During the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL official unveiling, Google highlighted AR stickers for the camera app of the handset. Now, post the release of Android 8.1, Google has also made the AR Stickers app available for its Pixel devices.
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Earlier this year, a Googler revealed that the “Check for update” button on Pixel and Nexus devices would actually let users pull down the latest OTA update from the server even if there is a limitation from Google on the rollout. However, the functionality only seemed to work for a short while as hundreds of Pixel and Nexus users tried pulling the latest Android 8.1 OTA update from Google by mashing the ‘Check for update’ button on their device to no avail.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are already pretty expensive smartphones but for some reason, they launched with an even steeper price tag. For example, the smaller Pixel 2 carried a price tag of Rs 61,000 which equates to about $953. Now, if you have been holding back on buying the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL due to their high price tag, you can pick one up at a heavy discount through Flipkart.
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are Google’s latest and greatest smartphones. Similar to their predecessors, both phones feature a unibody aluminium design with a special coating on top which gives them a plastic-like feel.
Google released the second and final Developer Preview of Android 8.1 to developers and advanced users last night. This is the final DP release of Android 8.1 before Google releases the final OTA to consumers for all compatible Pixel devices in December.
One of Google’s Product Manager has detailed the changes the company has rolled out in the latest Device Health Services update for the Pixels to make the battery life estimates more accurate. The post details that the battery life estimates on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are now evaluated depending on your usage pattern.
For some Pixel 2 owners out there in the wild, there is a persistent buzzing sound that can be heard while on a phone call.
November Security Patch for Google Pixel 2 Introduces New Saturated Color Profile, Fixes ‘Clicking’ Noise
Google started rolling out the November security patch update for its Pixel and Nexus devices from earlier today. More importantly for Pixel 2 XL owners though, the update brings a number of changes to fix various display related issues with the device.
All of Google’s ducks were seemingly lined up in a row. The industry was moving towards ‘bezel-less’ phones with 18:9 screens, its Assistant is now pretty mature, its camera image processing is second to none, its wireless audio is top notch, and so on. And as a result, the Pixel 2 XL is very nearly the perfect smartphone, the template for everything else for the next five years. As Google are inclined to do though, they arguably blew it – and not for the reasons you might suspect me of picking*. I’m talking display and pricing – read on…
One of the things that’s a fundamental truth when it comes to smartphones is that if you want to use Android on your fancy new flagship, it has to have the Android operating system properly installed on it.