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January 2019 security update is out for all Google Pixel devices

New year, new updates. Google just released the first security update of 2019. As always, it fixes a bunch of vulnerabilities on the kernel and system level. Unfortunately, the January security update hasn't been released for any of the Nexus devices. We will keep an eye out for those devices. Along with the Pixel 3, Pixel...

Google is expanding Pixel 3 eSIM support to more carriers around the world

eSIM is the latest and greatest iteration of the SIM card, in that it doesn't even have a physical form. Rather than putting a SIM card in your phone or watch, you can effectively store the SIM data on the device itself. Gone are the days of fumbling about with a tiny piece of plastic and...

December security update brings fixes for memory, camera, and more to the Google Pixel smartphones

At the beginning of every month, Google releases new Android security patches for their devices and outlines updates for the ecosystem as a whole. These updates are usually not terribly exciting with a few notable fixes here and there. This month, however, includes pretty big updates for the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel, and...

Some Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 2 users are now able to save Call Screen transcripts

Call screening has been one of the most talked about features of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The feature allows you to have Google Assistant answer calls and interact with the caller on your behalf. Call Screening recently rolled out to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users. Now, Google is adding a...

Google Duplex is rolling out for some Google Pixel owners

Time has proven that artificial intelligence powered applications and services are not just another over-hyped trend which will eventually die. Google has put a lot of effort in developing machine learning and neural network capabilities. They even use Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) to process data for ML-powered services like Google Photos. Another actually useful AL-powered feature...

Call Screening rolling out for some Google Pixel 2 users

You may think of AI as yet another buzzword of 2018, but it can really come in handy sometimes. One of these occasions is Call Screening - a feature built into the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL that helps users avoid spam and answer calls with Google Assistant. Since its initial release on October 9th,...

Google Camera’s Night Sight actually improves daylight shots too

Night Sight in the Google Camera has been one of the most exciting features from the Pixel 3 and now it's available for all Pixel phones. There have also been a number of ports that bring this amazing feature to non-Pixel devices. As the name implies, Night Sight is intended for use at night. It...

Google Camera’s Night Sight is rolling out for the Pixel, Pixel 2, and Pixel 3

The camera is the biggest selling point of the Google Pixel series. They might not have the best hardware or the best prices, but it's hard to beat the camera quality. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL continue to carry the torch and added some new features as well. Night Sight has been the...

November security update out for Pixel 3/2/1 and Nexus 6P/5X

The year is starting to wrap up quickly. We're already into the month of November, and that means it's time for another batch of Android security updates. Google has posted the security bulletins for Pixel/Nexus devices as well as Android as a whole. Like last month, the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2...

Now Playing history is rolling out on the Google Pixel 2

Since all the way back in April, we've been hearing about Google finally adding a history timeline to the Now Play feature. This is the feature that recognizes songs in the background on Pixel devices. There was no native way to see a list of all the songs it had identified (several 3rd-party apps did...

Download: Google Camera with Night Sight for Google Pixel 3, Pixel 2, and Pixel

Earlier this month, Google unveiled the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Thanks to a ton of leaks, there wasn't much left for Google to surprise us with. However, there was one new Google Camera feature that didn't get leaked before launch: Night Sight. Night Sight uses a long exposure time and some Google software...

Google Pixel 2 will soon support VoLTE on Vodafone India

VoLTE (short for Voice over LTE) is the next generation standard for voice calling on 4G LTE networks. It uses IP-based technology to place calls directly over LTE, instead of using CSFB (Circuit Switched Fallback) to place calls and deliver SMS messages on legacy networks such as 2G or 3G. With the roll-out of LTE...