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Pixel and Pixel XL to Receive Guaranteed Software Updates From Google Until October 2018

One of the key reasons to buy a Google-branded device is the expectation of frequent software updates for your device. Google is rather transparent about how long they will support their devices, and has a support page that lists the end of life period for each of its devices so users aren't blind-sided when an...

How to Add Media Playback Controls to the Nav Bar when Playing Music

Ever since Google first introduced the concept of software navigation keys to Android, users have been asking for a way to customize what keys are available to users. Although custom ROMs have offered this level of customization for years, it's only in the first Android O Developer Preview do we find an official method from...

Nav Bar Customization was Hidden in Stock Nougat All Along…and it never needed Root

Show of hands here: how many of you are actually running the first Android O Developer Preview? Not only is the Developer Preview only available to a handful of Google devices, but it's really not suitable as a daily driver. Of course, it was never intended to be used by the average user, but rather as...

Nexus and Pixel Devices Migrate to SDCardFS in Android O

With every new release of Android comes many exciting features. Android O will bring notification channels, Autofill Framework for password managers, Picture-in-Picture mode for phones, adaptive icons, and more. The features that I've listed are only a few of the changes introduced in Android O, but there are many features that Google chooses not to publicize,...

How to Automatically Disable Do Not Disturb Mode during Phone Calls

For an Android enthusiast like the users on our forums, receiving a major software update can be an exciting event due to the enhanced performance and new features that they often bring. While some brave users are running the first Android O Developer Preview as their daily driver, most owners of the Nexus 5X, Nexus...

Meet Gcam, The Software Secret to the Pixel’s Camera Performance

The Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL are best known as Google's flagship for the year 2016. With these devices, Google exerted greater control over the hardware and created an experience that found wide acceptance among critics and users alike. Our review of the Google Pixel XL also praised Google's efforts and recognized the camera...

Android Nougat 7.1.2 Beta 2 Rolling out with Fingerprint Gesture on Nexus 6P; New Multitasking UI and Launcher for Pixel C

Google has announced that the second beta update for Android Nougat MR2 (7.1.2) is now rolling out to the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Nexus Player. The build is labeled NPG47I and is only a minor update for most of the supported devices, though there are some noteworthy changes that users...

Rick Osterloh: “Pixel 2” Coming in 2017; Successor to Remain Premium

The Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL have been widely regarded as some of the best Android devices that one could purchase in 2016. These devices are considered Google's answer to the Apple iPhone, showcasing the fruits of a thoughtful culmination of hardware and software. If you enjoyed the Pixel and the Pixel XL and were looking forward to...

Next Pixel Flagship may Feature a non-Qualcomm Chipset, Possible Budget Model in the Works

Rumor season is already upon us, and today we bring you a report from 9to5Google that mentions some interesting tidbits regarding the next generation Google Pixel phones. According to a source, Google is currently in the process of testing their next Pixel flagship devices with upgraded specifications. As with any yearly upgrade, we would expect to...

The Future of the Pixel is Bright

According to trend analyses and reports produced by Wave7, a U.S. mobile market analyst, the Google's Pixel series have been selling consistently well over the three or so months it has been available. Given a selection of reporting around the time of launch that failed to clearly differentiate between Verizon being the exclusive Pixel carrier and Verizon...

Google is Investigating an Audio Issue with some Pixel and Pixel XLs

While most reviewers feel the Google Pixel and Pixel XL devices are among the best Android smartphones you can buy right now, some users have been experiencing a fair bit of issues with their new smartphone. We were first made aware of a lens flare/halo issue that people are having with the camera. Google acknowledged this issue...

Google Launches “Actions on Google” Developer Platform for Google Assistant

When Google took the stage on October 4th to unveil the highly anticipated Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, many users were thrilled at the apparent renewed attention that Google was giving to their hardware line-up. However, if one were to pay attention to the plethora of other products and services announced at the Google Event, it's...