Thanks to the U.S China Trade war and the rising cost of labor in China, Google is moving production of Pixel smartphones to Vietnam. A report from Nikkei claims that Google has already begun working on converting an old Nokia factory to start producing Pixel smartphones in Vietnam. One of the sources said, “this is the same province where Samsung developed its smartphone supply chain a decade ago.”
Night Sight is one of the many features that Google announced earlier this year that garnered plenty of attention, and now it is finally rolling out to handsets in the wild.
The Android 9.0 Pie has broken the fast charging functionality on the original Pixel XL. There are numerous reports from original Pixel XL owners on various online forums about fast charging being broken on their device.
Owners of the Original Google Pixel Filing a Class Action Lawsuit Against Google over Microphone Issues
The Google Pixel was launched as a replacement to the Nexus lineup of smartphones. The company promised a high-end vanilla Android smartphone combined with a premium price tag. The lineup, however, has been plagued with a few issues since the first model arrived. A few customers of the first generation Pixel are now filing a class action lawsuit against Google for shipping units of the handset despite allegedly having knowledge of the faulty microphone on board the device.
With the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google surprised everyone last year by managing to introduce Portrait mode on the handsets despite their single lens setup at the rear. Even more impressive was the fact that Google managed to bring Portrait mode for the front camera purely using its machine learning prowess.
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.
How To Install Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview on Google Pixel, Pixel 2, Nexus 6P, & Other Devices
Earlier today, Google released the first Developer Preview of Android 8.1 Oreo for its entire lineup of Nexus and Pixel devices. The update is all about bug fixes and some minor enhancements to help improve the overall Oreo experience.
Google’s Back to School sale has started on its online store which sees the company reduce the price of its flagship handsets, the Pixel and Pixel XL, by up to $200.
Some users of the Google Pixel are apparently facing issues while trying to download and install the July security patch for the handset. While the extent of the issue is yet to be ascertained, a large number of people are reporting this bug on social media platforms, including Reddit. It seems like this bug is only affecting the standard Google Pixel handsets, while Pixel XL customers don’t seem to be facing any issues at this point.
Google’s original Pixel might not have sold like hot cakes but the company has not been deterred by its failure and is already working on its successor, the Pixel 2. Now, thanks to a listing on GFXBench, the alleged specs of the Pixel 2 have been revealed.