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Dear anyone: Please destroy Google’s Pixel 3 camera

Dear anyone: Please destroy Google’s Pixel 3 camera

It's become painfully clear that Google's most majorly seemingly unbeatable smartphone feature on the Pixel is its camera. Several of the most major names in Android smartphone reviews and publications continue to use their Pixel device well beyond multiple opportunities to use more expensive and more extravagant phones. It's the camera that it would SEEM that nobody else can beat. It may be my imagination, but I feel like this one win is holding Google back.

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Pixel XL users say Android Pie bug broke fast charging

Pixel XL users say Android Pie bug broke fast charging

Owners of the Pixel XL, the larger of the original Pixel models, are complaining about issues with fast charging following the Android Pie update. According to reports from impacted device owners, the update broke the device's ability to fast charge, an issue that isn't present on the smaller Pixel model. Not all users are experiencing the problem, however.

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The Google Pixel 3 is in trouble: this is why

The Google Pixel 3 is in trouble: this is why

Google definitely pulled off a miracle when it came out with the first Pixel phone. There was some amount of doubt that Google had what it takes to make its own smartphone. And then the Pixel 2 came out which, despite a very rough start, is still considered to be the embodiment of the perfect Android smartphone. With this year’s Pixel 3, Google will be trying to prove that “third time’s a charm” but things might not turn out that way this time around. And, no, it’s not because of that notch.

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Pixel 3 XL hands-on video leak confirm specs, design

Pixel 3 XL hands-on video leak confirm specs, design

Now that Samsung has announced the Galaxy Note 9, we’re really just waiting for the two biggest names in the smartphone market to butt heads: Google and Apple. The Pixel 3 and 3 XL will be facing off with the 2nd gen iPhone X, iPhone X Plus, and 6.1-inch LCD iPhone. But while the previous two Pixel generations have been met with anticipation and excitement, there’s a great deal of hesitation with the Pixel 3, mostly because of its design but also because of some of its specs.

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10 ways Android 9 Pie is a game-changer

10 ways Android 9 Pie is a game-changer

Android 9 Pie was released today by Google for all Android devices - with Pixel smartphones at the head of the line. Today we're exploring the software update with a list of 10 ways that it'll change the game. Each list item is part of a new vision for smartphones, one where Android is smarter and the end user is more secure. This vision includes new rules for developers, a more diverse set of controls for end users, and a few new tiny-but-fun features for everyone.

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Android 9 Pie’s Digital Wellbeing beta is open to Pixel now

Android 9 Pie’s Digital Wellbeing beta is open to Pixel now

Android 9 Pie isn't the only launch from Google today: it's also opening up its beta preview of Digital Wellbeing for Pixel users. Intended to help identify how you use your smartphone, and potentially flag up any addiction issues that might affect the device overall or specific apps, it's part of an industry-wide push to make gadget use more healthy.

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Android P Update download DP4 released

Android P Update download DP4 released

This morning the folks at Google revealed - officially - the last Developer Preview Android update for Android P before release. This will be the last time - before the public beta release - that Google will deliver a software update for Android P preview before it's available completely to the public at large. This update is called Android P DP4, and all downloads are ready to roll now.

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This $315 Google Pixel deal is too good to last [Update 2]

This $315 Google Pixel deal is too good to last [Update 2]

We may be waiting for Google to unveil the Pixel 3, but if you're looking for a new phone on a budget - or need a test device for the upcoming Android P public beta - there are some impressive deals today on the first-gen Pixel. The original Google Pixel may have launched in 2016, but it still has plenty to recommend it, not least the camera.

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Google Pixel 3 leaked fully

Google Pixel 3 leaked fully

The Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL leaked in fully-formed renders this morning, in two colors to boot. These devices were leaked by the now-infamous OnLeaks, a person who's become shockingly accurate in his predictions of the industrial designs of smartphones in the past several years. In these renders, we see a smaller Google Pixel 3 with a fully rectangular display (with very round corners), and a larger Google Pixel 3 XL with a notch on its forehead.

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Pixel 3XL single-camera tip makes haters cry foul

Pixel 3XL single-camera tip makes haters cry foul

A tip this morning suggested that the Pixel 3 XL would feature just a single camera at its back. This was instantly decried as a mis-step for Google, a company that's had just one camera at the back of the past several Pixel phones its released. Despite the fact that the Pixel and Pixel 2 were rated best or near-best camera phones in the world at release, there's a rumbling out there that says Google is falling behind in the hardware business.

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Google should just buy Essential

Google should just buy Essential

I feel like it's inevitable that Google will acquire Essential, and all of its assets. They've got the cash, Essential is in a position where being acquired wouldn't be the end of the world, and they're two companies that'd benefit from one another. Plus, it would seem that Essential is already getting in Google's good graces with early inclusion in the Android P Beta - hitting Build 1 starting today.

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Google Pixel 3: If it looks like this, sign me up

Google Pixel 3: If it looks like this, sign me up

The Google Pixel 3 XL (and non-XL) could be exercises in the simplest of adjustments and the most major adoption of trends. They could be radically different, or they could be pretty much the same as before. Or they could be both! If we're looking at a few images mocked up by designer "Phone Designer", we're really rolling with both.

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