Google’s Pixel smartphone lineup, which is known for its stellar still imaging performance, expanded to the mid-range price segment last year with the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL. The two mid-range smartphones met with a decent amount of success, thanks to relatively affordable price tags and good camera experience. This year, Google has planned to follow up with the Pixel 4a and the Pixel 4a XL.
A slightly dramatic headline, admittedly, but accurate. You see, Android 6.0 and above uses new systems from Google to help extend battery life: ‘Doze’, which restricts what apps can do in the background when a phone is stationary and unused, and ‘App Standby’, which does much the same thing but is based on how long it is since you last used a particular application. In either case, certain applications can be accidentally affected – but here’s how to keep them chugging along.
Six months on from our last Top 10, here’s the Christmas 2016 list, with mainly new content – as you’d expect in a busy smartphone world. And, in terms of variety and value, we’ve never had it so good in the Android world, even if all but one of the top of the line phones are still as eye-wateringly expensive as ever…
Now that the Pixel and Pixel XL from Google are officially official, the folks at the event were able to get some brief hands-on time with the handsets.
On October 4, Google held an event that was meant to show off not only new hardware, but how its new machine learning- and artificial intelligence-based Assistant is meant to hold them all together.
Google has some big plans for its
Nexus Pixel smartphones this year. The company is abandoning its Nexus lineup in favor of a new Pixel branding. And just like OEMs, Google seems to be planning on customizing the OS to its liking.
With the October 4th launch event of the new Pixel smartphones from Google and HTC fast approaching, more details about the handsets have been making their way to the internet. As per sources of Android Police, the upcoming Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones will sport an IP53 certification that does not make them dust and water-resistant. This is the same certification that the HTC 10 also comes with.