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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...

[Update: 3rd ‘taimen’ Model] Google’s next Pixel Phones Possibly Code Named ‘muskie’ and ‘walleye’

Google has a history of code naming its hardware in a thalassic manner. The current generation Google Pixel is code named 'Sailfish' and before that Google named the Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X Shamu, Angler, and Bullhead respectively. In continuing that trend, Google appears to be code naming the next two Google Pixel...

Google Pixel with CopperheadOS is Available for Purchase in the U.S. and Canada

For those of you who are unaware, CopperheadOS is an open source derivative of AOSP that is focused on hardening security. The OS is available to download and install for free on many Nexus devices, though they directly sell devices with their software pre-installed on them. And now fans of the Google Pixel within the United States...

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...

[Update] Chromebooks are Not Dead, But Google has No Plans to Share Right Now

Original Title: Google is Not Working on Another Pixel Laptop Google's Pixel lineup originally began with the company's chromebook ambitions -- the original Pixels were high-end, well-specced and premium laptops that managed to showcase Chrome OS' true potential. It wasn't long before Google decided to use the Pixel branding for other endeavors, including the Pixel C (which could...

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...

Only a Few Rough Edges Hinder the Pixel from Luring the Apple Mainstream

I have owned a number of iPhones including the 5S, 6S, 7, 7+ and the SE. I also currently have a Google Pixel and have had every major flagship from HTC, LG, and Samsung over the course of the last year as well as the always excellent OnePlus 3. I like this market, I like where is...

Android Security Update for January 2017 Released for Supported Devices

Another month, another Android Security Update. Google has actively been taking steps to find and disclose security issues during their monthly Android Security Bulletins. The current situation in the world of Android security, at least from Google's end, is a lot better than before such bulletins were released. Right on time, the security patch for January 2017...

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...

Verizon/EE’s Bootloader Unlock Method for Pixel to be Patched This Week

Hacking into the new Pixel and Pixel XL phones from Google has presented a new challenge to the community developers. We knew it would be this way even before they were officially launched because of the changes to system that Google undertook. We generally see things like root access and TWRP support released for a...