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Google Pixel 2 Coming Later This Year; Will Remain ‘Premium’

Google Pixel 2 Coming Later This Year; Will Remain ‘Premium’

Rick Osterloh, SVP of hardware at Google, has confirmed that Google will indeed be launching a Pixel 2 this year and it will continue being a “premium” handset. 

Google Acknowledges Bluetooth Issue on Pixel; Fix To Roll Out in ‘Upcoming Release’

Google Acknowledges Bluetooth Issue on Pixel; Fix To Roll Out in ‘Upcoming Release’

Google today confirmed that it has identified a fix for Bluetooth randomly switching off for Pixel owners running the latest February security build of Nougat on their devices. 

Google Wants Your Feedback on The Pixel’s Design

Google Wants Your Feedback on The Pixel’s Design

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are arguably the best Android smartphone in the market right now, but their design is a major disappointment. For the price that it commands, the design of the Pixel with the huge bezels at the front looks very uninspiring and the lack of waterproofing does not help things either. 

Google Rolls Out Instant Tethering To Pixel and Nexus Devices

Google Rolls Out Instant Tethering To Pixel and Nexus Devices

Google has started rolling out Instant Tethering feature to Pixel and Nexus handsets running Android 7.1.1 through a server-side update to Google Play Services. The feature makes it easy to quickly connect your devices to a mobile hotspot.

Google Pixel Speaker Popping Issue Fixed By February Security Update

Google Pixel Speaker Popping Issue Fixed By February Security Update

At this point, the ‘popping’ issue affecting the speaker of some units of the Google Pixel have been widely reported about. Many users believe that the issue is due to a faulty speaker chamber and have tried getting a replacement from Google. But since not all units of the handsets were affected, the real cause of the problem was unknown.

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P To Get ‘Swipe For Notifications’ Fingerprint Gesture With Android 7.1.2

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P To Get ‘Swipe For Notifications’ Fingerprint Gesture With Android 7.1.2

When it was discovered that the Pixel and Pixel XL use the same fingerprint sensor as the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, owners of the last Nexus handsets from Google demanded that the company add the handy ‘Swipe for notifications’ fingerprint gesture found on the Pixels to the 6P and 5X.

Google Pixel 2 Could See a Price Hike, Better CPU and Camera Performance

Google Pixel 2 Could See a Price Hike, Better CPU and Camera Performance

With the Google Pixel and Pixel XL now out in the wild, it’s par for the course that rumors would begin swirling around the company’s next flagship model.

Google Pixel Continues to Be in High Demand at Verizon Stores

Google Pixel Continues to Be in High Demand at Verizon Stores

As per research firm Wave7 Research, the Google Pixel continues to be in high demand at Verizon even after the end of the holiday season. The research firm conducted a survey by visiting 50 Verizon stores last week and noted that the Pixel accounted for 9.5 percent of the total smartphone sales on Verizon last month.

‘Ok Google’ Not Working on Google Pixel? Here’s How to Fix It

‘Ok Google’ Not Working on Google Pixel? Here’s How to Fix It

While “Ok Google” functionality is available on almost all Android devices, the feature only works while the display is off on Google’s Pixel and previous Nexus handsets. On the Pixels though, many users have been reporting about the feature not working as intended. Various online forums are filled with complaints from users about the “OK Google” functionality not working while the display is off after some time.

Google Acknowledges Unreliable Double-tap to Wake Gesture on Pixel

Google Acknowledges Unreliable Double-tap to Wake Gesture on Pixel

With the Android 7.1.1 update, Google introduced the much-needed double-tap to wake gesture on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. However, the gesture is very unreliable and does not work all the time, with users having to tap the screen multiple times to wake it up.