neither feature the October security patch. The images were mislabeled as featuring the October patch, but those who flashed the update soon found that it contained only the September patch. In fact, the build numbers published today are identical to those on non-updated Pixel 2 devices, so it seems the posting may have been a mistake on Google's part. Meanwhile, Google's older Pixel and Nexus devices have already received the October update. While there might not be a reason to flash the factory...
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  • Some white Google Pixel 2 orders reportedly won't ship until November

    Some white Google Pixel 2 orders reportedly won't ship until November

    27 days ago - By TechRadar

    The Google Pixel 2 hasn't had the smoothest launch, what with all the reports trickling in about the unfortunate burn-in and muted colors on the Pixel 2 XL 's plastic OLED display. To make matters worse, as spotted by Android Police , users on Reddit who ordered the "Clearly White" versions of the smaller Pixel 2 are reporting that they're receiving emails saying their orders have been delayed by a month. More precisely, the shortages appear to be affecting the 64 GB versions of the white device.
    The shipping dates were originally listed as today, October 23, but now Google claims the...
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  • Google Pixel 2 XL's display has another problem - CNET

    27 days ago - By CNET

    Your eyes don't deceive you, some Pixel 2 XL's screens have a burn-in issue.
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