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Pixel 4 XL get a one-year extended warranty due to battery problems

Pixel 4 XL get a one-year extended warranty due to battery problems

Despite their popularity among Android users because of their vanilla Android experience, Google's Pixel phones haven't exactly been popular for the quality of their design or manufacturing. There have been quite a number of complaints about this or that manufacturing flaw, especially with the Pixel 5's alleged "display gap." Google often downplays or refutes those concerns, but it seems it is acknowledging that the Pixel 4 XL has a battery problem and is now offering an extended warranty program because of it.

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Pixel 6 XL could be the long-overdue Android’s flagship roadmap

Pixel 6 XL could be the long-overdue Android’s flagship roadmap

It's still a few months away, but rumors and leaks about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 XL are starting to accumulate. The details we've heard and seen so far paint a picture of a unique phone, both inside and especially outside. It's definitely a head-turner, for better or worse, and something that Android users will probably be talking about for quite a while. And perhaps rightly so, because the Pixel 6, specifically Pixel 6 XL, could very well be the standard flagship smartphone that Android users deserve.

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Pixel 6 XL telephoto camera could boast 5x zoom ultra tele lens

Pixel 6 XL telephoto camera could boast 5x zoom ultra tele lens

If you thought Apple was stingy when it came to camera hardware, then you may not have seen what Google has been putting on its Pixel phones. The first Google Pixel made headlines because of all the tricks it could do and the beautiful pictures it could produce with a single 12MP camera. AI and algorithms, however, could only go so far, and Google very slowly upgraded its cameras eventually. One of the biggest updates might be coming in the Pixel 6 XL, or Pro based on older leaks, that will have the line's first telephoto camera and a very powerful one at that.

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Google foldable phone tipped again in Samsung UTG display rumor

Google foldable phone tipped again in Samsung UTG display rumor

Samsung's next-gen foldable phones are less than a month away from being revealed, but they might not be the only foldable phones coming soon. These foldable devices will succeed or fail depending on the material used to cover the sensitive, flexible screens. According to industry sources, those phones will make use of Ultra-Thin Glass or UTG from Samsung, and one of those phones will be made by Google.

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Google Pixel phones with Android 11 get a new battery health feature

Google Pixel phones with Android 11 get a new battery health feature

Battery life has become a major concern for smartphone users and manufacturers these days. While we wait for huge leaps in battery technology, most have resolved to make charging faster in the meantime. Battery charging, however, isn't a simple matter of turning something on and off like a light switch, and various conditions can actually lead to faster battery life degradation. To help prevent those scenarios, Google is implementing a new feature on supported Pixel phones that caps battery charging at 80% under certain conditions.

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Google Whitechapel successor might use AMD graphics tech

Google Whitechapel successor might use AMD graphics tech

One of the news that fans of Google's Pixel phones are looking forward to is the company's long-rumored self-designed processor. After Apple launched its M1 Silicon to many accolades, it seems only natural to suspect Google won't be far behind. That might come in the form of "Whitechapel," a.k.a. the GS101 (Google Silicon), which is already proving to be a mixed bag according to leaks. Those disappointed by rumors of the chip's performance might want to look forward to the future instead, with a Google chip combining Samsung's and AMD's technologies.

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Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 XL names accidentally confirmed by Google

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 XL names accidentally confirmed by Google

What's in a name? Depending on the context, it could mean the world, or it could mean nothing. A number denoting the generation or model of a smartphone can be critical, but, depending on how it's used, a "Pro" and an "XL" could mean the same thing anyway. That is the dichotomy that fans of Google's Pixel phones now find themselves in after the company itself accidentally revealed that the larger and potentially better-equipped Pixel 6 could be called the Pixel 6 XL after all.

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Google Pixel 5a distinctly closer to launch, full details

Google Pixel 5a distinctly closer to launch, full details

FCC filing for a number of smartphone models assigned to Google’s forthcoming mid-ranger have recently appeared. When an upcoming phone makes it through FCC certification, it becomes evident that its release date is just around the corner. Even though the database doesn’t divulge much in context to specs, it does suggest that the phone is Pixel 5a 5G and its launch is imminent.

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Google Pixel 6 family release details leak a 5-year Pro pair

Google Pixel 6 family release details leak a 5-year Pro pair

The Google Pixel 6 and the Google Pixel 6 XL (Pixel 6 Pro) were the subject of a data leak this afternoon before Google's official release event. Both devices will be revealed by Google at the same time at an event where the final release date will be revealed. The same is true of the prices for both devices - along with the release price for the Google Pixel 5a, another device which had some significant data leakage today.

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Google Pixel 5a leaks on FCC missing one key feature

Google Pixel 5a leaks on FCC missing one key feature

There's a set of versions of the Google Pixel 5a out in the radio registry universe this week with details on this device's release. Given the data that comes to the FCC and is shared with the public as a result, we can see that Google's created at least three versions of the Google Pixel 5a. One seems ready for the USA, while the others look like they're ready for international markets.

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The best affordable 5G phones to buy right now (2021 Edition)

The best affordable 5G phones to buy right now (2021 Edition)

4G skyrocketed smartphone sales and 5G - with the promise of blazing speeds, reliability and enhanced responsiveness - is taking it to a new dimension. As infrastructure grows at a steady pace, 5G enabled smartphones, for now, are just about doing what 4G phones do, only a little quicker; but that’s enough for 5G smartphones to be the talk of the town.

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Pixel 5a launch might actually happen in a few weeks

Pixel 5a launch might actually happen in a few weeks

There have been quite a number of notable Android phones launched in the past few months but, for some Android purists, nothing still beats a Google Pixel. The company's direction has admittedly been a bit perplexing in the past year or two, and nothing exemplifies that more than the Pixel 5a. Google may actually still launch the phone just as it said, and, based on a new report, that might even happen in less than two months.

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