The first batch of Google Pixel and Pixel XL reviews are out, and it looks like Google has a winner on its hands. Despite my initial skepticism surrounding the handsets, Google seems to have delivered a handset that is the sum of its greater goods.
Planning on buying the Google Pixel or Pixel XL, but wondering if the phone packs in a particular feature or have some other doubts about it? Check out our FAQ for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL that will help in clearing all your doubts surrounding the handsets.
Last year, after years of releasing Nexus devices that compromised on one aspect or the another, Google managed to hit a home run with the Huawei-made Nexus 6P. Sure, the handset was gargantuan with its 5.7-inch display and front-facing stereo speakers, but it had great battery life and decent camera — something which previous Nexus smartphones lacked. This year, Google is replacing the Nexus 6P with the Pixel XL. As Google puts it, the new Pixel smartphones have been completely developed and designed in-house by the company, with the OEM — HTC — having no input in it.
It’s official. After weeks of turmoil, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is officially discontinued. Samsung will no longer manufacture, sell or replace the Note 7. That means, that if you already had a Note 7 or were looking to buy one, you need to look somewhere else. Where exactly? Below are your best options.
A Google Pixel kernel developer over at Google has confirmed while responding to a thread in a Pixel XL AMA on Reddit that the handsets will be gaining support for double tap to wake “soon.”
The launch of Google Pixel and Pixel XL has stirred quite a controversy in many online forums. Not only did Google put an end to its renowned Nexus line of devices, but its new Pixel smartphones also have an iPhone-like pricing that has not gone down well with Nexus lovers.
The locked down bootloader of the Verizon Pixel and Pixel XL was already a good enough reason to not buy the handset directly from the Big Red carrier in the United States. Making matters worse, Google has now confirmed to 9to5Google that it will be directly handling software updates for the handset instead of Google.
The last phone Google offered exclusively on Verizon’s network was the Galaxy Nexus, and things did not go particularly well for the device. Besides the poor battery life, the Galaxy Nexus for Verizon was marred with slower update times. This time around, Google is offering the Pixel and Pixel XL exclusively through the Big Red carrier beside selling it unlocked.
Leading up to the official announcement of the new Pixel and Pixel XL, there was some question regarding the future of the Nexus lineup.