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Android 9.0 Pie officially launched by Google

Five months after the first Android P Developer Preview was released, Google has officially unleashed Android 9.0 Pie. Google today released Android 9.0 Pie to Pixel phones. The update is rolling out over the air, so if you’ve got a Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, or Pixel 2 XL, keep an eye out for it. Also of note is that the Essential Phone is now receiving its update to Android Pie, which is a … [read full article]

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL rumored to arrive in October, bigger phone may have notch

Google’s Pixel phones are major flagship devices, and while both the Pixel and Pixel 2 were part of special offers from T-Mobile, they haven’t actually been sold by T-Mo in the U.S. Unfortunately for Pixel fans, it sounds like that’ll continue this year. The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are expected to have Verizon as their exclusive U.S. carrier, says a new report from Bloomberg. It’s also said that Google … [read full article]

New Android P features announced, including gesture navigation

Android P was first introduced two months ago, and at that time, Google confirmed that it included new features like official display notch support and notification improvements. It turns out that that’s not all that Google has planned for its next major Android update, though. Google today used its I/O 2018 keynote to intro a number of new Android P features. Perhaps the most notable is gesture navigation, which is similar to what iPhone X … [read full article]

Buy a Pixel 2 XL from Google, get $200 back and a free 18W USB-C charger

T-Mobile has never officially sold Google’s Pixel phones, but T-Mo has encouraged its customers to bring their Pixels onto its network in the past with special offers. T-Mobile’s #BYOPixel offer for the Pixel 2 is no longer being offered, but Google is now running a deal of its own. The Google Store is now offering $200 back when you buy a Pixel 2 XL with Google Store Financing. With this financing, you’ll pay for the … [read full article]

Android P Developer Preview released by Google with notch support, notification improvements

If you’ve got a Google Pixel or Pixel 2 device, you can now give Android P a try. Google today released the first Android P Developer Preview. There are factory images for the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, and Google Pixel 2 XL, and you can sideload them right now. Keep in mind that this update is intended for developers to get their apps ready for Android P and may be … [read full article]

Google Phone app update adds voicemail transcriptions for T-Mobile customers

If you’ve got a Nexus or Pixel phone on T-Mobile, then there’s a nifty new feature now coming your way. Google has updated its Phone app to support voicemail transcription for T-Mobile customers. The Google voicemail transcription feature is part of a Phone update that began rolling out a few days ago, so if you haven’t checked the Play Store in a while, then you may want to check now. While T-Mobile offers its own … [read full article]

More Android and iPhone devices added to T-Mobile’s #GetOutoftheRed promo

In addition to announcing an upcoming Buy One, Get One deal, T-Mobile today shared some news on its #GetOutoftheRed promotion. T-Mobile says that the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and iPhone X are now eligible for its #GetOutoftheRed offer. This brings the number of phones that are eligible for this promo up to 13. #GetOutoftheRed launched in mid-2017 as a way to attract Verizon customers to join T-Mobile. With this deal, … [read full article]

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL now official, T-Mobile to offer Bring Your Own Pixel deal

The new Google Pixel phones are official. Google today introduced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL at an event in San Francisco. The Pixel 2 features a 5-inch 1920×1080 AMOLED 16:9 display, while the Pixel 2 XL features a larger 6-inch 2880×1440 pOLED 18:9 screen. One other notable difference between the two phones is battery size, with the Pixel 2 packing a 2700mAh battery and the Pixel 2 XL coming equipped with a 3520mAh battery. … [read full article]

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL appear in leaked images ahead of October 4th announcement

With just two days to go before Google’s Pixel 2 event, several clear images of both the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 have made their way online. The Google Pixel 2 carries a design similar to the original Pixel, with large top and bottom bezels and a glass window on the back panel that holds the rear camera. There are some slight tweaks here, though, including the addition of dual front speakers and … [read full article]

Android 8.0 Oreo is now official

Today’s the day, Android fans: The next major Android release has been revealed. Android 8.0 Oreo is now official. The update has been pushed to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and build for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P have entered carrier testing. Updates for those devices should begin rolling out “soon” along with updates for the Pixel C and Nexus Player. Google says that it’s also been working with several … [read full article]