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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...

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...

Unofficial LineageOS 15 Beta Build Available for the Pixel C

The LineageOS team was among the first ROM development teams to begin working on their Android Oreo ROM. After all, they've started putting together "lineage-15.0" mere hours ahead of AOSP drop, on August 21st. During the last few days, we've seen many people booting AOSP Android Oreo/LineageOS 15 on devices like the Xiaomi Mi3/Mi4, the...

As Google Neglects Tablets, Apple and Microsoft Advance the Convergence of Mobile and Desktop Computers

A little over one year ago, Google did what many of us expected them to do: announce Android app support in Chrome OS. As is the case with every Google announcement, this was in early beta stages and would not release to consumers for a few months. Still though, there was hope -- hope for Android,...

Android 7.1.2 Is Rolling Out to The Pixel C and Nexus Player

Google released a first beta version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat back in January and then again released a second beta in March. Now, it appears that the update is now finally ready for the prime time as Google has now started rolling out the stable version of Android 7.1.2 for some of the supported devices....

[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...

Google Publishes October’s Security Updates & Finally Releases Nougat for the Nexus 6

Google has released Android 7.0 Nougat for a number of Nexus devices last month, but they were still working on the update for Motorola's Nexus 6. It's unclear if the Android 7.0 update for the Nexus 6 was delayed because Google engineers were squashing bugs, or if Motorola was holding them back. Whatever the case, the...

Exploring Andromeda: A Look at the Challenges Awaiting Google’s Next Voyage

With the release of the Pixel and Pixel XL phones coming up, rumors abound that Google will be announcing a new platform based on Android enhanced by Chrome OS features, called Andromeda. Google has already started bringing features from one to the other (Android apps in Chrome OS, seamless updates in Android, etc.), but questions remain...

Google’s New Approach to Hardware Design Could Mean a New Relationship with Nexus Partners

ast week Sundar Pichai sent our little niche of the internet into a frenzy, prompting the churning out of article after article discussing his thoughts on what the software experience on the Nexus phones would be going forward.While the software is a key aspect of the Nexus experience, users and enthusiasts also look to the...

Piecing Evidence Together: The Nexus Line, HTC M1 & S1, and an Elusive Tablet

Google I/O 2016 is less than a month away, which means we've entered the final bout of new Nexus rumor hype. Today, famed device leaker @evleaks threw the Android enthusiast world into a tailspin with his latest tweet: https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/725395035022319616Now, Mr. Blass has a penchant for leaking accurate information, so I was already on board with the...

The Time is Right for a Pixel Phone: an Uber-Flagship to Complement the Nexus Line

Near and dear to all of our hearts is the Nexus program, revered for its excellent and almost unblemished support of developers, tinkerers, and purists alike. Over the years though we have seen multiple transformations as Google has tried to see where its program fits. After going from top-tier flagship competitor to a mid-range monster and...

What Does it Take to Save the Android Tablet?

Android tablets haven't been doing well lately. There are simply better options out there that offer more in terms of productivity, features, and usability. But there's still hope for them, and I think that they could be great with just a few really important considerations. The Pixel C was supposed to be the quintessential Android tablet,...