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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]

Android O will be officially revealed on August 21st

Next week is going to be big for Android fans, because not only is Samsung unveiling a new flagship smartphone, but Google is going to unveil its next major Android release. Google has launched a countdown page for its Android O reveal. The event will coincide with next week’s total eclipse on August 21st, with Google hosting a livestream that’ll begin at 2:40 pm ET. Unfortunately for those of us eagerly awaiting the official launch … [read full article]

Google Pixel 2 appears in leaked images, rumored to lack 3.5mm headphone jack

One month after the Google Pixel XL 2 appeared in leaked renders, the smaller Pixel 2 has leaked. Images of what’s said to be the Google Pixel 2 have been shared by VentureBeat. The back of the phone looks similar to the Pixel XL 2, including a smaller rear glass panel, a larger camera lens, and a fingerprint reader below that glass panel. Around front is where things get a bit different. The smaller Pixel … [read full article]

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 designs reportedly shown off in leaked renders

Google’s new Pixel phones are some of the most hotly anticipated devices that are expected in the second half of 2017, and today we may be getting an early look at the two devices. Renders that claim to show the designs of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 have leaked. They come from @OnLeaks and MySmartPrice, and they’re based on factory CAD information. While these new Pixel phones share the same basic design of … [read full article]

Android O Beta Program launches for Nexus and Pixel devices

Nearly two months after launching an Android O Developer Preview, Google is letting us regular folks try Android O, too. Google today launched the Android O Beta Program, giving owners of select devices the chance to try Android O before it launches to the public later this year. The devices that are eligible for the Android O Beta Program include the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Nexus Player. If you’ve … [read full article]

Google announces Android O developer preview

One year after surprising us with an Android N announcement, Google has repeated itself with Android O. Android O is now official. It’s not surprising that the next major release of Android will be “O” since Google follows the alphabet for its Android updates, but today’s news is significant because Google also revealed some details of Android O. With O, Google is placing a focus on improving battery life. It’ll do this by putting new … [read full article]

Some T-Mobile customers getting RCS support in Google Messenger app

UPDATE: T-Mobile responded to me and said “T-Mobile was the first U.S. operator to launch RCS with our Advanced Messaging in July 2015. We don’t currently support Google’s RCS offering.” 9to5Google found that the supposed sources of this report turned out to be one person.   ORIGINAL: Some T-Mobile customers are getting a new messaging feature to play with today. RCS, which stands for Rich Communication Services, appears to have gone live in Google Messenger for … [read full article]