• Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL OTA files and Factory images are now available

    1 month ago - By MobileSyrup

    The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL first factory images are now available. Google posted the factory images and OTA files for the devices today, which makes sense considering today is their U.S. release date. The files available are Android 9 builds PD1A.180720.030 and PD1A.180720.031, the latter being specific to Verizon. The build also features September's security patch. It's unclear if the company will launch an October security patch or skip this month and wait until November's. You can the find the factory images, here, and the OTA files here, though it's unlikely you need either of them...
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  • Handy Google Pixel 3 tips and tricks

    Handy Google Pixel 3 tips and tricks

    1 month ago - By Digital Trends

    If you're hunting for some Pixel 3 tips to help you get more from your Google phone, then you'll find them right here. We've got tips for shortcuts, camera controls, and more. All these tips will also work for the Pixel 3 XL.
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  • Best Wallet Cases for the Pixel 3 XL

    Best Wallet Cases for the Pixel 3 XL

    1 month ago - By Android Central

    Given how reliable mobile pay options are in 2018, it's actually not that big of a deal if you forget your wallet at home. Our phones can now store most credit and/or loyalty cards, with your photo ID being the only phyisical card you actually need to have on you. This makes a wallet case a fantastic option for the new Pixel 3 XL, and we've rounded up some of the best case options from cheaper options made from synthetic leather to the premium Bellroy Leather Wallet Case .
    Budget folio case
    Abacus24-7 Flip Cover Wallet Case
    Made of synthetic leather with a clear ID pocket and a hidden...
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  • Where to buy the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

    Where to buy the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

    1 month ago - By Android Central

    Here's where you can get Google's latest phones, in either size.
    The Google Pixel 3 is now available for purchase across the United States, and if you want the best Android phone money can buy in 2018, it needs to be at the very top of your shopping list.
    Both the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are outfitted with vastly improved displays compared to last year's models, refined designs, and damn impressive cameras. If you want to buy one, here's everything you need to know.
    Verizon
    Once again Verizon is the "exclusive" carrier for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in the U.S. That's, of course, a bit of a...
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  • What is Android One?

    What is Android One?

    1 month ago - By TechRadar

    Android One is the feature to look for if you want a phone with Android designed exactly as Google intended, but don't want to spend money on a Google Pixel 3. Android One is a version of the Android platform which uses a largely unmodified core interface, but with room to support a few little hardware extras. You could call it the best of both the so-called 'stock' and 'custom' approaches. As well as a cohesive approach to user interface design, Android One promises better performance thanks to well-optimized software, no superfluous apps and a longer period of software support too, with...
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  • Google Brings In Celebrities For Its First Pixel 3 Ad

    Google Brings In Celebrities For Its First Pixel 3 Ad

    1 month ago - By Android Headlines

    In short: Today, the Google Pixel 3 officially goes on sale at many retailers. So Google is kicking the marketing machine into gear now, for the new smartphone. Earlier this week, Google had sponsored Jimmy Kimmel Live and they used the Pixel 3 to film Eminem's performance of Venom from on top of the Empire State Building, which definitely got a lot of attention. But now, Google is using a number of celebrities in a new ad, that are talking about the Pixel 3. In this video you'll see celebrities including Gordon Ramsay, Marshmello, Madelaine Petsch, MyLifeAsEva, and Joey Graceffa who all...
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  • Video: Google Pixel 3 Camera Review - Does it Hold the Crown?

    1 month ago - By Android Headlines

    For generations now, Google has led the pack in camera quality and overall imaging excellence with its Nexus and Pixel phone lineups. The introduction of HDR+ on the Nexus 5 ushered in a brand new concept for mobile photography, one that worked on a per-pixel level instead of a multi-frame exposure level. Over the years Google has honed and perfected this technology, bringing about results that have been stunning, typically eclipsing all other phones on the market in terms of sheer detail and the wide dynamic range available. Google has specialized itself in the realm of movement, where it...
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  • Google Pixel 3 found to include LG OLED display

    Google Pixel 3 found to include LG OLED display

    1 month ago - By PhoneDog

    Days after confirming that Google switched to a Samsung display for this year's Pixel 3 XL , the maker of the smaller Pixel 3's screen has been confirmed as well.
    The Google Pixel 3 includes a screen from LG Display, reports the folks from iFixit. This is a change from last year when the Pixel 2 had a Samsung display and the Pixel 2 XL's screen came from LG.
    Following the launch of the Pixel 2 XL last year, many owners complained about the LG-made display , saying things like the display wasn't as vibrant as other OLED panels. Google tried to remedy the situation by adding a "saturated...
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  • Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Review - Style Over Substance

    Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Review - Style Over Substance

    1 month ago - By Android Headlines

    Google Pixel 3 series takes two steps back for every forward one.
    Google's Pixel line is no stranger to controversy, and this year is no exception. Each year it seems the Pixel faced some big criticism for design decisions; the original release looked too much like an iPhone, with big bezels and all. Last year's Pixel 2 removed the headphone jack, despite Google criticizing other manufacturers for doing it just a year prior, and had a bevy of quality control issues from day one. This year Google is adding in a notch, something many people have been negatively outspoken against, and has...
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  • Google breaks down how Titan M makes the Pixel 3 secure

    Google breaks down how Titan M makes the Pixel 3 secure

    1 month ago - By MobileSyrup

    Google is really pushing security with its new Pixel devices. At the Pixel 3 launch, the company made security its central focus. The most significant part of that is the Titan M security chip custom built for the Pixel 3. Google says it took the best features from its Titan chip used in its cloud data centres and tailored it for mobile. Furthermore, the company released a blog post breaking down how Titan M protects users. First up, Titan M improves the security of the bootloader. The bootloader refers to the software that validates and loads Android when you turn on your phone. Titan M...
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  • Google Vows Pixel 3 Is Its Most Secure Phone Yet & Here's Why

    1 month ago - By Android Headlines

    In short: Google has now provided in-depth details about four ways it's Titan M chip provides better security for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, from the bootloader to third-party software, than any previous devices bearing the brand. To begin with, the chip is deeply integrated with Verified Boot, allowing validation of the devices' Android version against a stored copy of the latest ‘safe' version and acting as a safeguard against undesired bootloader unlocking. However, Google takes things further still by preventing the firmware for Titan M from being updated by third-party apps or bad...
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