• Google Fi rolling out RCS messaging and faster 4G LTE international data speeds

    6 days ago - By PhoneDog

    Google is making some big improvements to its Google Fi wireless service.
    First up, Google Fi is rolling out RCS messaging to its devices. This includes the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Pixel and Pixel XL, Moto G6, LG V35 ThinQ, LG G7 ThinQ, and Android One Moto X4. Google says that RCS will also work on Fi-compatible Android phones. RCS messaging should be available on these phones starting today.
    On phones that are designed for Google Fi, like the ones mentioned above, RCS messaging will be automatically enabled. Users with "compatible Android phones" will need to...
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  • Geekbench shows the Pixel 3 Lite XL may be the first with 6GB of RAM

    Geekbench shows the Pixel 3 Lite XL may be the first with 6GB of RAM

    6 days ago - By GSMArena

    The Pixel 3 Lite XL has been spotted in Geekbench and it's powered by a Snapdragon 710. That would make it slightly faster than the Pixel 3 Lite, which was seen with Snapdragon 670.
    It gets better - the benchmark reports 6GB of RAM. That's more than any Pixel to date. The Pixel 3 and 3 XL have 4GB and the Pixel 3 Lite will also have 4GB.
    The Snapdragon 710 and 670 are both 10nm chips and have nearly identical hardware. Both have two A75-derived cores and six A55-derived cores. The extra 2 gigs of RAM might make...
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  • Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL now support HDR for Netflix content

    Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL now support HDR for Netflix content

    6 days ago - By MobileSyrup

    Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL users can now experience Netflix content in High Dynamic Range , according to a report from Android Police. HDR content for Netflix delivers better image quality, resulting in expect brighter colours and darker blacks, as well as an altogether extended colour gamut. Currently, neither the Pixel 3 or 3 XL appear on Netflix' list of HDR-supported devices. All of our in-office Pixel 3 handsets have the HDR badge, however. According to Android Police , some Pixel 3 devices still do not have the feature. HDR doesn't look to be tied with any sort of update. The Netflix...
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  • Google's Next Mid-Ranger To Have More RAM Than Pixel 3 Flagships: Rumor

    Google's Next Mid-Ranger To Have More RAM Than Pixel 3 Flagships: Rumor

    6 days ago - By Android Headlines

    A newly sighted benchmark listing seemingly revealed the chipset and some other hardware that will power one of Google's rumored mid-rangers, the Pixel 3 Lite XL. The device was tested by popular benchmarking application Geekbench, with its results being indicative of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 being part of the package. Furthermore, the same source suggests the upcoming Android handset smartphone runs Android 9 Pie and features 6GB of RAM, more than the Pixel 3 series which launched last fall and remains Google's latest and most capable family of smartphones to date.
    Background: The...
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