A number of Google Pixel owners have reported that the Pixels camera (Pixel XL is affected too) having an issue. And no, this is now about the halo effect or sun flare that Google has already addressed. The issue is more intrusive and pertains to the cameras app. A member of the Pixel User Community first started a thread on October 27 regarding the issue hes been having with the Pixels camera. It freezes up with pink/purple vertical
Though the big Google news for today is of course the new lineup of Pixel phones, phones were only a small part of what Google had in store. Alongside their latest in mobile products, Google also used this morning’s event to announce the 3rd generation of Chromecast, the Chromecast Ultra. The last Chromecast is more of a supplement than a replacement of
Yesterday Google finally unveiled the Pixel and Pixel XL, its first smartphones. Throughout its event, however, the company never once mentioned whether the two have any sort of dust or water resistance rating. An IP53 certification was rumored last month for the duo, ahead of the announcement. And now the search giant has apparently confirmed to Droid-Life that the Pixel and Pixel XL indeed do come with the IP53 rating – despite
You don’t have to shop in the big-and-tall section of stores to want the Google Pixel XL. It’s a powerful phablet at a still-reasonable size, and it’s made by Google. This 5.5-inch Android phone is the successor to last year’s Nexus 6P, as Google is altogether ditching the affordable, developer-focused Nexus brand in favor of this new Pixel XL and its smaller 5-inch Pixel counterpart. Here’s our hands-on
After Google’s launch event today in San Francisco, I had an opportunity to get my hands on its new Pixel and Pixel XL phones. My initial impression is that they are decent-looking, well-made phones. Google took a more active role in creating these phones than previous Nexus devices, taking the lead not just in hardware selection, but design as well. Using quality displays
Google’s first hardware collaboration with LG brought us the Nexus 4. Like the Nexus 7, the Nexus 4 followed a philosophy of bringing as much power and quality…
The first HTC smartphone to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the One A9, as you may know. But the first HTC handset to be updated to the latest…
Last week a controversial report from the Wall Street Journal claimed that Google is working on ‘folding’ Chrome OS into Android. The new, combined operating system would apparently…
In the wake of an article on auto news website Motor Trend that raised concerns over the amount of data Google’s Android Auto software collects, Google has issued…
The stylish and affordable Asus ZenWatch 2 is now available to order from the Google Store in the United States. The smartwatch is priced at $149.99, so it…
In addition to the new Chromecast devices and new Nexus phones, Google gave the world a sneak preview of a new Android tablet which they call the Pixel C. Like the Chromebook Pixel, the Pixel C is designed completely in-house by Google, and it shares many attributes with the Chromebook Pixel even though it runs Android rather than Chrome OS. The hardware is also very interesting, and
The Google Maps iOS app has received an update, bumping it to version 4.11.0, and bringing several new features as well as some bug fixes. The most prominent feature the update brings to the table is the support for Apple Watch – it adds a companion app for the smartwatch. As you can see in the image above, the app contains buttons to direct you home and work, as well as to show you recent routes. It
Virtual reality might be the path for a richer multimedia future, but, currently, most hardware kits are quite out of reach for every-day consumers, be it because of…
Google sent us a not-so-cryptic announcement about an event happening at the end of this month, which is when we’ll likely see new Nexus phones, its Android operating system refresh and more. On September 29, the Alphabet company is hosting a presentation that asks invitees to “join us for tasty new treats and much s’more.” It doesn’t get much “s’more” obvious than that. We’ll be there when it all goes
Today Google officially began the roll out of Android Pay by releasing the Android Pay application on the Google Play Store. Android Pay was announced earlier this year at Google I/O and is Google’s new NFC based payment service for Android smartphones. It’s effectively a successor to Google Wallet, although Google Wallet still exists as a service for sending P2P payments.
Google has changed the name of its Glass project to Project Aura, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Keep in mind that Project Aura is different from Project Ara, the company’s modular smartphone effort. The report also says that engineers, software developers, and project managers that previously worked with Amazon’s Lab126 hardware division have been hired as part of the new Project
Over the weekend, Google teased a bunch of names for Android M in a short video teaser. Moments ago, it has finally revealed that the ‘M’ in Android M, is Marshmallow. This follows Google’s traditions to name Android versions after desserts, starting from the first version called Cupcake. This was followed by Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop and now Marshmallow.
Vertical video clips are annoying, and currently, YouTube makes it harder to watch on your phone with awkward vertical letterboxing on its default landscape playback window. But it looks like Google is looking to fix the problem with a new YouTube update, which was initially found by Android Police. Version 10.28 of the YouTube app will allow vertical videos to be played in fullscreen on your phone, instead
Google is introducing a new feature called Your Timeline that will let you see the routes you’ve taken in the past. Google is describing the new feature as a “useful way to remember and view the places you’ve been on a given day, month or year.” The routes and places will be displayed on Google Maps, and it will also show any photos you took on that particular trip if you use Google Photos.
Rumors surrounding the 2015 Nexus smartphone are sketchy at its best. Speculations that the company ditching the Nexus tablet altogether and launching two new Nexus smartphones instead made by LG and Huawei have been surfacing online recently. Now, a new Antutu benchmark test spotted by WCCF Tech has revealed the crazy performance score and spec details of the upcoming LG-made Nexus smartphone. The first
Facebook Messenger, under former PayPal CEO David Marcus, has taken a totally new direction from where it was last year. After introducing features like cash transfers, voice calling among others, the service could now boast a virtual assistant. According to The Information’s Amir Efrati, Facebook is working on integrating a virtual assistant, internally known as ‘Moneypenny’, into the messaging