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Get The Android P Launcher on Any Oreo Device

In this video Hannah goes through all the new stuff in the Android P launcher from the developer preview and also points out everything that has changed. You can get the Android P Launcher on your own device even if you're not running the developer preview. Download the Android P Launcher apk here: Pixel Launcher from Android...

No, The Pixel Did Not “Outsell” the iPhone X this Holiday Weekend

If you have been following headlines these past few days you likely have seen a slew of articles with titles not just strongly indicating, but explicitly stating that the Pixel 2 "activated more devices" over the Christmas weekend than iPhones. Unfortunately, the truth runs counter to such claims, though the original report still shows promise...

Nexus and Pixel Devices to Receive KRACK Patches in December

In October, we reported on a new and dangerous WPA2 WiFi protocol vulnerability known as KRACK (Key Reinstallations Attacks) that disrupts the initial handshake between access points and WiFi devices, allowing attackers to intercept data that'd normally be encrypted. A fix was included in Android's November security update, but not all devices got it right away. According...

Official TWRP for Google Pixel and Pixel XL Updated with Android Oreo Data Decryption Support

TWRP is widely regarded as the Swiss army knife of the Android modding scene, and it's available in a wide array of devices. The world-famous custom recovery distribution was officially released for the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL in November 2016, shortly after its launch, however, the installation process had been kind of wonky...

Speed, Thermal, and Performance Comparison of Fast Charge Standards

One of the most common qualms from smartphone users is how their phones never last through the whole day. Despite all the advances in smartphones in recent years, such as quick charging solutions like Quick Charge, Dash Charge and SuperCharge, batteries feel like they have not evolved quick enough to keep up with our needs. Part...

Here is a Crazy Thought: Google Should Buy HTC’s Crumbling Mobile Division

Almost exactly six years ago Google did something quite unexpected: they announced they were purchasing Motorola Mobility. At the time Google was not really building its own hardware for its Android division, nor were they branding any Android hardware as their own. They had the Nexus lineup but Nexus was always about partial ownership between...

Source: Pixel XL 2 will have Ambient Display Always On, Squeezing while Screen Off, Multiple Display Profiles, and More

The Pixel and Pixel XL were highly anticipated devices, but ultimately they were primarily a first-generation, introductory release for Google, and though they weren’t wholly-spectacular, we regarded them a “foundational release“. What was and remains really exciting, however, is what can be built upon said foundations. Not too long ago we reported on the hardware specifications...

A New Mid-Tier Smartphone Is Coming to Project Fi Later This Year

If you own a Pixel/Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, or Nexus 6P, there's a fairly good chance that you use that handset with Google's own Project Fi phone service. Ever since its launch back in 2015, Project Fi has been locked down to only officially support Nexus and Pixel-branded smartphones, and according to a tweet from...

Future Pixel Smartphones Could Feature a Touch Panel on the Back

When the Google Pixel was announced last October, one of the most controversial talking points was the design of the phone. The large glass panel on the back along with the rest of the metal body just looked odd and out of place, but a new patent that was recently granted to Google suggests that...

Source: Pixel 2 ‘walleye’ and ‘taimen’ Specifications Revealed

The Pixel and Pixel XL were highly anticipated devices, but ultimately they were primarily a first-generation, introductory release for Google, and though they weren’t wholly-spectacular, we regarded them a “foundational release“. What was and remains really exciting, however, is what can be built upon said foundations. Not long ago, we saw buzz surrounding references to upcoming...

Google Hires Key Apple Chip Architect to Build Custom Chips for Future Pixel Devices

Google is serious about its Pixel flagships, and what better way to let everyone know than hiring the key chip architect away from one of your biggest competitors? Google is doing exactly that with the recent hiring of now ex-Apple employee, Manu Gulati, as reported by Variety.com. Mr. Manu Gulati is known for spearheading Apple's own...

Bug Report Suggests LG Might be Manufacturing one of the Upcoming Pixel Devices

Google's 2016 Pixel lineup was manufactured by HTC, though its branding only made it to the device's interior. It was earlier believed that the same partnership will continue this year as well, and as a result, HTC will once again be manufacturing the next Pixel lineup. However, a new report coming in suggests that might...